Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Czech Parliament backs medical marijuana, with a catch [29.01.2013] The Czech Senate approved a bill allowing for the legal sale of cannabis for medical purposes, affirming a decision of the country’s lower house of p ...
The DEA's marijuana mistake [24.01.2013] A pro-marijuana group lost its legal battle when a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule I drug, defined as having no ...
Marijuana still a drug with no accepted medical use, court says [23.01.2013] Marijuana will continue to be considered a highly dangerous drug under federal law with no accepted medical uses, after a U.S. appeals court refused ...
In California, it’s U.S. vs. State over marijuana [12.01.2013] In a case that highlights the growing clash between the federal government and those states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational ...
Judge in San Francisco lets biggest medical pot shop stay open [08.01.2013] A federal magistrate judge ruled that a medical-marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest can continue to operate, at least for n ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Studying marijuana and its loftier purpose [31.12.2012] Marijuana is illegal in Israel, but at a government-approved medical marijuana farm at a secret location near the city of Safed, is at the cutting ed ...
Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states [29.12.2012] The sequential strategy will look familiar to Coloradans: first, pass a medical-marijuana law; then put dispensaries in place; then go for recreation ...
Battle over nation's largest pot dispensary heads to U.S. court [18.12.2012] A showdown over the fate of the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary heads to federal court, and the outcome could hint at what lies ahead ...
For medicinal use only? [17.12.2012] The Czech Republic already has one of the world’s most liberal approach to recreational drug possession. And it will get more liberal still: beginnin ...
President's pot comments prompt call for policy [14.12.2012] President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But ...
Support growing for medical marijuana in Israel [01.11.2012] More than 10,000 patients who have official government permission consume marijuana in Israel, a number that has swelled dramatically, up from servin ...
Medical marijuana: disabled veteran's appeal could change US drugs policy [22.10.2012] A disabled veteran has told an appeals court that the department of veteran affairs policy on medical marijuana has caused him pain and significant e ...
Medical Marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last? [20.10.2012] When people go to the polls two weeks from now they won't just be voting for candidates, in some states, they'll be passing judgment on social issues ...
Medical marijuana advocates seek reclassification of drug [15.10.2012] A medical marijuana advocate urged a federal appeals court to require the U.S. government to relax, or at least rethink, a more-than-40-year-old rule ...
Oakland sues U.S. to halt closure of marijuana dispensary [10.10.2012] The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, mar ...
Powerful Court quietly takes marijuana case that could shatter federal prohibition laws [10.10.2012] On October 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the federal appeals court that usually handles cases involving government regulations, ...
Marijuana only for the sick? A farce, some Angelenos say [06.10.2012] One year after federal law enforcement officials began cracking down on California’s medical marijuana industry with a series of high-profile arrests ...
Medical marijuana advocates hope lawsuit relaxes US drugs policy [06.10.2012] Advocates for medical marijuana will go before the US court of appeal as part of a historic lawsuit that they hope will challenge the federal governme ...
Pot dispensaries clouding medical marijuana's image [05.10.2012] Seattle's first-ever Medical Cannabis Cup — part gourmet weed contest, part trade show, part smoke-in — showcased the entrepreneurial drive and explo ...
Marijuana: A failure to regulate, but not by dispensaries [02.10.2012] The Times' Sept. 27 editorial, "In a haze on pot policy," says, "In the face of this chaos, the federal crackdown is, to some, good news -- finally, ...
L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores [01.10.2012] After struggling for years to regulate storefront pot shops, the Los Angeles City Council retreated Tuesday, voting to repeal the carefully crafted b ...
In a haze on pot policy [26.09.2012] Late last year, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. affirmed the Obama administration's long-standing policy of taking a hands-off approach to states ...
U.S. raids L.A. marijuana shops [26.09.2012] Federal officials brought their war on medical marijuana dispensaries to Los Angeles, raiding several shops and issuing warning letters to dozens mor ...
Bid to overturn L.A. pot shop ban qualifies for ballot [18.09.2012] Activists seeking to strike down a ban on medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles saw their challenge qualify for the ballot, dealing a setback to t ...
