New York Medical Marijuana News
February 26th, 2014State politicians who have been hesitant to legalize medical marijuana for fear of damaging their law-and-order image got a reality check this week in a poll that found overwhelming support for the idea.
February 26th, 2014The Epilepsy Foundation comes out in support of medical marijuana, the feds delay a PTSD study, CBD bills are popping up, and a battle over local dispensary bans looms in Oregon, and more. Let's get to it:
February 25th, 2014SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Nearly 4 out of 5 New Yorkers favor using marijuana for medical uses, according to a poll out this morning from the Siena College Research Institute.
February 18th, 2014If you are pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving, the police officer is likely to ask you to complete three tasks: Follow a pen with your eyes while the officer moves it back and forth; get out of the car and walk nine steps, heel to toe, turn on one foot and go back; and stand on one leg for 30 seconds.
February 17th, 2014ALBANY, N.Y. — A new poll finds 88 percent of New York voters support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and 57 percent also favor legalizing recreational use. The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday finds only 9 percent oppose legalizing medical marijuana.
February 13th, 2014NEW YORK (MainStreet) — When a client walks in to purchase marijuana from the Oakland dispensary Blüm, bud tenders visually check the customer's identification and paperwork for authenticity.
February 13th, 2014MANY people have heard the story of Charlotte Figi, a young girl from Colorado with severe epilepsy. After her parents began giving her a marijuana strain rich in cannabidiol (CBD), the major nonpsychoactive ingredient in marijuana, Charlotte reportedly went from having hundreds of seizures per week to only two or three per month. Previously, her illness, Dravet Syndrome, was a daily torture despite multiple high doses of powerful anti-seizure drugs.
February 12th, 2014NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2014) - Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) is a biotechnology company that's focused on getting into late phase clinical trials for the treatment of advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer, but it also expects to be a major player in the medical marijuana arena. And, to that end, last December, Nuvilex landed a leading figure in the medical marijuana field in Dr. Mark L. Rabe. Dr. Rabe was appointed as the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Medical ...
February 7th, 2014NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) created a Medical Marijuana Task force last November to explore pharmaceutical educational opportunities within medical marijuana.
January 30th, 2014DENVER — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.
January 23rd, 2014NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Colorado has decriminalized marijuana and left a major asterisk in its wake. Smoking up remains highly regulated in the Centennial State and selling the drug requires several layers of government scrutiny, but we have crossed the Rubicon. Pot, for all intents and purposes, is now legal.
January 13th, 2014In a Jan. 9 story exploring Gov. Andrew Cuomo's agenda for the state, there was a synopsis of Cuomo's feeble attempt at removing the prohibition of medical marijuana (MJ) that included comments by a local addiction expert.
January 10th, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of adults who experienced psychosis for the first time, having smoked marijuana daily was linked to an earlier age of onset of the disorder, according to UK researchers.
January 9th, 2014New York, NY: Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to revive a dormant state law that allows for cannabis to be dispensed by physicians in hospital settings. The Governor formally announced his intentions during his State of the State address on Wednesday, acknowledging, "Research suggests that marijuana can help manage the pain of cancer and other serious illnesses."
January 8th, 2014Syracuse, N.Y. -- A drug addiction expert at Upstate Medical University called Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to make marijuana available in New York for medical purposes "ridiculous."
January 7th, 2014On Monday, less than a week after Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana shops began serving recreational consumers, the anti-pot group Project SAM thanked three public figures who “have galvanized our movement.”
January 7th, 2014David Brooks (“Weed: Been There. Done That,” column, Jan. 3) argues gently that marijuana should remain illegal. However, his arguments — that it’s addictive, impairs cognitive processes such as driving and speaking, facilitates stupid and irresponsible behavior, leads to wasted lives — apply more to alcohol than to marijuana, and only with excessive use of either drug.
January 5th, 2014ALBANY — Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses, state officials say.
January 5th, 2014Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to announce moves to allow limited availability of medical marijuana in New York under a new initiative, according to reports from The New York Times and The Associated Press.
January 4th, 2014ALBANY — Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses, state officials say.