Medical Marijuana Advocates Go For Vote

Dana Ulrich of Lancaster County said July 9 that she couldn’t understand why senators won’t act sooner when lives are at stake. Ulrich’s 6-year-old daughter Lorelei suffers from severe seizures and she and other advocates believe marijuana oil extracts can save the lives of their seizure-wracked children while helping treat other ailments.

The bill is in the Appropriations Committee and Chairman Jake Corman says his staff didn’t have time to analyze it before senators take their traditional summer break from Harrisburg. It lacks support from Gov. Tom Corbett and House Republican majority leaders. Meanwhile, across the Delaware River, New York has become the 23rd state in the country to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment though the state will have one of the more restrictive programs in the U.S. Under legislation signed into law on July 5 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 different diseases including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy will be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.

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Plans Readied For Medical Pot Operation

A Montevideo parent says he’s prepared to run Minnesota’s first medical marijuana manufacturing operation if the state cant get the drug elsewhere. Jeremy Pauling is a member of the states new task force that will study the impact of the new medical marijuana law. Pauling’s daughter, Katelyn, suffers from a degenerative brain disease and her family thinks medical marijuana could help her.

Pauling tells Minnesota Public Radio he has county and city support for building an indoor growing facility to provide the marijuana extract legalized by the state earlier this year. The Minnesota Office of Medical Cannabis has until Aug. 1 to determine if the state can rely on the federal government to supply the marijuana it needs. If not, the marijuana will be grown and manufactured in Minnesota.

To read more, visit http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/11/plans-readied-for-medical-marijuana-operation/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Florida Business Of Pot In State Discussions

Marijuana went on sale Tuesday in Washington state as it became the second state to legalize recreational marijuana. Quick Clicks State-by-state look at marijuana… Colorado opened store-fronts selling pot in January. Now in Florida, the business of pot was front and center at a hearing this week on how the state will regulate a very narrow kind of non-high-producing marijuana. While Florida isn’t talking about full legalization, a recent poll shows the medical marijuana amendment is being supported by seven out of 10 likely voters. It will need 60 percent approval by voters to pass. Idaho Springs, Colorado, has a population of just over 1,700.

To read more, visit http://www.news4jax.com/news/florida-business-of-pot-in-state-discussions/26848064

Medical Marijuana Advocates Push For Vote

Dana Ulrich of Lancaster County said July 9 that she couldn’t understand why senators won’t act sooner when lives are at stake. Ulrich’s 6-year-old daughter Lorelei suffers from severe seizures and she and other advocates believe marijuana oil extracts can save the lives of their seizure-wracked children while helping treat other ailments.

The bill is in the Appropriations Committee and Chairman Jake Corman says his staff didn’t have time to analyze it before senators take their traditional summer break from Harrisburg. It lacks support from Gov. Tom Corbett and House Republican majority leaders. Meanwhile, across the Delaware River, New York has become the 23rd state in the country to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment though the state will have one of the more restrictive programs in the U.S. Under legislation signed into law on July 5 by Gov.

To read more, visit http://pikecountycourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140710/NEWS01/140719985

Pot Dispensary In Final Inspection Phase Of Being Approved

“For instance, someone that might be working in the kitchen doesn’t have any job responsibilities in cultivation, so they wouldn’t have access to (restricted areas),” Hillier explained. The cultivation space is being built out, he said, as well as a completely new commercial-grade kitchen. “We’re working on all parts of it to try and get the building ready to come online as soon as possible so that we can help the patients,” he said.”They’ve had quite a wait.”

The whole approval process faced criticism over the winter, when news reports highlighted various issues with verification of applicant information and a possible conflict of interest between DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and former Congressman William Delahunt, a dispensary applicant. Hillier said the issue was clearly a delay for everybody, including the patients. Dispensaries were projected to open in summer, with the inspection phase beginning in spring, according to a flow chart posted on the DPH website. Now, officials have announced that some dispensaries could open by November and others by February 2015.

