Vaporizing Gains Popularity With Medical Marijuana Users In Canada

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

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

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

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

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

New Research On How Marijuana Affects Health

June 9th, 2014|

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

Republican House Majority Upholds State Marijuana Laws

May 31st, 2014|

In an unexpected alliance that has left even marijuana advocates stunned, Republicans in the GOP-dominated house found themselves siding with Democrats, voting in an amendment that effectively bars the federal government from interfering with state laws allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The motion, which was passed on the strength of a 219-189

More States Expected To Legalize Marijuana In 2014

May 24th, 2014|

At the time of this writing (May 2014), more than twenty states in the U.S. have already legalized marijuana in some fashion, most of them for medical marijuana purposes. Even some of the most conservative states in the country have legalized cannabis, and two states – Colorado and Washington – have gone the extra step

Minnesota Legalizes Medical Cannabis…With Restrictions

May 19th, 2014|

In a surprising change of policy that have many rejoicing – and just as many dismayed – Minnesota lawmakers have agreed to the legalization of medical cannabis in the state, albeit with certain restrictions. Convinced in part by the clamor of parents of sick children who would benefit from medical marijuana, lawmakers passed legislation on