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06.16.15 Bucky Turco

Despite all the claims by pundits and governmental agencies, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows no evidence linking the legalization of medical weed in the U.S. with an increase in teenage cannabis use. According to Science Daily, researchers analyzed “24 years of data (1991 to 2014) from over one million American adolescents […]

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06.10.15 Bucky Turco

New York’s highly restrictive, not-cool-at-all medical weed program is expected to be enacted on January 1st. But for some patients, that’s just not soon enough. On Tuesday advocates asked lawmakers in Albany to pass emergency legislation allowing access to the healing properties of cannabis now. For many parents whose children are suffering from seizures, this […]

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04.29.15 Liam Mathews

New York State has begun accepting applications for its nascent medical weed program, Forbes reports. Potential providers have until May 29th to apply with the Department of Health, and approvals are scheduled to be announced in July. The application fee is $10,000 and the registration fee will be $200,000. Potential distributors will have to demonstrate […]

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03.11.15 Kimberley Richards

On Tuesday, senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a groundbreaking bill that would federally legalize medical weed. The bill, presented by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rand Paul (R-KY), would reclassify weed from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II; allow doctors of the Department of Veterans Affairs to […]

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01.28.15 Prachi Gupta

When it was first reported that a doctor bought marijuana.nyc domain name for more than $60,000, one news outlet wondered if he was high. Transfixed by Dr. Bruce Pinker, a podiatrist in White Plains, Crains followed-up to see why he did it. His answer: “It’s an investment.” “When you look at how the state of […]

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01.27.15 Bucky Turco

The DEA, a federal agency whose big brother tactics are far scarier than previously imagined — or revelaed by the Snowden leaks — still maintains a very draconian assessment of cannabis; now even pediatricians are asking it to gets its shit together. In recent years, there have been major advancements in the medicinal weed industry […]

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01.20.15 Bucky Turco

At this point, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are widely accepted, with even CNN’s top doctor touting its positives and NIDA opening up to discussing its therapeutic value. However, one sticking point remains: is it safe to smoke? As noted by Medical Daily, “if smoking cigarettes, or basically anything else, can damage the lungs, then […]

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01.08.15 Rhett Jones

It seems that the economic benefits legal weed has always promised are already coming for one industry: lobbyists. According to Capital, one insider is calling the coming medical weed industry in New York the “Lobbyist Employment Act of 2015.” That’s because hundreds of manufacturers are expected to compete for just five licenses to manufacture the medicinal ganja […]

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12.19.14 Bucky Turco

As New York cautiously inches towards implementing a medical weed program, the Department of Health released some of the groundwork for the state’s “medical marihuana [sic]” program that’s being proposed (PDF doc). The regulations are every bit as restrictive as imagined — and for some families, not timely enough, forcing them to flee to other […]

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11.19.14 Rhett Jones

In hopeful news for anyone afflicted with a glioma tumor, one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, a new research paper says that cannabinoids are capable of dramatically increasing receptivity to radiation treatments. Gliomas are responsible for about 30% of all brain and central nervous system tumors and 80% of all malignant brain tumors. Dr. Wai Lui, […]

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