The verification process included background checks on investors, staff and related companies, according to a DPH press release. The department contacted more than 200 people to verify their support — another problem highlighted in the press. “I think the process certainly took longer than the patients expected for sure, and I think it took longer than any of the applicants initially thought,” Hillier said. “But it’s a process that had to happen and so we’re just focused on moving forward.” Although the dispensary had hoped to open by September, Hillier said now, November would be great.

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Georgia Solons To Study Medical Reefer Across The State

State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, and Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, announced Thursday that the first meeting of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the state Capitol.

To read more, visit http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/legislative-panel-on-medical-marijuana-to-meet-aro/ngcwq/

Brevard County Commissioners Discuss Possible Medical Pot Legislation

We believe only a pharmacist is qualified to dispense this medication.  Dr. Eric asked the Brevard county commission to look into how to zone and how to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries which his association could operate.

Thousands of Florida’s children currently suffer from daily life-threatening seizures for which medical marijuana has proven effective.  Under the Charlotte’s Web law, a non-euphoric strain is now legal.  After the elections in November, other strains could become legal under the medical marijuana initiative.  I’ve got nine bulging disks.

To read more, visit http://www.wesh.com/news/brevard-county-commissioners-discuss-possible-medical-marijuana-legislation/26849996

Medical Pot Is Now Officially Legal In NY State

Yes, it is, but, no one can buy it yet. With its ban on smoking medicinal cannabis , the law is one of the strictest in the country. New Yorkers won’t be able to buy marijuana for at least 18 months, giving the state time to work out various details and begin growing the drug.

Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who has been trying to get the law passed for 17 years, told Capital New York he hopes to get past that last hurdle by amending the law to allow New York to import medical marijuana from other states. At Monday’s ceremony Cuomo reiterated that marijuana is a “gateway drug” and referenced the state’s heroin epidemic, so the amendment is probably a long shot.

To read more, visit http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/medical-marijuana-officially-legal-new-york.html

Medical Pot Law Signed, Next Step, The Dispensaries

“It will likely take over a year and a half to get this thing underway,” said Dr. Bruce Bedrick. He operates a consulting and technology firm, which has helped to open dispensaries in several states. Since it is not legal in all states, medical marijuana cannot be transported across state lines. The Compassionate Care act calls for it to be grown here, the products made and dispensed here.

In Colorado dispensaries, marijuana is grown under lights, harvested, dried and displayed in open jars, making dispensaries a one-stop shop. New York has the most restrictive law in the nation, which will make dispensaries here look very different. “They will look very similar to physician’s offices – middle to upscale-very professional-looking dispensaries that are very securitized and safe,” said Dr.Bedrick.

He offered photos and a video tape of a secure dispensary called Medbox, which is already in use in other states. It is software controlled and may also use fingerprint biometric technology to ensure a patient ID has not been stolen or being used by someone else. Medbox sits behind a counter and is used by a pharmaceutical tech to dispense sealed packages of the drug.

“It will basically have the ratings system of a safe,” he said. “It is the safest, most secure, most legally compliant way to store, inventory control, and dispense prescription medical marijuana.” Medical insurance will not cover purchases and transactions will likely be cash-only. That’s because there is no federal law allowing for medical marijuana and since banks are federally licensed, using a check or credit card could create legal troubles.

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Legislation Of Medical Pot Aimed At Fighting For Patients

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I mean they are doing massive amounts of studies in Israel actually paid for by the NIH here in the United States, Ulrich said. Today, Ulrich along with about two dozen others went to Harrisburg to ask state senators to help vote to advance the bill allowing the use of medical marijuana.

She was able to meet and thank senators like Sen. McIlhinney for their support. Ulrich says that his bill is exactly what people need; other bills similar to his wouldn’t do enough. We need something like Senate Bill 1182. Its been crafted very carefully so that it is regulated; its a smart bill and we just need to see movement on it at this point, Ulrich said.

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