COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Medical Marijuana: Relief without a lighter?
The legal use of marijuana has been a hot topic in the U.S. for years. The primary argument for its use is that it has shown to be highly effective for those suffering severe pain. The use of ... Posted on 12/11/12 at 8:16 PM
THE NEW FORTY Victimless crime...
I believe that the term "victimless crime" is an oxymoron. I think some folks think if a person isn't hurt it isn't a crime. I say - sure, but victim may not be a person, but that does not mean there ... Posted on 9/18/12 at 3:20 PM
HEALTHBEAT Divided opinions on medical marijuana
West Central Tribune readers are weighing in on coverage of a medical marijuana bill making its way through the Minnesota Legislature. Judging from the responses, sentiments are similar to public opin... Posted on 3/30/09 at 8:50 AM
In 2004, Montana passed a medical marijuana initiative through a general election which was hard to regulate, said Montana State Sen. Donald Steinbeisser, R-Sidney. “The problem we had in Montana, before the last session, over half of the people that were using medical marijuana cards were 20- to 30-year-olds,” he said. “You know dog-gone well there’s something wrong with that.”
Besides his flagship cola drink, Canna Cola, a California entrepreneur has plans to market a line of medical marijuana soft drinks, including a Dr. Pepper-like Doc Weed, lemon-lime Sour Diesel, grape-flavored Grape Ape and orange-flavored Orange Kush.
It is sold as incense, but synthetic marijuana could be more dangerous than plant marijuana, a Minnesota House committee learned Thursday before voting unanimously to make possessing or selling it illegal.
The California State Supreme Court has ruled that employers have the right to fire potential or current employees, regardless of whether they're medical-marijuana patients. Without this ruling, employers would risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Nicholas Pouch runs an organic farm and a glassblowing studio on a 20-acre spread in southwest Washington’s timber country. Spicy mustard greens, tomatoes and corn sprout in humid greenhouses as chickens and sheep roam nearby.
In 1996, California voters approved a measure that allowed sick people to use marijuana if they have doctor referrals and an identification card. But marijuana advocates want to take it a step further. In November, voters will consider a ballot measure on whether to legalize and tax pot in California.
Police in a northern California town thought they had an open-and-shut case when they seized more than two pounds of marijuana from a couple’s home, even though doctors authorized the pair to use pot for medical purposes.
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