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...

White House Calls Marijuana a States' Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states' rights issue. The GOP-sponsored House Amendment would prevent D.C. "from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again under...

First Marijuana Commercial Released in Canada

Canadian marijuana seed company Crop King Seeds has released what they are calling "the world's first marijuana commercial."  While that claim may be a bit of a stretch, the commercial is one of the first to promote recreational marijuana products. The PSA hasn't aired on television yet (and will probably need to be edited for profanity first as it drops the f-bomb!) but ha...

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana as Soon as This Month

Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana as Soon as This Month

According to Pennsylvania lawmakers, a measure to legalize medical marijuana could go to a Senate committee vote as early as this month.  The bill would create a medical marijuana...
Denver May Shut Down Medical Marijuana Businesses With Outstanding Licenses

Denver May Shut Down Medical Marijuana Businesses With Outstanding Licenses

All medical marijuana businesses in Denver must be properly licensed by July 1 or risk being shut down by the city.  Currently, there are 41 unlicensed medical marijuana collectives...
Arizona Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat PTSD

Arizona Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat PTSD

A court ruling filed this week has added post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment. In his decision, Judge Thomas Shedden...
Sacramento County Expected to Limit Size of Indoor Marijuana Grows

Sacramento County Expected to Limit Size of Indoor Marijuana Grows

On Tuesday, Sacramento County supervisors are expected to limit the size of indoor marijuana grows to nine plants per household.  This decision follows a unanimous vote from the Board...
Colorado Governor Approves Legislation to Establish Financial System for Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Governor Approves Legislation to Establish Financial System for Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation that aims to establish a financial system for marijuana businesses.  The legislation would form a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give...
Florida Man Arrested For Assaulting Brother With Marijuana Plant

Florida Man Arrested For Assaulting Brother With Marijuana Plant

A Florida man has been arrested after using a marijuana plant as a weapon in a fight against his brother. The fight happened Saturday evening shortly after 31-year-old Rodney...
Hershey Sues Marijuana Edible Company

Hershey Sues Marijuana Edible Company

Hershey Co. is suing a Colorado marijuana edible maker, claiming that the company’s packaging is too similar to those made by the famous chocolate company. The trademark infringement lawsuit,...
Study Links Marijuana Use to Infertility in Men

Study Links Marijuana Use to Infertility in Men

A study published in the medical journal Human Reproduction  claims that marijuana use can impact a man’s fertility by having adverse effects on sperm. The study examined data from...
Study Finds Marijuana Could Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Study Finds Marijuana Could Treat Autoimmune Diseases

A University of South Carolina study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that marijuana has the potential to fight autoimmune diseases by suppressing immune functions, including inflammation....
Loophole Could Allow Patients to Use Medical Marijuana in Florida Before It’s Legalized

Loophole Could Allow Patients to Use Medical Marijuana in Florida Before It’s Legalized

Florida voters will weigh in on a medical marijuana measure this November, but a little known loophole could allow patients to use medical marijuana already. The Florida Doctrine of...