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CO Passes Law Allowing Medical Marijuana in Schools

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, May, 5th 2016 by THCFinder

In an unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Colorado Senate approved “Jack’s Law,” a measure allowing children to use medical marijuana on school grounds. The law, which Governor John Hickenlooper supports, requires schools to establish policies for medical marijuana access, but does not require school administrators or nurses to administer it. Instead, it allows parents or caregivers to provide non-smokeable marijuana to students. 

“Jack’s Law” is named after Jack Splitt, a 15-year-old suffering from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dystonia, who requires around-the-clock support. Splitt’s mother Stacey Linn began fighting for access to medical marijuana in schools after administrators confiscated Jack’s cannabis-infused arm patch last February. A nurse who provides daily support for Jack was carrying marijuana oils that were also taken.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/co-passes-law-allowing-medical-marijuana-schools


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State Department Says NIDA Monopoly On Research Marijuana Is Unnecessary

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, May, 5th 2016 by THCFinder
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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs treaty. The statement came in response to a direct request from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) regarding whether issuing multiple licenses to grow medical marijuana was a violation of the Single Convention. The State Department’s interpretation is at odds with that of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) which has always maintained that the treaty only allows a single license, which is granted to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This has created what is referred to as the “NIDA monopoly on cannabis,” which has stalled medical cannabis research for years.

Senator Gillibrand reacted to the State Department’s position, “For years, the DEA has cited this international treaty as the reason for limiting medical research. Now that the State Department has confirmed this treaty should not be a barrier to expanding research, the DEA should issue new licenses to supply medical researchers and stop letting antiquated ideology stand in the way of modern medical science.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/state-department-says-nida-monopoly-on-research-marijuana-is-unnecessary/


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Smoking, high-potency pot outlawed in Ohio's medical marijuana bill: What you need to know

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, May, 4th 2016 by THCFinder

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Patients using marijuana could not smoke marijuana flowers nor use cannabis with high levels of THC under revisions expected to be made Wednesday to Ohio's proposed medical marijuana law. 

State lawmakers wrestled with the idea someone would "smoke their medicine" and had initially wanted an appointed commission to decide whether Ohio would allow smoking. But revisions planned for House Bill 523 specify marijuana could not be smoked or available in products attractive to children, such as gummy bears. It would allow patients to use a vaporizer, which heats marijuana to the point it releases chemicals but not smoke.

Read More:http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2016/05/smoking_marijuana_high-potency.html


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Volunteer To Help Put Medical Marijuana On The 2016 Ballot In Arkansas

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, May, 1st 2016 by THCFinder

Arkansas medical marijuanaI received the following message from the Arkansans for Compassionate Care campaign. Volunteer if you are able:

We now have only two months left for gathering medical cannabis signatures to make the November 2016 ballot.  Although we now have 80,000 signatures, and surpassed the required threshold of 68,000 signatures, we need another 20,000 to ensure we will make up for the many invalid signatures.  Generally, about 65% of signatures are valid.

Luckily, there are abundant events in May and June to help us make this historical achievement.  Please volunteer at as many of the following May events as possible, and show up early to events with *asterisks to catch people before they enter the venue:

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/volunteer-to-help-put-medical-marijuana-on-the-2016-ballot-in-arkansas/


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A 'Budtender' Gives Us a Potent Look Inside a Colorado Weed Dispensary

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, May, 1st 2016 by THCFinder

In this week's edition of First-Person Shooter, we gave two cameras to Emily, a Denver-based "budtender" who runs the counter at Magnolia Road, a dispensary that operates both a medical and recreational marijuana storefront, as well as a grow house. A huge weed enthusiast, she smokes about an eighth of dank nug a day, and helps upwards of 300 customers pick out a variety of strains, edibles, and other pot products.

On top of shooting the inside of Magnolia Road, Emily snapped #weedporn-worthy pics of the company's massive warehouse filled with budding buds. She also talked to VICE about the inner-workings of a commercial pot dispensary that she says makes anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 a day.

Read More:http://www.vice.com/read/first-person-shooter-colorado-weed-dispensary-budtender-photos


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Walgreens Broaches Possible Health Benefits Of Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, April, 30th 2016 by THCFinder

Walgreens wants to talk about marijuana.

In what appears to be an unprecedented move for a company its size, Walgreens published a discussion of the possible health benefits of medical marijuana on its health and wellness blog this week.

In the post, titled “Clarifying Clinical Cannabis,” a resident pharmacist at the company takes a look at medical marijuana’s side effects, the debate about its medicinal properties and its legality:

Read More:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/walgreens-medical-marijuana_us_5724dcabe4b0f309baf107c7


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