medical marijuana

3:23 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Inslee Praises Washington Medical Marijuana Regulation Measure

At a general media availability, Washington Governor Jay Inslee tried to reassure medical marijuana patients who are concerned that regulation of the industry will restrict their access to medical grade cannabis.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 3:18 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said it’s time for the “Wild West” days of medical marijuana to come to an end.

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Medical Marijuana
3:55 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Medical Marijuana Regulation One Step From Inslee's Desk

Washington state's medical marijuana marketplace could soon be rolled into the state's recreational system.
O'Dea Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 3:23 pm

It appears the days are numbered for Washington’s sprawling and largely unregulated medical marijuana marketplace.

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Idaho Cannabis Oil
7:55 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers Consider Competing Bills On Marijuana Extracted Epilepsy Treatment

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Friday morning, a group of Idaho senators will consider a bill to allow parents of children with severe epilepsy to access a treatment derived from cannabis. Idaho does not allow medical marijuana, but the oil has almost none of the chemical that makes pot users high.

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Idaho Marijuana Bill
4:47 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers Hear Testimony On Cannabis Oil

A picture of Cannabis Oil.
Credit Andres Rodriquez / Flickr

Idaho lawmakers Wednesday morning heard more than two hours of testimony on a bill to allow people to treat epilepsy with an oil derived from cannabis.

The oil has very little of the chemical that causes marijuana’s high and is showing promise in controlling seizures in children with severe epilepsy.

Lawmakers on the Senate State Affairs Committee voted to put the bill on hold in order to amend it to satisfy concerns from law enforcement. But lawmakers seemed swayed by parents who made emotional appeals wanting to try the oil as a treatment option.

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Idaho Marijuana Bill
6:45 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers Will Introduce Bill To Legalize Marijuana Extract For Epilepsy

Alexis Carey (seen here with parents Clare and Micheal Carey) is now 10 years old. She suffers from life threatening seizures that took her ability to walk and speak at a very young age.
Credit Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho lawmakers will introduce a bill Wednesday that will allow people to use some oils extracted from cannabis plants. Idaho currently does not allow any form of medical marijuana. But other states without medical pot have passed exemptions similar to this new bill.

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Medical Marijuana Regulation
7:18 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Dispensary Owner And Iraq Veteran Patient Both Wary Of Medical Marijuana Regulation

Patrick Seifter owns Rainier Xpress marijuana dispensary in Olympia. He supports regulation, but is concerned that proposals under consideration in the legislature could put him out of business.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Thursday is Medical Cannabis Lobby Day at the Washington Capitol. State lawmakers say this is the year they will rein in the state’s “Wild West” medical pot industry.  But at least one dispensary owner fears he’ll go out of business as a result. And one of his customers – an Iraq War veteran - worries that regulation will price him out of his medication.

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Medical Marijuana
4:00 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

King County Prosecutor Puts Medical Marijuana Businesses 'On Notice'

Washington lawmakers say they are confident a bipartisan agreement will emerge to regulate the state's medical marijuana industry.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 3:23 pm

At a Tuesday news conference, King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg said Washington’s unregulated medical marijuana industry is “unworkable” and “needs to be fixed.

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Medical Marijuana
4:33 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Idaho Could Legalize One Form Of Medical Marijuana

Clare, Alexis and Micheal Carey are urging the legislature to legalize a cannabis extract for their daughter.
Adam Cotterell Boise State Public Radio

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 4:31 pm

Legalizing marijuana in Idaho has been a complete no-go, even as its neighbors have started licensing pot dispensaries and retail shops.

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4:09 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Marijuana On The Agenda As Washington Legislature Convenes

Marijuana will be a big focus in the next Washington legislative session.

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 2:51 pm

Marijuana will be among the top agenda items when the Washington legislature convenes Monday.

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Oregon Medical Marijuana
6:16 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Now That Pot’s Legal, Should Oregon End Medical Marijuana?

Credit John Rosman / OPB

This week, Oregon voters chose to legalize marijuana and to direct the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to draw up rules to tax pot and to keep it out of the hands of people under 21. Now regulators in Oregon have to figure out how to take the pot economy that’s been operating under their noses and turn it into a regulated market.

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