Monthly Archives: April 2015

Medical Marijuana Activist In Kansas Could Face Charges – Abc News

A search subsequently found about 1 pounds of marijuana and a lab for manufacturing cannabis oil on the kitchen table and counters, drug paraphernalia and other related items, police said. Authorities said the items were within easy reach of the child. “The most important thing here is the child’s well-being,” Ralston said. “That is why it is a priority for us, just because of the danger to the child.” Authorities took the boy into protective custody and placed him with his father, Ralston said. But when the boy ended back with his mother again, authorities then took the boy back into protective custody. Garden City School Superintendent Rick Atha said the school is cooperating with the investigation and declined further comment. The Kansas Department of Children and Families also declined to talk about the case, citing confidentiality reasons.
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Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s Portfolio Company Kannalife Sciences Featured In Cnn’s Documentary: Weed 3 — The Marijuana Revolution – Yahoo Finance

About KannaLife Sciences, Inc. KannaLife Sciences, Inc. is a bio-pharmaceutical and phyto-medical company involved in the research and development of novel therapeutic agents designed to be neuroprotectants and immuno-modulators. KannaLife is currently conducting research and development at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in Doylestown, PA, for target drug candidates to treat Hepatic Encephalopathy (“HE”) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (“CTE”). HE and CTE are oxidative stress related diseases that affect cognitive and behavioral functions. For more information, visit KannaLife.com . About Medical Marijuana, Inc. Our mission is to be the premier hemp industry innovators, leveraging our team of professionals to source, evaluate and purchase value-added companies and products, while allowing them to keep their integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to create awareness within our industry, develop environmentally-friendly, economically sustainable businesses, while increasing shareholder value.
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Medical Marijuana Delivery Mobile App Expands To Fullerton, Garden Grove – The Orange County Register

It works somewhat like apps that let you order food from restaurants near you, such as GrubHub, a company spokesman said. Patients upload a photo of their doctors note and a government-issued identification, according to the company. Once they are verified which can be in as little as 30 seconds they can order products available in person at their local dispensaries at the same cost. We are helping people that for whatever reason, may be uncomfortable going to a dispensary or prefer further privacy in order to access their medicinal needs, Nestdrop co-founder Michael Pycher. In addition to traditional marijuana buds, the companys website has menus showcasing cannabis-fortified edible pastries, capsules and oils. Nestdrop says deliveries are made in an hour or less. Service to new areas is effective immediately for users with valid documents. Company representatives would not go into detail about which dispensaries in Garden Grove and Fullerton were working with the service. In the past, Garden Grove has frowned on mobile marijuana. After city officials ordered dispensaries to close in May 2013, the businesses started delivering. City officials threatened fines of $1,000 daily, and advocates argued the ban only applied to storefronts, not delivery services.
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Medical Marijuana For Our Pets? – Fox 13 News

In a 2013 report from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association titled “Veterinary marijuana?”, there are several testimonials from pet owners and medical professionals discussing the pros, cons and possibilities of medical marijuana for pets. “We definitely need this research, just like we are looking to research it for humans. And my goal is not to cost the state of Florida any money,” Miller said. Her amendment to the Senate medical marijuana proposal (SB 7066) would allow the Department of Health to “contract with a veterinary research organization to determine the benefits and contraindications of the use of low-THC cannabis for research and treatment of animals with seizure disorders or other life limiting illnesses. No state appropriation will be used for low-THC cannabis for animal research,” the amendment reads. If approved, the plan would be to get either vet schools or other private firms to conduct the research. Dr. Christine Glenn at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay said there’s just not enough information at this time to give a valid opinion on if pets can benefit from medical pot.
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Minnesota Employers Should Review Policies Ahead Of Medical Marijuana Rollout | Star Tribune

Minnesotas law authorizes the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from several medical conditions including glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, certain cancers, seizure disorders, Crohns disease and illnesses causing severe and persistent muscle spasms. Individuals eligible for the medication are required to enroll in a statewide registry. Given that only a few states have legalized medical marijuana use and that marijuana remains illegal under federal law, laws governing employee policies are evolving. Here are a few guidelines to consider when reviewing your organizations policies. Marijuana law and the ADA The ADA and a companion state disability law currently protect employees from discrimination due to their qualifying disability and require an employer to provide qualified individuals with reasonable workplace accommodations that allow a disabled employee to perform his or her job. Reasonable accommodations may include modifying work hours, making changes to the work setting, or permitting the use of certain prescribed medication, equipment or other physical aids.
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La City Attorney Shuts Down 500+ Illegal Medical Marijuana Shops – Los Angeles News | Fox 11 La Kttv

