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Berkeley To Federal Prosecutors: Don't Mess With Our Medical Marijuana Program

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, July, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
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Since two states passed ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana, President Obama has said that he has “bigger fish to fry” than “going after recreational users” in states that have legalized their conduct. But lest anyone think Obama was also suggesting he wouldn’t prosecute dispensers and suppliers, federal prosecutors in several West-Coast states ramped up their crackdowns in May against medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they are legal.
 
Now, Berkeley has become the second California city to challenge these federal government crackdowns. In a motion to halt federal prosecutors from seizing the assets of the city’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, the city is arguing that the federal government is improperly interfering with the the city’s own financial and regulatory interests, as well as its residents’ medical interests:
 
Claimant issued a permit to Berkeley Patients Group to operate on the claimed property as part of a comprehensive plan to regulate medical cannabis dispensaries within the City of Berkeley—a plan to which Claimant has dedicated significant financial and human resources. The claimed property is vital to the safe and affordable distribution of medical cannabis to patients suffering from chronic and acute pain, life threatening and severe illnesses, diseases, and injuries within the City of Berkeley, and to the City of Berkeley’s ability to control and regulate medical cannabis within its community.
 
If the claimed property were forfeited, … Claimant would suffer economic injury due to the substantial loss of tax revenue paid by Berkeley Patients Group … Claimant would also suffer injury to its comprehensive plan to regulate and control medical cannabis dispensaries, which was implemented to positively impact the health, safety and well-being of all City of Berkeley residents. The closure of Berkeley Patients Group will likely lead to an increased number of unregulated, unpermitted dispensaries and an increased number of illicit marijuana sales on Berkeley streets negatively impacting Berkeley neighborhoods and the business community.
 

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Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder

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PTSD added to list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, June, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
ptsd-issuesAUGUSTA, Maine — A bill adding post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for the prescription of medical marijuana quietly became law on Wednesday without Gov. Paul LePage’s signature.
 
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson, D-Rockland, amends the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), inflammatory bowel disease and other illnesses to the list of conditions for which a physician may prescribe medical marijuana.
 
The new law takes effect late September.
 
Dickerson said Friday that she sponsored the bill at the request of a number of veterans, one of whom told her he would rather use medical marijuana than something like Prozac.
 
Paul McCarrier, legislative liaison for Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, said the change will help veterans and patients in Maine access “their medicine of choice” and will help physicians and others gather data about how medical marijuana can help veterans with PTSD.
 
The original bill received “quite a bit of pushback” from the Maine Medical Association, McCarrier said, because it contained language that would have added treatment of opioid or other pharmaceutical dependence, as well as “any other medical condition or its treatment as determined by a physician.”
 
Gordon Smith of the Maine Medical Association said that language was just one aspect of the bill that made many MMA member physicians uncomfortable.
 
“We had quite a fight with a few legislators who were very bothered by [our opposition] and asked, ‘Don’t we trust the doctors?’” Smith said. “I said, ‘No, not all 4,000 of them, no. We really feel there would be a weak link that would be utilized to just support the recreational use of marijuana.”
 

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Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, June, 28th 2013 by THCFinder

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NJ Marijuana Patients Now At 1000 But Most Just Wait

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, June, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
newjersey-mmj-patientsWithout fanfare, the NJ Health Dept. reported last week that 1,000 patients are now registered to receive medical marijuana. It's hardly a milestone.
 
 Due to a shortage of dispensaries and several delays in the state program, only about 130  patients have actually been able to buy cannabis. Many patients are upset.  Medical marijuana was legalized three-and-one-half years ago for compassionate use.  
 
Only patients with serious illnesses and diseases, including terminal cancer, AIDS, epilepsy, and MS, qualify for its use, but they still cannot get it. One patient, a former corrections officer, has sued the state for the delays, claiming he is suffering while the state imposes restrictive regulations that he says led to the opening of only one dispensary. That dispensary only sells to North Jersey patients and has said it is overwhelmed by the demand.  Eighteen other states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug for sick people.  
 
According to ProCon, a non-profit dedicated to data-collection and research on social issues, there were about 1 million marijuana patients nationwide, as of last December, including 4,466 in Rhode Island and 107,666 in Colorado.  
 
At that time, New Jersey had 239 registered patients.  There is no break-down on how many have actually been able to purchase cannabis, nationwide, but New Jersey regulations are the strictest in the country. 
 

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Maine Adopts Law Allowing Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, June, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
ptsdAUGUSTA, ME – Maine residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will soon be allowed to treat their symptoms with medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. A bill adding PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, LD 1062, became law Tuesday without the governor’s signature.
 
A similar measure was signed into law earlier this month in Oregon, and medical marijuana is currently allowed in the treatment of PTSD in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Mexico.
 
“There is mounting evidence demonstrating the benefits of medical marijuana for individuals suffering from PTSD,” said David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Maine lawmakers should be commended for taking action to ensure veterans and others living with PTSD are able to use medical marijuana to alleviate their symptoms and live healthy and productive lives. They deserve nothing less.
 
“A growing number of states are beginning to consider allowing the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of PTSD,” Boyer said. We hope they will move forward and follow the example that has been set by Maine and other states.”
 
Research and anecdotal evidence have concluded that medical marijuana can alleviate common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety and traumatic memories. The federal government has blocked efforts to conduct clinical trials exploring the potential benefits of medical marijuana in the treatment of the condition.
 
There are approximately 7.7 million American adults suffering from PTSD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
 

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