Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, March, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries may open this summer
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Fri, March, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
PITTSFIELD -- Medical marijuana dispensaries could open in Massachusetts by this summer now that state public health officials plan to approve final regulations this spring.
The Department of Public Health's draft regulations will be issued March 29. If approved by the Public Health Council, which reviews all health policies in Massachusetts, the rules governing marijuana dispensaries could go into effect May 24.
Attorney General Martha M. Coakley has also ruled that Massachusetts cities and towns cannot ban local dispensaries for medical marijuana. They can adopt measures to regulate and or delay dispensaries. Coakley's ruling, prompted by Wakefield's local ban on dispensaries last fall, states local bans would or will conflict with Massachusetts law.
Medical marijuana and dispensaries to distribute pot were approved by 63 percent of Bay State voters last November. A week later, Wakefield residents voted to ban dispensaries.
Read more: http://www.berkshireeagle.com
Iowa House bill gives legislature control of medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, March, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
A bill under consideration at the statehouse stipulates that only the legislature has the authority to allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Representative Jarad Klein, a Republican from Keota, urged members of the House to vote for the bill.
“I believe this is an important act for the legislature to take under,” Klein says. “We are accountable to the people and I believe that’s what this bill really goes at the heart of is who has the authority.”
In the past few years the Iowa Board of Pharmacy has debated the issue of medical marijuana and considered putting it on their list of controlled substances which can be dispensed with a prescription, but has never taken that final step.
The bill would forbid the board from allowing medical marijuana prescriptions in Iowa. “The intent of this piece of legislation is clarify that only the legislature shall have the discretion to move marijuana from a Scheduled I controlled substance to a Schedule II controlled substance,” Klein says.
Read more: http://www.radioiowa.com
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