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2009-10-19 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder today announced formal guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The guidelines make clear that the focus of federal resources should not be on individuals whose actions are in compliance with existing state laws, while underscoring that the Department will continue to prosecute people whose claims of compliance with state and local...

2009-08-19 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Aug.19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK) announces plans to provide services to the medical cannabis industry. With the passing of Proposition 215, making medical cannabis legal in the state of California, Rapid Fire Marketing has entered the business of providing full service marketing, consulting and management services to this newly-emerged industry, which includes medical doctors and cannabis dispensaries. Rapid Fire Marketing is...

2009-07-20 12:23:02

Colorado health officials said they are considering a proposal to limit medical marijuana sales in the state. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment spokesman Mark Salley said the Colorado Board of Health was scheduled to vote Monday on a proposal that would limit the number of patients a medical marijuana dispensary can have as customers at any one time to five in total, The Denver Post reported. Salley said the proposal before the board is in line with the state's Amendment...

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2009-04-06 20:15:00

The state of Michigan has started accepting application for medical marijuana from residents with debilitating illnesses, officials said Monday. Michigan is the 13th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana, the Detroit News reported. The Michigan Department of Community Health said it can take up to 15 days to review an application, which must include a form from a Michigan-licensed doctor certifying that a patient suffers from a qualifying medical condition. It can take another five...

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2009-01-14 08:39:48

A researcher's request to open what would have been the nation's second federally approved medical marijuana research lab was flatly declined by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Lyle Craker, a University of Massachusetts, Amherst horticulturist requested permission to grow the marijuana for research funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California nonprofit that wants to develop marijuana into a legal prescription medication. DEA Administrative Law...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

By Brandon Lowrey NORTHRIDGE -- As California Attorney General Jerry Brown rolled out medical-marijuana guidelines Monday, state agents wrapped up a rare dispensary bust in which the owner of a Northridge pot shop and an associate were arrested. The guidelines say marijuana dispensaries shouldn't operate for profit and ought to keep detailed and accurate records on patients. The news was hailed by medical-marijuana advocates, who saw it as an acknowledgment that dispensaries can be...

2008-08-27 21:00:40

By Wendy Leung If state Attorney General Jerry Brown's medical-marijuana recommendations released this week were meant to clarify a muddied issue caused by conflicting state and federal law, not all local officials saw the light. Some welcomed Brown's effort to protect legal dispensaries and patients, but others believed the guidelines released Monday were far from the final word. San Bernardino County and its Sheriff's Department are challenging Brown's recommendations with a...

2008-08-27 03:00:56

By Wendy Leung If state Attorney General Jerry Brown's medical-marijuana recommendations released this week were meant to clarify a muddied issue caused by conflicting state and federal law, not all local officials saw the light. Some welcomed Brown's effort to protect legal dispensaries and patients, but others believed the guidelines released Monday were far from the final word. San Bernardino County and its Sheriff's Department are challenging Brown's recommendations with a...

2008-08-03 03:00:27

By Lanny Swerdlow As a registered nurse and the person pictured in the July 20 article "High emotions: Group backs medical marijuana," I am growing increasingly weary of the insulting attacks found in Kevin Sabet's July 24 guest commentary, "Public faces medical marijuana scam," which brand me as a miscreant and criminal simply because I am part of a team of health-care professionals who make the ancient medicinal herb marijuana available to patients in need. At the THCF Medical Clinic,...

2008-08-02 21:00:19

By Denise Nix A pot bust in a Redondo Beach motel room led to a precedent- setting ruling this week in the ongoing effort to decipher conflicting and controversial medicinal marijuana laws. Three justices from the 2nd District Court of Appeals decided Wednesday that state law does not require "a patient to periodically renew a doctor's recommendation regarding medical marijuana use." In addition, the justices ruled that it should be left to a jury to determine if the amount of marijuana...


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