Hopes high for medical marijuana passage – Ct Post

Posted on: May 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

HARTFORD — The Senate late Friday, despite the hours-long opposition from one Southwestern Connecticut lawmaker, was close to making Connecticut the 17th state in the nation to allow the medicinal use of marijuana by people with chronic ailments. Supporters of the bill said Connecticut’s legislation may become a model for the nation, avoiding the pitfalls that early adopters of medical marijuana, such as California and Colorado, have experienced with wider than anticipated use of the drug. The bill would allow the state Department of Consumer Protection to set up secure indoor cultivation and distribution networks for people who are certified by doctors and pay a $25 fee.

Hopes high for medical marijuana passage – Danbury News Times

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

HARTFORD — The state Senate this afternoon began a debate expected to make Connecticut the 17th state in the nation to allow the growing, distribution, sale and possession of marijuana for use by people with chronic ailments. Supporters of the bill said Connecticut’s legislation may become a model for the nation, avoiding the pitfalls that early adopters of medical marijuana, such as California and Colorado, have experienced with wider than anticipated use of the drug. The bill is expected to pass after a concerted attempt by Sen

Debtor In Possession: Colorado Pot Grower Files for Bankruptcy – Wall Street Journal (blog)

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By Katy Stech Whatever its destiny, the future is most certainly hazy for a Colorado pot farm that recently filed for bankruptcy protection. A Denver medical marijuana grower called CGO Enterprise has put its financial problems—and its $130,000 worth of unharvested marijuana leaves—at the mercy of a the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver at a time when the federal government still considers the substance to be very illegal.

Got the munchies? A new pot eatery opens in Ore. – San Francisco Chronicle

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(05-04) 01:15 PDT Ashland, Ore. (AP) — After scraping together a mound of zucchini, broccoli, beef, pineapple and noodles on a big round Mongolian grill, Kevin Wallace measured out a shot of grapeseed oil infused with hashish and poured it over the steaming food, setting off a sizzle

A new eatery for medical pot smokers opens in S. Ore, but police have their … – Fox News

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Suthers blames MMJ for rise in teen marijuana use – Colorado Springs Independent (blog)

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Medical Marijuana Suthers blames MMJ for rise in teen marijuana use Posted by Bryce Crawford on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM In a news release sent yesterday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers made it clear that his feelings toward medical marijuana are as hostile as ever. This time, he blames a report from the Partnership at Drugfree.org showing a lower perception of risk associated with marijuana use, as well as increased use among teens overall, on MMJ. “Suthers said todays report underlines again that the increased availability and acceptability of marijuana in Colorado has dire implications for future drug-use rates,” reads the release.

Marijuana: HB 1358 would fund police computer access to patient database – Westword (blog)

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

HB 1358, a bill that would shift $7.7 million in medical marijuana registry fund money to the struggling Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, passed the House Appropriations committee today, paving the way for a floor vote. The Representative Beth McCann-sponsored measure upsets activists, who say the money should be used to benefit patients or be refunded

TIME Magazine: What Is President Obama’s Problem With Medical Marijuana? – Democratic Underground

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From TIME Magazine : What Is President Obamas Problem With Medical Marijuana? For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled.

Cannabis Science Teams with Dr. Ivan Goldsmith of Trimcare in Las Vegas for … – MarketWatch (press release)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Cannabis Science, Inc. (OBB:CBIS) a pioneering U.S

Police return stash to Colorado man acquitted of felony marijuana charges – The Colorado Independent

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Josh Jones was acquitted last week of felony charges stemming from his role as a medical marijuana caregiver.

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