California and arizona approves marijuana for medical purposes

Cannabis in California

Prospective commercial applicants are strongly advised to apply to the state Board of Equalization for a Resale Permit, and to prepare for seeking approval from their local governments.

In medical marijuana was approved by voters in Colorado reconfirmed in Nevada and passed by the legislature in Hawaii. Doctor O'Shaughnessy was also famous for his work in pharmacology and inventions related to telegraphy.

Pot would be highly regulated and heavily taxed, and some states would let people grow their own. They complained that legalization would endanger children and open the door to creation of another huge industry that, like big tobacco, would be devoted to selling Americans an unhealthy drug.

In general sales of marijuana are NOT permitted under Prop You should consult your local state laws for approved conditions in your area. Consumption would be limited to people 21 or older and forbidden in most public spaces.

Medical marijuana "prescriptions" are more often called "recommendations" or "referrals" because of the federal prescription prohibition. It was one of nine states considering measures Tuesday that would have expanded legal use of the drug.

The medical marijuana debate gained attention at the state level in when voters in California and Arizona approved ballot initiatives allowing doctors to prescribe the drug for therapeutic uses. In Arizona, the issue evoked uncertainty about how legalization might affect the flow of smuggled illegal drugs across the border with Mexico.

District Judge Charles Breyer ruled against the Justice Department in Octoberhowever, stating that the DOJ interpretation "defies language and logic" and "tortures the plain meaning of the statute", and was "counterintuitive and opportunistic".

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Medical Marijuana

In rare cases Child Protective Services has become involved, mostly in cases with large plant numbers, evidence of sales, neglect, or messy divorce proceedings. If TSA security screeners find marijuana in your luggage, the standard procedure is to turn you over to local law enforcement, who follow state, not federal, law.

Low-THC, high-CBD laws[ edit ] In addition to states that have passed comprehensive medical cannabis laws, a number of states have passed more restrictive laws that limit the allowable concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol THCthe main psychoactive component of cannabis.

The purpose of the act was to prohibit all non-medical use of cannabis in the U. In California, some medical conditions approved for the use of medical marijuana are AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraine, persistent muscle spasms, including spasms associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, including seizures associated with epilepsy, severe nausea; Other chronic or persistent medical symptoms.

Medical cannabis in the United States

In addition, many doctors now offer ID cards that can be verified. In Africa it was used for dysentery, malaria, and other fevers.

California, Nevada approve recreational marijuana; Arkansas voters support medicinal use

Specifically, the Sessions memorandum directs U. A Supreme Court ruling, Gonzalez v Raich Junerejected a constitutional challenge by two patients who argued that their personal medical use cultivation should be exempt from federal law because it did not affect interstate commerce.

In Arizona, the issue evoked uncertainty about how legalization might affect the flow of smuggled illegal drugs across the border with Mexico. Only seven states ended up implementing the programs, however, [2] due to the large bureaucratic and regulatory obstacles imposed by the federal government.

Council then put Initiative 59 on hold temporarily and unanimously approved modifications to the law.Mar 09,  · InCalifornia voters approved an initiative that use marijuana [cannabis] for medical purposes where that medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the Physician Recommendation of Medical Cannabis.

Cannabis in California is legal for both medical and recreational use. In recent decades, the state has been at the forefront of efforts to reform cannabis laws, beginning in with the nation's first ballot initiative attempting to legalize cannabis.

As of the end ofmedical marijuana was legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia, while the statewide recreational use of marijuana was legal in California, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada.

Medical use of marijuana was legalized in the state of Colorado in while the legalization of recreational marijuana came on board inallowing persons who are 21 years and above legal access to use and possess marijuana.

(d) Sectionrelating to the possession of marijuana, and Sectionrelating to the cultivation of marijuana, shall not apply to a patient, or to the patient's primary caregiver, who possesses or cultivates marijuana for the personal medical purposes of the patient upon the written or oral recommendation or approval of a physician.

California and Arizona residents with a doctor’s recommendation have legally used marijuana for medical purposes sincerespectively.

Live updates: Calif., Mass. voters approve recreational marijuana

Now voters in California have approved an initiative making it legal to grow, possess or use recreational marijuana.

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