Cancer Registrations Increase For Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

(via healthtap.com) Cancer was listed as a qualifying condition by 4.04% of Michigan’s medical marijuana program registrants in Fiscal Year 2014; in FY 2015 that number jumped to 4.47%, a 10.6% increase. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued the report titled, ‘Medical Marihuana Act Statistical Report…

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin Endorses Marijuana Legalization Bill

(image via Wikipedia) Gov. Peter Shumlin and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Richard Sears (D-Bennington) today detailed legislation to cautiously and deliberately legalize marijuana in Vermont. The move comes after the Governor announced in his State of the State Address that he and Senator Sears would work to draft…

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Ask Washington Lawmakers To Support House Bill 2629 To Legalize Marijuana Cultivation

Washington legalized the possession of recreational marijuana in 2012. However, Washington did not legalize the cultivation of marijuana. In Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, and Washington D.C. cultivation was a part of the legalization initiative. Washington’s marijuana legalization model has clearly been deficient because of this. Washington House Bill 2629 would fix…

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New Report Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nationwide

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) issued “Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws,” today. The annual report evaluates the array of differing state medical cannabis programs across the country from a perspective often overlooked in policy debates: the patients’ and provides policy…

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Study: Vaporizers Deliver Safe And Reliable Doses Of Cannabinoids

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Electronically driven vaporizers deliver cannabinoids in a relatively safe and reliable manner, according to data published in the journal PLOS ONE. Swiss investigators evaluated the ability of various types of vaporizer technologies to safely and effectively release THC and CBD (cannabidiol) in vapor. Researchers…

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Florida Medical Marijuana Campaign Is Very Close To Verified Signature Goal

I received some very good news from the Florida medical marijuana campaign today. It sounds like they campaign only needs roughly 45k valid signatures to make the ballot again. Ballots are still being counted, and the signature goal could be met very soon. Below is an update I received from…

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Vermont Coalition To Regulate Marijuana Launches TV Ad Campaign Featuring Former AG

A new television ad featuring Vermont’s former top law enforcement official speaking out in support of regulating marijuana will begin airing statewide on Tuesday, just as lawmakers are taking a close look at the issue. The ad — viewable online at https://youtu.be/Fk45yWMjtRc — will appear on WCAX, CNN, Fox News Channel,…

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Kansas Supreme Court Voids Successful Wichita Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative

The voters of Wichita, Kansas voted to decriminalize personal marijuana possession in April 2015. Kansas law considers simple marijuana possession to be a misdemeanor, punishable by a year in a jail and a $ 2,500 fine. The initiative in Wichita made first time simple possession an infraction, punishable by just…

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