medical marijuana

North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Vermont's Medical Marijuana Usage Is Booming

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New statistics show medical marijuana is booming in Vermont.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

In Time Of Varying Laws, Forum Focuses On Youth Marijuana Usage

Rick Cresta, a clinical social worker and professor at Boston University's School of Social Work, spoke about the confusion surrounding marijuana and it's use. More than 75 people attended the event Wednesday night at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School.
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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.

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.

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New England News
8:08 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Mass. Rep Suggests 2nd Chances For Pot Applicants

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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.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Sean Philpott: Reefer Madness

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.

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New England News
7:17 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

MA Gov. Patrick: No Reason To Start Over On Medical Pot

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.

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.

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New England News
1:19 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

MA Health Officials Grant Medical Marijuana Licenses

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Massachusetts health officials have granted 20 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

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New England News
5:16 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

CT Selects First Producers Of Medical Marijuana

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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.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other officials announced the selection Tuesday of four producers who will operate facilities in West Haven, Portland, Simsbury and Watertown.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Patients, Advocates Visit Albany To Push For Expanded Medical Marijuana Law

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   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  marijuana in New York.

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New York News
7:45 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Congressman Says Medical Marijuana Plan Makes Sense

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North Country Congressman Democrat Bill Owens says he has no objection to Governor Cuomo’s plan to allow some hospitals in New York to dispense medical marijuana. 

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New York News
12:31 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

NY Gov. Cuomo And Medical Marijuana

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New York is in line to become the next state to legalize medical marijuana.   Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to use the occasion of his 4th "State of the State" address to announce his intentions to add New York to the list of states currently allowing medical marijuana.

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