Massachusetts Licenses 4 More MMJ Dispensaries
Nov25

Massachusetts Licenses 4 More MMJ Dispensaries

MMJ is not unfolding quickly in Massachusetts but it is moving in the right direction.   The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has approved provisional licenses for four more medical marijuana dispensaries, adding to the 11 that have already received the tentative green light. Patriot Care Corp. was given initial approval to open two dispensaries – one in Boston, which will be the city’s first, and the other in...

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Cannabis Kills Cancer
Nov21

Cannabis Kills Cancer

The ultimate poke in the eye accompanying the end of cannabis prohibition is learning that cannabis is effective in treating a variety of cancers. Thank you Harry J. Anslinger.   Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of...

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Who Supports Re-Legalization & Why
Nov20

Who Supports Re-Legalization & Why

Here's an excerpt from a story about who supports re-legalization of cannabis.  It's not just those who partake.   The Pew Research Center's 2013 poll on marijuana attitudes found that a third (35 percent) of adults who have never tried marijuana support legalization, an increase from 25 percent in 2010. My new findings published recently from Monitoring the Future national high school senior data suggest that 17 percent of...

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Vets Asking for MMJ
Nov19

Vets Asking for MMJ

Here's another place re-scheduling cannabis off Schedule 1 would help -- veterans access to medical marijuana.   Every morning, former Air Force senior airman Amy Rising makes breakfast for her second-grader, drives him to school and returns home to prepare what she calls her medicine. She suffers from severe anxiety after four years working in the frenetic global command center at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, providing...

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Commuting in a Re-Legalized Future
Nov18

Commuting in a Re-Legalized Future

Here's someone who is thinking about a different tomorrow....

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High Fees for Maryland MMJ?
Nov17

High Fees for Maryland MMJ?

It's only a set of draft rules, but it's kind of expensive.   A Maryland commission has proposed charging annual fees of $125,000 a year for cultivators and $40,000 for dispensaries – on top of up to $6,000 just to apply for a license. Commission members acknowledged that the numbers might price out mom-and-pop businesses from the industry. But they still need to figure out a way to finance the state’s MMJ program, which is...

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