Medical Marijuana

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, the deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy reluctantly admitted that marijuana is less dangerous than...
New York Legislators Question New Medical Marijuana Program

New York Legislators Question New Medical Marijuana Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced plans to enact a medical marijuana program in the state that would allow a limited number of hospitals to prescribe medical marijuana...
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Collectives Could Open by Summer

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Collectives Could Open by Summer

On Friday, the state of Massachusetts granted the first 20 licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries.  Now that licenses have been issued, it is expected that the first collectives in...
Obama Says Congress Responsible for Marijuana Being Schedule I Substance

Obama Says Congress Responsible for Marijuana Being Schedule I Substance

During an interview with CNN that aired Friday, President Barack Obama explained that it’s Congress’ job to remove marijuana from the government’s list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, if...
Floridians Will Vote on Medical Marijuana Measure

Floridians Will Vote on Medical Marijuana Measure

On Monday, the Florida Supreme Court approved the ballot language for a medical marijuana bill that will, as a result, appear on the November election ballot. The Supreme Court...
US Attorney General Says Marijuana Businesses Will Have Access to Banks Soon

US Attorney General Says Marijuana Businesses Will Have Access to Banks Soon

On Thursday, US Attorney General Eric Holder said that legal marijuana businesses, whether medical or recreational, should have access to America’s banking system.  According to the Attorney General, the...
Indiana Lawmakers to Consider Several Marijuana Reform Bills

Indiana Lawmakers to Consider Several Marijuana Reform Bills

Indiana currently has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the nation.  That could change soon, as lawmakers consider a number of bills related to marijuana reform. The first...
Medical Marijuana Regulations Proposed in Illinois

Medical Marijuana Regulations Proposed in Illinois

On Tuesday, Illinois officials revealed proposed regulations for the state’s medical marijuana pilot program.  The 48-page document reveals the Department of Health’s proposal, and now the public has a...
Obama Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

Obama Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

In an interview with the New Yorker published over the weekend, President Barack Obama finally admitted that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol “in terms of its impact on...
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania, Will Have Hearing This Month

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania, Will Have Hearing This Month

A medical marijuana bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate this week by bipartisan sponsors. On Thursday, it was announced that the bill will get a hearing later this...