CannaMed Now Offering Boston Medical Cards: Medical Marijuana Card

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Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

CannaMed is now offering Medical Marijuana Consultations in Boston (Framingham). As per The Initiative Petition for a Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana that passed pursuant to Amendment Article 48 of the Massachusetts Constitution.

 

CannaMed is one of only a few Medical Marijuana Consolation centers in Boston.

 

Now patients that suffer from: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohns disease, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis and other conditions can qualify a Medical Marijuana ID Card and Recommendation Letter. CannaMed of Boston is now scheduling appointments for patients with debilitating medical conditions. (Patients who don’t qualify, don’t pay).

 

CannaMed was established in 2004 in California with goal of helping patients.

 

Step 1. Patients must bring medical records, treatment or diagnosis

Step 2. . Patients must bring in their Massachusetts I.D

Step 3. Schedule an appointment to see the Doctor

Step 4. Patients receive their Medical Marijuana Card & Recommendation Letter, if approved.

 

The cost is $ 199. CannaMed can be reached at (866) 624-1191. CannaMed of Boston is located at 873 Concord St. Framingham Ma 01702.

Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue 10am-5pm, Wed 10am-5pm, Thur 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-5pm

Payments accepted: Cash

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ARCpoint Labs Reveals New Information About K2 Products

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Irving, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2013

ARCpoint Labs, a testing facility in Irving, TX offers new information regarding K2 products, a drug that originates from a spice concoction. K2 has been known for some time as a legal form of marijuana. The main drawback for most people looking to get high is the risk of using illegal substances, that is, until K2 came along.

 

The question that has now surfaced is about the legality of these mixtures. In Germany the Federal Ministry of Health has passed regulations deeming this group of chemically modified pre-packaged herbs illegal under their Narcotics Law. This has been based on the assumptions that the substance may be addictive, may impair ones’ cognitive ability, and its denial may lead to withdrawal.

 

K2 delivers the cannabinoid-like effect commonly associated with smoking marijuana, but with a sense of false security. Many users think that K2 is not detectable on drug tests. Labs, including ARCpoint Labs, are now able to test for 50 different types of K2/spice; with the list growing every day. As new K2/spice formulas are being created, certified labs are working diligently to keep up with the compounds.

 

In the 1980s and 90s, researchers identified cannabinoid receptors, long, ropy proteins that weave themselves into the surfaces of cells and process THC. They also process other chemicals, many of them naturally occurring in human bodies. Scattered throughout the body, cannabinoid receptors come in two varieties, called CB1 and CB2 – most CB1 receptors are in the brain, and are responsible for that “high” feeling when smoking pot. CB2 receptors, often associated with the immune system, are found all over the body. THC interacts with both, which is why the drug gives users the giggles and also (when interacting with the immune system) reduces swelling and pain. This system is involved in some of the processes that are controlled in the brain that relate to pain, mood, appetite and memory. The cannabinoids either endogenous or synthetic bind to the specific nerve receptors CB1 and CB2. The synthetic cannabinoid JW 018, that is added to K2, binds tightly to the receptor and as a result researchers say that the chemical is up to 5 times more potent than marijuana.

 

K2 products are usually smoked in joints or pipes, but some users make it into a tea. Short term effects include loss of control, lack of pain response, increased agitation, pale skin, seizures, vomiting, profuse sweating, uncontrolled or spastic body movements, elevated blood pressure, heart rate and palpitations. The onset of this drug is 3-5 minutes, and the duration of the high is 1-8 hours. In addition to physical signs of use, users may experience: dysphoria, severe paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and increased agitation. Long term effects of K2 are unknown.

 

It has being reported that some users have suffered atypical reactions that require hospitalization after K2 use. Typical symptoms of those calling poison control centers or presenting themselves to ER include; an increased heart rate, paranoia, psychotic behavior and even loss of consciousness. Another study also concluded that K2 users suffer withdrawal symptoms associated with drug use (Zimmerman et al). These two observations have been widely disputed especially by K2 users who claim no adverse effects related to the use of the herbal concoction. However, this could be dependent on the concentration and purity of the synthetic cannabinoids found in the different batches of K2.

 

There is very little known about K2; the added chemicals and exact result of its combustion are not understood. Toxicologists are warning users to be aware of the risks associated with consuming a substance that has very little scientific safety data. Some of the cases of negative health effects that are being observed in emergency rooms are not related to the effects associated with marijuana use. The effects are actually the opposite. There is a huge unknown since the exact composition of these herbal mixtures is unavailable. It is not known whether the producers of these herbal concoctions are adding to the mixtures.

