Archive of Month: April 2016

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TIMES UNION – SAVINO TO GOOGLE: RECONSIDER PROHIBITIONS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADS

State Sen. Diane Savino, a Staten Island Democrat who co-sponsored legislation creating New York’s medical marijuana program, is calling on Google to reconsider its prohibition on advertisements for medical marijuana products. In a letter sent last Thursday to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Savino wrote that the Compassionate Care Act, the law that created the state-run medical marijuana program, “created a strong and tightly regulated model that takes every step possible to prevent any diversion or recreational use of medical cannabis.” “I have great concerns with a policy that impedes patients’ ability to access information about a legal medical treatment,” Savino wrote of Google’s advertising policy, which prohibits advertisements for substances that “alter mental state for the purpose of recreation or otherwise induce ‘highs.’” “Patients and their caregivers need access to information about medical cannabis, and the denial of that access can only lead to additional pain and suffering. The inability of New York’s licensed medical cannabis companies to utilize Google’s advertising platform will prevent patients and health care providers from acquiring an understanding of a beneficial treatment option for severe and debilitating health conditions.” Read the full story here.

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WAMC RADIO: NY MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMPANY ASKS CANDIDATES TO CLARIFY THEIR VIEWS

As the presidential candidates make various stops around New York ahead of the state’s April 19 primary, a medical marijuana company is asking that candidates clarify their positions on medical...

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TIMES UNION – VIREO TO CANDIDATES: COME SEE OUR MARIJUANA FACILITY

Vireo Health, knowing perhaps, that three presidential contenders, Trump, Sanders, and Kasich, are in the Capital Region today, is inviting them to visit their medical marijuana facility in nearby Fulton...

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VIREO INVITES CLINTON, CRUZ, KASICH, SANDERS AND TRUMP TO TOUR MEDICAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION FACILITY

For Immediate Release April 11, 2016 Media Contact: Jill Montag – (518) 326-6400 and (518) 852-8188 Vireo Invites Clinton, Cruz, Kasich, Sanders and Trump to Tour Medical Cannabis Cultivation Facility...

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TIMES UNION: VIREO HEALTH SEES REPLACING OPIOIDS WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA

A medical marijuana company operating in Minnesota and New York is proposing cannabis as a potential way to wean Americans off narcotic painkillers. Vireo Health has issued a “draft protocol”...

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VIREO RELEASES PROTOCOL AIMED AT REPLACING OPIOIDS WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS

For Immediate Release April 6, 2016 Media Contact: Jill Montag – 518-852-8188 Vireo Releases Protocol Aimed at Replacing Opioids with Medical Cannabis     Groundbreaking Observational Study to be Launched...

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TIMES-LEDGER: COMPANY BEHIND ELMHURST DISPENSARY TAKES ON GOOGLE

The company that opened the borough’s first medical marijuana dispensary, the Queens Patient Center in Elmhurst, in January is battling Google over the corporate giant’s refusal to carry its advertisements...

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