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US MA: Norwood Police Chief Wants No Money From Pot

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 24 Apr 2016 - Norwood Police Chief William G. Brooks III says he thinks welcoming a medical marijuana dispensary to his town is a mistake, and if Norwood's selectmen choose to do it, he does not want any revenue from the operation to go to his department. "If the town does sign a host agreement and receive revenue from the marijuana industry, I respectfully request that the Norwood Police Department not receive a share. I could not in good conscience accept it," Brooks wrote to the Board of Selectmen recently.
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Canada: OPED: Marijuana Regulation Enough To Make You Dazed And

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 23 Apr 2016 - If you're having a hard time following Vancouver's position on marijuana - recreational or otherwise - you're not alone. On the same day the city allowed an unsanctioned and unpermited 4/20 event to take place on Sunset Beach, as well as a smaller event that shut down Robson Street, Councillor Kerry Jang was talking tough about shuttering the vast majority of the city's medicinal marijuana outlets.
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US PA: OPED: PA. Medical Marijuana: It's About Time

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:00
Pottstown Mercury, 23 Apr 2016 - Well. finally. State lawmakers have passed and Gov. Tom Wolf said he will sign legislation allowing usage of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. That only took . what, 20 years? California became the first state to allow medical marijuana way back in 1996.
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US OR: Christen Ties Cannabis To Economic Development

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:00
Grants Pass Daily Courier, 23 Apr 2016 - Shayne Christen is a man of few words. Asked what he would do about economic development, if he were elected to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners, he replied, "We need to do something about more jobs. There's a lot of possibilities."
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Mexico: Marijuana Legalization Gains Momentum in the Americas

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:00
Washington Post, 23 Apr 2016 - Mexico City - With a swipe of his pent his week, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed that Mexican citizens could legally possess up to an ounce of pot. The day before, Canada's health minister stood on a United Nations podium and announced that her country would introduce new federal legislation to make cannabis legal by next year.
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US MO: Medical Marijuana Bill Fails In Missouri House

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 07:00
Columbia Daily Tribune, 23 Apr 2016 - JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- The Missouri House has rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana. The legislation failed on a 66-87 vote Thursday after lawmakers scaled it back to only permit cancer patients in hospice to use the drug.
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CN BC: The Race On To Develop Marijuana Breathalyzers Before Drug Is

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
The Record, 22 Apr 2016 - VANCOUVER - Companies developing breathalyzers to detect marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient in suspected cannabis-impaired drivers appear to be entering a crowded field as Canada prepares to legalize pot. Health Minister Jane Philpott announced Wednesday at a special United Nations session on drugs that legislation to begin the process of legalizing and regulating pot will be introduced next spring.
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CN BC: West Kelowna Businessman Embracing Medicinal Marijuana

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
Kelowna Capital News, 22 Apr 2016 - West Kelowna resident Neil Young loves to be immersed in the community and to help people. A former hotel industry worker, Young, 29, has taken that love of people to a new initiative that is aimed at helping people who are facing a variety of health concerns.
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CN BC: Impact On Cancer For One Couple Makes Them Believers

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
Kelowna Capital News, 22 Apr 2016 - Lift Resource Centre area developer Debra Senger is a believer in medicinal cannabis. Without it, the Vernon woman believes her husband would likely have passed away due to cancer in his liver. Two years ago, Senger's husband wasn't eligible for a liver transplant that could save his life. He had been taking tace treatments for the better part of two years: A combination of chemotherapy and radiation that directly targets a patient's liver, going in through the groin.
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US WY: Column: Calling For An End To The Drug War

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
Casper Star-Tribune, 22 Apr 2016 - Patrick and Beth Collins didn't want to get their daughter high. They wanted to get her well. "They wanted to get her CBD oil." So begins John Hudak's case description within The Brookings Institute's examination last month of "The Medical Marijuana Mess." The Collinses had discovered a substance that might provide help for their daughter, but their government - at both federal and state levels - told them she was not allowed to have it.
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Canada: New B.C. App Can Test For THC

