Tag Archives: Medical Marijuana

Questions Arise on Implementation of New Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law

Opponents of the Massachusetts medical marijuana law passed Tuesday say they are concerned about how the drug’s distribution will be regulated, and whether the state can prevent abuses. …

Medical Marijuana Easy to Get for Recreational Use in Los Angeles, Critics Contend

The presence of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, estimated to number between 500 and 1,000, makes it simple to obtain the drug for recreational use, according to critics of the storefronts. The City Council last week repealed a ban on the dispensaries that it had recently passed. …

Is Marijuana Medicine?

One of the biggest points of contention about marijuana is whether or not it can be considered medicine, according to Kevin Sabet, PhD, Policy Consultant and Assistant Professor, University of Florida. He says that while smoked crude marijuana is not medicine, marijuana does have medicinal properties – found in its individual components. …

Los Angeles City Council Rescinds Ban on Medical Marijuana Shops

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to repeal a new ban on medical marijuana shops. The vote leaves the city without any regulation of its estimated 1,000 medical marijuana dispensaries, according to the Los Angeles Times. …

Los Angeles Voters to Decide Whether to Override City’s Ban on Medical Marijuana

Supporters of a measure that would repeal a new Los Angeles City Council ban on medical marijuana dispensaries have gained enough signatures to put the initiative on the upcoming March ballot. …

Commentary: Medical Marijuana – Time for Parents to Step In

As the evidence mounts of the negative effects of medical marijuana laws in various states, it’s even more important for parents to recognize that marijuana needs to be on their parenting radar screen, say researchers from the Treatment Research Institute. …

New Jersey Allows Patient Registration for Medical Marijuana

Patients in New Jersey with a doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana to treat certain health problems will be allowed to register for identification cards starting Thursday. The state plans to open its first medical marijuana dispensary in September. …

Medical Marijuana May Impair Driving Skills, Study Suggests

Medical marijuana may worsen driving skills, but typical sobriety tests do not detect the impairment, a small study suggests. …

L.A. Approves Ban on Marijuana Dispensaries; Advocates Vow to Overturn Decision

After the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down the city’s 762 marijuana dispensaries, medical marijuana advocates said they will work to overturn the ban. …

74 Percent of Teens in CO Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Used Diverted Medical Marijuana

Three-quarters of teenage patients in substance abuse treatment programs in Denver, Colorado said they used someone else’s medical marijuana, according to a new study. …