Pages tagged "Massachusetts"

ASA’s DC Conference is underway!

| April 06, 2014 |

ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference is underway at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Washington, DC. More than two hundred and fifty patients, scientists, industry workers, and other stakeholders will meet for a second day today, before...

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Ask your US Representative to sign Rep. Blumenhauer's letter

| February 03, 2014 |

US Representative Earl Blumenhauer (D-OR) is sending a letter to President Obama asking him to follow his recent comments on cannabis and its classification under federal law with action. Will you call your US Representative today and ask him or...

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Six Days From Dispensary License Announcement, MA Patients Express Excitement

| January 27, 2014 |

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is expected to announce recipients of medical marijuana dispensary licenses on January 30. About 100 applications were submitted to DPH at the end of November; between 14 and 35 licenses will be issued...

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Rep. Silvia off base on medical marijuana

| November 15, 2013 |

State Rep. Alan Silvia got the facts wrong when he wrote that there is no difference between medical marijuana and “street” marijuana, Guest Opinion, Oct. 30. There is at least one big difference: Who uses it and why. Clinical trials have...

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Massachusetts Advocacy

| September 23, 2013 |

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Patient Advocates Seek Changes to Draft Regulations for Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law

| April 22, 2013 |

Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed recommended amendments today to draft regulations which were issued last month by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in order to implement Question 3, the state’s new medical marijuana law....

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Progress in Massachusetts

| March 19, 2013 |

Following overwhelming approval of the medical marijuana ballot initiative in November, Massachusetts’ patients are waiting for safe access to their medicine as the state proceeds with implementation. We aren’t there yet, but so far progress is continuing in the right...

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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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Massachusetts DPH Looking for Input While Writing Regulations

| February 07, 2013 |

Earlier in the week, we posted a blog from one of our Board Members, Dr. Karen Munkacy, who is working hard on making sure that implementation of Massachusetts’ medical cannabis program goes smoothly.  Of course, Massachusetts scored a huge victory...

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Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Slowly Moving in the Right Direction

| February 04, 2013 |

As most of you know, Massachusetts passed a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana (MMJ) last November 6.  Although we were optimistic it would pass, we were very pleased when 63% of the voters, nearly 1.9 million people voted for...

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