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Over 100,000 NYC Residents Could Benefit From Access To Medical Cannabis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
nyc-medical-mj-patientsMore than 100,000 New York City residents suffering from serious medical conditions such as cancer and chronic pain could benefit from legal access to cannabis therapy, according to a report released today by the New York City Comptroller’s Office. The mission of the Comptroller’s Office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City’s financial condition.
 
The report, entitled “100,000 Reasons: Medical Marijuana in the Big Apple,” finds that some 8 out of 10 New Yorkers endorse permitting patient access to medical cannabis, and estimates that at least 100,000 City residents would immediately benefit from its legalization.
 
“[W]e believe this is a conservative estimate,” authors of the report state, “because registration for medical marijuana programs in the various states falls short of the potential. Patients experience social stigma and related social sanctions for using medical marijuana, and many doctors are not familiar with its benefits. Moreover, the federal government has created unnecessary obstacles for academic and research institutions to study marijuana, thereby impeding research that could lead to a broader use of medical marijuana.”
 
The report endorses various legal and legislative efforts to amend state and federal marijuana laws. Locally, the report’s authors recommend that New York City establish a ‘Medical Cannabis Research Fund’ to engage in clinical study of the plant; they further proposes the establishment of cannabis grow operations at selected public hospitals. The report also recommends that health insurance providers be required cover some costs related to medical cannabis expenses.
 
“In the 1980s, New York State acknowledged marijuana’s medicinal value and supported research for chemotherapy patients,” the report concludes. “Even though the findings were impressive, the State stopped there. Thirty years later, New York still denies seriously ill patients access to this evidence-based treatment, even as 20 states and Washington D.C. have legalized it. … Today, at least 100,000 New York City residents with the same afflictions could benefit from the same relief. By following the recommendations outlined in this report, we can hit the ground running where we left off just 30 years ago and make a meaningful impact for New Yorkers suffering today and for years to come.”
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder

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5-Year-Old Boy to Become Arizona's 40th Medical-Marijuana Patient Under the Age of 18

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
arizona-mmj-patientA 5-year-old Mesa boy will be Arizona's 40th medical-marijuana patient under the age of 18.
 
Zander Welton has cortical dysplasia, a brain abnormality, which causes him to have seizures, which several medications, two brain surgeries, and an implant haven't solved, according to his parents.
 
According to a fundtraising website set up by Zander's parents, one medication he's on helps decrease the seizures, but causes behavioral issues. The other option presented to them is "another brain surgery that separated the halves of his brain, which would have a 50% chance of reducing seizures, while including side effects like paralysis, coma, or a vegetative state."
 
His parents are now willing to try medical marijuana for their son.
 
ABC 15 recently did a segment on Welton, and stated that his medical-marijuana application has been accepted.
 
Zander's parents have also set up a Facebook page that chronicles Zander's struggles, including videos of him suffering seizures:
 
In the ABC 15 report, Zander's parents say that they saw videos online of other kids with similar medical issues doing extraordinarily well with medical-marijuana treatments.
 
The boy's parents have also set up a fundraising website, hoping to raise enough money to pay for a year of medical-marijuana treatments, which have been recommended by a doctor.
 
State health department statistics indicate that one-tenth of one percent of medical-marijuana cardholders are under the age of 18.
 

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Relief Delivered directly to your home!

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 30th 2013 by THCFinder

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, August, 30th 2013 by THCFinder

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Do You Really Believe That The Feds Will Respect State Marijuana Legalization Laws?

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, August, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
state-mmj-laws-respected-by-feds-or-notYesterday the marijuana world erupted with joy as the federal government gave it’s ‘official’ position on the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington. Headlines on marijuana websites and from marijuana activist organizations included ‘Federal government backing off war on marijuana!’ While I think it’s great that the federal government didn’t come out and say something like ‘ we are going to bring more hate than we ever have before,’ I think that celebrations within the marijuana reform community are premature.
 
After all, the Obama administration has stated before that it will back off marijuana enforcement (medical marijuana). In 2009, the Obama administration issued a memo stating that it would respect state medical marijuana laws. Literally the same time that they issued the memo, the feds were opening investigations against medical marijuana providers across the state. After making an empty promise to respect state medical marijuana laws, the Obama administration went on to raid more medical marijuana providers than the Bush administration. So forgive me if I don’t jump for joy, but I don’t believe anything that was said yesterday.
 
If the Obama administration was truly planning on respecting state marijuana legalization laws, it would issue an Executive Order stating as much. Instead, they sent out a glorified e-mail which more or less stated that while they respect marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington, they reserve the right to do whatever they want. Don’t be surprised when raids happen on legal marijuana outlets, and don’t be surprised when the feds refuse to reform tax laws and continue to pressure security companies, banks, and credit card companies to halt all business activities with marijuana businesses.
 
I hate bursting people’s bubbles, but as I always say, ‘actions speak louder than rhetoric.’ Remember what happened after the last rounds of marijuana memos from the Obama administration, and proceed with caution. The DEA is still lurking, the IRS is still enforcing 280e laws, and at this point, nothing has really changed except a memo has been sent out.
 

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