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Florida Times-Union, 11 Feb 2014 - ATLANTA - The sponsor of a medical marijuana bill said Monday after a three-hour legislative hearing that the proposal must get significant revisions before it can move forward in the Georgia General Assembly. State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, said he was unsure of the specific changes needed to House Bill 885 that would give Georgia children, who have no other treatment options, the opportunity to receive therapeutic cannabidiol to treat their seizures.
Sun Herald, 11 Feb 2014 - SALEM, Ore. - A state Senate committee hearing Tuesday focused on whether Oregon communities should be allowed to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Advocates of the proposal said communities should have the right to decide for themselves, and opponents said local bans would be unfair to patients who need marijuana to alleviate their ailments.
Seattle Times, 10 Feb 2014 - The state's fledgling recreational-pot business is booming in Denver, luring many visitors from Texas curious about the new economy and possible opportunities for outof-state entrepreneurs DENVER - Here in America's Amsterdam, even locals are still getting used to the idea they can be open about purchases once made in secret.
Washington Times, 10 Feb 2014 - ATLANTA (AP) - Medical marijuana has been a nonstarter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.
Opelika-Auburn News, 06 Feb 2014 - Speaker Mike Hubbard Does Not Expect House Version To Go Far In the wake of President Barack Obama's statement that marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol, the Alabama State Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would give justifiable defense for the use of a marijuana- derivative for medicinal purposes Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
The Advertiser, 06 Feb 2014 - SCHAPELLE Corby's family have denied the lawyer who appeared on TV claiming the convicted drug smuggler would celebrate her freedom with a "big marijuana joint" had ever worked for them. Kerry Smith-Douglas appeared on Channel Nine's Today in a bizarre interview where she was introduced as Corby's former lawyer to talk about the impending parole.
Peninsula News Review, 05 Feb 2014 - North Saanich councillors have taken a step back from fear and have decided to allow the legal production of medical marijuana on local agricultural land. Deemed a legitimate agricultural product by the federal government, which controls the medical marijuana program through Health Canada, a majority of council has pulled back from a plan to prohibit its production within their boundaries. As long as that majority holds in a ratification vote this week, at least one application for such a facility will proceed to the approvals process with the federal government.
Maple Ridge News, 05 Feb 2014 - New Federal; Rules Take Effect April 1 The District of Maple Ridge is trying to figure out what to do once home-based medical marijuana operations become illegal in two months. Starting April 1, the roughly 38,000 Canadians currently licensed to carry medicinal marijuana will no longer be allowed to grow their own cannabis or source it from small-scale designated growers.
Peninsula News Review, 05 Feb 2014 - Application Comes As North Saanich Council Votes To Allow Medical Marijuana A grower of medical marijuana has given notice to the District of North Saanich that it wants to set up a grow operation on McTavish Road and a recent council vote would allow it.
Westword, 06 Feb 2014 - Dear Stoner: Is there any truth to the Internet rumor that some strains that contain high levels of THC-V can actually help with weight loss by reducing appetite? If so, do you know of anyone who needs a subject for a long-term scientific study? Big J Dear Big J: We've done some digging, and, yes, there is some truth to the tetrahydrocannabivarin (THC-V) claims. But we don't think that bong rips will be replacing exercise on The Biggest Loser any time soon. About ten years ago, scientists at Aberdeen University in Scotland realized that THC-V caused the opposite reaction of THC in the human body: It doesn't get you stoned, and it blocks the appetite surge caused by THC. It was so good at the latter, actually, that GW Pharmaceuticals announced in 2007 that it was starting research on the compound as a potential treatment for obesity and obesity-related disorders like diabetes.
Boulder Weekly, 06 Feb 2014 - Professor Launches Plan To Map Cannabis Genus How ironic would it be if the University of Colorado Boulder became the world's leading university to study cannabis? The school's history with the plant has been checkered at best. Anybody who's lived here awhile knows about the longstanding 4/20 event, an annual tradition until the school went on the offensive, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and, one year, even pouring fish guts on campus grass to keep celebrants away.
The Albany Herald, 04 Feb 2014 - When the straight and narrow gets a little too straight, Roll up a joint ... or don't. Just follow your arrow wherever it points. - - Kacey Musgraves A Republican Macon lawmaker is attempting what many in these parts say is the unthinkable: Rep. Allen Peake has prepared a bill that would allow for the legalization of medical marijuana in Georgia.