Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Marijuana Legislation

Another Congressional Shot At Federal Marijuana Legalization Fizzles

The hope was that this testimony could demonstrate a pathway by three federal agencies represented to free up marijuana for possible federal legalization and medical research

Donald Trump Is Securing The Wrong Border Against The War On Drugs

US border officials reported increases in marijuana seizures at the Canadian border, while numbers fall at the Mexico border.

Hawaii’s Decriminilazation Of Marijuana Is In Effect

Hawaii is the 26th state to decriminalize marijuana, even if their policy on the drug is one of the most conservative ones in the country.

Legal Marijuana In Illinois Is Causing Law Breakers

Despite Illinois' legalization of recreational marijuana, the rules remain strict when it comes to possession and distribution of the drug.

New York Will Legalize Marijuana This Year, Cuomo Vows

In his State of the State address this week, Gov. Cuomo assured 2020 will be the year the Empire State legalizes recreational cannabis.

South Dakota Will Vote On Recreational And Medical Marijuana This Year

Despite voter approval, the marijuana ballot initiatives face stiff opposition among state leaders, including Governor Kristi Noem.

Why Marijuana Prosecutions Are Declining Across The Country

Though marijuana-related arrests have risen in recent years, those cases aren't being prosecuted at the same rate.

Italian Government Approves Marijuana Home Growing

Italy's Supreme Court now protects the cultivation of small amounts of cannabis grown in people's homes.

Cannabis Arrests Significantly Drop In Illinois Ahead Of Legalization

The decriminalization of marijuana and an evolving perspective on the drug could be responsible for a significant drop in arrests in some of Illinois' largest suburbs.

Veterans Can Use Medical Marijuana, They Just Have To Pay For It

Congress keeps killing marijuana-related legislation that would allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with marijuana as an alternative to prescription drugs.

Latest News

How Does Marijuana Affect Different Parts Of Your Brain?

Marijuana — or indeed, any substance you introduce into your body — can have different effects on different parts of your brain, and their corresponding functions.

How Safe Do Consumers Really Feel After Recent Vaping Illness?

Though the majority report feeling "safe" using vaping products, Google searches for "quit vaping" dramatically spiked at height of EVALI outbreak.

A Pain Management Doctor Shares How Marijuana Is Impacting His Patients

With the opioid crisis on the minds of communities and governing bodies all over the United States, a New York doctor shares how marijuana is impacting his patients and business.

Marijuana Users With ADHD Use Less Prescription Drugs

A new study says that when people with ADHD take the right kind of medical marijuana, they tend to use less prescription medication.