CMAs ‘Outdated Views’: Hindrance To Marijuana Access?

Like many medical organizations, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is opposed to the legalization of marijuana for medical use, citing lack of evidence supporting its medicinal value. The president of the organization, Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, has even stated that the legalization of medical marijuana would only result in people obtaining marijuana prescriptions, even if

Iowa Advocates Push For More Comprehensive Marijuana Laws

As one of the states that have recently passed medical marijuana legalization laws, Iowa is slowly coming to terms with the implications that such a move will have on society at large. One of the issues that have come to the fore is how medical marijuana patients and providers will deal with a law that

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Shortage Expected When Illinois Legalizes Marijuana In 2015

With the inevitable legalization of marijuana in Illinois, proponents eagerly await what could well be the most significant development in the field of medical cannabis. Lawmakers in the state approved regulations that would govern the use, cultivation, and sale of marijuana. Although the law would come into effect on January 1, 2015, there are concerns

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Vaporizing Gains Popularity With Medical Marijuana Users In Canada

In Canada, more and more medical marijuana users are opting for vaporizing as an alternative to smoking their medication. This observation was made by Dr. Ian Mitchell of Vancouver's University of British Columbia. The emergency physician and clinical assistant professor did describe the increasing popularity of vaporizing as a trend, rather than an increased awareness

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Massachusetts Targets Medical Marijuana Caregivers

As in many other states in which marijuana has been legalized, caregivers in Massachusetts have been providing for the needs of the thousands of patients that require marijuana for medical purposes. This is the situation that caregivers and patients now find themselves in until dispensaries are allowed to operate in the state, which is expected

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Denver’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Goes Through Growing Pains

As one of only two states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Colorado now finds itself in the interesting position of managing the start up of its own medical marijuana dispensary, which will be the first in the state. Currently in the running is Tom Carper, who is aiming to be at the

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New York Set To Legalize Marijuana

Towards the end of June 2014, all that is needed to make medical marijuana legal in New York is the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. When this happens–and all indications point to it being a certainty–the state will become the 23rd to pass legislation allowing the medical use of cannabis. The move was bolstered by

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Medical Marijuana Organization Protests New Rules

In a world struggling to come to grips with the widespread legalization of marijuana, new measures are passed and new laws are enacted in order to impose a semblance of order in an unfamiliar new industry. Call it ‘growing pains’ but it is inevitable that some of these laws would run counter with the industry

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New Research On How Marijuana Affects Health

Medical science has already proven that marijuana is much less harmful than prohibition proponents would have the public believe, but new research shows that there are at least some risks to using cannabis. Some of the most significant discoveries are that there is a risk that some people may become addicted to marijuana, and that