February 6, 2019

Maryland Lawmakers File Bills to Legalize Marijuana

State lawmakers in both chambers filed legislation Wednesday that would end cannabis prohibition in Maryland. SB0771, sponsored by Sen. William C. Smith, Jr., and HB0656, sponsored by Del. Eric Luedtke, would make cannabis legal for adults 21 and older and establish a system in which cannabis is regulated and taxed for adult use. Past convictions […]

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January 15, 2019 william barr attorney general

Trump’s AG Nominee Wants To Keep Marijuana Illegal

William Barr, the former Attorney General under President George H. W. Bush and President Donald Trump’s current nominee to lead the Justice Department, says it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana at the federal level. “We should either have a federal law that prohibits marijuana everywhere — which I would support, myself, because I […]

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January 11, 2019 tennessee medical marijuana

Republican Lawmakers Aim to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Tennessee

Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives say they will introduce a new medical marijuana bill during this year’s General Assembly. According to Tennessee State Sen.Janice Bowling (R- Tullahoma), a robust medical marijuana bill is currently being crafted with the help of Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) from the Tennessee House of Representatives. […]

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January 10, 2019 marijuana legalization bill

Federal Bill to Legalize Marijuana Appropriately Named HR 420

A bill filed in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) that aims to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances was assigned a familiar number. HR 420, also known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act if it […]

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January 10, 2019 ky medical marijuana

Kentucky State Senator Chose Marijuana Over Oxycontin During Battle With Cancer

A republican state senator from Kentucky told reporters Wednesday that he smoked marijuana instead of taking prescription pain killers during a battle with colon cancer seven years ago. During a news conference where he spoke out in support of House Bill 136, a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Senator Dan Seum (R- Fairdale) […]

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November 18, 2016 Jeff Sessions marijuana

Trump’s Attorney General pick is a walking 70’s anti-pot commercial

As of today 29 states have legalized marijuana for medical use (that’s over half the country) and eight states plus the District of Columbia have given adults over the age of 21 the freedom to enjoy cannabis recreationally, similar to alcohol. Much of this new-found freedom can be traced to the work of Eric Holder, […]

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November 10, 2016 Arkansas mmj initiative

Arkansas proves that medical marijuana is no longer a Red/Blue issue

Heads up partisans, it’s time to remove marijuana prohibition from your party platform, and this year’s election should provide all the proof you need that it’s past-time to get on the right side of history. We know this is the case because Arkansas, where 60% of that red-state’s voters easily handed Trump their six electoral votes, also […]

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November 9, 2016 florida medical marijuana law

Florida just legalized medical marijuana. Now what?

n what will certainly go down in the books the most memorable election in anyone’s memory, Florida voters returned to the polls this year and overwhelmingly approved that state’s medical marijuana ballot initiative, Amendment 2. While this historic vote was an incredibly important step in reducing the harm done to patients by the drug war, you […]

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October 14, 2016 veterans medical marijuana

Veterans and Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates to Gather at Texas State Capitol Saturday

AUSTIN — Military veterans and local marijuana policy reform advocates will gather at the State Capitol in Austin on Saturday for the 2016 Texas Veterans Medical Marijuana Conference. The event, hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and Texas NORML, will feature educators, advocates, medical professionals, and veteran activists discussing how medical marijuana can help […]

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September 29, 2016 medical marijuana alzheimers

THC’s Ability to Remove Alzheimer’s Plaque From Brain Cells May Lead to New Treatment Options

A study released by the Salk Institute this summer is confirming what more and more patients and caregivers have learned on their own — that marijuana and cannabis oil can be an effective medicine for battling the terrible effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers took human neurons that were grown in a lab […]

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September 17, 2016 florida medical marijuana

Florida Woman Acquitted of Growing Marijuana for Medical Use

A 54 year-old woman was found not-guilty of cultivating marijuana Friday by a circuit court jury in southern Florida, who delivered the verdict despite the woman’s testimony that she had grown the marijuana plants she had been accused of growing. Bridget Kirouac, who told jurors that she suffers from bone spurs, fibromyalgia, gastritis, herniated discs, […]

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September 16, 2016 cbd oil

Why is the state of Texas raiding pharmacies that sell CBD?

This week the Texas Department of Public Safety let it be known they are in no mood for CBD oil retailers who sell products that exceed the widely-accepted .3% THC level by raiding four Austin-area pharmacies. Peoples Pharmacy, a holistic pharmacy located in Austin was the focus of DPS raids at four separate locations. According to […]

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July 2, 2016 indoor cannabis grow

Scientists Say US Government Continues to Limit Cannabis Research

In a recent paper published in Science, researchers at the University of New Mexico complained that it continues to be extremely difficult to conduct any meaningful research due to the tight grip by the federal government and their continued prosecution of the war on cannabis. “Millions of patients have been granted the authorization to use […]

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