Medical Marijuana Law

This practical manual offers reliable legal information for anyone interested in knowing more about medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Law

An issue that has been argued before the Supreme Court and that is still the subject of a heated debate across America that is fraught with misunderstanding, medical marijuana is a major, complex topic. This practical manual offers reliable legal information for anyone interested in knowing more about medical marijuana. Written for the educated layperson, whether a patient, doctor, lawmaker, or a law enforcement official, the book starts with a history of medical marijuana in the United States. From there, the book spells out everything readers need to know on the contemporary aspects of the subject, with in-depth discussions of state and federal laws, the medical necessity defense, important cases, and specific requirements for lawfully using medical marijuana. A model statute offers guidance to readers who want to legalize the use of the drug for medicinal purposes in states without medical marijuana laws.

Medical Use of Marijuana

This book assesses the current issues and examines the controversies regarding the marijuana legalization issue.

Medical Use of Marijuana

In recent years, there has been much debate over whether marijuana, an illegal drug, can provide patients with a level of therapeutic relief comparable to existing pharmaceutical treatments. While this idea is hardly new, it is advanced by some proponents as deserving more scientific inquiry. Advocates for the medical use of marijuana contend that there is already sufficient scientific evidence to justify rescheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, a change that would give it the necessary legal recognition to be used for medicinal purposes. This has already occurred in the case of dronabinol, the synthetic form of the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, which has been available as an oral prescription drug since 1986 under its brand name Marinol. To address these viewpoints, several comprehensive studies were done in the late 1990s to evaluate medicinal claims made for smoked marijuana and determine whether they are supported by convincing scientific evidence. The medical marijuana debate gained attention at the state level in 1996, when voters in California and Arizona approved ballot initiatives allowing doctors to prescribe the drug for therapeutic uses. In 1998, similar propositions were adopted in Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, and reaffirmed in Arizona. Voters in Maine adopted a medical marijuana initiative in 1999. In 2000, medical marijuana was approved by voters in Colorado, reconfirmed in Nevada, and passed by the legislature in Hawaii. Federal health officials assert that these initiatives are part of a strategy to soften the nation's drug laws, and that public policy would be better served if science, rather than the ballot box, were used to judge the drug's utility. This book assesses the current issues and examines the controversies regarding the marijuana legalization issue.

Marijuana Legalization

This book serves as the price of admission for any serious discussion about marijuana legalization.

Marijuana Legalization

Should we legalize marijuana? If we legalize, what in particular should be legal? Just possessing marijuana and growing your own? Selling and advertising? If selling becomes legal, who gets to sell? Corporations? Co-ops? The government? What regulations should apply? How high should taxes be? Different forms of legalization could bring very different results. This second edition of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) discusses what is happening with marijuana policy, describing both the risks and the benefits of using marijuana, without taking sides in the legalization debate. The book details the potential gains and losses from legalization, explores the "middle ground" options between prohibition and commercialized production, and considers the likely impacts of legal marijuana on occasional users, daily users, patients, parents, and employers - and even on drug traffickers.

Medical Marijuana and the Need for Regulation

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Health - Public Health, grade: B, New York University, language: English, abstract: The issue of medical marijuana has been a challenge to both federal and state authorities for several ...

Medical Marijuana and the Need for Regulation

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Medicine - Public Health, grade: B, New York University, language: English, abstract: The issue of medical marijuana has been a challenge to both federal and state authorities for several decades. Recently, with more states legalizing marijuana, this social problem has taken on new proportions mainly because at the Federal level possession even for medical purposes is still an offence. The states that have legalized medical marijuana, have been grappling with problems surrounding mushrooming of dispensaries, an increase in doctor referrals and issues of taxation. Solutions involve streamlining a system for effective registration, distribution and regulation imposition of an effective system of taxation. In addition, medical marijuana needs to be be decriminalized by the federal authorities.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Law

The new law is the beginning of an important long-term social change, and this is the book that helps you prepare for it.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Law

Enacted Aug. 1, 2013, Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act will affect everyone in the state, from Cairo to Rockford. For patients, it means finally receiving cheap, effective relief. For local businesses and workers, it means a jolt of fresh economic prospects and the opportunity to pioneer an exciting new enterprise. The law creates up to 20 cultivation centers—one in every State Police District—for growing cannabis plants and manufacturing cannabis medicine. It also creates up to 60 dispensaries where patients who have been verified by a physician can purchase cannabis, cannabis infused medicine, and edible baked goods made with cannabis. Written for a broad, general audience, this book provides a straightforward and easy to understand explanation of the rules that will guide cultivation centers, dispensaries, and other participants in the medical cannabis industry. It also covers the rules for patients, physicians, health care facilities, landlords, employers, private businesses, and anyone else who may be affected. The new law is the beginning of an important long-term social change, and this is the book that helps you prepare for it.

