Monthly Archives: February 2015

In The News

US Surgeon General Backs Medical Marijuana

“…The nation’s top doctor on Wednesday suggested an openness to wider use of medical marijuana, saying the drug might offer some medical benefits. “We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms that marijuana can be helpful,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told “CBS This Morning.”

http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/231717-surgeon-general-backs-medical-marijuana

US Drug Czar Approves DC Legalization

“…U.S. drug czar Michael Botticelli, though banned from supporting marijuana legalization due to federal law, says that the nation’s capital should be able to implement its own laws using its own funds, even if that does indeed mean legalizing marijuana…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/06/michael-botticelli-marijuana_n_6633638.html

Justice Department Goes After Marijuana Mafia in Oakland

“…Lawyers for U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag appeared in court Tuesday in an effort to shut down a medical marijuana collective in Oakland, California, despite federal guidance discouraging U.S. prosecutors from going after state-legal cannabis operations…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/03/harborside-melinda-haag-appeal_n_6608768.html

Marijuana Proven To Be Effective Against Depression

“..Research has suggested that cannabis may be a promising treatment option for a number of different physical and mental health conditions, from post-traumatic stress disorder to chronic pain. A study released this week suggests that depression can be added to that list…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/06/marijauna-depression_n_6622126.html

Cannabis Advocate: Ohio Bill Doesn’t Go Far Enough

“…The leader of an Ohio families’ group that has been campaigning to get medical marijuana for sick children said Thursday a bill introduced this week in the state House does not go far enough to provide relief to the ailing…” 

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/02/05/cannabis-advocate-ohio-bill-go-far-enough/22940019/

Santa Ana Lottery

“…Thursday afternoon’s lottery was a result of the city-backed, voter-approved measure that says dispensaries can operate only in two industrial areas…”

http://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/la-me-0206-pot-shop-lottery-20150206-story.html

Cypress Hill Rapper Wins Marijuana Lottery

“…. Hip-hop group Cypress Hill gained fame in the 1990s with marijuana-themed songs like “Dr. Greenthumb.” Now one of its members might become a real Dr. Greenthumb after he and 19 other applicants won a city lottery Thursday to put them on a path to legally distribute medical marijuana in Santa Ana….” 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-650380-marijuana-lottery.html

800 Plants Seized in Washington

“…Detectives in Washington state busted a massive, illegal marijuana grow-house that was cultivating pot next-door to a day care center, and helping to undercut the state’s legal marijuana market…”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/wash-deputies-find-800-pot-plants-day-care-article-1.2105478

Republicans Must Fold on Marijuana To Stay Relevant

“…those who want to see a Republican in the White House should take note – millennials could be the deciding vote in 2016, and marijuana law reform could be a key issue….”

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/marijuana-legalization-could-unlock-millennial-votes-for-gop-in-2016-steven-moore-1.9912281

 

 

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