medical marijuana http://wamc.org en Medical Marijuana Inching To Legalization In NY http://wamc.org/post/medical-marijuana-inching-legalization-ny <p></p><p></p><p>New York is inching toward legalizing some form of medical marijuana as support grows in the state Legislature and is likely to become one of a handful of issues taken up when lawmakers return later this month.</p><p>It remains unclear where the drug for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's limited research program or broader, legalized use under the "Compassionate Care Act" would come from.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:15:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 88040 at http://wamc.org Medical Marijuana Inching To Legalization In NY Medical Marijuana Next Big Issue In New York http://wamc.org/post/medical-marijuana-next-big-issue-new-york <p>Now that the New York State budget is done, the focus at the Capitol shifts to some other priorities, including whether to allow medical marijuana. Advocates came to the Capitol to lobby lawmakers, but the bill is getting bogged down over political skirmishes. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:42:13 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87740 at http://wamc.org Medical Marijuana Next Big Issue In New York Vermont's Medical Marijuana Usage Is Booming http://wamc.org/post/vermonts-medical-marijuana-usage-booming <p></p><p></p><p>New statistics show medical marijuana is booming in Vermont. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87115 at http://wamc.org Vermont's Medical Marijuana Usage Is Booming In Time Of Varying Laws, Forum Focuses On Youth Marijuana Usage http://wamc.org/post/time-varying-laws-forum-focuses-youth-marijuana-usage <p>Laws regarding the sale and use of marijuana vary across the country. The issue of the drug’s use among teens was the topic of a talk in Lenox, Massachusetts Wednesday.</p><p>While Colorado and Washington allow the recreational use of marijuana and states like Massachusetts have legalized the drug for medicinal purposes, the federal government considers it a Schedule I drug. That puts it in the same category as drugs like heroin. The legal uncertainty creates confusion for teens according to a countywide study cited by Lenox Public Schools superintendent Edward Costa.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86299 at http://wamc.org In Time Of Varying Laws, Forum Focuses On Youth Marijuana Usage Mass. Rep Suggests 2nd Chances For Pot Applicants http://wamc.org/post/mass-rep-suggests-2nd-chances-pot-applicants <p>A state lawmaker reviewing the selection of operators of medical marijuana dispensaries says the state agency overseeing the process should reconsider some highly-rated proposals that were not approved for provisional licenses.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:08:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85896 at http://wamc.org Mass. Rep Suggests 2nd Chances For Pot Applicants Sean Philpott: Reefer Madness http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-reefer-madness <p>While I was on the phone with a colleague from Denver last week, our conversation turned inevitably to the topic of marijuana. Colorado legalized recreational use of drug via popular referendum in 2012, creating the world's first fully regulated recreational marijuana market. The first commercial sales occurred this past January, with $15 million in sales reported in the first month alone.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Sean Philpott 85766 at http://wamc.org MA Gov. Patrick: No Reason To Start Over On Medical Pot http://wamc.org/post/ma-gov-patrick-no-reason-start-over-medical-pot <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick</a> says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.</p><p>Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won't be until they verify all the information they provided in their applications.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:17:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85043 at http://wamc.org MA Gov. Patrick: No Reason To Start Over On Medical Pot MA Health Officials Grant Medical Marijuana Licenses http://wamc.org/post/ma-health-officials-grant-medical-marijuana-licenses <p>Massachusetts health officials have granted 20 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:19:33 +0000 Jim Levulis 82989 at http://wamc.org MA Health Officials Grant Medical Marijuana Licenses CT Selects First Producers Of Medical Marijuana http://wamc.org/post/ct-selects-first-producers-medical-marijuana <p>WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have selected the first producers of medical marijuana, saying the move will benefit seriously ill patients while safeguards will prevent abuses.</p><p><a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Gov. Dannel P. Malloy</a> and other officials announced the selection Tuesday of four producers who will operate facilities in West Haven, Portland, Simsbury and Watertown.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:16:48 +0000 Jim Levulis 82768 at http://wamc.org CT Selects First Producers Of Medical Marijuana Patients, Advocates Visit Albany To Push For Expanded Medical Marijuana Law http://wamc.org/post/patients-advocates-visit-albany-push-expanded-medical-marijuana-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Patients with serious health conditions, including children with a severe seizure disorder, came to the Capitol to urge passage of a bill to more fully allow access to medical &nbsp;marijuana in New York.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 81778 at http://wamc.org Patients, Advocates Visit Albany To Push For Expanded Medical Marijuana Law