Anaheim sued over marijuana clinic ban

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A medical marijuana group has filed a legal challenge to a ban on marijuana dispensaries in Anaheim, Calif.

DEA raids LA medical marijuana clinics

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council voted to temporarily stop medicinal marijuana shops from opening and, at the same time, U.S. agents raided facilities in the city.

Conservative county OKs medical pot

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- Conservative Orange County, Calif., will license the use of medical marijuana and issue ID cards to patients entitled to use it.

New Mexico to let patients grow marijuana

SANTA FE, N.M., June 29 (UPI) -- New Mexico officials say patients will be allowed to grow their own cannabis plants when the state's medical marijuana laws goes into effect Sunday.

Police give woman back her drugs

LAS VEGAS, May 10 (UPI) -- A Nevada woman got her marijuana and pipe back from police Wednesday after her drug possession case was dismissed in Municipal Court.

Richardson he will sign medical pot bill

ALBUQUERQUE, March 16 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he plans to sign a medical marijuana bill despite the controversy surrounding it.

U.S. court rules against medical marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 (UPI) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that an individual's right to medical marijuana does not supersede the Controlled Substances Act.

Medical marijuana activists sue

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Medical marijuana activists in San Francisco are suing the federal government saying regulators should retract statements that marijuana has no medical value. "Citizens have a right to expect the government to use the best available information for policy

Medical marijuana groups claim DEA unfair

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Larger California dispensaries of medical marijuana claim they are being unfairly targeted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

15 arrested at Calif. marijuana clinics

SAN DIEGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Recent raids on marijuana dispensaries in the San Diego area have angered people who use the drug as medicine.

Marijuana battle moves to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 (UPI) -- Controversy has erupted over plans to open a medical marijuana establishment on San Francisco's Fishermen's Wharf, the New York Times reports.

FDA rules out medical marijuana

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it does not support "the use of smoked marijuana for medical purposes."

Marijuana activist finds substitute works

AUBURN, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A California medical marijuana activist told a judge the synthetic drug he has been getting in jail has been working well to ease his cancer symptoms.

Oakland council blocks marijuana clubs

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Oakland has refused to allow private marijuana clubs, fearing a federal crackdown that would close dispensaries for medical marijuana permitted in California.

Marijuana less cancerous than tobacco

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Marijuana is less carcinogenic than tobacco smoke and may even have some anti-cancer properties, new research suggests.
STEVE MITCHELL, Senior Medical Correspondent

Study: Medical marijuana not factor in use

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A group supporting medicinal use of marijuana released a report refuting the federal government's position that medical use will increase overall use.

Medical marijuana no influence on teen use

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Teens in the handful of states allowing medical marijuana are no more likely to use the drug than those in other states, according to a study released Tuesday.

Medical pot allowed on California highways

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- California Highway Patrol officers can no longer confiscate medical marijuana from legitimate patients, a new official policy mandates.

Alaska to still register medical pot users

JUNEAU, Alaska, July 22 (UPI) -- Despite a Supreme Court decision that upheld federal laws banning medical marijuana over state laws, Alaskans can register with the state for marijuana.

Canada offers spray alternative to pot

OTTAWA, June 24 (UPI) -- Canada has approved a legal spray alternative to medical marijuana for patients of multiple sclerosis, but its use in the United States may be years away.

Raids close 3 San Francisco pot clubs

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (UPI) -- Federal agents shut three medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco and arrested 13 people on organized crime money laundering charges.

California marijuana clinics under watch

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 (UPI) -- California's marijuana shops, which legally sell the drug to sick people for medical purposes, are coming under closer scrutiny as laws are tightened.

Health Wrap: Up in smoke

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Conservative justices side with the pot heads, more than $100 billion to stop smoking goes up in smoke, and other tales from the week in consumer health.

Fed can prosecute medical pot users

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled the federal government can prosecute sick people who use marijuana -- even in the states where such use is legal.

Montel Williams lobbies for medical pot

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 (UPI) -- TV talk host Montel Williams lobbied state lawmakers in Albany, N.Y., to legalize marijuana to help people like himself who suffer multiple sclerosis.
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