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US MI: 2 Medical Marijuana Bills Stall In Michigan Senate

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:00
Detroit Free Press, 03 Feb 2015 - LANSING -- Supporters of medical marijuana were thrilled last year when two bills making it easier for people to buy a variety of medicinal cannabis -- including edibles -- passed the House of Representative with large bipartisan majorities. But those cheers may turn to frustration as the two bills have stalled in the state Senate with no visible sign that they'll move anytime soon.

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US KY: In Kentucky, Fertile Soil For Hemp

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Washington Post, 17 Aug 2014 - Researchers and Farmers Are Producing the First Legal Crop in the State in Generations Murray, KY. (AP) - Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.

US MA: In Halls Of Academia, Medical Marijuana An Unwelcome

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 17 Aug 2014 - Colleges, Mindful of Federal Rules, Draw Ire by Keeping Stiff Bans Thomas Burke Jr., a 25-year-old US combat veteran and Yale University grad student, has a physician's permission to use medical marijuana in Connecticut to treat PTSD symptoms.

CN NS: Taxpayer- Funded Program Puts Drug Addicts At Risk By Giving

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Truro Daily News, 16 Aug 2014 - TRURO - Giving drug addicts cash to participate in an information study is like letting children play with fire, says a Truro woman, regarding a situation her grandson was recently involved in. "My beef is, $200 cash is enough to buy enough oxycontin or cocaine to OD on," said the woman, who asked that her name not to published to protect the identity of her grandson.

CN MB: Woman Seeks Prison Time To Get Her Life Back

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Aug 2014 - A Winnipeg woman tearfully begged a judge for a longer sentence Thursday, saying she needs extensive help to get her troubled life back on track. Kayla Allen, 28, pleaded guilty to a residential break-and-enter that occurred in 2008. She cut herself during the incident, leaving a trail of blood behind that allowed police to submit for DNA analysis.

Colombia: Colombia Set To Legalise Medical Marijuana

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Daily Mail, 17 Aug 2014 - Juan Manuel Santos Approves Bill Allowing Sales of Medicinal Cannabis Praised Bill for Giving People Access to Medicine While Reducing Crime Uruguay Has Legalised Drug, With Brazil and Chile Considering Law Change

US NV: OPED: The Side Effects Of Medical Marijuana

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Nevada Appeal, 16 Aug 2014 - Now that the Carson City Board of Supervisors has approved two "medical marijuana" pot shops for our town, Sheriff Ken Furlong and his officers should prepare themselves to deal with the dangerous side effects of marijuana, including the possibility of hash oil explosions in residential areas. I learned about hash oil explosions during a recent family visit to Seattle, where "recreational" marijuana is legal. In fact, I saw four pot shops sporting green crosses - presumably to advertise pot's alleged medicinal properties - in the 10-mile stretch of highway between Snohomish and Woodinville in the Seattle suburbs.

US WA: As They Work Out Kinks, Pot Growers Are Strained To Catch

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 17 Aug 2014 - Editor's note: This is the latest story in a seed-to-sale series focusing on one pot-growing operation in Seattle as owners take their historic product from seedling to retail-store shelf. It might have been Seattle's easiest pot deal, if you don't take into account FBI background checks, adding every gram into the state's traceability system or testing for mold and moisture in a state-licensed lab.

Canada: High hopes: Investors Take Aim At Canada's Marijuana Industry

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 16 Aug 2014 - The medical marijuana sector is exploding as speculators, penny stock promoters and get-rich-quick investors buy in. But regulators are warning buyers to tread carefully The question flickered through Paul Rosen's mind: "Is this the day I die?"

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Expositor, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
North Bay Nugget, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Intelligencer, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
Standard Freeholder, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Chatham Daily News, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

Canada: Trudeau 'Politicizing' Marijuana Debate: Feds

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 19 Aug 2014 - 'Telling Kids to Not Smoke Pot Is Not a Partisan Attack,' Ambrose Says OTTAWA - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose blames Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after doctors groups declined to participate in a government anti-marijuana campaign.

CN BC: Ruling Vindicates Parents Of Sick Summerland Tot

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 14 Aug 2014 - In a decision that will affect a Summerland couple's efforts to treat their daughter's seizures, the B.C. Appeal Court has ruled the federal government's restriction on allowing only dried marijuana to be used under its medical access regulations is unconstitutional. Two-year-old Kyla Williams, who has a severe seizure disorder, has shown marked improvement during the past five months while her family has been treating her with cannabis oil. The only problem is, it's illegal.

US CO: Column: Party With Best Meds, or Vibrant Health Clinic

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00
Colorado Springs Independent, 13 Aug 2014 - THC trophy time The socially minded Club 710 will celebrate its fourth annual Best Meds contest at 9 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 14, at Peak 31 (the old Union Station, 2419 N. Union Blvd., 321/626-9469). Over the last few months, some 200 volunteer judges have critiqued unlabeled packages of both medical and recreational bud and concentrate, looking for the best sativa, indica, hybrid, kush and oil. Now comes the party, where vendors like Silver Surfer Vaporizer and The Ganja Group will mix with contestants and fans.