Monthly Archives: May 2014

Santa Fe, N.m.: Medical Marijuana Ok’d For Injured Worker – Business Breaking News – Miamiherald.com

— The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a worker’s employer and its insurer must pay for medical marijuana for treating the employee’s chronic pain from a job-related back injury. The court on Monday (http://bit.ly/1lWwlm2 ) upheld a decision by a workers’ compensation judge that medical marijuana was “reasonable and necessary medical care” from a health care provider under terms of workers’ compensation law. The worker had a 99 percent permanent partial disability. An automotive repair shop and its insurer appealed after being ordered to reimburse the worker for medical marijuana expenses. The court rejected the employer’s argument it would be required to violate federal law by paying for the marijuana. New Mexico started its medical marijuana program began in 2007, although pot remains illegal under federal law. Why is the latest China spy case so significant? The Obama administration has brought unprecedented criminal charges against five officials in the Chinese military for hacking into private U.S. companies’ systems and stealing trade secrets.
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Wong-baker Faces Pain Recognition Exercise Tests Indicate Big Positives For Medical Marijuana Users – Nyse Post

An example of such an exhaustive monitoring mechanism could be witnessed at the only medical marijuana dispensary located in Egg Harbor Township in New Jersey. Patients before being allowed to purchase their prescription quantity of pot are made to fill out a questioner which consists of facsimiles of a individual in six various poses of emotion. These face expressions include jesters like smiling, wincing, cringing, crying and frowning. The patients have to circle the face which closely relates to their mental and physiological condition after being administered with Pot as a medical cure. The authorities then evaluate the survey findings to analyze and monitor the amount of pain that the patient is experiencing post the drug consumption. It is important to note here that it is legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana for treating various debilitating and end stage diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. The future of medical marijuana is all about the delivery system. MediJane brings you transdermal patches, Gel Capsules, Sublingual’s and topical creams. Learn more about MediJane Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MJMD) Click Here Now These responses by patients are then stored away and compared with the next submission from them, when they come back to top up their doctor prescription for pot. The face expression recognition test is formally called the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale and is said to be believed to be a holistic and precise measure to track pain being felt by individuals. The change recorded between two such surveys by the same patient over a period of time is believed to be being documented by the health agencies to determine the efficacy of the use of marijuana in treating ailments.
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Minn House Approves Rep. Melin’s Medical Marijuana Study | Northland’s Newscenter: News, Weather, Sports | Nbc, Cbs, Mynetworktv, And The Cw For Duluth Mn / Superior Wi | Minnesota

“You can hear a pin drop. That’s how serious this is,” Rep. Tony Albright (R-Prior Lake) said to lawmakers. Click here to subscribe to our daily newsletter. Lawmakers spent much of the day debating more than 40 amendments to the bill that creates a program under the Minnesota Department of Health to study medical marijuana. Qualified patients would register to get their marijuana through a single manufacturer, approved and regulated by the Department of Health. An amendment approved by the House calls for three, secure distribution sites across the state. The author of the bill, Representative Carly Melin (DFL-Hibbing), pressed on the fact that the bill is a scaled back compromise and wishes it could do more.
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Internet Links Medical Marijuana Patients With Sellers Before Dispensaries Open – Health & Wellness – The Boston Globe

We started out as patients and it wasnt available, or what was available was steeply overpriced or black market, he said, adding that he works a full-time construction job and only takes donations from other patients to offset the cost of cultivation. You are not doing it for profit, you are doing it to help people, he said. Tom Brandes of Phoenix, the administrator of marijuana-caregiver.com, said he launched the site a couple of years ago when medical cannabis became legal in Arizona, then expanded to other states. Brandes said he doesnt charge patients or caregivers to register and post messages. The site does not conduct background checks and it is up to patients and caregivers to vet each other and follow the law, he said. Im not going to try to police it; I cant, said Brandes, adding that he cant keep drug dealers from trying to infiltrate the site, but enlists moderators to monitor activity. Downing, 55, the owner of Yankee Care Givers, said during a telephone interview that he is different from other caregivers on the Internet. Im the only actual caregiver, he said. Those guys are drug dealers. Downing said the Department of Public Health is aware of his business because he sends it a form signed by each of his patients, designating him as their caregiver.
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Swat/paramilitarization | Stopthedrugwar.org