Medical Marijuana

This relevant volume examines how various forms of marijuana have been used throughout history to treat illnesses, how marijuana works to heal various ailments in the present day, and dissects the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana for ...

Medical Marijuana

It has been widely documented that the use of marijuana has been used to help with seizures, pain, and nausea from several diseases. The FDA is yet to recognize the marijuana plant as medicine simply because not enough clinical trials support it as a finding. However, according to the National Institute of Health, two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals are available in pill form. This relevant volume examines how various forms of marijuana have been used throughout history to treat illnesses, how marijuana works to heal various ailments in the present day, and dissects the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Medical Marijuana

Should underage patients be allowed to use medical marijuana? Should marijuana be legalized for medical and recreational purposes? Readers will learn the answers to these and other thought-provoking queries.

Medical Marijuana

Editor Elaine Minamide has compiled some hard-driving essays that will guide readers across the controversies relating to medical marijuana. Essays, arranged in a pro versus con format, debate the medical benefits of marijuana and argue how marijuana should be regulated by the federal government. Should underage patients be allowed to use medical marijuana? Should marijuana be legalized for medical and recreational purposes? Readers will learn the answers to these and other thought-provoking queries.

Marijuana 360

Nancy E. Marion and Joshua B. Hill look at all parties involved in the decriminalization of this drug throughout the US and create a better understanding for the reader of how it has affected more than the individuals using marijuana.

Marijuana 360

Five jurisdictions in the United States have changed their laws to legalize small amounts of marijuana. There is more public support for reform than ever before, but still much debate over the issues of legalizing marijuana. Nancy E. Marion and Joshua B. Hill look at all parties involved in the decriminalization of this drug throughout the US and create a better understanding for the reader of how it has affected more than the individuals using marijuana.

Legalizing Marijuana

With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever.

Legalizing Marijuana

With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in the United States, efforts toward legalization around the globe, the risks/benefits of marijuana use, how it works in the body, safety regulations, economic impact of legalization, problems surrounding patchwork legalization across the nation, and the dark side of marijuana: addiction.

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Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know® will provide readers with a non-partisan primer about the topic, covering everything from the risks and benefits of using marijuana, to describing the current laws around the drug in the ...

Marijuana Legalization

Should marijuana be legalized? The latest Gallup poll reports that exactly half of Americans say "yes"; opinion couldn't be more evenly divided. Marijuana is forbidden by international treaties and by national and local laws across the globe. But those laws are under challenge in several countries. In the U.S., there is no short-term prospect for changes in federal law, but sixteen states allow medical use and recent initiatives to legalize production and non-medical use garnered more than 40% support in four states. California's Proposition 19 nearly passed in 2010, and multiple states are expected to consider similar measures in the years to come. The debate and media coverage surrounding Proposition 19 reflected profound confusion, both about the current state of the world and about the likely effects of changes in the law. In addition, not all supporters of "legalization" agree on what it is they want to legalize: Just using marijuana? Growing it? Selling it? Advertising it? If sales are to be legal, what regulations and taxes should apply? Different forms of legalization might have very different results. Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know® will provide readers with a non-partisan primer about the topic, covering everything from the risks and benefits of using marijuana, to describing the current laws around the drug in the U.S. and abroad. The authors discuss the likely costs and benefits of legalization at the state and national levels and walk readers through the "middle ground" of policy options between prohibition and commercialized production. The authors also consider how marijuana legalization could personally impact parents, heavy users, medical users, drug traffickers, and employers. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Law FAQ Handbook

The Illinois' Medical Marijuana Law FAQ Handbook provides a comprehensive overview and summary of Illinois' Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.

Illinois  Medical Marijuana Law FAQ Handbook

The Illinois' Medical Marijuana Law FAQ Handbook provides a comprehensive overview and summary of Illinois' Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Impacting many areas of law, the Illinois' Medical Marijuana Law FAQ Handbook can serve as a valuable resource and reference for attorneys, accountants, business owners, and any other person who may be directly or indirectly affected by Illinois' Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.

