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Thu
21
Jun

Budding friendship: Doctor credits dispensary owner for cannabis education

Since 2011, Dr. Rav Ivker has seen nearly 8,000 medical marijuana patients at his holistic medicine practice in Boulder. Over that same period, Ivker has been in steady contact with David Threlfall, owner of Denver dispensary Trill Evolutions and Boulder's Trill Alternatives, meeting regularly to exchange information gathered from MMJ patient feedback.

Thu
21
Jun

Travelling with medical marijuana? What the TSA want you to know

Medical marijuana was supposed to make life easier for people with chronic pain, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and other conditions.

And it has, as long as you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal… and you stay there.

But if you decide to leave your state — or the United States — you could end up facing a dizzying array of legal consequences.

These range from being asked to dump your weed at the airport, to having to deal with local law enforcement, to getting a prison sentence (in certain countries with a hardline stance against marijuana).

Thu
21
Jun

Aurora Cannabis to spin out U.S. assets into separate company

Canadian shareholders will receive 1 share in new company for every 20 Aurora shares they own.

Canada's second largest cannabis company plans to place its U.S. assets into a new separate company that will focus on investing in the cannabis and real estate sector there.

TSX-listed Aurora Cannabis said Wednesday it plans to distribute units of its subsidiary Australis Capital Inc. to shareholders in the near future.

Wed
20
Jun

Maine Supreme Court: Workers’ compensation does not cover medical marijuana

Maine’s Supreme Court handed down a ruling today that the state’s workers’ compensation system does not cover the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The ruling is yet another instance where federal prohibition is creating problems for states with legal cannabis programs.

Tuesday’s ruling stems from a workers’ compensation case involving an employee with the Twin Rivers Paper Company, LLC. Gaetan H. Bourgoin suffered a back injury on the job with the company. Bourgoin then received a medical cannabis recommendation to treat the related back pain. An initial order required the company to pay for its employee’s medical marijuana. But the Supreme Court ultimately sided with the employer’s objections.

Wed
20
Jun

A higher calling: How Israeli marijuana research changed the world

As much of the world debates how to address marijuana use, the vast majority of American states have legalized it or allow it for medical purposes. Global pharmaceutical companies and hospitals seeking effective treatments using cannabis should look to Professor Raphael Mechoulam, a scientist at Hebrew University. Mechoulam, a pioneer in the field, was the first to isolate, analyze and synthesize the major psychoactive and non-psychoactive compounds in cannabis and has developed a number of revolutionary marijuana-related treatments. 

Wed
20
Jun

The 10 best marijuana dispensaries in Detroit

The history of marijuana decriminalization in Michigan is combative. As a Rust Belt state, we’re not the most progressive hood around, but we take what we got and make the best of it. Michigan voters first agreed to a medicinal marijuana ballot proposal in 2008. What a great November that was. Seriously.

Tue
19
Jun

Texas Republican party supports marijuana decriminalization and reclassifying cannabis at federal level

While the Democratic Party in major states like New York has come out in support of marijuana legalization in recent months, the Republican Party continues to stay silent on the issue. But now one state's GOP is taking a major stand on the issue, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Tue
19
Jun

Medical marijuana drive-thru coming to Florida

Medical marijuana patients will have a new option to get their pot.

Curaleaf, which has pot retail outlets in Miami-Dade and Lake Worth, will be adding a new store with a drive-thru option in Palm Harbor just northwest of Tampa. The company says it’s the first dispensary in Florida with a drive-thru.

The marijuana dispensary will open Tuesday and have a ribbon cutting at the store, 35388 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor.

The idea behind the drive-thru is to make it easier for patients who may have physical challenges getting into the store because of their disabilities and medical conditions, said Lindsay Jones, president of Curaleaf Florida.

Tue
19
Jun

After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business

Konstantinos Syros turned to cannabis 26 years ago after a motorcycle accident left him with deformed arm and debilitating pain that conventional treatments could not assuage. For years he had to buy it illegally. Now, he plans to grow it himself.

Greece legalized cannabis for medical use last year, and in March this year it lifted a ban on growing and producing it, in the hope of drawing foreign investment into the sector.

The law permitting Greeks to grow cannabis has come as a relief to patients, who say that lifting the ban on using it was only half the battle, as long as it remained hard to get.

Tue
19
Jun

UK: 'Expert panel' set up to look at prescribing medicinal cannabis

The government has announced measures which could make it easier for people to access medicinal cannabis.

At the moment, it is almost impossible for anyone to get it on prescription, despite cannabis oil having proven benefit in controlling epileptic seizures. In the House of Commons today, Home Office minister Nick Hurd MP announced an expert panel to look at the scientific benefits of cannabis medicine, and any individual applications.

It will be made up of clinicians, led by chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies, Mr Hurd said.

He said the high profile cases of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley had ‘highlighted the need for the Government to explore the issue further and our handling of these issues further’.

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