Medical Marijuana

Riverside County, CA Imposes Fines for Marijuana Cultivation

Riverside County, CA Imposes Fines for Marijuana Cultivation

Riverside County, CA has already banned the growth of marijuana but now, a new ordinance would impose fines on anyone caught cultivating weed. The new ordinance would create a...
Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Marijuana Strains

Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Marijuana Strains

A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives Monday would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to legalize marijuana with low levels of THC.  Such strains, which tend...
Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has found that 88% of Florida voters support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Only 10% of Floridians opposed legalizing medical marijuana.  The new numbers...
Minnesota Appoints Head of Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota Appoints Head of Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota’s Department of Health has appointed Michelle Larson to head the state’s new medical marijuana program.  Larson has worked for the DPH for almost 10 years, focusing on areas...
Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in...
House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a...
University of Arizona Professor Claims She’s Fired Over Marijuana Research

University of Arizona Professor Claims She’s Fired Over Marijuana Research

Dr. Sue Sisley had been a clinical researcher at the University of Arizona for eight years, but believes her contracts have not been renewed due to her focus for...
Medical Marijuana Could Be Distributed in Illinois in 2015

Medical Marijuana Could Be Distributed in Illinois in 2015

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Illinois, but the Department of Public Health has still been working to iron out the protocol for the program.  A recent update from...
RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Last week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee signed new legislation that would reset the amounts of marijuana that can be grown in certain settings and establishing new regulations. The...
Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Benton Mackenzie, a terminal cancer patient from Iowa, is facing three years in prison after being convicted of felony drug charges for growing and possessing marijuana. Mackenzie was found...