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Medical Cannabis Advocates And CARERS Act Sponsors Hold Senate Briefing Urging Immediate Protection For Patients

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, June, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder

blueberry kush marijuana strainToday, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) presented a briefing on the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act (S. 683/H.R. 1538) with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The briefing featured policy experts and medical cannabis (marijuana) stakeholders who would be protected by the bill. Lead CARERS Act sponsor Senator Cory Booker spoke on behalf of the bill as well. The group urged Congress to take swift action to protect existing medical cannabis programs and the patients that rely upon them by passing the CARERS Act, a bill that is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Even though some form of medical marijuana is already legal in 42 states, federal law still makes it a crime to use this form of medicine, even in states where it is legal,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This is clearly a case of antiquated ideology getting in the way of scientific progress. I will continue to urge all of my colleagues in the Senate to support the CARERS Act, so we can help our families have access to the medicine they need without fear of arrest.”

“The recent discussion about lifting the federal barriers to medical cannabis research is an encouraging signal, but we must remember that there are millions of patients in the U.S. who need medical cannabis today,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of ASA. “Patients should not suffer while waiting for the fruit of this research, which may take years or even decades to accomplish.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/medical-cannabis-advocates-and-carers-act-sponsors-hold-senate-briefing-urging-immediate-protection-for-patients/


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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom: Marijuana Legalization in California Is Not a Done Deal

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, June, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder

Although Sean Parker’s controversial marijuana ballot measure is considered by some to be the great green hope in terms of bringing prohibition to an end in California later this year, many advocates for the initiative, including Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, are concerned that the cavalier attitude among the public could sabotage legalization efforts for many years to come.

During the recent Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Oakland, Newsom told those in attendance that he is becoming increasing unnerved by the political forces throughout the state that are still too scared to come out in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). He worries that all of this reluctance threatens to destroy the chances the initiative has at being well received by voters in the November election.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/lt-gov-gavin-newsom-marijuana-legalization-california-not-done-deal


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Dab Man!

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Wed, June, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder


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Category: Videos | Posted on Wed, June, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder


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Now we know what happens to teens when you make pot legal

Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, June, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder

Rates of marijuana use among Colorado's teenagers are essentially unchanged in the years since the state's voters legalized marijuana in 2012, new survey data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows.

In 2015, 21 percent of Colorado youths had used marijuana in the past 30 days. That rate is slightly lower than the national average and down slightly from the 25 percent who used marijuana in 2009, before legalization. The survey was based on a random sample of 17,000 middle and high school students in Colorado.

Read More:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/21/colorado-survey-shows-what-marijuana-legalization-will-do-to-your-kids/


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