Walsh, James 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US NY: Medical Pot In Hospitals Rules ProposedTue, 27 Dec 2016
Source:Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY) Author:Walsh, James Area:New York Lines:91 Added:12/28/2016

The state Department of Health has proposed amending its regulations to allow hospitals to develop procedures under which patients could take medical marijuana and other medications brought from home.

While not specifically outlawed now by department regulations, the amendment would give explicit permission for hospitals to formulate their own rules about patient use of medical marijuana, Jill Montag, a Health Department spokeswoman, said in an email.

Hospitals that want to permit self-administration of medical marijuana or other medications "must develop and follow policies and procedures to ensure the safe self-administration and security of the medication," according to the Health Department's proposed amendment to the state's Medical Marijuana Program.

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2US: Hemp Growers Take Case to Higher AuthorityThu, 13 Nov 2008
Source:Minneapolis Star-Tribune (MN) Author:Walsh, James Area:United States Lines:Excerpt Added:11/13/2008

Pot -- or not pot. That seems to be the question.

Two North Dakota farmers on Wednesday took their battle to grow industrial hemp to the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Paul, where their attorney argued that hemp is so distinct from marijuana that it should not be subject to federal regulation. At stake, say hemp sellers and would-be farmers, is a potentially booming commodity that would help U.S. growers and consumers alike.

"I get real excited about it because of our economic times. It's a crop that would be very, very lucrative," said Lynn Gordon, owner of the French Meadow Bakery, who attended oral arguments at the U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul. French Meadow makes Healthy Hemp bread, muffins and bagels -- all big sellers, Gordon said -- but must buy its hemp from Canada.

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3 US MN: Anti-Drug Message Is Powerful MedicineSun, 20 Nov 2005
Source:Charlotte Observer (NC) Author:Walsh, James Area:Minnesota Lines:53 Added:11/21/2005

Students Faint, Get Dizzy After Graphic Slide Show

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - How did an assembly on the dangers of methamphetamine cause three students to faint and eight others to feel dizzy at Hutchinson High School on Thursday?

Well, to hear Principal Ron Johnson tell it, it's a multiple-choice explanation.

A) You can blame it on an abnormally warm gymnasium holding nearly 1,000 students.

Or: B) It could be because the 11 hadn't eaten breakfast.

And, oh yeah, there is also:

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4US NY: Survey Looks At Youth Drug, Alcohol Abuse In RocklandThu, 25 Apr 2002
Source:Journal News, The (NY) Author:Walsh, James Area:New York Lines:Excerpt Added:04/28/2002

Carmela Raiti was drawn to the Palisades Center last night to learn more about the temptations of alcohol and other drugs facing the children she knows.

She was skeptical that drug use was as low as the third survey by the Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education indicated it was for Rockland pre-teens and teens.

"I think there's easier access to drugs than we as parents want to believe," said Raiti, a Chestnut Ridge mother of a 15-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. "There's a lot of peer pressure and opportunities out there."

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