Monthly Archives: May 2011

MMJ Dispensary in Long Beach Goes Up in Smoke

The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that a medical marijuana dispensary in a Long Beach, California strip mall sustained roughly $50,000 in damage from a fire. Local firefighters said the cause had not yet been determined. According to firefighter … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Cannabis Study Approved By FDA, but Not Starting Yet

Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted a proposal from the Santa Cruz Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) on a protocol to study cannabis as a possible treatment for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in veterans … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: No Accepted Medical Use?

As most pro-MMJ folks know, marijuana is considered a schedule one drug, which means there’s no “accepted” medical use. This video from last September, from Reason TV via YouTube, looks at three different views of MMJ.

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Brief: MT Sees First Decrease in MMJ Providers

For the first time ever, the number of Montana residents who use medical marijuana has exceeded 30,000, but whether have access to the drug they need is in question. Why? Because also for the first time the number of people … Continue reading

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More MMJ-Related Legislation in Colorado

Even as Colorado Senators were killing the driving-while-high bill on Monday, the legislature in the Colorful state was approving new regulations with regard to the sale of medical marijuana. Extending to the summer of next year, the bill places a … Continue reading

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Colorado Senate Kills Driving-While-High Bill

The nation’s most liberal driving-while-high bill was rejected by the Colorado state Senate on Monday, with members of the opposition claiming “hazy science” among their reasons. While driving while impaired by drugs is already illegal across the country, some Colorado … Continue reading

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Media Monday: NORML Moms

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the US. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in Mexico. In honor of mothers here in North America, and around the world, we’re taking a moment to put some more faces on the fight for the use … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: Federal Attack on Dispensaries

This week’s video comes from YouTube user marijuana420medicine, and talks about the federal attack on medical marijuana dispensaries, as well as the uses of hemp. It’s a bit disorganized, but interesting nonetheless.

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Delaware House to Vote on MMJ Bill

The Delaware House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The bill passed in the Senate in March, with overwhelming approval, but if the House amendment passes, the Senate could … Continue reading

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Feds Prompt Rhode Island Governor to Halt Dispensary Permits

On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee announced an indefinite hold on the licensing of three new medical marijuana dispensaries, pending consultation with governors in other states where medical marijuana has been allowed, and with federal authorities. His decision was … Continue reading

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