Article: Liz McDuffie’s (“Little Old Cannabis Lady from Pasadena”) five-year litigation battle with the city of Pasadena.
Pasadena Weekly … Here’s the introduction about her ongoing legal battle with the city “People have been denied the medicine for over a hundred years now,” McDuffie explained. “Thank goodness over the last 20 years we’ve had considerable advancement in people’s understanding of the benefits of it, but there’s still a lot to be done, particularly in terms of educating people about the use of cannabis medically.” Though the federal government has already seen cases such as Conant v. Walters and Conant v. McCaffrey allow doctors to approve the medicinal use of cannabis, McDuffie explained that they are not allowed to give information about dosage or acquirement and are limited in terms of the amount of research about medical marijuana that they can share with a patient. “It left patients in a complete void, and I felt it was really important to try to improve the health care services,” McDuffie said. “My road in the cannabis industry is one less traveled in the sense that my purpose was to get access to medicine for the people for whom it was intended. They aren’t running in and out of the dispensaries, but they’re knocking on the doors of health care facilities, residential care facilities and hospices. Through my work with these health care facilities, I did get the approval to teach the regulations and to teach the health care facility operators that you can provide this medicine. The state is very supportive of you in being able to give this to your patients.” In 2012, McDuffie established the Landmark Research Collective, a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation under the SB 420 Medical Marijuana Program to help provide participants in the MCC Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program to observe and gain clinical experience as part of their health care training. “Particularly in health care,…
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