US Government to Increase Marijuana Grows

Some may be shocked to learn that the federal government grows its own marijuana, given the fact that it has been classified as a dangerous substance by the Controlled Substances Act.  Each year the US government grows marijuana for researchers to access. This year, the federal government is increasing the amount of marijuana grown-- from 46 pounds to 1,400 pounds.  The ad...

THC Compound Could Slow Alzheimer's Disease

A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease reported that a marijuana compound, delta-9-tetrahydocannabinol (THC) could slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The study found that low doses of THC reduced the production of amyloid beta and prevented abnormal accumulation, which is one of the early signs of Alzheimer's. Researchers also found that THC enh...

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...

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Colorado Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana Tax

Colorado Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana Tax

On Tuesday, Colorado voters approved proposed taxes on recreational marijuana.  Almost 66% of voters voted in favor of a 15% excise tax on wholesale recreational marijuana, plus a 10%...
Michigan Voters in Three Communities Weigh in on Marijuana Legalization Today

Michigan Voters in Three Communities Weigh in on Marijuana Legalization Today

Voters in three Michigan towns will weigh in today on whether local police should arrest recreational marijuana users.  Ballot proposals in Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing aim to legalize use...
Oklahoma State Senator Held Medical Marijuana Forum

Oklahoma State Senator Held Medical Marijuana Forum

On Sunday, Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson hosted a public education event at the State Capitol.  The goal of the forum was to educate voters about the science behind...
South Carolina Police Chief Threatens to Go After Marijuana Advocates

South Carolina Police Chief Threatens to Go After Marijuana Advocates

Columbia, South Carolina’s interim Police Chief is in hot water after a facebook comment conversation went too far, ending with the chief threatening to go after marijuana advocates. The...
Town Returns Seized Marijuana Dead

Town Returns Seized Marijuana Dead

Lynwood, Wa. police have returned over 200 plants of seized marijuana to the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary.  The problem?  All of the plants were dead. Police originally...
Vermont Approves Final Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Vermont Approves Final Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Vermont Department of Public Safety has conditionally approved the state’s fourth and final medical marijuana dispensary. Southern Vermont Wellness will be located in Brattleboro.  The other three dispensaries...
Florida’s Top Lawmakers Speak Out Against Medical Marijuana

Florida’s Top Lawmakers Speak Out Against Medical Marijuana

On Wednesday, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz announced that they plan to ask the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed amendment that would...
Denver Scales Back Proposed Law That Would Have Banned Smell of Marijuana

Denver Scales Back Proposed Law That Would Have Banned Smell of Marijuana

The city of Denver, Co. has decided to scale back a proposed law that would have banned even the smell of marijuana from public places.  A new draft of...
Florida Court Sets Date for Medical Marijuana Arguments

Florida Court Sets Date for Medical Marijuana Arguments

In the coming weeks, advocates in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will have to go toe to toe with Attorney General Pam Bondi, who objects to the...
New Jersey’s Second Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

New Jersey’s Second Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

This week, New Jersey’s second medical marijuana dispensary– the first in South Jersey– opened its doors to patients for the first time.  Compassionate Care Foundation, located in Egg Harbor...