Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
AmeriCann Partners With Medical Marijuana Applicants In Illinois In $9 Million Alliance

AmeriCann, Inc. (ACAN OTCQX), a company that develops cannabis cultivation facilities and provides capital for cannabis entrepreneurs, has partnered with local medical marijuana applicants in the state of Illinois. “AmeriCann’s management team members have had extensive first-hand experience with compassionate medical marijuana programs for many years,” AmeriCann CEO Tim Keogh stated.  “We have seen the tremendous benefits that patients have received from medical cannabis and, as an organization, we are proud to play a role in helping to potentially bring an important medicine to patients in Illinois.” In Illinois, the [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Oregon Court Rules That Local Governments May Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

It has been a wild ride for medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Medical marijuana dispensaries have been around for a long, long time in Oregon. However, until late 2013 they were illegal, and it wasn’t until this year that licenses were issued to make some of them completely legal. Ironically, even though the dispensaries were illegal for so long, it was only after they became legal that local governments started to crack down on some of them. Some local governments issued moratoriums prohibiting them from opening until rules could be [...]

Oct 192014
 October 19, 2014
Regulations For CBD Oil Proposed By Missouri Department Of Health And Senior Services

By John Payne Last Thursday, October 9, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services proposed regulations for the recommendation and distribution of CBD oil to patients with intractable epilepsy. The proposed regulations explain the requirements and process by which patients can apply for a “Hemp Extract Registration Card” that allows each patient to possess up to 20 ounces of CBD oil. These regulations are not finalized. The general public can comment on them until November 8. If you would like to submit a comment, mail it to the Missouri [...]

Oct 182014
 October 18, 2014
Israeli Researchers To Study Anti-Tumor Effects Of CBD In Cancer Patients

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Israeli investigators intend to evaluate the potential anti-tumoral effects of the canabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) in select cancer patients. Researchers at the Hassadah Medical Center in Jerusalem will conduct a Phase II clinical trial to assess the impact of CBD as single treatment in cancer patients who have failed to respond to conventional therapies. Participants in the trial will receive CBD therapy for a period of eight weeks. Data documenting the potent anti-cancer activity of various cannabinoids – including THC, CBD, and CBG – both [...]

Oct 172014
 October 17, 2014
Can You Bring Your Medical Marijuana To Other States?

By John Knetemann Would you believe me if I told you that your medical marijuana permit or card is constitutionally valid in every state you enter? That if you have a medical card from Colorado that you have a constitutional right to bring your marijuana into Wyoming? You probably don’t believe me because it is only technically true, but not true in practice. If you are familiar with the Constitution of the United States you may be familiar with Article IV Section 1 of the Constitution, also known as the Full Faith and Credit [...]

Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014
DFW NORML Hosts Dallas Marijuana March October 18th

Dallas, Texas – The Dallas / Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (DFW NORML) is hosting the Dallas Marijuana March on Saturday October 18th at Dallas City Hall (1500 Marilla St. Dallas, TX 75201) and Dealey Plaza. Working in conjunction with the city of Dallas Special Events Office and the Dallas Police Department, this will be an historic event for marijuana law reform in the Lone Star State where marijuana consumers and non-toking lovers of liberty alike will peacefully assemble, protest and march for a new approach to [...]

Oct 152014
 October 15, 2014
Another Poll Shows Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Very Close

Once upon a time Florida’s medical marijuana initiative looked like it would win by a large margin. I saw a poll that put support for the initiative as high as 88%. A lot has changed since then. Conservative funder Sheldon Adelson has pumped millions of dollars into the opposition’s campaign, and the opposition’s campaign has resorted to some very shady tactics. The no on Amendment 2 campaign even went as far as putting out advertising suggesting that medical marijuana cookies would become the new date rape drug of choice. This [...]

Oct 142014
 October 14, 2014
Florida Medical Marijuana Campaign Releases Another Ad

The battle to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is one of the most hard fought marijuana reform battles I’ve ever seen. Both sides are spending enormous sums of money on their campaigns, with the opposition led by long time conservative funder Sheldon Adelson, and the Amendment 2 side being largely funded by attorney John Morgan. The Amendment 2 campaign released another campaign ad, which can be seen below. I hope it helps, for the sake of patients in Florida who desperately need safe access to their medicine.

Oct 142014
 October 14, 2014
Increase In Oregon Medical Marijuana Patients Attributed To Increased Safe Access

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program started in 1998. At first the number of patients in the program was small due to many factors. For starters, there weren’t as many qualifying conditions as there are today. Also, the number of plants a patient/caregiver/grower could have and the amount of dried medicine they could have was much less, providing less benefit to patients compared to today. Another factor was that it was so new, and I remember a lot of people I knew were skeptical of ‘being on a list somewhere.’ All [...]

But I Am Not A Doctor

 Posted by at 2:49 PM on October 12, 2014  Medical Marijuana Policy
Oct 122014
 October 12, 2014
But I Am Not A Doctor

By John Knetemann Recently, I was in Washington D.C. for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day, where hundreds of students gather to talk and learn about their passion for ending the Drug War. At the end of the conference, students make meetings with their senators and representatives in congress about particular issues concerning sensible drug policy. I did this, and got an interesting response from a senator’s staffer. While we were focusing on particular bills being presented in the House and Senate, I veered off on one [...]