RELATED | Latest Cannabis Craze: Marijuana Known As ‘Wax’ Feuer said his office has made “remarkable strides” since the May 2013 passage of the proposition in reducing the number of pot businesses in the city, working to close 503 medical marijuana shops. “Many were close to schools, child care centers and other sensitive sites,” Feuer said. “Others were disrupting the quality of life in our neighborhoods.” Feuer said his office has worked with police and neighborhood groups, and “we’ve gotten momentum in our effort aggressively to enforce the will of the voters who enacted Proposition D.” Feuer’s office also is pursuing 245 criminal cases against 1,000 defendants, which include business operators and landlords. His office additionally has worked to shut down a medical marijuana farmers market and a smartphone app that facilitates pot delivery. Feuer said “several hundred” medical marijuana shops remain open around the city. Feuer urged the public to report any illegal medical marijuana shops to atty.medicalmarijuana@lacity.org .
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High Court Gives Legal Pass To Medical Marijuana

Supreme Court review specifically on the question of whether federal law trumps what voters here approved. Timmer said the 2010 law is clear: Arizonans who have certain medical conditions and a doctor’s recommendation can obtain an ID card allowing them to possess and use medical marijuana “without fear of arrests, prosecution or penalty in any manner.” The same law, the justice said, says a patient cannot be denied “any right or privilege … by a court” for the patient’s use of the drug. Berch noted the law about barring the use of marijuana contains an exception for drugs as “lawfully administered by a health care practitioner.” And that, she said, means there is a difference between the illicit use of marijuana and the lawful use of the drug, as Arizona law requires a doctor’s recommendation to get an ID card. The court also brushed aside the argument by Doyle Johnstun, the chief criminal deputy Cochise County attorney, that it does not matter what Arizona law says. Johnstun pointed out that defendant Reed-Kaliher, as a condition of probation, was required to “obey all laws.” And that, he argued, also means the Reed-Kaliher can be forced to obey federal lawsthat make it illegal for anyone to use marijuana for any purpose. Berch was not buying it.
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Editorial: Disapproval Not Enough Reason To Ban Dispensaries – Press Enterprise

The evidence on this, including research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, suggests that they are not, in aggregate, associated with increased crime. Specific public safety issues cited by the city in years past, including its ban on mobile medical marijuana delivery services, have centered on claims that marijuana dispensers can be robbed and that children can accidentally ingest marijuana. It is possible that those engaged in the grey-market and black-market marijuana dispensation are at higher risk of crime and that bringing the businesses above ground may reduce the likelihood of victimization. Drug dealers usually dont call the cops. There is also the argument that, with a greater public access to marijuana, small children will have more opportunities to harm themselves by ingesting the drug, an argument made by the city in years past. Of course, the presence of guns and swimming pools, both legal, also are associated with many accidental deaths. Banning those things, and countless others, could be rationalized on the basis of a potential risk to children. It may be that marijuana dispensaries are simply undesirable businesses, from the perspective of city officials and even other types of businesses. With the city having spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in pursuit of prohibition, and no clear threat demonstrated to public safety, simple disapproval seems a low standard for such a costly endeavor. WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Letters to the Editor: E-mail to letters@pe.com . Please provide your name, city and telephone number (telephone numbers will not be published).
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Medical Marijuana: Pot Delivery Ban Proposed – Press Enterprise

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Pot delivery ban proposed Canyon Lake’s City Council meets Wednesday at City Hall to consider an urgency ordinance that would ban mobile marijuana dispensaries. FILE PHOTO Related article IF YOU GO WHAT: Canyon Lake City Council discusses several issues, including a proposed ban on mobile medical marijuana delivery services WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday INFO: 951-244-2955; cityofcanyonlake.com A burgeoning mobile medical marijuana industry is prompting the Canyon Lake City Council to consider banning such businesses from operating within the city. Like most Southern California cities, Canyon Lake prohibits storefront medical-marijuana dispensaries, though state regulations allow patients to use the substance for medicinal purposes. Some cities, such as Riverside, Hemet, San Jacinto, Eastvale and Jurupa Valley, ban mobile sources as well. A proposed urgency ordinance scheduled Wednesday for the Canyon Lake panels consideration would expand the citys prohibition to include mobile delivery services. In her report to the council, City Attorney Elizabeth Martyn states three mobile distributors advertise their services in Canyon Lake, a city of nearly 11,000 residents, most of whom live behind gates. About 30 mobile operators promote themselves in neighboring Lake Elsinore and Menifee. An unregulated industry of marijuana delivery services is circumventing many cities ban(s) on storefront dispensaries and bringing marijuana directly to peoples homes, offices and more unconventional locations, Martyn said. She said many merchants appear to be going beyond the states parameters for distributing medical marijuana.
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