Pages tagged "FDA/HHS"

Cannabinopathic Medicine: Lester Grinspoon, M.D.'s New Coinage

| March 14, 2013 |

I am honored and delighted to be able to publish here for the first time a new comprehensive piece written by Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, entitled "Cannabinopathic Medicine". Dr. Grinspoon started writing this...

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California Medical Association Calls on Governor Brown to Urge for Marijuana's Reclassification

| October 31, 2012 |

More than two weeks ago, with less fanfare than it deserved, the California Medical Association (CMA) voted to urge Governor Brown to petition the federal government to reclassify marijuana for medical use. Notably, the vote occurred two days ahead of...

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Honoring Medical Cannabis Warriors

| October 23, 2012 |

[caption id="attachment_3287" align="aligncenter" width="270"] ASA v DEA plaintiffs (l-r) Michael Krawitz, Bill Britt, and Cathy Jordan receive the Courage Award from ASA.[/caption]On Tuesday evening, October 16th, Americans for Safe Access celebrated our 10th anniversary - and patients' day in court...

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DC Circuit Orders Supplemental Briefing in Landmark Federal Medical Marijuana Case

| October 17, 2012 |

      Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the federal landmark case Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, the court ordered supplemental briefing on the issue of “standing.” In a...

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Appeals Court hears case on medical value of marijuana

| October 16, 2012 |

This morning, the federal Appeals Court for the DC Circuit heard an appeal in the case called Americans for Safe Access v Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is an appeal of the DEA's rejection of a petition filed in 2002...

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Meet the Plaintiffs of ASA v DEA

| October 15, 2012 |

Tomorrow morning, the United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC will hear oral arguments in the landmark case, Americans for Safe Access v Drug Enforcement Administration. The case argues that the Drug Enforcement Administration acted irrationally in ruling that...

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Cannabis, the Gateway Herb: A Doctor Responds

| September 19, 2012 |

David Sack in his recent HuffPo post entitled "Marijuana: The New Snake Oil" challenges the status of medical marijuana, an increasingly popular alternative treatment, as "good medicine." This question is particularly relevant because the Washington DC federal Court of Appeals...

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Medical Prescribers Launch National Letter for Medical Cannabis

| September 06, 2012 |

After this blog was posted, prescribing medical professionals have signed a letter acknowledging that cannabis has medical use and should be rescheduled.Most would agree with the premise that medical decisions regarding the appropriateness of a treatments are best left to...

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Cannabis News Around the Nation

| August 03, 2012 |

Two weeks of medical cannabis news in review. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect Landlords of Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses - ASA PR Michigan court rules localities cannot use federal law as an excuse for violating state laws protecting medical cannabis...

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Medical cannabis researcher explains recent scientific review

| July 09, 2012 |

The article "Medical Marijuana: Clearing Away the Smoke" by Grant, Atkinson, Gouaux, and Wilsey published this month in Bentham Science's 5-year-old, peer-reviewed, National Library of Medicine-indexed and internationally edited Open Neurology Journal represents a major milestone in the consolidation of...

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