Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Win Three Of Four In Midterms

By Phil Smith Drug Reporter -

The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. Voters in [...]

Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Legally-Purchased Medical Marijuana

By Ezekial Edwards, ACLU. -

Patrick Beadle, a 46-year-old father and musician, received an eight-year prison sentence in Mississippi for possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana. If his sentence stands, he would spend nearly a [...]

Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Significant Reduction In Prescription Opioid Use

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San Diego, CA: The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with significant reductions in prescription opioid use among Medicaid enrollees, according to data published online [...]

Marijuana Legalization Making Major Progress

By Jenn Michelle, NORML -

At a time when news comes fast and furious, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all. So we’d like to take a moment to remind you of some of the amazing events that have transpired over just [...]

Feds Seek Information On Legal Medical Marijuana Patients

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By Staff for WBZ. The federal government is asking the state of Massachusetts to turn over information on the 40,000 patients who were prescribed medical marijuana. The request coming from [...]

Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Protections

By Bruce Barcott, -

By Bruce Barcott for Leafly - The Senate Appropriations approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana patients this morning, delivering a setback to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In [...]

Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

By Lisa Rough, -

By Lisa Rough for Leafly - A decree issued by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today confirmed that Mexico has legalized cannabis for medicinal use after overwhelming support from Mexico’s [...]

Jeff Sessions Eyes Crackdown On Medical Marijuana

By Mike Ludwig, -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - The Trump administration's policy toward legal marijuana began to emerge from the fog this week, and it appears that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his [...]

Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Gun Control & Other Issues Win Voters’ Approval

By Liz Essley Whyte for the Center for Public Integrity. Despite massive losses for Democrats in races from the White House to governors’ offices Tuesday, those on the left celebrated some [...]

Court: Feds Cannot Prosecute Medical Marijuana In States Where Legal

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By Staff of Reuters - The U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines that permit the drug’s sale for medical [...]

Western Maryland Town Poised To Get Into Medical Marijuana Business

By Pamela Wood, -

By Pamela Wood for The Baltimore Sun - The small Western Maryland town of Hancock — population 1,545 — is poised to be a part-owner of a medical marijuana company after winning a license to grow [...]

The War On Weed, Part II

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for The Web of Debt Blog. As detailed in Part I of this article, the health benefits of cannabis are now well established. It is a cheap, natural alternative effective for a broad [...]

Big Pharma Seeks to Capitalize On Cannabis

By Maryam Henein, -

By Maryam Henein for TruthOut. The medicinal properties of cannabidiol (better known as CBD), a compound found in the Cannabis sativa L. plant species, are quickly drawing the attention of [...]

Congress Approves Medical Marijuana For Veterans

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By Aaron Rupar for Nation of Change. Congress approved measures prohibiting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from enforcing a policy prohibiting government doctors from prescribing medical [...]

Feds Stop Efforts To Seize Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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By Phillip Smith for AlterNet - In a stunning victory for California's marijuana industry, federal prosecutors have agreed to end their years-long effort to close and seize Oakland's Harborside [...]

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