The Marijuana Green Rush Is On As marijuana becomes more mainstream, I often wonder what the industry will look like in two years, five years, ten years, and beyond. One thing is for sure – it isn’t going to look like it does now. As more and more states legalize marijuana, and marijuana becomes more mainstream, things are no doubt going to evolve. But how? There are normal trends that industries usually follow, and the marijuana industry will exhibit some traits of those trends, but there will also be a [...]
People suffering from PTSD, especially veterans, deserve to use medical marijuana to treat their health issue. Anyone who says otherwise lacks compassion. Below is information about a petition to add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Please sign it today! To be delivered to: The Oregon State House and The Oregon State Senate PETITION STATEMENT Please support SB 281, which will allow our veterans and others suffering from PTSD to qualify for medical marijuana under the OMMA. Our veterans and other victims of trauma [...]
Michael Levinsohn worked as a public defender his first two years in San Diego, trying approximately twenty jury trials, and has been in private criminal defense practice ever since. He practiced in the Bay Area from 1992 to 2004, and then moved to Los Angeles. He has essentially a “no-deals” approach to defending medical marijuana cases, and has cleared a number of defendants of marijuana charges, money laundering, and “deposit structuring.” He has a particular affinity for marijuana-related child endangerment charges, including the case of Daisy Bram in Butte County.
At CA NORML’s 2013 Conference, State Senator Mark Leno spoke about legislative solutions to statewide obstacles regarding medical cannabis use in California. Sen. Leno represents the 11th Senate District of California, which includes San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor and portions of South San Francisco. Senator Leno has advanced hemp legalization and medical marijuana employment rights legislation in Sacramento, and was the author of the 2010 marijuana decriminalization bill signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger.
Boston, MA: The use of cannabis among patients with established coronary disease is not associated with increased mortality risk, according to trial data published online in the American Heart Journal. Investigators at the Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, conducted a prospective study assessing the survival rates of 3,886 heart attack survivors over an 18-year period. Authors reported that 519 subjects died during this period, including 22 of the 109 reporting marijuana use in the year before their heart attack. However, investigators concluded, “There was no statistically significant association between marijuana use [...]
The Saint Louis Health and Human Services Committee considered Alderman Shane Cohn’s proposal to reform the city’s cannabis laws on Thursday, and the proceedings yielded mixed results. The bad news is that the committee chair removed the sections relating to medical marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. The good news is that the rest of the bill — which will prevent arrest for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana, make the offense a municipal infraction like a traffic ticket, and instruct the courts that the proper disposition of the case is [...]
By Phillip Smith A bipartisan group of five legislators has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana possession in New Hampshire. The bill, House Bill 492, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce by adults 21 and over and allow the cultivation of a limited number of plants by adults. It would also allow for licensed and regulated marijuana commerce. The measure has majority support in the state, but just barely. A Public Policy Polling survey earlier this month found 53% supported changing state law to regulate marijuana alike alcohol, [...]