 

Dealers or manufacturers could be cutting the JW018 and mixing in another chemical. These unknown chemicals then could be causing the recorded negative health effects. Unknown reaction between the different herbs in the mixture, the JW018 and other unknown chemicals may be creating new compounds with unexpected effects. Concentrations of the added chemicals are unknown and could exceed safe doses.

 

On March 1, 2011, DEA published a final order in the Federal Register temporarily placing five synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule I of the CSA. As a result of this order, the full effect of the CSA and its implementing regulations including criminal, civil and administrative penalties, sanctions, and regulatory controls of Schedule I substances will be imposed on the manufacture, distribution, possession, importation and exportation of these synthetic cannabinoids. (Source: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Institute on Drug Abuse, American Association of Poison Control Centers)

 

Sources

 

John W. Huffman et. al, 3-Indolyl-1-naphthylmethanes: New Cannabimimetic Indoles Provide Evidence for Aromatic Stacking Interactions with the CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 11 (2003) 539549

 

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California Marijuana DUI Case Results in Victory for USC Student and MacGregor & Collins Attorneys

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Orange County, California (PRWEB) May 04, 2013

According to court documents, MacGregor & Collins, LLP attorneys recently obtained a 9-3 verdict on behalf of their client who faced charges for driving while under the influence of Marijuana (People V. Gibson Case #12nm00610). Drugged driving has been a trending Youlegal topic as legislators take steps to clarify laws pertaining to driving while under the influence of drugs while defense attorneys argue the states ability to prove a drivers intoxication.

 

The defendant, a senior at USC majoring in Psychology, was accused of driving while under the influence of Marijuana in violation of VC 23152 (a) on December 16, 2011. According to court documents, she had approximately 8 NG/ML of active THC in her blood at the time of her arrest.

 

The prosecution argued that she failed her field sobriety tests and was impaired at the time of driving while her criminal defense attorneys argued that the Marijuana in her system did not impair her ability to make safe driving maneuvers. Her defense attorney, Randy Collins, submitted evidence that demonstrated his client could operate a motor vehicle with the same caution characteristic of a sober person, according to court documents.

 

Attorney Collins challenged the subjective nature of the field sobriety tests, which he alleges are based primarily on a police officers observations. Additionally, attorney Collins presented evidence that 8NG/ML of THC in the blood stream does not establish impairment.

 

There is a common belief that the use of Marijuana impairs a persons ability to drive, but our research has found that the use of Marijuana effects different people in very different ways. Since there is no THC breathalyzer or other on-site detection device to determine whether the person in question has recently consumed marijuana, or is currently under the influence of Marijuana, a tremendous amount of faith is placed on an officers ability to objectively evaluate results from field sobriety tests.”

 

We were able to convince the majority of the jury that our clients ability to drive was not impaired, and then had a respected physician come to his own conclusion that he personally did not believe that our clients ability to drive was effected by her Marijuana use. Although the case ended in a hung jury, the prosecutor has recommended that the case is not tried again,” said Attorney Collins.

 

About MacGregor & Collins, LLP

 

MacGregor & Collins, LLP is a criminal defense law firm based in Newport Beach, California. In addition to providing defense representation for those facing drugged driving charges, MacGregor & Collins lawyers aggressively defend those facing all types of Marijuana and drug charges and have done so with a great deal of success.

 

To speak with an experienced MacGregor & Collins, LLP Orange County Marijuana attorney, call 949-250-6097 and you will receive a free professional case evaluation.

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Medical Marijuana Patient Sues Florida Sherriff Department for protection

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Florida resident and long time activist Cathy Jordan is taking a stand on Medical Marijuana use. Cathy, a 63 year old woman suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) that she has lived with since 1986, is suing the Sheriff Brad Steube of Manatee County Florida.

On February 15th 2013 the Manatee Sheriff’s office raided Ms Jordan’s home and took 23 medical cannabis plants,which were being grown and cared for by her husband Robert Jordan.  The plants were to treat Cathy’s condition.

Both Cathy and Robert co-operated with the Sheriff’s department and confirmed that the growing medical marijuana plants were for Cathy’s medical use.

