Florida Regulators Come To Terms With Medical Marijuana

By |August 12th, 2014|

With the medical marijuana initiative up for a Florida vote in three months, regulators are already working on rules that will shape the legal cannabis industry in the state. One of the most pressing concerns involves the implementation of a law that allows patients access to a non-intoxicating cannabis derivative–one variety being known as “Charlotte’s

CMAs ‘Outdated Views’: Hindrance To Marijuana Access?

By |August 2nd, 2014|

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

By |July 28th, 2014|

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

Shortage Expected When Illinois Legalizes Marijuana In 2015

By |July 21st, 2014|

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

Vaporizing Gains Popularity With Medical Marijuana Users In Canada

By |July 14th, 2014|

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

Massachusetts Targets Medical Marijuana Caregivers

By |July 6th, 2014|

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

Denver’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Goes Through Growing Pains

By |June 27th, 2014|

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

New York Set To Legalize Marijuana

By |June 23rd, 2014|

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

Medical Marijuana Organization Protests New Rules

By |June 15th, 2014|

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