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2010-11-01 09:35:00

Marijuana usage for medicinal purposes has been legal in California since 1996, but a new, hard-fought referendum will be on the ballot Tuesday for voters to decide whether or not to become the first US state to legalize all marijuana consumption, cultivation and trade. Proposition 19 would allow people ages 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to 25 square feet of pot plants. A passing vote could also pave the way for large-scale commercial cultivation, though...

2010-10-21 00:00:41

Grow Room Communications set to legitimize the business of medical marijuana Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 Grow Room Communications, America's first and only business development and public relations firm exclusively focused on the medical marijuana industry, has launched in Denver, Colorado. Committed to revolutionizing this $10-14 billion industry, Grow Room Communications is taking the lead in enhancing the professionalism of business operations and providing effective marketing...

2010-10-12 13:15:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBIS), a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis products, is pleased to announce guidance on its product development and FDA Investigative New Drug Applications for its cannabis clinical trials. The Company is also pleased to announce the proposed dividend payout to current shareholders for a new class of common shares is under review by counsel, and the Company expects to...

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2010-07-25 07:20:00

According to new federal regulations, patients being treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it has been legalized. The Veterans Affairs Department directive is intended to clarify current policy in the coming week that says veterans can also be denied pain medication if they use illegal drugs. Veteran groups have continually complained that this could bar veterans from VA benefits if they were caught with medical...

2010-05-10 15:28:00

As Featured Speaker, Presents 16-slide detailed analysis to Conference in San Diego SAN DIEGO, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret), the former White House "Drug Czar" who was Director of National Drug Control Policy in the Clinton Administration, laid out the case against legalizing marijuana as California prepares to vote on the issue in a referendum. As the featured speaker today at the 2010 National Marijuana Initiative and California Campaign...

2010-04-15 06:40:00

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey state legislature passed the bill S119 legalizing medical marijuana on January 18, 2010. Harmony Foundation (a non-profit organization), in association with Greenway University, is starting to hold educational seminars which will cover everything needed to know about the medical marijuana / cannabis industry. In the next six months, the state health department must decide who will be permitted to open "Alternative...

2010-04-08 13:38:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ** 'Cannabis - The Medicine Plant' Forum The 6th Annual National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics April 15-17, 2010, Crown Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Ave. , Warwick, RI ** "Harborside Health Center, a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif., is looked upon as a model of how others could...

2010-03-25 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Opposition to the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010) has learned that the ballot measure for The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 has officially been certified by the State of California to qualify for the November ballot. Opposition proponent Alexandra Datig said, "Drug addiction is an epidemic and marijuana is a silent killer. For California to legalize marijuana would further contribute to the harms that...

2010-03-11 10:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Marijuana is not just for brownies anymore. It has touched the lives of thousands of Michigan residents who are struggling with chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, spasms or wasting syndrome. For patients in Michigan, relief is now even closer. The Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Center (MMMCC) has opened a new, larger location in Southfield to help qualified patients get doctor recommendations to use medical marijuana as an...

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2009-12-09 13:10:00

California may be a state that is best known for being one of the pioneers in having a medical marijuana industry. News reports, however, reveal that the city of Los Angeles has decided to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries to 70. According to the Associated Press, the city council has already arrived at this decision, although they will still need to take a vote on the ordinance that will regulate these dispensaries. Medical marijuana cooperatives in California were allowed...


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