Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana dispensaries are a type of business that exist in a legal grey area. MEDICAL MARIJUANA USER: I used to be on approximately 14 different prescriptions, and I would still have up to 12 seizures a day. Medical Marijuana of Hawaii is brought to you by Hawaiian Pacific Pain and Palliative Care (HIPPPC. com) While based on Oahu , we have satellite clinics for patients on Kauai and Maui . Medical Marijuana has been legal in Nevada since 2001. Medical marijuana is a source of confusion, frustration and ignorance among many of us. Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states, and that number is expected to grow. Medical marijuana has been tolerated in California since the Compassionate Use Act, proposition 215, was passed in 1996. Medical marijuana use has been legal in Montana since 2004, when voters there approved an initiative allowing doctors to recommend it to their patients. Medical marijuana laws vary greatly by state, so check your facts.

State officials won’t disclose the children’s medical conditions. States with medical marijuana laws should mandate a 49% domestic living tax on all federal employees (except military) living within their States. California State law per se does not require any specific documentation for a person to claim primary caregiver status, but some county codes or city ordinances may place stricter requirements. “Active State Medical Marijuana Programs” . The continuously expanding Surveillance State in the United States is easily one of the most consequential and under-discussed political developments. Our Colorado Constitution states no person shall engage in the medical use of marijuana in plain view of, or in a place open to, the general public. A person arrested and charged with cultivation under state law has the right to use a medical marijuana defense, if the cultivation was for personal use only, and if the person is a qualifying patient with a copy of their medical record documenting the physicians recommendation and discussion on medical marijuana. Maine is the fifth state to provide for dispensaries of medical grade marijuana for persons with debilitating and chronic medical conditions. So last summer, when Washington state legislators introduced an initiative to legalize marijuana. Medical Marijuana activist who drafted the initiative A anticipated a fair amount of support from its established pot-growing-and-selling community in the State of Oregon (2010-10-08).

Similar letters forced other dispensaries to shut down, including two in the Tenderloin, two in the Mission District, and one on Market Street, all since November. Most dispensaries have panic buttons that call the local police. Under the bill, dispensaries would be allowed to possess up to 1,500 ounces of marijuana. Medical marijuana dispensaries are a type of business that exist in a legal grey area. HopeNet was one of three dispensaries, along with 208 Valencia Caregivers and Shambhala Healing Center on Mission Street, whose landlords received warning letters from Melinda Haag , the United States Attorney for Northern California. On Monday, 25 dispensaries targeted by federal officials had to be closed down . As well as helping dispensaries avoid the federal crackdown, providing a delivery service can have a lot of benefits for medical marijuana users. Since last July, the New Jersey towns selected for dispensaries have used zoning laws to prevent them from opening, and only two of six dispensary owners have secured a site to operate. Colorado dispensaries, however, have made a move to increase their political sway by joining the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Many dispensaries claim they are a collective, but beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

HEMP for Food, FUEL AND FIBER. Cook, T; Powell D; Bradley T (2008-11-05). “I think it’s bad politics and bad policy,” he told The Hill in an interview Friday. I’d call her the “c” word, that rhymes with punt, but I’m sure it’s not nasty enough to describe this vile harpy. For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled. A new President had taken office promising to call off the federal prosecutors in states that had legalized weed for the sick. Since legalizing medical marijuana, Montana has not seen an increase in crime. Friday was the last day for applicants to submit Marijuana Dispensary Registration Certificate Applications to the State. Proposition 203 sets the foundation for new businesses to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana as new the law takes effect in April 2011. Access to medicinal marijuana for individuals who are ill or enduring difficult and painful therapies is both a medical and a states rights issue. There may be other laws that apply to some situations. Medical marijuana is gaining momentum worldwide as a natural medicine that provides safe alternatives to treatment by toxic chemicals. Medical marijuana use has surged in the 16 states and the District of Columbia that allow its use. Medical marijuana is now a $1.7 billion market, according to a report released Wednesday by See Change Strategy, an independent financial analysis firm that specializes in new and unique markets. Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states, and that number is expected to grow. With 2,768 medical marijuana dispensaries, clinics, and cannabis clubs to choose from, we can help you find the best one for your needs. If another 20 states pass medical marijuana laws as the study projects is possible, the market could grow to $8.9 billion in 2016. Ironically, national support for medical marijuana is at a high, at about 70%, and more and more advocates are calling for total legalization of the drug. In California, annual retail sales of medical marijuana may be as high as $1.3 billion. Now in 2011, the report notes that a national market for medical marijuana is worth $1.7 billion and could grow to nearly $9 billion in the next five years. Last Wednesday, Quinnipiac University poll reported that 68 percent of Connecticut voters favor medical marijuana legalization.

Early this year, Rhode Island became the 11th state to enact a medical marijuana law, adding another light on a path that New York should follow. The New York State Association of County Health Officials said what many have known for years when it endorsed my medical marijuana bill three years ago: Marijuana has proven to be effective in the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and those suffering from severe pain or nausea. The legalization of medical marijuana would be a step forward for the health of all New Yorkers.

Last spring, the medical marijuana bill in Rhode Island and my own similar legislation here in New York were both moving forward at a steady clip; in the Assembly my bill has 45 sponsors, including 10 Republicans. In both states, the public and a broad array of organizations representing physicians and other health care professionals and patients agreed that it simply makes no sense to arrest patients battling cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, or other life-threatening illnesses for using medical marijuana if their doctor has recommended it. The medical science is well recognized, including an extensive 1999 report by the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine.

Medical marijuana activist app launched 1/14/2012 – The largest medical cannabis advocacy group in the country, Americans for Safe Access, recently launched a free iPhone app for marijuana activists.
Medical marijuana is legalized by US states, but not by the federal government, which still classifies it as a drug.
Many medical marijuana dispensing collectives consider themselves to be health care facilities. With 2,768 medical marijuana dispensaries, clinics, and cannabis clubs to choose from, we can help you find the best one for your needs.
Currently, medical marijuana is legalized in these states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
By issuing state medical marijuana business licenses, they have effectively legalized medical marijuana entrepreneurialism, and opened the doors for many medical marijuana businesses to start operating without fear of federal action being taken against them.
The solution for many medical marijuana entrepreneurs is to abandon their physical locations and turn towards a delivery based service. T
There are another 467 medical marijuana related enterprises in the state, and they are beginning the first step towards approval, with state officials contacting local authorities to determine whether they object to cannabis related businesses operating in their area.
People who want to get a Medical Marijuana ID card (MMID) need to have a note from a doctor saying that their condition would benefit from the use of marijuana.
For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled. A new President had taken office promising to call off the federal prosecutors in states that had legalized weed for the sick. No this never happened.
The tax from the sales of medical marijuana is treated the same as the tax received from the sale of all tangible personal property.
Ironically, national support for medical marijuana is at a high, at about 70%, and more and more advocates are calling for total legalization of the drug.
In California, annual retail sales of medical marijuana may be as high as $1.3 billion. And roughly the same percentage (46%) says allowing medical marijuana makes it easier for people to get marijuana even if they don’t have a real medical need — though just 26% of Americans say this is something that concerns them.
About six-in-ten (61%) Republicans favor permitting medical marijuana in their state compared with 76% of independents and 80% of Democrats.
Now in 2011, the report notes that a national market for medical marijuana is worth $1.7 billion and could grow to nearly $9 billion in the next five years. Some 67% of Republicans said federal officials should respect state medical marijuana laws.
Last week, New York Times published one of the most powerful editorials about medical marijuana that I’ve ever seen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/opinion/a-judges-plea-for-medical-marijuana.html

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