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New Yorkers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Two thirds (64 percent) of New Yorkers favor legalizing medical marijuana. More than half are leery of natural gas drilling in the state, according to the 2010 Empire State Poll from Cornell’s Survey Research Institute. Between Feb. 1 and March 29, 800 New York residents were interviewed by telephone about whether they support or oppose […]

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Pharmacy Board Urged to OK Pot

LINCOLN — As his wife was slowly dying from cancer, Craig, Neb., farmer DeJay Monson turned to something that had helped him overcome seizures and migraine headaches arising from a childhood school-bus accident. Feeding his wife, Dana, marijuana, baked in foods or infused in liquids, returned some function to her life, Monson said Monday, fighting […]

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PA Bill Would Legalize Marijuana as Therepeutic Option

Sunday, July 11, 2010 By Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press A medical-marijuana user smokes a water pipe in Portland, Maine, where the state on Friday awarded six of eight licenses to dispensaries. They’re lighting up joints in Bryn Mawr and Squirrel Hill after putting the kids to bed. At Abay, an ultra-hip […]

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Out of State Patients Can Get Oregon Medical Marijuana Cards

From Oregon Legal Committee attorney Leland R. Berger: In State v. Berringer, (online here: http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A137186.htm) the Oregon Court of Appeals held that Oregon was not required to give a California patient’s status as a patient ‘full faith and credit’ (reasoning that that status created an affirmative defense within CA only) and that the California patient’s […]

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Marijuana Smokers Exhibit Virtually No Change

New York, NY-(ENEWSPF)-July 9, 2010. Experienced marijuana consumers exhibit nominal changes in cognitive performance after inhaling cannabis, according to clinical trial data published online this week in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. Investigators at Columbia University in New York and the San Francisco Brain Research Institute assessed acute marijuana-related effects on cognitive functioning in […]

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Marijuana is "Anti-Aging" and "Curative"

KALAMAZOO — Twenty years ago, Julie Falco was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. And for years after her diagnosis, she tried 30 different prescription medications to ease the pain and discomfort of the disease, with little to no success. But in 2004, she tried medical marijuana, and she started to feel better. Her mood improved, as […]

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The Politics of Cannabis and Color

Alice Huffman’s explanation of the California NAACP’s endorsement of Proposition 19, the state initiative calling for the regulated legalization and taxation of marijuana, was well reasoned and smartly put. But she was promptly pounced upon, smeared by a collection of out-of-touch, fear-mongering detractors, including “more than 20 African American religious and community leaders” headed by […]

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The Insanity That is the Drug War

My favorite definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. When Reagan started the drug war back in the 80’s, he should have been smacked upside the head with a book that talked about the problems brought on by Prohibition. Because, thanks to Reagan, we’ve wasted hundreds of […]

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Lake Forest Medical Dispensaries Re-open

Despite the city’s enforcement and court moves against Lake Forest Wellness Center, the medical marijuana dispensary has kept it doors open through the ongoing appeals process–and was able to celebrate at least a partial victory as the last of 21 clinics in town still in operation. Now, the dispensary has competition again. Illustration by Jay […]

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Group Wants Rights For AIDS Patients

By John Richardson Staff Writer Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services has selected three licensees to operate Maine’s first six medical marijuana dispensaries. A group with California roots, Northeast Patients Group,  was chosen to operate the dispensary in Cumberland County. That group also will operate three of the state’s other dispensaries. None of the […]

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