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Medical marijuana firm Potbotics to launch 'virtual budtenders'

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, July, 29th 2015 by THCFinder

 

Using cutting-edge technology, Potbotics wants to change how the medical marijuana industry treats patients.

A common criticism of the medical marijuana industry is that a large portion, if not the majority, of patients are just feigning illnesses so they can get stoned legally. Potboticsco-founder David Goldstein doesn’t deny that’s true of some users, but sees much larger problems at play within the industry.

“Right now doctors give a general cannabis recommendation. It’s just a card that says, ‘Cannabis may be beneficial to you.’ There is no followup, no background check into your medical history, there is no real education process. It leads to people abusing the system,” he says.

Read More:http://fortune.com/2015/07/28/potbotics-medical-marijuana/


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Illinois Passes Law Banning Inmates From Using Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, July, 29th 2015 by THCFinder

Citing concerns that local and state detention centers would be forced to distribute medical marijuana to arrestees and inmates, the state of Illinois has passed a law that gives corrections administrators the right to deny prisoners access to cannabis medicine.

Earlier last week, Governor Bruce Rauner put his signature on a bill aimed at eliminating a supposed loophole in the state’s medical marijuana program that some lawmakers worried would have given offenders with a recommendation for medical marijuana permission to use the herb inside the state’s jails and prisons. Of course, the concept of prisoners being allowed to smoke weed scared State Representative Barb Wheeler, the lawmaker responsible for the bill, who made it her mission to ensure “immunity to any law enforcement agency that refuses to give a federally illegal drug” to an inmate. 

Wheeler, who supported the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis pilot program, worried that as the list of qualified conditions swelled to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and migraines, there would be a surge in the state’s patient registry, some of which might eventually end up guests of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/illinois-passes-law-banning-inmates-using-medical-marijuana


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Medical marijuana dispensaries, full legalization pondered by Michigan lawmakers

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

LANSING, MI — An evolving bill to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan could also provide a regulatory framework for full legalization of the drug, according to the sponsor.

State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, has been working on medical marijuana dispensary legislation for several years — a version passed the Michigan House by a wide margin in late 2013 before stalling in the Senate — but recent discussions have led to major changes in the bill.

"I think we've gotten more buy-in from the police groups, because it looks like we need some regulation of marijuana in place before a possible legalization referendum," Callton said, referencing active petition drives seeking to put legalization proposals before voters in 2016.

"If we don't have anything in place, and suddenly it's legal, it's going to be the wild wild west. It's going to be hard to shove Pandora back in the box."

Read More:http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/07/marijuana_legalization_michiga.html


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In Major Shift, Israel Will Begin Selling Medical Marijuana at Pharmacies

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

Israel's Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced on Monday that medical marijuana will now be available at pharmacies with a prescription. 

According to the Times of Israel, cannabis will be prescribed and supervised liked narcotic medications—and the move will ease pressure on overcrowded dispensaries. 

“Today pharmacies give out all kind of drugs, including narcotics such as morphine, and it’s done in a perfectly orderly fashion," Litzman said. "So marijuana will be handled the same way. It will be prescribed and monitored by the same standards as other medications.”

In addition, the decision will allow more doctors to prescribe cannabis—a practice that had been reserved only for special Ministry of Health appointed physicians  and had been criticized for its bureaucratic obstacles. 

MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) thanked Litzman for his "revolutionary" decision. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/major-shift-israel-will-begin-selling-medical-marijuana-pharmacies


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Colorado legislators working to draft marijuana DUI bill

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, July, 26th 2015 by THCFinder

DENVER - Driving high and driving drunk carry the same charge in Colorado, and that's a problem for those who want to track the impact, if any, of legalized marijuana on the safety of the state's roads and highways.

It's impossible to break out state-wide statistics about the number of convictions for driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs. The charges and convictions are all lumped together under the same impaired driving statute.

That's a problem, says Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, who will propose a bill in the 2016 legislative session to enable marijuana-related driving offenses to be tracked.

 

"The motivation is really to be able to have a real discussion with real numbers and real data," Keyser said. "If this is a problem we definitely need to address it, but right now we can't even say if it's a problem."

Read More:http://gazette.com/colorado-legislators-working-to-draft-marijuana-dui-bill/article/1556258


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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Round Table Open To The Public

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, July, 26th 2015 by THCFinder

pennsylvania john hanger marijuana governor candidateOn August 13, 2015, the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open round table regarding the possible legalization of medical cannabis in the state of Pennsylvania.

On Thursday, August 13, 2015, a Medical Cannabis Round Table will be held at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Ellwood City Municipal Building. The event, sponsored by the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, will present viewpoints from both sides of the issues. The Chamber remains neutral on the topic, but is presenting the information so that individuals and businesses have a better understanding of the issues.

Lori Hilliard, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, explains, “We’ve been approached by various individuals and businesses who have had questions about the issue of medical cannabis and weren’t sure where to go to get accurate information. Earlier this year, Pennsylvania state senators approved State Senate Bill 3, which would legalize marijuana for medical applications. In fact, it passed with a 40-7 vote. It will soon go to the House for approval. There are strict limitations regarding how medical cannabis can be used and how it will be regulated, but many people aren’t sure of the details or how it will be monitored. In order to help people understand what’s happening and how it may affect them, we decided to host a round table.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana-round-table-open-to-the-public/


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