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 22 Apr 2016 - As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, police anxious for device to measure impairment Companies developing breathalyzers to detect marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient in suspected cannabis-impaired drivers appear to be entering a crowded field as Canada prepares to legalize pot.
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US OH: OPED: Law Better Option Than Amendment

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:00
Morning Journal, 22 Apr 2016 - One way or another, it appears Ohioans who need it will have marijuana in their medicine cabinet. The only questions may be how soon and by whose rules. A bill introduced this week in the Legislature would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana edibles, patches, plant material and oils, but doesn't allow for the smokable form.
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CN ON: Medical Marijuana More Accessible, But Costly

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
The Barrie Advance, 21 Apr 2016 - The first time James Dean Wolfenden had a seizure, he fell in a school hallway, cutting open his head when he smacked it on the floor. The Barrie boy had no family history of epilepsy, but he was having a massive episode in front of his Grade 6 classmates.
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CN SN: An Argument For Legalization

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
Moose Jaw Times-Herald, 21 Apr 2016 - Local Marijuana Advocates React To The Announce Of Now Pot Laws Next Spring It's the most wonderful time, literally, of the year for marijuana users across Canada. This year's 4/20 (April 20) is extra special for marijuana users across country since federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced earlier in the day that the federal government plans to begin marijuana legalization by next spring.
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CN BC: Editorial: It Shouldn't Be That Hard To Legalize

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 21 Apr 2016 - It seemed appropriate the federal Liberal government chose 4-20 - pot smokers' favourite day - to announce a timeline to live up to its campaign promise to legalize marijuana. At a United Nations conference on drug policy, Health Minister Jane Philpott declared legislation to legalize marijuana will come in 2017.
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Canada: Canada To Introduce Bill To Allow Marijuana Sales

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
Washington Post, 21 Apr 2016 - OTTAWA - The Canadian government announced Wednesday that it will introduce legislation next year to decriminalize and legalize the sale of marijuana, making Canada the first G7 country to permit widespread use of the substance. The announcement was made by Canada's health minister, Jane Philpott, at a U.N. drug conference in New York. It follows through on a promise made during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's successful election campaign last fall.
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US: Thousands Puff For Legal Pot At 4/20 Parties

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
The Citizens' Voice, 21 Apr 2016 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marlene Manning was glad to be back in her native California on Wednesday for an annual 4/20 celebration, where reggae music played loudly and the smell of weed pervaded. The 50-year-old real estate agent just relocated from Florida, where "everything is against the law," she joked. She wasn't partaking, but she joined thousands of others at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park who were enjoying an annual marijuana-ingesting event to the fullest.
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US MA: State Official Looks for Limits on Legal Marijuana Sales

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 21 Apr 2016 - Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, who would oversee regulation of the state's recreational marijuana industry if voters approve a ballot measure this fall, said Wednesday the Legislature should ban home cultivation and delay retail sales of the drug if the proposal passes. She also wants state lawmakers to restrict marijuana edibles such as candy that can be attractive to children and to give her office money to regulate the new industry in the early going.
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US AZ: Column: Treating Parkinson's

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
Tucson Weekly, 21 Apr 2016 - MMJ is one treatment that can help, but our state needs some convincing April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and so now is a good time to have some discussion about cannabis treatments for these conditions and the state of Medical Marijuana in Arizona.
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US CA: Crowds Puff For Legal Pot On 4/20

Cannabis - Medicinal (MAP) - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
Appeal-Democrat, 21 Apr 2016 - (AP) - This year's celebrations throughout the U.S. come amid loosening of marijuana restrictions and increasing tolerance for the plant's use from Alaska to Massachusetts. It could be the last unofficial pot holiday on which users have to call for legalization in California, with a pot initiative expected on the November ballot. The drug's use for medical purposes got approved in 1996.
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