The bill is Senate Bill 7509 , and it could signal a possible compromise that Senate Republicans could get behind. Oregon Circuit Court Judge Rules State Medical Marijuana Law Conflicts With Federal Law; Is Unenforceable . In a case involving the right of the city of Medford to revoke the business license of a dispensary, a Jackson County circuit court judge has ruled that the state’s Oregon Medical Marijuana Act is “unenforceable” because it conflicts with federal law. Expect the decision to be appealed. Drug Policy DEA Head Chastened After Being Taken to the Woodshed Over Sentencing Remarks . DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart’s lack of support for Obama administration mandatory minimum sentencing reforms at a congressional hearing last month got her a good talking to from her boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, The Huffington Post reports. She’s been off the reservation on other issues as well, especially around the administration’s relatively enlightened approach to marijuana policy, and just this week, her agency has been messing with Kentucky’s effort to do legal hemp research. But it was her refusal to endorse changes in mandatory minimums that got her sent to the boss’s office. Now, the DEA says Leonhart “supports the Attorney Generals sentencing reform initiative.” Drug Policy Expert Mark Kleiman Says It May Be Time to Do Away With DEA . In the same Huffington Post piece cited above, drug policy expert and current advisor to the state of Washington on marijuana legalization implementation Mark Kleiman said that while, in the past, he opposed dissolving the DEA and splitting its function, he is changing his tune. “Any DEA administrator feels an organizational imperative to support the existing drug laws and sentencing structure, even when doing so means opposing the purposes of the attorney general and the president, as we see currently,” Kleiman said.
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Update: Following Mn Lawmakers, Gov. Dayton To Sign Medical Mari – Valley News Live – Kvly/kxjb – Fargo/grand Forks

The Governor has already said he will sign it. For details on this legislation, see the original story below. ORIGINAL Today in St. Paul the House and Senate are expected to vote on a bill that’s a compromise for Minnesota lawmakers. If the bill goes through, Governor Dayton has already said he’ll sign it. Minnesotans looking to treat their illnesses with cannabis will first have to have their illness certified by a doctor. The medical conditions considered include cancer (associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting), glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Tourette’s Syndrome, ALS, seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy), muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis), Crohn’s disease and terminal illnesses under certain circumstances- a life expectancy of less than one year, if the illness or treatment produces severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting. If a patient’s application is approved, they’ll go through a registration process costing $200 a year or $50 a year for those participating in assistance programs like Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Insurance payments or enrolled in medical assistance or MinnesotaCare. They will be able to receive cannabis from one of the eight distribution facilities set up in the state, run by two manufacturing facilities. The cannabis will be distributed in liquid, pill or a vaporized delivery method that doesn’t involve plant material like dry leaves, but instead uses plant extracts. Valley News Live talked to a legislative assistant today who told us the distribution centers will be based on geographic need, but it’s unknown where those locations will be right now. They have to go through an application process.
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Marijuana Business Training To Be Held In Gainesville, Florida This Saturday With Cannabis Career Institute | Benzinga

