The Illinois House today defeated a measure that would have allowed people to use marijuana for relief of chronic pain. The medical marijuana bill got 53 votes, but needed 60 to pass. Another 59 lawmakers voted against it, and one voted present.
Sponsoring Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, argued the measure was aimed at giving people in pain a better quality of life, particularly after doctors have tried multiple medications that have not helped a person suffering from a debilitating illnesses.
The bill would have set up a series of controls aimed at restricting access to marijuana, including requirements that a doctor would have to give the patient permission and that a patient would have get a license from the state public health officials. The proposal, if enacted, would have expired after three years to study whether it should have been made permanent.
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One Year ago Portland’s first medical marijuana cafe opened. Since then, the people of Oregon voted to not allow dispensing for their medical marijuana program. This is piece by Amy Goodman from DemocracyNow! from one year ago when the cafe first opened. Amy visited with Madeline Martinez, executive director of the Oregon chapter of National [...]
A medical marijuana collective engaged in a legal battle against Wildomar re-opened its storefront location Monday in defiance of a citywide ban on dispensaries.
The move by the Wildomar Patients Compassionate Group comes a week after the collective filed a legal petition seeking to block the city from enforcing its ban.
General Manager William Sump said the group believes Wildomar’s ban violates state law, which allows medical marijuana patients access to medication.
“I will only operate until a judge tells us not to,” Sump said.
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Nicole Williams was sold on the benefits of medical marijuana when she saw that a family member was helped by it. And when she realized that medical marijuana patients in Lenawee County needed to drive well outside the area to obtain the drug, she decided to give them a local alternative: Medicinal Solutions Wellness Center.
Marijuana is derived from leaves and dried flowering tops of the plant cannabis sativa. Marijuana is not a single drug. Cannabis sativa contains over 400 chemicals.
The plant is very adaptive to its surroundings which allows the plant to have more variable characteristics than most plants. Scientific research on the pharmacology of marijuana is sometimes uncertain or inconsistent because of the varying potency of the plants.
The use of research subjects who have a wide variety of experience with marijuana also contributes to variances in marijuana study data
America’s most renowned bastion of illicit marijuana growing is threatened by cavernous, city-taxed cultivation warehouses soon to be licensed in Oakland. It is alarmed by cities from La Puente to Berkeley to Sacramento that approved taxes on dispensaries or endorsed medical marijuana cultivation, sanctioning a weed economy wider and more competitive than ever.
So now Humboldt seeks to save itself by going legit.
In an area where marijuana growers typically evade attention, Burger is the public voice of the new Humboldt Growers Association. Aligned with a Sacramento lobbyist, it is working for county approval to license and tax outdoor pot plantations of up to 40,000 square feet.
The proposal – for local growers who can confirm that they have contracts to supply weed to California medical pot shops – is attracting serious attention. But the plan riles small marijuana farmers, pits indoor vs. outdoor growers, and stirs up fears that Humboldt’s legendary marijuana brand could lose its character to industrialization.
Colorado is working toward becoming the first state to regulate production of medical marijuana. Regulators say pot consumers deserve to know what they’re smoking, and producers should have safety regulations such as pesticide limits for plants destined for human consumption.
Right now, patients have no way to verify pot-shop claims that certain products are organic, or how potent a strain might be.
“You don’t go into a Walgreens with a headache and put on a blindfold and pick something off a shelf. But that’s what some people are doing when they buy marijuana,” said Buckie Minor of Full Spectrum Laboratories in Denver, which currently does voluntary marijuana analysis for about 100 growers and dispensaries.
AUSTRALIA’S first medical cannabis dispensary is operating from the back of a van in a car park at Nimbin.
For more than a month Tony Bower, of Kempsey, has been dispensing 25-millilitre vials of his therapeutic cannabis tincture free to anyone who can produce a medical certificate confirming their condition.
His chronically sick patrons, who include those with AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis, number in their hundreds. Mr Bower is an Aborigine and said it was against his culture to refuse to help them.
The problem is that it may be illegal, but it is hard to tell.