A statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics calls for the reclassification of marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug. Schedule II drugs are considered controlled substances such as Ritalin. The AAP claims the reclassification is necessary to conduct important medical research. Some pediatricians believe medical marijuana would benefit children with extreme conditions. However, there has never been a study with children, therefore, the AAP cannot endorse the use of medical marijuana with children. They do claim, however, there is enough evidence to suggest the need for a children’s study. The AAP hopes the reclassification of marijuana can open doors for this and other important medical research.

To learn more read Bill Briggs’ article at NBC here.

If you have questions about Nevada’s Medical Marijuana laws, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc today.  The attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc are licensed to practice law before all Nevada state and federal courts. We are assisting individuals and groups interested in obtaining a medical marijuana facility license and also assist individual patients with any legal matters. If you are interested, contact one of the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc as soon as possible for a consultation.   You may contact the firm through email at info@connorpllc.com or by phone at (702) 750-9139 or visit www.connorpllc.com. You may also visit the firm’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConnorConnorPllc. You can also follow the firm on twitter at https://twitter.com/Connor_pllc.

 

Colorado and Washington, both states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, have run into unforeseen problems. Both states struggle with medical marijuana and black market vendors.

Washington has seen its black market explode since legalizing marijuana. Licensed businesses claim the taxes are too high for them to compete with black market vendors. However, Colorado faces different challenges. Instead of the expected decrease in medical marijuana applications, Colorado has seen them rise. This means less tax revenue for the state. In addition, its neighboring states, Nebraska and Oklahoma, are suing Colorado claiming they have been over run with marijuana.

Both states are looking to overhaul their medical systems to fix the large discrepancy between medical marijuana and recreation marijuana, without harming patients, while also preparing legislation to crack down on the black market.

However, the important lesson here is for other states looking to legalize recreational marijuana. These states are watching Colorado and Washington closely to see how they handle these difficult issues, in hopes of avoiding the same problem at home.

To learn more read Gene Johnson’s article in The State here.

If you have questions about Nevada’s Medical Marijuana laws, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc today.  The attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc are licensed to practice law before all Nevada state and federal courts. We are assisting individuals and groups interested in obtaining a medical marijuana facility license and also assist individual patients with any legal matters. If you are interested, contact one of the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc as soon as possible for a consultation.   You may contact the firm through email at info@connorpllc.com or by phone at (702) 750-9139 or visit www.connorpllc.com. You may also visit the firm’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConnorConnorPllc. You can also follow the firm on twitter at https://twitter.com/Connor_pllc.