CCI classes provide students the proper knowledge required to get started ahead of potential passage of medical marijuana legalization in Florida. Polls are showing that an overwhelming majority of Florida residents are in favor of Marijuana as Medicine. Should the state legalize medical marijuana, as expected, a wide variety of business opportunities will emerge and entrepreneurs will need to learn an extensive amount of knowledge to enter the industry. CCI classes provide business training information for the industry, in a very comfortable setting that allows students to learn, network and even request specialized one-on-one consulting from the instructors. Robert F. Calkin, the founder of Cannabis Career Institute, is a Delivery Specialist who teaches Delivery 101 at Oaksterdam University. He is also the author of “Starting Your Own Medical Marijuana Delivery Service; The Caregivers Handbook”, actively worked with Jack Herer in the American Hemp Council and has been an outspoken activist for Marijuana Legalization across the United States for several decades. Calkin created Cannabis Career Institute in 2009 to help educate individuals on compliance regulations, business implementation, best practices and procedures for the cannabis industry.
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Phil Boyle, Li Republican Senator, Proposes Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana But Ban Smoking – Newsday

So far, the charge has been led by Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) and Assemb. Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan). All the proposals in play differ on smoking: Savino prohibits anyone under age 21 from smoking marijuana as treatment; Gottfried would place no restrictions on smoking. “Prohibiting smoked medical marijuana would be wrong,” Gottfried said in an email, responding to Boyle’s proposal. “For some patients, inhaling isn’t right — for others, it’s perfectly safe. The choice ought to be up to the patient and the doctor, not the legislature.
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Medijane Holdings Signs Distribution Agreement With Gokush: Marketwire Business News – Msn Money

GoKush.com has same day and overnight delivery option within California.Visit www.gokush.com to register, if you have a medical cannabis license (verification required). About MediJane Holdings Inc. ( MJMD ) MediJane Holdings Inc. ( MJMD ) is in the business of marketing and distributing products within the medical marijuana industry, including transdermal patches, capsules, sublingual sprays, and other medical delivery systems as part of its strategic alliances with Phoenix Bio Pharmaceuticals ( www.phoenixbiopharmaceuticals.com ).With sales offices opening in California and Colorado, and a planned expansion into a national footprint, MediJane products are designed to give doctors the ability to provide patients accurate and effective doses of cannabinoids to manage and treat pain and other specific illnesses.MediJane’s lead products, the innovative non-drowsy “Daytime Pain plus CBD” oral capsule and the Canna-Mist cannabinoid spray, have been formulated for the treatment of inflammation and chronic, neuropathic, arthritic, and back pain.These smokeless alternatives provide accurate dosages and are part of MediJane’s initial launch into the chronic pain management market, which is estimated at over $45 billion annually in North America.Any and all medically oriented statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.medijane.co Disclaimer/Safe Harbor: Some information in this MediJane Holdings Inc. ( MJMD ) press release constitutes forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements.The words “plan”, “forecast”, “anticipates”, “estimate”, “project”, “intend”, “expect”, “should”, “believe,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.These forward-looking statements involve, and are subject to, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause MJMD’s actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements to differ from the future results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.The risks, uncertainties and other factors are more fully discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S.
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Medical Marijuana Delivery To Go Private

Cannabis added to Opium and Narcotics Drug Act 1923: Cannabis is added to the Opium and Narcotics Drug Act. Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 1996: Jean Chretien’s Liberal government passes the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which imposes a maximum three-year jail sentence and a $5,000 fine for any contraventions. Bill C-38 2002: Urged on by Justice Minister Martin Cauchon, the Liberal government, tries to push through Bill C-38, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and other legislation to permit possession of marijuana with only a fine as punishment. The bill died during prorogation. Marc Emery 2010: Vancouver pro-pot activist Marc Emery (seen on the poster) is extradited to the United States to face drug charges relating to his seed-selling business. InSite 2011: The Supreme Court of Canada rules that InSite, a safe injection facility on the Downtown Eastside, can continue to provide services for addicts. Stephen Harper 2012: Conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper passes an omnibus crime bill with mandatory minimum sentences for possession of marijuana. Dana Larsen 2012: Activist Dana Larsen starts an initiative petition in B.C. to stop police from enforcing simple possession-and-use laws for adults. He later withdraws the petition, saying he wants more time to organize volunteers.
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