Medical Marijuana

Ohio Ballot Board Approves Medical Marijuana Propsal

Ohio Ballot Board Approves Medical Marijuana Propsal

On Thursday, the Ohio ballot board approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana and some forms of industrial hemp. The proposed amendment would create a commission...
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Burglarized in Seattle

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Burglarized in Seattle

This week, two Seattle medical marijuana dispensaries were burglarized, making five dispensary burglaries in the North Seattle area in the past month. On Tuesday morning, a witness called 911...
Michigan Supreme Court Rules on Marijuana DUI for Medical Marijuana Patients

Michigan Supreme Court Rules on Marijuana DUI for Medical Marijuana Patients

On Tuesday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that there are some protections for medical marijuana users who are caught driving after using their medicine. In a unanimous decision, the...
Los Angeles Voters Support Proposition D, Reduction in Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Los Angeles Voters Support Proposition D, Reduction in Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

During the mayoral election on Tuesday, Los Angeles voters had three opportunities to weigh in on medical marijuana dispensaries through Propositions D, E, and F.  Votes are still being...
New Jersey Governor Questions Allowing Children Into Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Governor Questions Allowing Children Into Medical Marijuana Program

On Sunday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told the press that he is “not inclined” to allow children to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. The comment was...
New Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes California Senate

New Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes California Senate

Senate Bill 439, which would regulate the sale of medical marijuana through dispensaries, passed the California state senate with a vote of 22-12.  The bill will now go to...
Illinois Senate Approves Medical Marijuana

Illinois Senate Approves Medical Marijuana

On Friday, the Illinois Senate voted 35-21 to approve a measure that would legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating illnesses.  Now, the bill awaits the signature of...
Marijuana Could Lower Risk of Diabetes

Marijuana Could Lower Risk of Diabetes

A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine shows that regular use of marijuana is linked to lower levels of fasting insulin.  Marijuana users were also found...
Study Shows Marijuana Can Reduce Social Pain

Study Shows Marijuana Can Reduce Social Pain

A study published online in Social Psychological and Personality Science shows that marijuana could reduce the social pain that people can feel. According to the study, “The current research...
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Backs Medical Marijuana Bill

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Backs Medical Marijuana Bill

In an interview with the Associated Press, Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon said she is in favor of a bill that would legalize the recommendation and use of medical...