Pages tagged "Rescheduling"

Marijuana Prohibition Turns 75, Feds Continue Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| October 01, 2012 |

          Today is the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in the U.S. and, as a society, we’re no better off for it. In fact, many would argue that we’re far worse off with prohibition than if at any point we had...

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A Plaintiff Speaks: Why I'm Suing for Safe Access

| September 26, 2012 |

I am a disabled United States Air Force veteran who is one of the plaintiffs suing over the placement of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, in the ASA v DEA case which will be heard by the United States...

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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 Cannabis News in Review

| September 07, 2012 |

Is Paul Ryan's statement similar to Obama's position on medical marijuana? Is there evidence that marijuana has accepted medical uses? Are there really more dispensaries than Starbucks in LA? Recent news about medical marijuana: Paul Ryan’s position on medical pot:...

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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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Wake Up Obama: Cannabis Patients Vote!

| July 23, 2012 |

This is a photo of me at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. I had just heard one of the most politically motivating speeches of my life from a candidate for president. I was moved to tears, joyous, and inspired. This...

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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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DEA’s Leonhart says “We will look at any options for reducing drug addiction,” but what about medical marijuana?

| June 25, 2012 |

         Administrator Michele Leonhart has created quite a controversy with her comments on medical marijuana made last Wednesday during a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) House oversight hearing. From her bumbling response to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) on the issue of addiction...

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Obama (Double) Speaks on Medical Marijuana

| April 25, 2012 |

     Finally, President Obama has spoken about his aggressive stance toward medical marijuana. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, his statements are underwhelming, inaccurate and do nothing to address medical marijuana as a public health issue. In response to a question from Rolling...

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