Marijuana Amendment Congress Misses Opportunity To Vote On It


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A powerful congressional committee debated, but did not vote on, a far-reaching amendment to protect state marijuana laws from federal interference on Wednesday night.

The measure, sponsored by Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), would have prevented the Department of Justice from spending money to prosecute people who are in compliance with state marijuana policies.

In Rules Cmte tonight, trying to get the McClintock-Polis amendment added to the short-term government spending bill.

It would stop the DEA from going after states that have legalized

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Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card by State

Although cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States, many states have legalized cannabis for valid medical purposes (and several states have legalized cannabis both medically and for adult use). In order to qualify for medical marijuana, patients must have a diagnosed ailment that is on their state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. With the recommendation of a local physician, a qualified patient can obtain a medical marijuana card or authorization to visit dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana products. (In states where recreational cannabis has been legalized, adult consumers do not need a medical marijuana card, but may not have access to the same medical cannabis products that are available for patients.)

Here’s a list of which states authorize medical marijuana for valid, qualified patients. Each entry includes a link to the state’s qualifying conditions, as well as a rundown of which medical conditions and symptoms must be verified by a physician in order to get authorized as a valid medical marijuana patient. Please note that some states allow physicians to approve other medical conditions not listed on a case-by-case basis, so check with your doctor.

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Employees Can’t Be Fired For Medical Marijuana Use Rules Court


This week, The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled businesses cannot fire employees for using medical marijuana if they have a legal prescription. Under the ruling, employees can sue for handicap discrimination if they are fired for their medical marijuana use.

The ruling came in the case of Christina Barbuto, a former employee of Advantage Sales and Marketing, who said she was fired because she tested positive for marijuana, even though she was legally allowed to use the drug under state law. Barbuto was prescribed cannabis by her doctor to help with complications caused by Crohn’s disease.

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Best Medical Marijuana Strains for Insomnia


What are the best strains for insomnia? — Are you a big fan of hard hitting indicas that leave your body buzzed and couch-locked? If so, then the WoahStork Strain Genie recommends the ten strains below for you! Whether you are looking for a fully relaxed and sedated effect after a hard day at work or you struggle with insomnia and are looking for a good night of sleep, these strains are packed with the appropriate terpene profile necessary to knock you out.

Before we jump into the list — what is it that makes certain strains more sleep-inducing than others? One of the largest contributors is the terpene myrcene. Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis (Mediavilla et al., 1997), which partially describes why cannabis is typically regarded as a relaxing drug. However, many different strains have different levels of myrcene, causing some to be more sedative than others. Myrcene has an aroma which is earthy, balsamic, spicy, and like cloves. Myrcene is naturally contained in many other plants, including mangoes, basil, hops, and lemon grass.

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Medical Marijuana Card What is One and How Do You Get One?



A medical marijuana card (also known as “MMID” or “cannabis card”) is an identification card used by patients to enter medical dispensaries (or “cannabis clubs”) and purchase the plant to treat their corresponding health ailment or symptoms. It also allows for the patient to grow at home and use medical cannabis delivery services. Dr. Oz Endorses Medical Marijuana for Pain!!!!!!!

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One Gram of Cannabis What does it Look Like? Cannabis Quantities a Visual Guide


0690C9BA-2509-4C42-B3E3-C3E8CEA3369BA gram, eighth, or ounce — what does it all mean?! We’ve all been there. Attempting to make sense of the names associated with different cannabis quantities can be challenging. Central to the confusion is conceptualization of weights, which depend on both product size and density.

If you are new to cannabis, we hope this visual guide will provide you with a general framework to wrap your head around the common sale quantities for both flower and concentrates. Keep in mind that these depictions are approximations, given that density varies (at times drastically) between products.

Watch Regina as she gives a visual depiction of the differences in sizes of a cannabis gram, ounce, and everything in between.Video can be seen HERE

For reference here are how many grams there are in an ounce:

* 1/8 ounce = 3.5 grams
* 1/4 ounce = 7 grams
* 1/2 ounce = 14 grams
* 1 ounce = 28.35 grams

If you prefer a static resource, here’s a visual guide to cannabis quantities.


Now boldly step into the dispensary with your newfound wisdom and order with confidence!

Original article by: KAYLA WILLIAMS on November 18, 2014


Adventures In Medical Marijuana With My 80-Year-Old Mother

4831CD5F-7678-4557-89EC-28027FD07CB4If the cannabis was replaced with a bunch of jeans and t-shirts, this place could easily pass as a GAP store.

In my life, I’ve smoked pot maybe 10 times. The last time was in 1987. That means there are 30-year-olds out there who were not yet alive the last time I had a personal experience with pot. So I haven’t exactly been well informed about marijuana usage in recent years.

Despite my near insufficient knowledge, when my mother decided to try chemotherapy to potentially extend her life after a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer, I talked to her about whether she wanted to investigate medical marijuana. I knew she would. For years, when I was a young adult, my mother (only semi-jokingly) would tell my brother and me that the only thing she wanted for Christmas was a joint. She had never tried marijuana and wanted to know what the fuss was about.

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