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Medical Marijuana

The Takeaway

A Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Monday, March 16, 2015

According to the DEA, marijuana is one of the "most dangerous drugs." But a new Senate bill would change that perception and help thousands of people who rely on it for medical reasons.

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WNYC News

New York to Allow Limited Medical Marijuana

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WXXI

The medical marijuana will not be allowed to be smoked. And the legislation would not take effect for at least 18 months.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Approves Bills to Combat Heroin, but not Medical Marijuana

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WNYC

Cuomo says the government shouldn't create a pathway for marijuana.

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WNYC News

As Senate Session Ends, Battles Continue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New York's legislative session comes to a close Thursday, and there's still plenty of unfinished business.

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WNYC News

Marijuana-Based Medicine for Children to be Tested in New York

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New York children who have drug-resistant seizures may be able to take a marijuana-based medication, if new clinical trials are successful.

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WNYC News

Activists Toke Up, But No Arrests at NJ Capitol

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WNYC

At 4:20 p.m., activists pushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana lit joints and ate pot brownies as police watched from the steps of the New Jersey State House.

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New Jersey News

The Risks Parents Take to Get Their Kids Medical Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC

Delays in New Jersey's medical marijuana program have desperate parents importing it from other states, and making their own concoctions for young and disabled children.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Crunch Week: Diane Savino

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Savino, New York State Senator (IDC - Staten Island), talks about budget negotiations and her support for legalized medical marijuana.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Medical Marijuana

Friday, March 21, 2014

Medical marijuana is legal in 20 states, and is used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis, AIDS, side effects of chemotherapy, as well as pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, insomnia, and anxiety. Dr. Igor Grant, Distinguished Professor and Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine and Director of the UC Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, tells us about his research into the possible utility of cannabis compounds in the amelioration of certain severe manifestations of disease. And Jim Rendon, author of Supercharged: How Outlaws, Hippies, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana, talks about the changing attitudes toward marijuana and how the increasing acceptance of medical marijuana is changing the legal and commercial landscape.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Medical Marijuana Plan for New York State

Friday, January 10, 2014

Richard Gottfried, New York State Assembly Member (D-75th District) and Assembly Health Chair, explains Gov. Cuomo's plan to legalize limited medical marijuana use in New York State and outlines his plan, which is slightly different.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Medical Marijuana in New York State

Thursday, January 09, 2014

In his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York will begin a medical marijuana program on a limited basis. Jim Rendon, freelance writer and author of the book Super-Charged: How Hippies, Outlaws, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana, looks at the plan.

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WNYC News

Medical Marijuana Boosters Not Cheering NY Law

Monday, January 06, 2014

Medical marijuana advocates are skeptical of the changes that would make the drug available in New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Recreational Marijuana

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mayoral candidate John Liu has a new proposal to fund CUNY scholarships through legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. What do you think? How do you view recreational marijuana use in 2013? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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New Jersey News

Christie's Concerns Over Expanding Medical Marijuana to Children

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is concerned about medical marijuana ending up in the hands of people it is not intended for if he approves a plan passed by the legislature to expand the program to children with certain debilitating illnesses. He says the bill is currently on his desk.

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New Jersey News

NJ's First Medical Dispensary OK'd to Open, But Remains Closed

Monday, December 03, 2012

New Jersey's first medical marijuana dispensary cleared all of its legal hurdles weeks ago and has permission to begin business, according to officials.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Medical Marijuana Industry

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Since the mid 1990s, 16 states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws. In some states, like California, a vast growing and dispensary system has sprung up for a drug that the federal government still considers illegal. Journalist Jim Rendon went behind the scenes with many of the people who work in what is both an illicit and quasi-legal industry. His book is called Supercharged: How Outlaws Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana.

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New Jersey News

NJ Gives Group 1st Permit to Grow Pot Legally

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Jersey has issued its first permit for a nonprofit group to grow medical marijuana legally.

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The Takeaway

DEA Declares Marijuana Has No Medical Use

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Drug Enforcement Agency has ruled that marijuana has no acceptable medical use. The decision comes almost nine years after supporters of medical marijuana first asked the government to reclassify cannabis. It is the third time that a petition to reclassify marijuana has failed. Justin Elliott of Salon has the latest on the story.

 

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WNYC News

Confusion Leaves Many in a Haze Over NJ's Legal Marijuana Rules

Monday, February 14, 2011

The deadline for groups that want to grow and sell marijuana legally in New Jersey is Monday, but confusion over the rules may mean few applicants actually apply.

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WNYC News

NJ Senate Rejects Christie's Medical Marijuana Rules

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The New Jersey Senate has approved a resolution rejecting Gov. Chris Christie's proposed regulations on the state's medical marijuana program. Prior to the vote on Monday, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari said the governor's proposal was not in line with the intent of the law approved earlier this year.

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