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US CA: Column: No Dank, No Dosh

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
Sacramento News & Review, 28 Jul 2016 - I am a 37-year-old mom that suffers from bipolar and major depressive disorder. I am on prescription meds but they don't always work. Sometimes the only thing that will pull me out of a deep, suicidal depression is smoking a pure sativa strain of medical marijuana. I have my recommendation from a doctor and am able to obtain it from dispensaries. However, I live in Rancho Cordova and have realized there are zero dispensaries to be found in my city. City council has deemed that medical marijuana dispensaries are "a public nuisance in that many violent crimes have been committed that can be traced back to the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries, including armed robberies and murders." I did some minor fact checking and found that this simply is not true. ... Are you able to steer me in the right direction of whom to talk to or how to go about getting a city council to change an ordinance? - -Blue Jay
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US: Legal Pot States Save Millions In Medicare

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
LA Weekly, 28 Jul 2016 - Prescription Drug Rates Drop As More Patients Turn to Cannabis Recent findings show that medical marijuana not only saves state and federal governments millions of dollars on Medicare but it may help curb prescription drug use too. A new study reports that in states where medical marijuana is available, prescriptions for painkillers have dipped drastically.
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US CA: Cloverdale Looking To Impose Marijuana Business Tax

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
The Press Democrat, 28 Jul 2016 - Cloverdale this week took the penultimate step to becoming the first city in Sonoma County to impose a local tax on marijuana-related businesses. With medical marijuana becoming more regulated and with the likelihood California voters will legalize pot in November, Cloverdale is looking to capture some of the revenue to bolster its anemic budget.
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US HI: Hawaii's Industry Slow To Grow

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 28 Jul 2016 - Many Doctors Are Adopting a Risk-Averse Attitude and Want to Wait Until Dispensaries Are Established Health care providers have been slow to embrace the medical marijuana industry even though July 15 was the legal opening date for the state's first dispensaries. The number of doctors certifying medical cannabis patients only climbed slightly over the past six months. There were 88 physicians who certified 14,492 patients as of June 30, up from 79 doctors and 13,150 patients on Dec. 31, according to the state Health Department.
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US CA: Column: Marijuana AIDS Sonoma County Alzheimer's

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
SF Weekly, 28 Jul 2016 - Marijuana can make life better for some of the more than 5 million Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, but despite an encouraging new study, it remains a long shot as an antidote to the brain disorder that claims about 85,000 lives a year, experts say. Some assisted living facilities and physicians in Sonoma County are quietly administering medical marijuana to patients - with consent from legally responsible parties - for behavioral management, quelling aggression and agitation in people who are losing recognition of their surroundings.
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US AZ: Column: Keeping It Brief

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
Tucson Weekly, 28 Jul 2016 - From Marijuana Strains to Blows on Big Pharma Best Trains for productivity We often hear about marijuan being great for increasing appetite, sex drive, and helping us sleep better. These things are amazing, but sometimes what is really need is a kick to make us more active and get more done. Here are a few marijuana strains that help people become more active and get more done during the day.
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CN BC: Activist Trying To Restart In Oliver

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00
Penticton Herald, 27 Jul 2016 - Osoyoos Is Moving Towards Outright Ban on Dispensaries Medical marijuana activist Grant Bruce appeared before Oliver town council on Monday seeking a second chance. After the Town of Osoyoos in June shut down the Starbuds marijuana dispensary he operated there, he's now hoping to find a friendlier environment for such an operation in Oliver.
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CN BC: Medical Marijuana Bylaw To Get Additional Public Hearing

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00
Terrace Standard, 27 Jul 2016 - The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine wants more citizens to share their thoughts on its proposed medical marijuana bylaw, and will offer another public hearing on the matter this fall after a recent one was sparsely attended. A public hearing in Terrace July 19 had less than 10 residents show up and a hearing the following night in New Hazelton was attended by only one person.
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US OR: Report: Report: Over-Production of Medical Pot Feeds

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00
The Mail Tribune, 27 Jul 2016 - Critics Call the Assertion an 'Opinion,' and Author Admits It's A 'Guess' Medical marijuana growers in Oregon are producing far more product than they or their customer-patients can consume, feeding a black market that doesn't appear to be going away soon, according to a controversial new report.
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US CO: It's Much More Than A Sugar High

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
The New Mexican, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
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US CO: Edible Marijuana Is Getting into Hands of Colorado

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
Buffalo News, 26 Jul 2016 - DENVER - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bearshaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. New York Times These brownie bites by Spot contain 5 milligrams of THC per serving. A study in JAMA Pediatrics says the rate of marijuana exposure in young children in Colorado has increased 150 percent since recreational use was legalized. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
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US CO: Study: Colorado Children Trying Marijuana Treats

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
The Palm Beach Post, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
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US CO: Study: Colorado Children Trying Marijuana Treats

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
Austin American-Statesman, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
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US CA: Marijuana Aids Sonoma County Alzheimer's Patients

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
The Press Democrat, 26 Jul 2016 - Marijuana can make life better for some of the more than 5 million Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, but despite an encouraging new study, it remains a long shot as an antidote to the brain disorder that claims about 85,000 lives a year, experts say. Some assisted-living facilities and physicians in Sonoma County are quietly administering medical marijuana to patients - with consent from legally responsible parties - for behavioral management, quelling aggression and agitation in people who are losing recognition of their surroundings.
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US CA: Sonoma County Holds Public Meetings to Help Draft Pot

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
The Press Democrat, 26 Jul 2016 - A series of town hall meetings are underway to help Sonoma County create a comprehensive set of rules to regulate and capitalize on a burgeoning marijuana industry, from seeds in the ground to manufacturing, delivery and sales. County supervisors have signaled their intent to bring marijuana cultivation and related businesses into the legal sphere - and under local control - before regulations and license programs under the state's landmark Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act are likely operational in 2018.
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US CO: Study Finds Sharp Increase in Marijuana Exposure Among

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
New York Times, 26 Jul 2016 - To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high. A study published on Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014, when recreational marijuana products, like sweets, went on the market legally.
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US OH: Part Of Pot Law Legally Questionable

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 07:00
Morning Journal, 25 Jul 2016 - (AP) - Apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a percentage of the state's pot licenses for minorities, were spotted during legislative debate but left in the bill to gain needed votes, a key lawmaker says. State Sen. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, said legally prickly provisions exposed by The Associated Press in June may require changes. The law takes effect Sept. 8, at which point a new panel will begin laying out a blueprint for how the new industry will work.
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US MA: Marijuana Dispensary Licenses To The Highest Bidder?

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 25 Jul 2016 - Massachusetts cities and towns are exacting increasingly hefty payments from medical marijuana dispensaries in exchange for letters the companies need to win state licenses, a Globe review of recent compacts shows. In Worcester, a dispensary promised to pay the city $450,000 over three years - and $200,000 a year after that - if officials gave their blessing to the business.
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US TX: Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Medicare Spending

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 07:00
Austin American-Statesman, 24 Jul 2016 - Legislators who want to expand the use of medical marijuana in Texas - - as well as the green-seeking entrepreneurs who could benefit financially from more state-approved, pot-derived treatments for what ails Texans - might be able to lean on a new study to bolster their argument when the Legislature convenes in January. State senators and Texas House members undoubtedly will be looking for ways to save money next session, especially since the price of oil has dropped into an abyss, taking with it much of the state's oil-based tax revenue. They'll cut programs. They always do. But they also will search for savings.
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Canada: Medical Pot Companies Aim To Grow Export Business

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 23 Jul 2016 - Canada's licensed medical cannabis producers are searching for opportunities to expand overseas while Ottawa works on its plan to legalize recreational marijuana next spring, with two producers recently securing licences to sell their products in Europe. The latest company to announce plans to export marijuana is Canopy Growth Corp., the largest of the country's two dozen licensed producers. Canopy Growth said it would soon begin selling dried cannabis in pharmacies across Germany after securing an export licence from Health Canada on Wednesday. The company also said it had signed partnerships to share its technical expertise with medical marijuana companies in Brazil and Australia.
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