Day: June 3, 2013

New York Assembly Overwhelmingly Approves Medical Marijuana Measure

Legislation that allows for the therapeutic use of cannabis by qualified patients, Assembly Bill 6357, was approved today by members of the New York state Assembly in a 95-38 vote. The debate now moves to the Senate where members are expected to take up companion legislation, Senate Bill 4406, in the coming days. These measures would allow for the therapeutic use of cannabis by qualified patients who possess a recommendation from their physician. They are being supported by a bi-partisan coalition of more than 50 lawmakers. Under these measures, state-registered […]

Medical Marijuana: Students and Seniors Lobby Congress

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Silver Tour will convene a medical marijuana training session and lobby day in Washington D.C. to encourage Congress and the Obama Administration to allow states greater autonomy to create their own cannabis policies without political pressure from the federal government. Lobby training session is scheduled for Sunday, June 16, with legislative lobbying all day Monday, June 17. For more information about the schedule, speakers and activities, please visit here. Joining SSDP is the senior citizen medical cannabis educational project The Silver Tour, which […]

Oregon Legislature Approves PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Last week, the Oregon House of Representatives voted 36 to 23 in favor of Senate Bill 281, which adds Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition to the state’s medical marijuana program. Speaking in favor of the bill, Rep. John Lively (D-Springfield) stated, “Each person who suffers has different levels of how they’re impacted and what it takes to recover. This is about providing a legal avenue for people suffering from PTSD.” SB 281 was previously approved by the State Senate in April and now awaits Governor Kitzhaber’s […]

Open Thread

I’m on the road again. Hosting our annual community New York Theatre trip. This time, I have a record-breaking 95 people on this trip, seeing 6 shows as a group, and I’ll be conducting walking tours of the city as usual.

Needless to say, this is likely to keep me pretty busy, and I may […]