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Medical Marijuana Cannabis has been used to reduce nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy and people with AIDS, and to treat pain and muscle spasticity. its use for other medical applications has been studied,
Green Rush Cannabis is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood, relaxation,and an increase in appetite.

Veteran promotes legalization of medical marijuana, Garrett's bill

By JOANNE YOUNG | Posted: 01-06-2016

Ben Marksmeier has shown bravery in a number of ways, including his service in Iraq with the Army National Guard.

This is another way: He has chosen to talk openly about his use of an illegal drug, medical cannabis, to ease the extreme pain he inherited when part of his right leg was blown off and the left one mangled by a roadside bomb that hit his convoy south of Baghdad.

Marksmeier, 30, of Fremont, went with Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue last fall to press conferences and media interviews in several Nebraska towns to help promote the need for Garrett's bill (LB643).

People of Nebraska need the opportunity to choose, he said. He'd like to have the option to choose cannabis rather than oxycodone or methadone or other powerful, addicting, full-of-chemicals drugs for his pain.

On July 31, 2006, just 2½ months before he was set to come home from his deployment in Iraq, Marksmeier and Josh Ford of Pender -- both with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 189th Transportation Company -- were returning to Tallil Air Base after hauling cargo in southern Iraq.

A roadside bomb went off near the town of An Numaniyah, tearing through their truck “literally like a hot knife goes through butter,” Marksmeier said in a previous Journal Star story.

Seattle could close some medical marijuana dispensaries

By Ted Land | Posted: 8:48 p.m. PDT May 26, 2015

SEATTLE - With Washington state overhauling its medical marijuana law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning to shutter dozens of dispensaries.

Murray on Tuesday announced plans to require a new special business license for marijuana establishments, akin to those required for taxi operators and pawn shops. Under the mayor's plan the businesses will be required to obtain the licenses by July 2016.

Murray said he hopes the new legislation will prevent pot sales to minors and also prevent abuse of the medical marijuana products.

The Mayor estimates about half of the city's currently unregulated marijuana establishments could be forced to close, under his new regulations.

"It will preserve access for patients who need medical marijuana, while protecting the legal retailers from being undercut from unfair and unlicensed competition," he said.

The Mayor's proposal is an effort to bring the city in line with new state rules, recently signed into law by the governor.

Many medical marijuana patients have expressed concerns about new state regulations that crack down on unregulated dispensary sales.

Patients worry the new law, which takes effect in 2016, will mean higher prices and less variety.

But just as the state's new medical marijuana law gives priority in licensing to dispensaries that were in operation before Jan. 1, 2013, so does Murray's proposal. Seattle officials say that by their tally, 54 of the city's 99 medical marijuana storefronts opened after that date or have been operating without a city business license.

Murray's office says those businesses won't be getting the special license and need to shut down. The rest will be allowed to remain open long enough to see if they wind up being permitted by the state.

"What would a legal American marijuana industry look like?"

FORTUNE -- Last week, Jerry Brown, the governor of California who leads the world's eighth-largest economy, issued his strongest plea yet for the federal government to back off enforcing federal marijuana laws in his state. President Obama and the Justice Department, he said, must "recognize the sovereignty of the states" and stop trying to "nullify a reasonable state regulation." He sounded almost like a Southern libertarian as he invoked "states' rights."

Brown's statement came in the wake of the passage of ballot measures in two states, Washington and Colorado, to legalize marijuana. In California voters came very close in 2010 to doing the same, and such a measure seems likely to pass next time out. Other states are sure to follow as well.

But that doesn't mean that a real marijuana industry will grow out of the country's changing sentiments toward pot -- with large-scale distribution, marketing, and retail sales -- any time soon. For that to happen, the federal government would have to do a lot more than merely back off and recognize "state's rights." It would have to repeal the federal laws banning the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana. And that might take a long while yet, given that the politics in, for example, Georgia, are a lot different from the politics in Washington, Colorado, and California (even Oregon isn't quite there yet -- its ballot measure failed on Election Day). There needs to be a national consensus, and the nation isn't there yet.

And until full federal repeal of prohibition, a multitude of insurmountable barriers will remain in place. The chief one is simple economics: the industry simply can't scale to a degree that would attract investors (who would be scared of investing anyway). One of the many reasons that pot costs so much -- about $300 an ounce on average -- is that growers must keep their operations relatively small and, usually, hidden. Forget for the moment the direct impact that pot's illegality (meaning, risk) has on prices: the costs of production alone are enormous just because economies of scale aren't achievable. Even if the state police are no longer coming after growers, the feds might be.

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This Medical Marijuana Ad Will Be First To Appear On Major Networks
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Washington Decriminalizes Marijuana
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Colorado Expects Legal Weed Windfall
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Total sales of recreational pot are projected to top $600 million
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Now You Can Order Marijuana and Have It Delivered to Your Door
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In Washington, placing an order for a pot delivery is now as easy as dialing up for a pizza. Only with marijuana orders, deliveries are made by characters named...

This Year’s 5 Hottest Marijuana Stocks

This Year’s 5 Hottest Marijuana Stocks
Marijuana mania has given investors
a slightly lofty view of these stocks.
Which ones are based in a little reality?

1. Tranzbyte Corporation (ERBB)
2. Hemp, Inc. (HEMP)
3. Medical Marijuana (MJNA)
4. Cannabis Science (CBIS)
5. GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH)

Medical Marijuana, or medical cannabis, has been used for centuries as a natural treatment for many conditions... at least until we created pot prohibition in 1937. But have no fear, as we make progress with medical marijuana laws, new uses and treatments are being discovered and a whole new quality is emerging.

It's recently been discovered that one property breeders have been removing for a better high, CBD, turns out to be a great medical property if you prefer medical cannabis without the buzz. Until we have fully legalized marijuana, we won't get the level of professional research required to make great medicine. Naturally.

Marijuana, or cannabis, as it is more appropriately called, has been part of humanity's medicine chest for almost as long as history has been recorded.

Of all the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition, none is as tragic as the denial of medicinal cannabis to the tens of thousands of patients who could benefit from its therapeutic use.