Monthly Archives: January 2015

Medical Marijuana Reintroduced – Wearecentralpa.com – Your One Stop Community Web Portal For All Your Central Pennsylvania News, Sports And Weather, Powered By Wtaj Your News Leader

Senate Bill 3 expands the list of medical conditions to give doctors more leeway. It also expands drug delivery methods to include smoking and vaporization, as well as extracted oils, edible products, ointments and tinctures. This reintroduction is welcomed news for Marley Wilsons family. Marley is two-year-old and has about five to 10 seizures every couple of days. “I think that would help her activity and get her walking almost being like a normal two year old,” said Andrew Wilson, Marleys father. “I don’t consider seizures every couple of days controlled and I want my child to have a normal, healthy life.” Senators Daylin Leach, (D) 17th District, and Mike Folmer, (R) 48th District, introduced Senate Bill 3 on Tuesday. It’s very similar to the one they passed in September. “This is not about recreational, this is about a well-monitored, safe compassionate access to patients so that patients and their doctors have one more arrow in their quiver to fight whatever disease they’re fighting,” said Sen. Folmer.
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Wolf Vows To Support Senate’s Medical Marijuana Bill – Washington Times

That bill was opposed by then-Gov. Tom Corbett and died when the House did not act on it at the end of the legislative session. Leach, D-Montgomery, and Folmer, R-Lebanon, envision a new bill that would expand the list of 10 authorized medical conditions to give doctors more leeway to prescribe medical marijuana as they see fit. The senators also plan to expand drug delivery methods to include smoking and vaporization, as well as extracted oils, edible products, ointments and tinctures. That bill has not been written, but Wolf said he will support it. If they support it and it takes us farther down the road toward what we all want, which is full legalization of medical marijuana, giving doctors the ability and the right to prescribe medicine they think that patients need, Im for it, Wolf said. Support for a medical marijuana bill is untested in the state House of Representatives, and Republican leaders there have pledged no support for the Senates approach. A spokesman for House Republican leaders said Tuesday that the Health and Judiciary committees are planning a series of joint hearings on the subject.
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Yissum And Phytotech Medical To Collaborate On Novel Delivery System For Medical Cannabis | Business Wire

On January 22, 2015, PhytoTech Medical has become the first medical marijuana company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The company raised AUS$5.9 million dollars (approximately US$4.7 million) at a share price of $0.20 per share. The offer was significantly oversubscribed, demonstrating the high level of demand in the market to invest in MC stocks and the calibre of the offering by PhytoTech. Cannabis based medications are currently in clinical use worldwide. The most known formulation is Sativex, a sublingual spray delivering CBD and THC. PhytoTech will develop an improved, oral capsule formulation and transbuccal delivery system that consists of a flexible, muco-adhesive patch that will release the active ingredients of cannabis in a controlled manner. Yaacov Michlin, CEO of Yissum, stated: We are very pleased to collaborate with PhytoTech in developing the inventions of Professors Domb and Hoffman for the purpose of delivering the active components in cannabis.
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Medical Marijuana Notches Wins, Losses Across California | Legalization Nation | East Bay Express

But if recent history is any guide, dispensaries and delivery services are almost certain to weather the ban and continue serving the area. click to enlarge Sacramento suburb Rancho Cordova will consider a ban on all outdoor cultivation of even a single plant in the coming weeks. Several Yuba County supervisors want to ban outdoor cultivation and limit indoor grows to 12 plants. Critics have settled on three main arguments in support of bans: odor complaints from neighbors; the potential for plant theft; and suspected non-medical cultivation of marijuana. A split 2013 California Supreme Court decision basically gutted Proposition 215 it said patients had no inherent medical marijuana rights and vested authority to regulate or ban any medical cannabis activity with local cities and counties. Bans have been spreading since then in communities long-opposed to the sometimes life-saving botanical. There is no hope in the legislature or at the ballot box for overriding local control on the issue, Legalization Nation has learned through dozens of interviews. It’s not all disenfranchisement, though. After years of raids and arrests, San Diego dispensaries can get conditional use permits, assuming they get through some onerous red tape and pay a minimum $1,100 annual city fee . The community of Redding also showed a surprising level of discretion voting this week not to move forward on a proposed growing ban. The ban would have mirrored one in neighboring Shasta County.
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Cannabis Crusader Asks: Isn’t It Time That Regulated Medical Pot Shops Came To Your Town? – The Orange County Register

I cant speculate whether (pot shops in Anaheim are) an inevitability. I certainly hope not. But I can say it is not a business model that we want in our city. They are destructive to our neighborhoods and business centers. In Huntington Beach, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Katapodis expressed similar concerns and said his City Council had not discussed any looming arrival of medical pot shops. Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer sits somewhere in between. The train may be coming, he said, but why expedite its arrival? Righeimers chief concern is a lack of state oversight. Without a cannabis equivalent of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, he worries the only enforcement tool for cities will be code violations, leaving rogue operators to sell marijuana with near impunity. But if cities wait until 2016, when he expects recreational marijuana might be legalized, Righeimer thinks the state will be forced to create a regulating body to help cities control marijuana shops and medical dispensaries. Why rush this decision, he asks, when help soon may arrive? For Longwith, the answer is simple: because there are Orange County medical patients suffering right now who are unable to access the treatment they need.
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Weedhire Releases Q4 2014 Cannabis (mmj) Jobs Report – Yahoo Finance

