How ‘Medical’ Is Marijuana?

November 29, 2017 Walter Austin 0

Marijuana is slowly being legalized in most states in the United States and in other countries worldwide. What most people do not understand are the things that marijuana treats and how it should be used. According to some medical experts, most people ask for marijuana because of the pain that they are undergoing and this is according to a medical specialist known as Barth Wilsey from the University of California Davis Medical Center. Medical marijuana has enabled many people to recover from some painful situations in their lives and this is among the main reasons why most states are slowly legalizing it.

Why go for medical marijuana?

Some of the painful situations that call for medical marijuana are situations diseases like cancer, headaches and long time conditions such as nerve pain and glaucoma. Nowadays marijuana cards are given in those states that have legalized medical marijuana or where the doctors think that it is of help. This card allows you to buy marijuana from the dispensaries that are around you because it allows you to be included in the list. Marijuana modesto califronia is doing very well because it is legalized in California.

What does medical marijuana treat?

Marijuana can be used to treat quite a number of diseases and in fact this is the main reason why doctors find it useful to be legalized. Some of them include nausea that results from cancer chemotherapy, muscle spasms that are caused factors such as multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, weight loss and poor appetite caused by factors like chronic illnesses such as HIV and nerve pain and crohn’s disease. THC has also been approved by FDA as an important ingredient that will be used for the treatment of nausea and appetite improvement.

How it works?

You cannot know how marijuana works unless you are used to using it. All bodies make chemicals that affect inflammation, pain and many other processes. These chemicals perform the same function like that of the body chemicals as far as the management of pain concerned. Marijuana helps the natural chemicals to work in a better way and this is according to a medical doctor known as Laura Borgelt from the University of Colorado. It is worth knowing that marijuana Stanislaus County has helped many users to recover from pain and leave normal lives.

 How to use medical marijuana

There are several ways in which one can take medical marijuana. Some of the main ways include: It can be taken as a liquid extract, It can be smoked, it can be eaten inform of candies and cookies and through vaporizing which happens when you heat to generate active ingredients.

Last but not least, it is worth knowing the side effects of marijuana and some of the main ones include drowsiness, dizziness, euphoria, and short-term memory loss. Another thing to note about medical marijuana is that it is not monitored or even approved by FDA because they are not sure if its purity, side effects and potency. Check out this: http://www.thegenezenproject.com/single-post/Marijuana-Stanislaus-County

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Recommended Stanislaus County “Letter of Good Standing and Compliance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements” for Cannabis Businesses

June 27, 2017 Frank Rivers 0
The Genezen Project
Stanislaus County Marijuana

March 20, 2017

Hon. Vito Chiesa, 2nd District, Chair

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors

1010 10th Street, Suite 6700

Modesto, CA 95354

RE:  Recommended Stanislaus County  “Letter of Good Standing and Compliance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements” for Cannabis Businesses

Dear Chairman Chiesa:

The purpose of this letter is to respectfully offer our views on establishing a responsible criteria for vetting cannabis businesses in Stanislaus County in anticipation of the issuance of state licenses.

The State of California Bureau of Marijuana Control (Bureau) is charged under both the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act (MCRSA) and Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), with issuing licenses to eligible cannabis business beginning in January 2018.

The Bureau shall give priority to licensing cannabis businesses based upon guidelines provided by law. Under MCRSA, a “premises or person that is operating in compliance with local zoning ordinances and other state and local requirements on or before January 1, 2018, may continue its operations until its application for licensure is approved or denied” by the Bureau.1  To establish priority of review, the Bureau will examine evidence whether an applicant has operated “in good standing with the local jurisdiction by January 1, 2016.”2  Under AUMA, the Bureau will require to applicants to “demonstrate to the authoritys satisfaction that the applicant operated in compliance with the Compassionate Use Act and its implementing laws before September 1, 2016, or currently operates in compliance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 19300)of Division 8 (MCRSA).”3

Under AUMA, the Bureau requests that “local jurisdictions identify for the bureau potential applicants for licensure based on the applicantsprior operation in the local jurisdiction in compliance with state law, including the Compassionate Use Act and its implementing laws, and any applicable local laws.”4 

In addition, or in lieu of identification of potential applicants by local jurisdictions who are operating in compliance with state and local laws, applicants may also “furnish other evidence to demonstrate operation in compliance with the Compassionate Use Act or Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 19300)of Division 8 (MCRSA).”5

In view of this public policy challenges facing local jurisdictions seeking to establish cannabis regulation and control ordinances, including Stanislaus County, we respectfully suggest that consideration be given to the providing  for an “Indication of Good Standing and Compliance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements” document  as part of a cannabis regulation and control ordinance.   Based upon the experience of other counties and that of other states6 which have legalized cannabis, such a tool can provide a workable vetting process for determining which individual, entities, and businesses have been consistently compliant with state law, and hence eligible for a state cannabis license.

Among the criteria to consider to include in a Good Standing and Compliance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements document  would include:

* Registration with the State Board of Equalization, and a history of remitting sales and use taxes

* Possession of an employer identification number.

* Submitting Invoices or sales receipts which indicate operation.

* Proof of operating as a medical cannabis collective with contracts with cannabis providers.

* Public indication of operation, including, for example: a website, phone number, publicized place of business address.

* A local business license (if available for cannabis businesses).

* Use of odor reduction technology (cultivators and dispensaries).

* A written security operations plan.

One way to establish that cannabis businesses have been operating in compliance with MCRSA or AUMA would be for the County to establish a mechanism for cannabis businesses to file a form, under penalty of perjury, indicating compliance with the vetting criteria listed above, along with sufficient documentation.  Upon review of the submitted forum and attachments by an appropriate County agency, cannabis businesses could be issued a “Letter of Good Standing and Compliance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements.”   This Letter of Good Standing would simply indicate that the cannabis business in question has operated consistently with state law, as required by MCRSA and AUMA; and would not mean that the County could not also require compliance with additional requirements enacted at some future date.

We hope that this suggestion has been helpful, and look forward to providing additional information as Stanislaus County proceeds to regulate cannabis businesses.

Very truly yours,

Tony Verruso

The Genezen Project

Enclosure: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Priority Criteria for Processing Cannabis Licenses

cc:   Hon. Jim DeMartini, 5th District, Vice-Chair

 Hon. Kristin Olsen, 1st District

 Hon. Terry Withrow, 3rd District

 Hon. Dick Monteith, 4th District

 c/o Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

 Stan Risen, Chief Executive Officer

 Mary Ann Lee,  Managing Director, Health Services Agency

 Milton OHaire, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures

 Angela Freitas, Planning Director

 John Doering, County Counsel

 Tim Bazar, Public Defender

 Hon. Birgit Fladager, District Attorney

 Hon. Adam Christianson, SheriffCoroner

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1  See Business and Professions Code section 19321(b)

2 See Business and Professions Code section 19321(b)

3 See Business and Professions Code section 26054.2(a)

4 See Business and Professions Code section 26054.2(b)

5 See Business and Professions Code section 26054.2(c)

6 See the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Priority Criteria,  attached here, and linked at: http://lcb.wa.gov/mjlicense/priority-criteria