TUCSON, Ariz. — Another legal battle is heating up over the state’s medical marijuana law. Arizona attorneys have filed a lawsuit demanding the State Health Department accept applications from potential dispensary owners. That was supposed to start happening June 1, but health officials refused after the state filed a lawsuit against the federal government over [...]
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By Evan Wyloge Arizona Capitol Times Cancer may pick its victims randomly, but Patric Allan thinks that’s a lousy way for the state to decide who gets licenses to sell medical marijuana. Allan’s mom died of breast cancer in 1991, and now one of his close friends is fighting the same disease. Because of the [...]
The East Valley could become home to about 14 medical marijuana dispensaries by late summer under rules proposed by state regulators. Those dispensaries would be allocated by city – and in some cases by districts within the communities – to avoid clustering that’s occurred in other states. The rules likely will spare areas around Arizona [...]
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a court brief Thursday in support of patient privacy rights in the federal case of U.S. v. Michigan Department of Community Health. Last June, the Drug Enforcement Administration subpoenaed the medical records of seven Lansing, Mich.-area registered caregivers as part of an investigation believed to be related to a [...]
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:28 pm | Updated: 3:48 pm, Wed Jan 5, 2011. By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services A group representing would-be medical marijuana dealers is objecting to what it says are burdensome – and illegal – rules being proposed by the state health department. Allan Sobol, spokesman for the Arizona Association [...]
January 2010—New Jersey became the 14th state in the United States to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients. New Jersey Legislature passed a bill that authorizes the state health department to issue to patients with debilitating medical conditions registry ID cards that allow them to use marijuana
The April 2009 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation published a study conducted by the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the School of Biology at Complutense University in Madrid which finds that THC—the active ingredient in marijuana—appears to prompt the death of brain cancer cells.