Medical Marijuana

STUDY: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Originally Thought

STUDY: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Originally Thought

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that marijuana may be even safer than previously thought compared with other recreational drugs. Researchers aimed to quantify the...
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Tuesday, Jamaican lawmakers passed an act to decriminalize low-leel marijuana possession.  Additionally, they approved the creation of a licensing agency to regulate a medical marijuana industry on the...
Medical Marijuana Could Soon be Kosher

Medical Marijuana Could Soon be Kosher

Kosher medical marijuana could soon be available to Jewish patients in New York state.  Rabbi Moshi Elefant, head of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, says he has been...
Justice Department Drops Charges Against 70-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient

Justice Department Drops Charges Against 70-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient

70-year-old Larry Harvey faced federal charges after he was caught growing about 70 marijuana plants for medical purposes in Northeast Washington state.  Harvey was arrested two years ago by...
STUDY: Why Marijuana Gives You The Munchies

STUDY: Why Marijuana Gives You The Munchies

A new study from neuroscientists at Yale University has found why marijuana may cause the munchies.  Researchers are reporting that nerve cells called pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons are a key...
Legislation Could Clarify Michigan Marijuana Rules

Legislation Could Clarify Michigan Marijuana Rules

Two pieces of legislation introduced in Michigan seek to clarify grey areas left in the state’s medical marijuana program. Bipartisan legislation introduced last week would allow for “provisioning centers”...
Security Guard Shot in San Bernardino Medical Marijuana Collective Robbery

Security Guard Shot in San Bernardino Medical Marijuana Collective Robbery

On Monday night a security guard at a San Bernardino medical marijuana dispensary was shot and killed by two suspects who were trying to rob the shop. Witnesses said...
Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Newly released numbers from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that Colorado sold $699,198,805 worth of medical and recreational marijuana in 2014. Medical marijuana made more money than recreational. ...
Virginia Approves Marijuana Tinctures for Epilepsy

Virginia Approves Marijuana Tinctures for Epilepsy

On Tuesday, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to allow the use of marijuana oils and extracts to treat severe epilepsy. The measure, introduced by Delegate Dave Albo, passed...
Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...