Medical marijuana backers seek inroads in South [02.09.2012] This fall, Arkansas will be the first Southern state to ask voters whether to legalize medical uses for pot, a move that offers supporters a rare cha ...
Bid to repeal L.A.'s ban on pot shops may be headed for ballot [29.08.2012] A referendum to repeal a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles appears to be headed for the ballot, with pot shop supporters saying th ...
Los Angeles sued over crackdown on medical marijuana shops [17.08.2012] A medical marijuana trade group and 11 patients sued the city of Los Angeles, seeking to block enforcement of an ordinance that would shut down most ...
L.A.'s medical marijuana mess [25.07.2012] The Los Angeles City Council is plainly out of its depth when it comes to regulating medical marijuana. This was already clear after years of fumblin ...
L.A. City Council bans medical marijuana dispensaries [24.07.2012] In what could be a turning point in the city's seemingly unending battle to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, the Los Angeles City Coun ...
Oakland protests U.S. attorney's crackdown on large medical marijuana dispensary [13.07.2012] A day after federal prosecutors moved to shutter the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary, city leaders and other officials came to the def ...
U.S. cracks down on "world's largest" medical marijuana dispensary [10.07.2012] Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, as ...
Medical marijuana growers uninspected by Health Canada [03.07.2012] More than 15,000 people are licensed to grow medical marijuana in Canada, but Health Canada has no record of staff ever inspecting any of the growers ...
Some Southern California 'nonprofit' pot shops make big money [16.06.2012] Many medical marijuana dispensaries have been making huge sums of money even as they claim to be nonprofit, according to court and law enforcement re ...
U.S. targets landlords in fight against medical pot [13.06.2012] The authorities are pressuring landlords to shut down the shops or face possible loss of the real estate through the unconventional and low-key use o ...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [12.06.2012] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmusse ...
Ottawa drags out medical pot reform [11.06.2012] The federal government's plan to revamp Canada's medical marijuana program and address court-raised constitutional concerns seems half-baked. The pro ...
Feds attack California's medical marijuana trade-again [07.06.2012] Federal authorities opened the latest front in their war on California's massive medical marijuana industry this week, filing property forfeiture law ...
Most California voters don't support legalizing pot, poll finds [30.05.2012] In California, cradle of the marijuana movement, a new poll has found a majority of voters do not support legalization, even as they overwhelmingly b ...
Pot shop ban advances in L.A. City Council [29.05.2012] A City Council committee moved forward with a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday, approving a recommendation to outlaw storefront pot shop ...
Pot groups hope Oregon race sends feds a message [17.05.2012] Medical marijuana advocates have a message for Democratic leaders and federal prosecutors with an eye on political office: Don't mess with pot. Pushi ...
Supporter of Oregon medical pot law wins attorney general race [16.05.2012] In a primary election race for Oregon's top law enforcement post, the candidate who pledged to protect medical marijuana patients scored a decisive v ...
A Judge’s Plea for Pot [15.05.2012] The New York State Legislature is now debating a bill to recognize marijuana as an effective and legitimate medicinal substance and establish a lawfu ...
The Israeli pharmacologist who kick-started marijuana research [13.05.2012] Half a century ago, Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized THC, the main psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant. By ...
Connecticut aims to avoid states' medical marijuana woes [04.05.2012] Connecticut lawmakers' approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in an attempt to avo ...
What Is President Obama’s Problem With Medical Marijuana? [02.05.2012] For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled. A new President had taken office promising to call off the federal prosecutors in st ...
California's "Princeton of Pot" reopens in bare-bones state [17.04.2012] A California school known as the "Princeton of Pot" has reopened after a federal raid, but with a bare-bones staff of volunteers to teach the art of ...
Rally protests federal raid on Oakland pot trade school [04.04.2012] Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at City Hall to demand federal respect for state and local marijuana laws, a day after federal agents raided the s ...
Agents in Oakland raid leader of medical marijuana movement [02.04.2012] Federal agents struck at the heart of California's medical marijuana movement, raiding the nation's first pot trade school and a popular dispensary, ...
Israeli medicine goes to pot [28.03.2012] Israel’s inroads into legalizing cannabis for pain relief and managing terminal illness rest on the seminal research of Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of th ...

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