For patients like me, marijuana is a necessity

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: My breast cancer diagnosis at age 26 was an unwelcome and at times harrowing experience. What allowed me to endure the darkest days was the hope that my rigorous treatment — chemotherapy, surgeries and radiotherapy among them — would allow me to once again live a full and healthy life. It’s what propelled me to walk back into the hospital for more treatments.

But then came A/C: The “A” stands for Adriamycin, a drug neon red in color and injected via large syringes by oncology nurses; its apt nicknames are “red devil” and “red death.” That probably should have been the red flag that I wasn’t going to escape without being slightly worse for wear. [Read more…]

Seattle business offers home pot delivery

WASHINGTON: One Seattle business offers free delivery of medical marijuana seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., except during rush hour.

The business’ posters say the service is “free and easy to join.”

Nurse Nancy Medical Marijuana Delivery requires a copy of your medical marijuana authorization and a current government I.D. to place an order.

Then the customer selects their pot from what’s in stock and places their order.

New customers and anyone spending $100+ gets free delivery. Most people receive their order within 30 minutes.

MASS is high on high tech to track medical marijuana

MASSACHUSETTS: Medical marijuana is about to become a high-tech endeavor in Massachusetts, with the state exploring the acquisition of what is likely to be a multimillion-dollar IT program to monitor the so-called seed-to-sale production, transport and handling of what will continue to be a controlled substance.

The state is soliciting for consultants to advise regulators of the state’s new medical marijuana industry on how long it would take, and how much work would be required, to build a computer software system to handle “the Medical Marijuana Systems Project,” according to a state Executive Office of Health and Human Services request for information.

The state’s RFI lands nine months after Bay State voters agreed to let qualified sick people use marijuana.Though marijuana is still banned under federal law, Massachusetts is among more than a dozen states that have legalized it for medicinal reasons.

MASS is high on high tech to track medical marijuana

MASSACHUSETTS: Medical marijuana is about to become a high-tech endeavor in Massachusetts, with the state exploring the acquisition of what is likely to be a multimillion-dollar IT program to monitor the so-called seed-to-sale production, transport and handling of what will continue to be a controlled substance.

The state is soliciting for consultants to advise regulators of the state’s new medical marijuana industry on how long it would take, and how much work would be required, to build a computer software system to handle “the Medical Marijuana Systems Project,” according to a state Executive Office of Health and Human Services request for information.

The state’s RFI lands nine months after Bay State voters agreed to let qualified sick people use marijuana.Though marijuana is still banned under federal law, Massachusetts is among more than a dozen states that have legalized it for medicinal reasons.

Law enforcers raid 22 businesses, homes and warehouses connected to suspected marijuana grow operations

MICHIGAN:  State, county and federal police agencies in connection with the state Attorney General’s Office have raided 22 properties in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw and Jackson counties at the conclusion of a seven-month investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation and sales.

The investigation yielded over 500 plants, “a large quantity of processed marijuana,” multiple weapons and “several” arrests, according to a press release issued by the state police Monday. [Read more…]

Law enforcers raid 22 businesses, homes and warehouses connected to suspected marijuana grow operations

MICHIGAN:  State, county and federal police agencies in connection with the state Attorney General’s Office have raided 22 properties in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw and Jackson counties at the conclusion of a seven-month investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation and sales.

The investigation yielded over 500 plants, “a large quantity of processed marijuana,” multiple weapons and “several” arrests, according to a press release issued by the state police Monday. [Read more…]

And the Award for Most Reformed State During the 2013 Legislative Session Goes to…

With summer in full-swing, and with months of political bickering already behind us, the 2013 legislative session has adjourned for many states, with most of the remaining few finishing their final days. During this session, cannabis reform has been a popular and much-discussed topic in numerous states.

[Read more…]

And the Award for Most Reformed State During the 2013 Legislative Session Goes to…

With summer in full-swing, and with months of political bickering already behind us, the 2013 legislative session has adjourned for many states, with most of the remaining few finishing their final days. During this session, cannabis reform has been a popular and much-discussed topic in numerous states.

[Read more…]

Michigan pharmacist who grew medical marijuana for personal use has license suspended

MICHIGAN: A South Haven-area pharmacist has had his pharmacy license suspended because of a marijuana possession conviction last fall after police discovered marijuana plants growing on his Casco Township property.

According to a news release from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, registered pharmacist Donald James Buckley, 71, was found guilty in Allegan County District Court last October of a misdemeanor, placed on probation for six months and ordered to pay fines and costs. [Read more…]