The police raid of the Jordan’s home came just days after lawmakers introduced legislation, the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, which sought to authorize the physician-supervised use of cannabis for those diagnosed with serious debilitating conditions. Coincidence that this happened at this time, I don’t think so. It’s appalling to think that the Sheriff’s department is trying to intimate those that are taking action to have marijuana legalized for medical use. Or at least that is sure how it appears to this observer.

After the Manatee County State Attorney’s office reviewed the facts of the case, they issued a memorandum on April 2, 2013 declining to prosecute either Cathy or her husband.

The Manatee County State’s Attorney’s office found that they could not likely overcome a medical marijuana necessity defense, which would be raised by the defendant should a prosecution be initiated.

However, the sheriff’s department has refused to return any of the cannabis that they confiscated from Ms. Jordan during the February 15 raid.

With this lawsuit, the plaintiffs seek a declaratory judgment finding that they have a legal right to cultivate and possess medical marijuana under Florida law; an injunction barring the sheriff’s department from making further seizures of medical marijuana from Cathy and Robert Jordan; and an injunction barring the initiation of criminal charges against either of the plaintiffs for their continued cultivation and possession of medical marijuana.

The lawsuit has been filed by Norm Kent of Fort Lauderdale, Chair of the NORML Board of Directors. NORML intends to file a friend of the court brief in the case once the defendants are served.

“This suit embodies NORML’s commitment to patients who have a medical need for marijuana, while simultaneously showing how the responsible use of cannabis by adults should not be restricted by law enforcement authorities,” said Kent. “We intend to prevail in this suit so that seriously ill patients like Cathy no longer have to fear arrest or state interference for simply using their medicine.”

“Cathy Jordan is a courageous woman who has been fighting for many years to legalize the medical use of marijuana for herself and other seriously ill patients,” added NORML Legal Counsel Keith Stroup. “We are proud to stand with Cathy and Robert Jordan to challenge he senseless arrest of patients who use marijuana medically.”

Florida is not among the 18 US states that presently exempt qualified patients from arrest for engaging in physician-authorized cannabis therapy.  Florida lawmakers failed to hold hearings or vote on a measure to protect Cathy, and other medical marijuana patients, that was introduced this year.

If you live in the state of Florida, now is the time to show your support. If you are able, get involved and show your support for Cathy and Robert Jordan and the other needy medical marijuana users in the state of Florida.

 

 

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Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center Introduces Az Mobile Doctors Unit

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Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 10, 2013

With medical marijuana dispensaries finally selected and soon to open, increasing numbers of patients around Arizona will need better access to doctors who are able to evaluate their need for the medication. Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center introduces its Mobile Doctors service to serve that need. The Mobile Doctors unit will provide on-location evaluations in under-served areas of the state as well as at selected dispensaries. It will be the first service of its kind in Arizona.

Patients in outlying areas such as Bullhead City, Showlow and Yuma have little or no access to doctors who feel qualified to provide a certification, commented Dr. Elaine Burns, founder of Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center. We will fill that need by bringing the doctors directly to them.

The fully staffed mobile clinic will be housed in a classic, 31-foot 1976 Airstream travel trailer that has been completely refurbished and converted into an inviting office/examination space. The distinctive silver trailer will contain a central staff area and two private examination rooms. A fully self-contained unit, its doctors and staff will be able to help patients with everything from setting appointments to conducting pre-qualification exams. For those patients who would otherwise be faced with long trips to major metropolitan parts of the state, the Mobile Doctors unit will be the answer to a prayer.

Dispensaries, which will be operating as not-for-profit entities, will find that the Mobile Doctors unit can have a positive impact on both their level of service and their bottom line. As a welcome service, they will be able to provide their patient customers with on-location evaluations, thus simplifying the often-confusing process for them. Additionally, since Mobile Doctors is also a non-profit entity, donations to the clinic can be treated as charitable contributions.

Dr. Burns, an Arizona-licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) and Certified Expert in Cannabis Medicine, is the founder and medical director of the Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center. She was the first physician in Arizona to pass the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicines (AACM) physician certification test which established her as Arizonas only certified expert in the clinical application of cannabis medicine. With interests in both anti-aging and the medical uses of cannabis, Dr. Burns is deeply committed to helping her patients achieve wellness and vitality in their lives.

Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center is located in Phoenix at 12620 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite 7 and in Scottsdale at 8010 E. McDowell Road, Suite 105. For further information or to receive photographs of the Mobile Doctors unit, contact Dr. Elaine Burns at 480-430-8418 or email her directly at drburns(at)evaluationtoday(dot)com.

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