Oregon Marijuana Measure to Appear on Ballot in November

Oregon attempted, and failed, to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.  Now, Oregonians will have another chance to weigh-in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational use for people 21 and older. An initiative, submitted by New Approach Oregon, has received over 88,500 valid signatures, qualifying it to appear on the November election ballot.  In order to pa...

Why Are Prescription Pills Favored When They Can Cause More Harm Than Marijuana?

Under federal law, only FDA approved medication can be prescribed by physicians.  Infamously, marijuana has remained on the federal list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, despite anecdotal and scientific evidence that medical marijuana can help patents suffering from symptoms of dozens of illnesses, including cancer, glaucoma, PTSD, anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.  ...

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 Illinois. The Senate bill adds epilepsy to Illinois' list of qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. Children will be able to use marijuana tinctures to treat their epilepsy as long as t...

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 move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without...

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Newcomers Can Enter the CO Marijuana Market This Week

Newcomers Can Enter the CO Marijuana Market This Week

Colorado’s recreational marijuana business has seen a successful first six months, but will see a shift starting this week that could cause big changes in the program. During the...
Bill Clinton Encourages States to Experiment with Marijuana Legalization

Bill Clinton Encourages States to Experiment with Marijuana Legalization

Former President Bill Clinton, who is famously known to have tried marijuana but “didn’t inhale,” says he thinks that the states should be able to decide about marijuana legalization,...
Police Come Up Empty in Undercover Stings at Legal Marijuana Businesses

Police Come Up Empty in Undercover Stings at Legal Marijuana Businesses

Colorado police have conducted 20 undercover sting operations in which they have tested whether a recreational marijuana store will sell marijuana to someone under the age of 21.  So...
British Columbia Marijuana Farmers Won’t Get Tax Break

British Columbia Marijuana Farmers Won’t Get Tax Break

The British Columbia, Canada, provincial government has announced that medical marijuana growers won’t be able to claim a tax break meant for farms and agricultural operations.  The tax breaks...
UN Claims More Americans Are Using Marijuana

UN Claims More Americans Are Using Marijuana

A newly released UN report claims that more Americans are consuming marijuana, and more are seeking treatment for help with their marijuana use. The UN Office on Drugs and...
Medical Marijuana Farmers Market Coming to Los Angeles

Medical Marijuana Farmers Market Coming to Los Angeles

Southern California residents will be able to visit a medical marijuana farmers market over fourth of July weekend.  The even, which will allow patients to connect with caregivers and...
House Committee Tries to Stop Marijuana Decriminalization in DC

House Committee Tries to Stop Marijuana Decriminalization in DC

As a district and not a state, Washington DC’s lawmakers have the unique displeasure of the federal government having the final say on all laws passed. Typically, the federal...
Quebec Hospital Allowing Marijuana Use in Hospital Rooms

Quebec Hospital Allowing Marijuana Use in Hospital Rooms

Doctors and pharmacists at CHUS hospital in Quebec, Canada, approved marijuana use by patients who are federally licensed to use medical marijuana within the hospital. Patients are being allowed...
Washington Targets Marijuana DUIs with New Ad Campaign

Washington Targets Marijuana DUIs with New Ad Campaign

Washington recently announced that recreational marijuana retail stores will begin opening their doors for shoppers in July.  With an increase in use expected within the state, the Washington Traffic...
FDA to Consider Marijuana Reclassification

FDA to Consider Marijuana Reclassification

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surrounding marijuana to determine whether the agency believes marijuana should be reclassified.  Currently, marijuana is considered a Schedule I...