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Judge Rules, Medical Marijuana Advertising Ban Is Unconstitutional

01-16-2015

Medical Marijuana Advertising

A Washington state judge recently ruled that a law banning physicians from making any reference to medical marijuana in their advertisements or commercials, is unlawful and unconstitutional. According to Pierce County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Martin, the law "violates a medical professionals First Amendment right to free speech."  In her written ruling, Judge... Read more

2 Doctors Needed To Approve Illinois Kids For Marijuana Program

01-09-2015

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The State of Illinois requires that at least two physicians sign off on all the necessary paperwork, in order for a child to become a patient of the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program.  However some families with children suffering from debilitating seizures say that they are having a tough time finding just 1 physician, let alone now 2.  The change, effective January 2015, will... Read more

Step-By-Step Guide To The Illinois Medical Marijuana Program

01-05-2015

Illinois Marijuana Program

On August 1, 2013, Illinois Governor Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, which went into effect January 1, 2014.  Shortly after, the State began accepting applications from potential medical marijuana patients whose last names begins with "A-L". Patients in this grouping had up until October 31, 2014 to submit their applications to the State. As of... Read more

Hawaii Getting Ready To Say Aloha To Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

01-03-2015

Hawaii Dispensaries

The Hawaii medical marijuana task force is in the process of currently finalizing its report pertaining to medical marijuana dispensaries for the State. But according to recent reports Hawaii could get ready to say 'Aloha' to medical marijuana dispensaries as early as January 2017. On its website, the Hawaii medical marijuana task force says that the the group will make its report... Read more

Marijuana Gives Birth To New Generation Of Lawyers

12-27-2014

marijuana lawyers

As a blossoming economy begins to emerge from the new marijuana market, entrepreneurs and activists are diving head first into the unchartered waters. And just like in the ocean, when a group of fish school together, its only a matter of time before the sharks start circling around. Likewise law schools are gearing up to breed a new generation of lawyers that will be trained to tackle this... Read more

Maine Caregivers To Now Issue Patient ID Cards

12-26-2014

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State officials recently announced that medical marijuana patients in Maine will no longer be issued their patient ID cards by the state. Instead the state now mandates that all patient ID cards are to be issued by medical marijuana providers. Officials say that the changes to the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program are to increase security for patients and deter fraud. Moving forward,... Read more

Congress Just Officially Ended Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

12-24-2014

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The recent passing of the contentious $1.1Trillion spending bill that will not only keep the US government from down, also cracked down on the Washington DC referendum that legalized recreational marijuana, while quietly yet effectively lifting the federal ban on medical marijuana. In the details of the 1,603-page document, a provision prohibits federal agents from raiding retail medical... Read more

At Last, NY Releases First Rules For Medical Marijuana

12-24-2014

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The State of New York recently released its first proposed regulations for a medical marijuana program that is on track to start treating patients in 1 year's time. According to the rules, licenses to grow and distribute will cost approximately $200K. While bud, leaf, and edible products are not likely to be permitted, the state is also still tight-lipped on locations and pricing of the... Read more

Why Society isn’t Tolerating Anti-Pot commentary

12-15-2014

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Recently the Twitter-verse exploded over the suggestive negative cannabis comment by Don Lemon who reported on the Ferguson riots by adding in a comment “Obviously, there’s a smell of marijuana in the air”. Some people fail to see the outrage of those who responded to his inappropriate commentary. There is depth to the backlash and one must understand the media’s... Read more

Its Official, Audit Justifies Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

12-10-2014

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open

Its official, lawmakers in Hawaii are pushing ahead on bills that will allow for medical marijuana dispensaries, following last weeks release of an audit that showed flaws in the existing law justified a better approach for patients to access their medication. In the report dated December 2014, acting state auditor, Jan K. Yamanei said, “Because the sale of marijuana is illegal under... Read more