Its goal is to be the gateway for cannabis companies to connect with a qualified workforce in order to help grow their businesses and foster new careers. Although WeedHire is the central online portal and social media source for job seekers and providers, it is not involved with the growth, sale, or distribution of marijuana. For more information about WeedHire, or to search marijuana jobs, please visit http://www.WeedHire.com . About WeedHire International ( WDHR ) WeedHire International, Inc. operates WeedHire.com, a career website specifically targeting employment within the legal cannabis industry. Our mission is to help our clients hire the most qualified individuals and to help those individuals find the best job opportunities in their respective fields furthering their careers in legal marijuana. WeedHire.com provides job postings for cannabis jobs such as Recommending physicians, Physician’s assistants, Growers, Budtenders, Dispensary operators, Security guards, Dispensary administrators, Lighting specialist, Delivery drivers, Lab techs, Marketing specialists, Lawyers, Insurance agents and Government jobs. In addition, the specialized focus of our website benefits those job seekers by helping to ensure that the job opportunities posted by our customers are relevant and attractive to them.
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Anaheim Officials Welcome The Kush Expo–while Suing Small Pot Shops And Their Landlords | Oc Weekly

14 2015 at 2:05 PM Jeff Drew/OC Weekly E very summer for the past five years, the Anaheim Convention Center, a swirly tower of concrete and blue-tinted glass, transforms itself into a mecca of marijuana. This magical event, the world’s largest of its kind, lasts exactly two days and happens just across the street from the Disneyland Resort. It’s called the Kush Expo. On display inside the four-hall, football field-sized facility are dozens of vendors hawking products ranging from the latest vaporizers to bongs, soil nutrients and hydroponic growing equipment. There’s the annual Kush Cup Awards, offering recognition for best indica, sativa and hybrid strains; oil; wax; hash; edible chocolate; vape pen; and tube bong–to name but a few categories. Then there’s the Hot Kush Girl Contest, in which bikini-clad lasses with green numbers spray-painted on their thighs compete for up to $500 and a gift bag. If all the bare flesh and bong raffles aren’t enough to keep you entertained, you can step inside an open-air white tent out back, where folks with a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana can smoke pot while guarded by Anaheim police officers. Doctors are on-site and available to help out the poor souls who forgot their cards. For a small fee, they can figure out what ails you, and presto change-o, you’re a certified medicinal-marijuana patient. It’s a toker’s paradise, one that makes Colorado seem as libertine as a Mormon party, and is fully approved by the city, which owns the Convention Center.
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Gaetz Asking Governor To Declare Emergency Order On Medical Marijuana – Local – Northwest Florida Daily News

Rick Scott to declare a state emergency that would fast track delivery of legal, non-euphoric marijuana to those who need it. I will not rest until vulnerable people are able to reasonably and responsibly apply for access to cannabis for medicinal purposes, he said. Before Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, can petition the governor though, the State Department of Health is going to have to come up with some rules regulating the processes through which the marijuana, a non-euphoric CBD strain, is brought to market. Rules finalized last August were overturned by an administrative law judge in November, delaying the Jan. 1 rollout of legal marijuana in Florida. I feel the government has failed vulnerable people by not meeting the Jan. 1 deadline, Gaetz said.
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Group Works To Legalize Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Ventura County | News – Keyt

– Medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal in Ventura County, but a group advocating for medical marijuana users is trying to change that. Related Content Child Found Stabbed to Death in Ventura Home The group cites a recent survey it conducted that shows a majority of Ventura and Oxnard voters welcome a medical marijuana dispensary in their city. The group is now taking this survey to city officials in Oxnard and Ventura and hoping they will lift the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. Ventura County medical marijuana users are currently unable to get their medication legally in their own city. Precision Politics interviewed 300 voters in Oxnard and 300 Voters in Ventura to find their stance on the issue. The poll found that 57 percent of voters in Oxnard and 59 percent of voters in Ventura are in favor of allowing a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries to open up in their city. There are literally hundreds of conditions for which medical marijuana is recommended by professionals. Right now in Ventura County there is no safe, legal access, so people are forced to drive all the way to Los Angeles to obtain medical marijuana, or they obtain their medical marijuana in the gray market. What we advocate is safe and legal access from trained professionals, said Marc OHara with Precision Politics. The Ventura City Council voted on banning medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives and delivery services in 2013. The City of Oxnard banned medical marijuana dispensaries in 2007. If the groups negotiations with Oxnard and Ventura go nowhere, it plans on gathering enough signatures to get a measure before local voters on the ballot. Copyright 2015 NPG of California, LLC.
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Medical Marijuana A Challenge For Legal Pot States – Abc News

They’re looking at reining in their medical systems and fixing the big tax differential between medical and recreational weed without harming patients. And in some cases, they are considering cracking down on the proliferating black market. “How can you have two parallel systems, one that’s regulated, paying taxes, playing by the rules, and the other that’s not doing any of those things?” said Rick Garza of the Washington Liquor Control Board, which oversees recreational pot. The difficulty of reconciling medical marijuana with taxed recreational pot offers a cautionary tale for states that might join Washington and Colorado in regulating the adult use of the drug. While legalization campaigns have focused on the myriad ills of prohibition, including racial discrepancies in who gets busted for weed, the promise of additional tax revenues in tight budget times was in no small part of the appeal. Weed sales have so far brought in some revenue, though less than officials might have hoped. Colorado brought in more than $60 million in taxes, licenses and fees for recreational and medical marijuana combined through October of this year, and more than half of pot sold was of the lesser-taxed medical variety. In Washington, where supply problems and slow licensing hampered the industry after sales began in July, the state collected about $15 million in taxes this year. The latest states to legalize marijuana ? Oregon and Alaska ? have different concerns, but officials there are nevertheless paying attention to Colorado and Washington as they work on rules for their own industry.
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