Tag: medical marijuana

Ballot could add legal recreational marijuana to Las Vegas’ list of vices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada already has legal brothels, round-the-clock casinos and a coy catchphrase declaring that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." If voters approve, the state could soon add another vice in the form of recreational marijuana. A proposal on the Nov. 8 state ballot would legalize pot, and entrepreneurs hope its passage could someday allow the drug at Las Vegas’ glamorous nightclubs and perhaps provide the framework for a future Amsterdam-style cannabis district. "I really think this would be the third-largest market in the country," said Derek Peterson, whose company operates marijuana dispensaries called Blum....

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Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

DENVER (AP) — Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C – not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves – takes effect Saturday. The rule referencing marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient was added after complaints that the treats look too much their non-intoxicating counterparts. It is the first such requirement in any legal weed state. Colorado’s new "universal symbol" for foods that contain marijuana is designed to give the treats a distinct look even after they’re out...

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Minnesota marijuana patients buy illegally for savings

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just two months after Minnesota launched its medical marijuana program, some patients turned off by high costs say they are back to buying the drug illegally because it’s the only way they can afford it. State officials and the companies hired to make marijuana products trumpeted the program’s medical approach – pills and oils, no leaf products – when it launched in July. But some patients say the highly restricted and regulated system is costing them hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month- none of it covered by insurance. Company executives defend their...

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New Law requires police have warrant before searching your phone

1,203 pieces of legislation, signed by the Texas Governor, went into effect September first. We take a look at some of the ones that may affect you. Let’s start off with Senate Bill 339 relating to medical marijuana, or cannabis oils to be exact. The new law will allow those who suffer from epilepsy to access the drug if at least two previous medications have proved ineffective. The cannabis oil will contain low levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient associated with the “high” in marijuana. Also related to drugs, those caught trafficking or manufacturing a controlled substance, with prior...

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Study: Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for

CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette’s syndrome and the authors recommend more research. The analysis is among several medical marijuana articles published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They...

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