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Will San Francisco overhaul its zoning laws for medical marijuana dispensaries?

In Dispensaries, Feature Stories, Regulatory by David SilverbergLeave a Comment

Most of San Francisco is off-limits for medical marijuana dispensaries, but that may soon change, according to media reports. Supervisor John Avalos introduced legislation recently that would require the Planning Commission to review its 2005 medical marijuana law and provide recommendations for changes to the Board of Supervisors by Jan. 1. Currently, dispensaries are mainly located in the SOMA and …

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How marijuana fights multiple sclerosis symptoms

In Feature Stories, Multiple Sclerosis by David Silverberg

A U.S. study found smoked cannabis could be an effective treatment for spasticity, a disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis. This symptom of the neurological disease occurs when muscles in the legs or arms contract painfully, similar to pain caused by a “charley horse.” “We found that smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing symptoms and pain in patients with treatment-resistant spasticity, or …