California Medical Cannabis Compliance Lawyer Recommends State Adopt 3 Types of Regulations for Marijuana

Crescent City, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2012 The vagueness of laws governing the use of medical marijuana in California has resulted in a patchwork of local regulations and tensions with federal regulators. The confusion has prompted activists to search for a way to improve California medical cannabis regulations. Medical marijuana attorney Chris Van Hook proposes using 3 existing frameworks for regulating marijuana, depending on its intended use: pharmaceutical, herbal, or food/industrial. Van Hook, founder of the Clean Green Certified medical marijuana inspection program, points out medical cannabis is used in a few distinct ways. Cannabis-based drugs like Sativex are prescribed by doctors in Europe and Canada as an actual medicine, and although they are not available in the US at this time, Van Hook believes there is a large potential market here. Patients also use cannabis as an herbal remedy to relieve various ailments by inhaling, vaporizing, eating or

Guide to Approvable Medical Conditions in the State of California for Medicinal Cannabis

by J. Paxon Reyes The California medical cannabis program is considered to be the most progressive program of all 15 states and DC that have legalized this form of alternative medicine for medicinal usage. Many people wonder if they qualify for this program. It can be hard to determine if you do. However, the state has issued some guidelines on medical conditions and ailments that do potentially qualify patients for this program. Many people wonder if conditions or ailments that they are suffering from in California quantify them for seeing a doctor and getting a California medical marijuana card. To better inform you what conditions are covered under California law, per the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a comprehensive list of ailments, conditions and symptoms has been derived. • Acquired Hypothyroidism • Adrenal Cortical Cancer • Agoraphobia • AIDS Related Illness • Alcohol Abuse • Alcoholism • Crohn’s Disease • Amphetamine Dependency • Amyloidosis • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety Disorders

Arizona Becomes 15th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

by thivierr Arizona is now the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana after Proposition 203 (aka the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act) passed by a narrow margin. The bill passed with 50.13% of votes, winning by just 4,341 votes out of more than 1.67 million ballots counted. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is a citizen initiative that will enable qualifying patients (who must have a physician’s written certification that they have been diagnosed with a debilitating condition and that they would likely receive benefit from marijuana) to legally obtain marijuana from a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary and possess and use the marijuana to treat or alleviate symptoms associated with an approved medical condition. If a patient lives more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary, the patient or caregiver may cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility. ]]> Approved medical conditions include: Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS,