With Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s monumental backing of medical marijuana last week and the admission of New Hampshire and Illinois into the cadre of states allowing medical marijuana, August has already been a great month for marijuana supporters.
COLORADO: With legislation pending on whether to ask Denver voters to approve a 5 percent tax on retail marijuana sales, the Denver City Council on Monday will consider setting a host of rules and regulations for the new industry.
MICHIGAN: A reconstituted state panel on Tuesday is expected to consider petitions seeking to add autism, asthma, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder to a list of debilitating conditions suitable for treatment under Michigan’s medical marijuana law.
ILLINOIS: Fears about Illinois’ new medical marijuana law are continuing the popular trend of allowing emotions, rather than data, to dictate opinions on marijuana laws (“Anti-pot campaigns face new obstacle,” Aug. 4).
PENNSYLVANIA: HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is notorious for hiding within certain types of cells, where it reproduces at a slowed rate and eventually gives rise to chronic inflammation, despite drug therapy.