Cannabiz

Cannabiz tells one the most important political and business stories of our generation: the transformation of a counterculture movement into a growth industry with staggering potential.

Cannabiz

Cannabiz tells one the most important political and business stories of our generation: the transformation of a counterculture movement into a growth industry with staggering potential. Charting the rise of medical marijuana in California and 14 other states, award-winning journalist John Geluardi vividly recounts the movement’s early activism, its legal challenges and victories, and its emergence as a commercial and political force. Tracing the history of marijuana in the United States, Cannabiz also reports on the industry’s key players, political allies and opponents, internal strife, and audacious aspirations—including a 2010 ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in California. Along the way, Geluardi describes local efforts to regulate dispensaries, ranging from workable ordinances in some cities to bureaucratic paralysis in Los Angeles, where dispensaries came to outnumber McDonalds franchises. He also reports on efforts in Humboldt County, the heartland of marijuana cultivation, to keep pot illegal—and prices high. Adroitly profiling this unique industry, Cannabiz tells a distinctively American story—one whose colorful characters and fascinating details evoke Prohibition and the Gold Rush.

Entrepreneur s Guide to Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws

Written by some of Michigan's top legal and financial experts, and providing a step-by-step guide to obtaining one or more of Michigan's five medical marijuana licenses, and then running a successful business, this book includes information ...

Entrepreneur s Guide to Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws

Written by some of Michigan's top legal and financial experts, and providing a step-by-step guide to obtaining one or more of Michigan's five medical marijuana licenses, and then running a successful business, this book includes information and advice that includes; (1) easy to understand summaries of the three Michigan Medical Marijuana Acts, (2) detailed descriptions of the five available commercial medical marijuana licenses, (3) detailed instructions for applying for the license(s) of your choice, (4) instructions on creating a successful business plan, (5) information for identifying and protecting your business' intellectual property, (6) advice on safeguarding your business and your employees, and; (7) information on financing and insuring your medical marijuana business, (8) accounting information that will assist you in ensuring proper accounting, record keeping and tax compliance. If you are looking for one place to get all the information that you need to understand Michigan's commercial medical marijuana laws as well as a how-to guide for starting a highly profitable medical marijuana business in Michigan, then this book is for you!

The Business of Cannabis New Policies for the New Marijuana Industry

Despite the unique culture surrounding cannabis, this new industry follows the same economic principles as does any other agricultural product—that is, it would if the federal government allowed it to.

The Business of Cannabis  New Policies for the New Marijuana Industry

What happens when corporate culture takes over counterculture? This book explores the contradictions present within the cannabis industry from a business and policy perspective. • Treats the new and growing cannabis industry in the context of more established ones, such as the alcohol, pharmaceutical, and tobacco industries • Collects experiences and experiments from all of the regions, states, and municipalities in which marijuana has been legalized • Explains how federal regulations or lack thereof (e.g., lack of access to banking) affect the industry • Explores the interactions of federal, state, and local laws • Sheds light on the evolution of public policy on legalized marijuana

Weed Land

Weed Land is an extremely engaging and satisfying read." —Isaac Campos, Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati, and author of Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs "The movement to legalize pot ...

Weed Land

Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, is the riveting opening scene in Weed Land, an up-close journalistic narrative that chronicles a transformative epoch for marijuana in America. From the 1996 passage of California’s Proposition 215, the nation’s first medical marijuana law, through law enforcement raids, clinical studies that revealed medical benefits for cannabis, and the emergence of a lucrative cannabis industry, Weed Land reveals the changing political, legal, economic, and social dynamics around pot. Peter Hecht, an award-winning journalist from The Sacramento Bee, offers an independent, meticulously reported account of the clashes and contradictions of a burgeoning California cannabis culture that stoked pot liberalization across the country.

Legalizing Marijuana

Readers will learn the history of marijuana, the medical use of the drug, and its health risks. Also covered are the key players in the legalization debate and the progress of legalizing marijuana in California.

Legalizing Marijuana

This title gives readers a balanced look at the arguments surrounding marijuana legalization. Readers will learn the history of marijuana, the medical use of the drug, and its health risks. Also covered are the key players in the legalization debate and the progress of legalizing marijuana in California. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Viewpoints is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.