Lower Incidences of Domestic Violence Among Couples Who Use Marijuana

A new study by researchers from the University of Buffalo show that married couples who use marijuana are less likely to show aggression toward their spouse or engage in domestic violence than couples that do not use marijuana. The study followed couples over the first nine years of marriage.  Researchers found that more frequent marijuana use by husbands and wives (two to ...

Medical Marijuana States See 25% Fewer Painkiller Deaths

Forty-six people die every day in the United States from overdosing on painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.  However, in the thirteen states that legalized medical marijuana between 1999 and 2010, 25% fewer painkiller deaths occur than in the rest of the country each year. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, was conducted by researchers at John Hopkins Blo...

Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization

The Democratic Party of Oregon has announced that they endorse the legalization of recreational marijuana. Regarding marijuana legalization, the Democratic Party announced, "A majority of Americans and large majority of Democrats now support state regulation of legal marijuana use. Measure 91 is the right approach to legalization in Oregon, strictly regulating use while fund...

Iowa to Hold Medical Marijuana Public Hearings

On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing to discuss how state officials will implement the state's new medical marijuana program. High-CBD medical marijuana oils for severe epilepsy were legalized by lawmakers in July.  The basic regulations for the program have been established but lawmakers are looking for community input. Participant...

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Oregon Releases Medical Marijuana Collective Inspection Information

Oregon Releases Medical Marijuana Collective Inspection Information

The Oregon Health Authority has released its medical marijuana dispensary inspection reports.  Since May, the OHA has inspected 58 medical marijuana dispensaries and found a wide range of violations,...
Oklahoma Governor Calls on Lawmakers to Allow Marijuana Oil for Epilepsy

Oklahoma Governor Calls on Lawmakers to Allow Marijuana Oil for Epilepsy

On Wednesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin called on lawmakers to allow trials to see the effects of high-CBD marijuana tinctures on children with severe forms of epilepsy. High-CBD tinctures...
Medical Marijuana Applications Available in Illinois

Medical Marijuana Applications Available in Illinois

Illinois has now posted application forms for people wishing to take part in the state’s newly approved medical marijuana program as patients, caregivers, growers, and dispensary owners.  While the...
Seattle City Attorney Calls For People to Fight One Officer’s “Improper” Marijuana Citations

Seattle City Attorney Calls For People to Fight One Officer’s “Improper” Marijuana Citations

NUGGETRY News recently reported that so far this year, 80% of Seattle’s marijuana citations have been issued by one officer.  Now, Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes is encouraging anyone...
CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Support Marijuana Legalization

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Support Marijuana Legalization

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has said he will support a marijuana legalization measure in 2016 to allow recreational marijuana use. During a Marin County Bar Association luncheon last...
New Data Shows Underage Marijuana Use and Traffic Fatalities in CO Have Dropped Since Marijuana Was Legalized

New Data Shows Underage Marijuana Use and Traffic Fatalities in CO Have Dropped Since Marijuana Was Legalized

New Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) data shows that marijuana use among teens and traffic fatalities have dropped in the state, despite the legalization of marijuana...
Washington Sells $3.8 Million Worth of Marijuana in First Month of Program

Washington Sells $3.8 Million Worth of Marijuana in First Month of Program

On Friday, Washington state revealed that the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales generated almost $3.8 million in revenue.  Based on these numbers, the state expects to bring...
Florida Medical Association Opposes Medical Marijuana Initiative

Florida Medical Association Opposes Medical Marijuana Initiative

The Florida Medical Association, Florida’s largest physicians organization, has announced their opposition to an initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.  The group does not necessarily oppose all...
Wichita Marijuana Decriminalziation Initiative Fails

Wichita Marijuana Decriminalziation Initiative Fails

An initiative to decriminalize low level marijuana possession in Wichita has failed due to a lack of valid signatures.  According to the Sedgwick County Election Board, the petition is...
Two Killed in Fresno Attempted Marijuana Robbery

Two Killed in Fresno Attempted Marijuana Robbery

Two suspected robbers were killed Thursday after they attempted to rob a house in Fresno with a marijuana-growing operation.  According to police, two suspects were arrested and three remain...