Illinois Reveals Medical Marijuana Program Guidelines

Illinois regulators have released a new draft of guidelines for the state's new medical marijuana program.  The public now has 45 days to comment on the rules, which dictate fees for patients, the number of growers allowed in the state, physician-patient relationships, and more. Under the proposed rules, patients will be required to pay $100 annually to apply for a medical ...

Blake Griffin Speaks Out in Favor of Medical Marijuana

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is speaking out in favor of medical marijuana in support of Bucks center Larry Sanders, who announced his support of legalizing marijuana after being suspended for five games by the NBA after testing positive for THC. In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Griffin said, "It doesn't really affect me, but so many guys would prob...

Alleged Fake Medical Marijuana Operation Shut Down in Michigan

Thirty-seven people have been arrested in connection to an alleged fake medical marijuana operation in Michigan.  According to federal court documents, the defendants in the case used Michigan's medical marijuana law as a cover for their illegal marijuana grow operation. Documents claim Shawn Taylor led a marijuana growing operation called "Medical Marijuana Team".  Author...

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Funding of $100,000 was gifted to New Approach Oregon, a group backing a proposed marijuana legalization initiative, from fragrance-heir Henry van Ameringen. Van Ameringen's gift is significant, as backers cited a lack of funding as the reason for the failure of a similar marijuana legalization initiative in 2012. New Approach Oregon initially tried to have the Legislatur...

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Light Marijuana Use Not Tied to Lung Cancer

Light Marijuana Use Not Tied to Lung Cancer

A new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society suggests that light to moderate marijuana use does not increase one’s risk of lung cancer.  Researchers are...
Washington Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Leave Legal Marijuana Alone

Washington Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Leave Legal Marijuana Alone

Seven congressional Democrats from Washington state have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, encouraging the DOJ to assure residents that those who sell and use marijuana will...
Michigan Reinstates Charges Against Medical Marijuana Patient

Michigan Reinstates Charges Against Medical Marijuana Patient

The Michigan Supreme Court has reinstated criminal charges against a medical marijuana patient who provided marijuana to another patient without charging him. In 2011, Tony Green, a registered medical...
Washington May Allow Outdoor Marijuana Grows

Washington May Allow Outdoor Marijuana Grows

Karen McCall, chief rules writer for Washington’s Liquor Control Board is recommending that the state allow recreational marijuana to be grown outdoors as well as indoors. She believes it...
Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Indicted

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Indicted

A Colorado grand jury has indicted medical marijuana dispensary owner Colin Hoskins and 11 of his associates on allegations that they ran three medical marijuana dispensaries as a front...
New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Moves Forward Without Homegrow Provision

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Moves Forward Without Homegrow Provision

Negotiators in New Hampshire’s House and Senate met Tuesday to discuss a provision in the state’s proposed medical marijuana bill that would allow patients to grow their own medicine...
Oregon Attorney General Endorses Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Bill

Oregon Attorney General Endorses Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Bill

Oregon is seen as one of the leaders in the medical marijuana community.  The state has over 50,000 registered patients and over 100 collectives.  Those collectives, however, are not...
New Hampshire Lawmakers Meet to Negotiate on Marijuana Home Grows

New Hampshire Lawmakers Meet to Negotiate on Marijuana Home Grows

New Hampshire lawmakers in the House and Senate have approved medical marijuana legislation that would allow patients in need to receive marijuana to treat their symptoms.  Both House and...
Mayo Clinic Advising Against Marijuana Use for Chronic Pain Among Teens

Mayo Clinic Advising Against Marijuana Use for Chronic Pain Among Teens

According to the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the Clinic is asserting that medical marijuana should not be used to treat teenagers with chronic pain.  The group is...
Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors from across the country are speaking out in favor of marijuana decriminalization. Their opinions were shared during a series of meetings sponsored by American Baptist, the Drug Policy...