October 22, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) does not protect legal medical marijuana users from being charged with driving under the influence (DUI). The court reviewed the appeal submitted by Travis Darrah, a legal medical marijuana license holder, and ...[read more]
May 18, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Illinois Senate passed a bill on Friday that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the state, subject to strict regulations. The bill indicates that marijuana may only be used for specified medical conditions, and is intended to be regulated through dosage limits and ...[read more]
September 16, 2011
by John Paul Putney
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Wednesday temporarily enjoined a Florida law restricting what physicians can ask or say about firearms to their patients as violative of the doctors' First Amendment rights. Under the Firearm Owners' Privacy Act (FOPA), ...[read more]
January 25, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
A North Carolina state judge on Thursday issued an injunction blocking two executions until Gov. Mike Easley issues new procedures to execute capital defendants without the presence of doctors. The new execution protocol is required after the North Carolina Medical Board last week changed their ...[read more]
February 17, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The Georgia House of Representatives approved a bill Friday protecting physicians who assist the state in performing lethal injections. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House 157-1, would protect any doctor or medical professional assisting in an execution from having their state license ...[read more]
February 8, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has given permission to Professor Ian Wilmut, the creator of Dolly the sheep, a license to clone human embryos for medical research, only the second time the authority has given consent for therapeutic cloning. Wilmut will clone ...[read more]
November 15, 2004
by Matt Lubniewski
A Florida state judge issued an injunction Monday preventing a newly-approved constitutional amendment from coming into effect. Amendment 8, approved this month by 70 percent of voters, would cancel the license of any doctor who commits three acts of medical malpractice. The Florida Hospital ...[read more]

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