Utah Lawmaker Hip For Hemp Research

Utah lawmakers are hoping to find a way to adjust federal law to allow for Utah’s institutions of higher education to research the health and economic aspects of cannabis or hemp products. Republican representative Gage Froerer told members of the health and human services committee this week that he is working with Utah’s Congressional delegation to encourage a change in Federal Drug Administration policy that would allow researchers to move Read entire story

Is Marijuana The New Organ Transplant Miracle Medicine?

After decades of studying marijuana’s potential risks, the scientific community is making a great effort to understand all of the possible benefits it could offer. This is no great surprise, considering the overwhelming support the marijuana industry now has from the American public. Support For Marijuana Gains Steam According to three national polls – Gallup, Pew Research, and General Social Survey – a slim majority of Read entire story

Former NFL players voice support for medical marijuana at Phoenix event – azcentral.com

azcentral.comFormer NFL players voice support for medical marijuana at Phoenix eventazcentral.comThe Southwest Cannabis Convention featured more than just information about the products and services of the medical-marijuana industry. The convention, which concluded Wednesday in Phoenix, also hosted a number of seminars led by local experts and ...and more » (c) medical marijuana - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

New York to require extra training to prescribe medical marijuana – CBS News

CBS NewsNew York to require extra training to prescribe medical marijuanaCBS NewsALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients - an unusual mandate not applied to other new drugs or seen in other states with medical marijuana programs.State Requires Medical Marijuana Training For DoctorsWWNY TV 7Everything You Need to Know About New York's Read entire story

New House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Mixed Views on Medical Cannabis

Wisconsin Congressman and former Vice Presidential Candidate, Paul Ryan, was elected today as the 54th Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The question that may be on the minds of patient activists is how the new Speaker will act on the issue of medical cannabis. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner may not have been a genuine champion, but his relative indifference to the subject was helpful in the successful budget of several Read entire story

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The ruling that may spell the end of federal interference with state medical marijuana programs comes with a good dose of irony. When Senior U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer yesterday effectively lifted a federal injunction that had shut a Northern California dispensary a few years ago, some may have been tempted to hail him as a hero of the movement. And that would make some sense. But it would miss the long history Judge Breyer has with Read entire story

Upcoming Ballot Initiatives Determine The Fate of Cannabis in the Buckeye State

On Nov 3, Ohioans are being asked to vote on ballot initiatives deciding the fate of legalizing medical and recreational marijuana at the same time – at least for now. Depending on the outcome, lawsuits are sure to ensue, and the final decision could be tied up in the courts for years. State Issue 3 “Grants a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes” Earlier this year, the Read entire story

Pennsylvania Patients Forced To Hide Their Medical Cannabis Use

Every person should have the right to obtain cannabis legally. Cannabis plant treatment is safer and more effective than pharmaceuticals, especially opiate based pain medication and many cancer-therapy drugs. Still many patients do not have the right to access medical marijuana legally and are forced to obtain and medicate outside of the law. PA Man Uses Cannabis Oil To Treat Lung and Liver Cancer Recently a man from Harrisburg, the capital of Read entire story

Maine marijuana-legalization groups join forces on ballot measure – Business Insider

Business InsiderMaine marijuana-legalization groups join forces on ballot measureBusiness InsiderBOSTON (Reuters) - Two groups that had backed competing ballot initiatives to make recreational use of marijuana legal in the state of Maine agreed on Monday to join forces in support of just one measure they want to put before voters in 2016.Competing marijuana legalization groups join forces behind one ballot questionPress HeraldMaine groups team up Read entire story

Latest Poll Shows Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative Losing – The Weed Blog (blog)

The Weed Blog (blog)Latest Poll Shows Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative LosingThe Weed Blog (blog)ohio marijuana medical marijuana legalization One week from today it will be Election Day in Ohio. Ohio voters will vote 'yes' or 'no' on various issues, the most high profile of which will be marijuana legalization. Issue 3 would legalize marijuana ...Legalization effort in U.S. heartland takes many pathsThe CannabistOhio NAACP Read entire story

Maine Marijuana Initiative Campaigns Join Forces for 2016

Two competing marijuana initiative campaigns in Maine announced they will unite behind one state ballot measure to end marijuana prohibition in 2016. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, backed by MPP, will stop collecting signatures in support of the initiative it filed in March and spearhead the campaign in support of a similar initiative filed in February by Legalize Maine. Each of the campaigns has collected approximately 40,000 Read entire story

Huckabee, Clinton, Sanders Improving Positions on Marijuana

MPP has upgraded Mike Huckabee, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders in its report card-style voter guide to the 2016 major party presidential candidates. The voter guide can be viewed online at http:// mpp.org/president. More changes could follow the Republican candidate debate scheduled to take place Wednesday in Boulder, Colorado, where the candidates are likely to discuss the state’s laws that regulate marijuana for adult and medical use. From Read entire story

Dry Fork man pleads guilty in marijuana growing operation – GoDanRiver.com

GoDanRiver.comDry Fork man pleads guilty in marijuana growing operationGoDanRiver.comCHATHAM — A man described by a commonwealth's attorney as “an accessory” to a marijuana growing operation in Keeling pleaded guilty Tuesday. Zachary Ray Spence, of Dry Fork, entered a guilty plea in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court to manufacturing ... (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Marijuana growing operation found after unattended death – Press & Sun-Bulletin

Press & Sun-BulletinMarijuana growing operation found after unattended deathPress & Sun-BulletinPolice say nearly two pounds of marijuana and 18 plants were found in a Chenango County home during a unrelated investigation into a woman's unattended death. State police responded Oct. 21 to a home at 162 One Eye St., in South Plymouth, where ... (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Habiba Feminized Autoflower Marijuana Growing Tips and Review

Habiba Feminized Autoflower is of mostly indica genetics and is carrying the common trait of having a sturdy and full plant with huge leaves. The yields are typically within the range of 50 to 125 grams per seed, but the most harvest recorded was at 205 grams per seed in an outdoor setting in a location in southern Europe. Habiba Feminized Autoflower provides heavy yield of potent but gentle tasting harvest in a short period of flowering time. Read entire story

Pot Matters: Cannabis in the New Millennium, Pt. 2

Young adults of the current generation are often referred to asMillennials, and they are a key demographic group in the emerging social and political consensus to legalize cannabis in the United States.Millennialsare also the reason why advocates of lega... (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

The Netherlands And Israel: A Marriage Of Cannabis Powerhouses

Reporting from a 5 day fact finding mission in the Netherlands exploring the medical cannabis program and the players in the industry, together with Saul Kaye, our CEO and Jason Ryker, our CFO/COO. Since we announced our partnership with Israel’s Cannabis Medical Unit and our subsequent postponement of the CannaTech Summit until March, we find ourselves with the time opportunity to investigate interesting markets and build new international Read entire story

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Industry Taking Shape

A 152,000-square-foot warehouse in Cumberland, Md., could soon be the home of some of Maryland’s first legally produced medical marijuana. To address security concerns, Peak Harvest Health says it will install bullet-proof glass and retinal scanners to identify those entering the building. Employees will wear color-coded uniforms confirming where they are allowed to be. By late 2016, if approved by state regulators, the windowless building next Read entire story

Medical marijuana test results released for Palm Springs – KESQ

KESQMedical marijuana test results released for Palm SpringsKESQThe results from medical marijuana testing in Palm Springs have been released. While many strains may not have had troubling contaminants, some tests revealed E. coli, salmonella, yeast, and mold.and more » (c) medical marijuana - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story