THC’s Effects on the Human Brain

THC’s Effects on the Human Brain






THC’s Effects on the Human Brain A “toke” a day might just keep the doctor away, or at least keep your brain younger. That according to a new study out Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University gave young and old mice THC, that is the ingredient […]






US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes

US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes






US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes More US workers reportedly are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years. Meanwhile, the number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive results for other drugs also rose “The increases come against a backdrop […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update President Donald Trump has signaled that he and the DOJ will ignore congressional mandates protecting Medical Marijuana states, Florida fails to complete Medical Marijuana implementation legislation. Thursday US AG Jeff Sessions signaled that the DOJ will enforce the laws and seek maximum sentences for drug law violators, The Drug War looks like […]






President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA

President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA






President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA President Donald Trump is signaling that he and the DOJ will ignore congressional mandates protecting Medical Marijuana states, Florida fails to complete Medical Marijuana implementation legislation. Thursday US AG Jeff Sessions signaled that the DOJ will enforce the laws and seek maximum sentences for […]






President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders

President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders






President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders US AG Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama Era policies that will send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected from […]






Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official

Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official






Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official Late Friday, President Donald Trump signaled he may ignore a Congressional ban on interfering with state medical marijuana laws, arguing in a lengthy statement that he is not legally bound by a series of limits lawmakers imposed on him. President Trump issued the “signing statement” […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Open enrollment is now underway for Maryland patients, regulatory bills are advancing in Florida and Montana, and more. Florida Last Monday, a medical marijuana regulation bill won a House committee vote. The House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 1397, which aims to regulate the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana system. […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and North Dakota are moving toward enacting their voter-approved medical marijuana laws, Oklahoma and Wisconsin see CBD Cannabis Oil bills signed into law, +++. Arkansas Last Tuesday, state regulators finalized the medical marijuana rules. The state Medical Marijuana Commission gave final approval to rules governing dispensaries and cultivation facilities. The rules […]






Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”






Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable” A survey of Americans’ views on marijuana found that a majority of people think the drug is “socially acceptable” — a position that may put them at  odds with USAG Jeff Sessions, who once said that a marijuana habit is only “slightly less awful” than heroin. The […]






US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst






US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst The threat of stricter marijuana enforcement by The Trump Administration has legal cannabis advocates on edge, and preparing for a “worst-case scenario”. “It’s definitely an interesting time. We are nervous,” Beth Collins, senior director of government relations with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) said in a TV […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas’ governor signs a package of medical marijuana regulation bills, a West Virginia medical marijuana bill is just a vote away from final passage, and more.  Arkansas Last Monday, the governor signed into law a dozen medical marijuana-related bills. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a dozen bills aimed at regulating […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A new study suggests that medical marijuana can reduce opioid abuse, Arkansas and Florida continue to grapple with addressing voter-approved medical marijuana laws, and more.  National Last Monday a new study found that legalized medical marijuana could help curb opiod abuse. A new study reported in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence […]






Canada to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

Canada to Legalize Marijuana in 2018






Canada to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 Sunday, it was reported that in April Canada’s government will announce that Marijuana will be legalized across the country by July of Y 2018. The move comes on the recommendation of a high level government task force who’s leaders briefed Canadian lawmakers at the weekend on how to handle […]






AG Jeff Sessions, “Marijuana Use Will Destroy Your Life’

AG Jeff Sessions, “Marijuana Use Will Destroy Your Life’






AG Jeff Sessions, “Drug Use Will Destroy Your Life’ US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position on Marijuana, stating he believes its medicinal properties have been “hyped, maybe too much.” USAG Session made his remarks after a speech on Justice Department efforts to fight violent crime in Richmond, Virginia Wednesday. “I think Medical Marijuana […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A package of implementation bills is moving in Arkansas, Florida Republicans use an implementation bill to try to impose restrictions on the voter-approved medical marijuana law, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, A package of “fix” bills were moving. The Senate sent two medical marijuana bills to the governor’s desk, while the House […]






Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana






Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana As more states legalize marijuana for humans, more pet owners are giving their animal companions cannabis-based extracts, ointments and edibles marketed to treat everything from arthritis and anxiety to seizures and cancer. Most of these pet products, which are not regulated, contain cannabidiol or CBD, a chemical compound […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The North Dakota legislature continues to muck about with the state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law, North Carolina sees a full-fledged medical marijuana bill introduced, and more.  Iowa Last Thursday, a CBD expansion bill stalled. A bill that could have expanded the use of CBD cannabis oil ran into a brick wall […]






President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana

President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana






President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana $SLTK, $GWPH, Southern California company, Solis Tech, Inc (OTCMKT:SLTK), focused on the efficient indoor growing of Medical Marijuana  The next big brain cancer drug may come from Medical Marijuana In his address to Congress Tuesday night, President Trump echoed Ronald Reagan, as he vowed […]






USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’

USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’






USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’ The US Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug in the US In a meeting with reporters Monday, AG […]






Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana

Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana






Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it’s Ok for their kids, but “we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,” said […]






Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear

Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear






Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear $GWPH, $INSY, $ACBFF, $AXIM, $SLTK Looking for The Trump Administration to crack down on Recreational Marijuana The cannabis industry analysts urge caution, saying it is difficult to estimate how many marijuana businesses will be shuttered by the strict Law & Order Trump Administration DOJ as begins enforcing federal laws […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana is keeping Arkansas legislators and regulators busy, Kentucky and West Virginia see full-fledged medical cannabis bills filed, a CBD cannabis oil bill heads to the governor’s desk in Indiana, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, the House approved a bill banning military members from becoming registered caregivers. The body approved House […]






Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced

Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced






Trump Administration: the Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he expects the Justice Department (DOJ) to increase enforcement of laws prohibiting the recreational use of marijuana, a departure from the Hussein-Obama Admin’s less aggressive stance as states began legalizing recreational as well as medical use of the drug. […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update It is  all Red State Medical Marijuana news this week, reflecting the slow spread of acceptance to even the most conservative areas of the country. Arkansas Last Wednesday, a batch of medical marijuana “fix” bills were moving. Six medical marijuana-related bills moved out of committees to face floor votes in their respective […]






California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules

California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules






California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules $SLTK, $GWPH The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform the agency as the state sets up rules governing the new industry. Medical cannabis laws passed by the Legislature in 2015 and the recreational legalization measure voters approved in […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas legislators are trying to ban medical marijuana smoking and edibles, a new Florida bill seeks to revamp that state’s medical marijuana system, and more.  Arkansas On January 25,a lawmaker filed a bill to ignore the voters’ will until federal law changes State Sen. Jason Rapert (R-District 18) filed a bill that […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The Illinois Treasurer asks President Donald Trump for clarity on banking for the medical cannabis industry, North Dakota legislators work to ensure workers’ compensation will not pay for medical marijuana for injured employees, and more. Arkansas On Monday, Athe legislature approved changes to the state’s new medical marijuana law. With the state […]






America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry

America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry






America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry $JPM, $BAC, $C, $WFC , $MCD, $SBUX, $AAPL, $WFM A Key issues facing the marijuana industry in the US states with legalized marijuana is their inability to find a bank willing to handle the money. That is because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and many banks have […]






Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s






Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Said to Backs Patient Rx’s German lawmakers have approved legislation that will allow some patients to get Cannabis as a Rx-only medication. Parliament’s lower house passed the bill unanimously last Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Germany’s Health Minister Hermann Groehe stressed the […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The Hemp Industries Association takes on the DEA over its new coding rule for CBDs, state legislators are busily messing with successful medical marijuana initiatives, and more. National Last Friday, the HIA sued the DEA over CBD. The Hemp Industries Association filed a judicial review action against the DEA last Friday over […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana bills are popping up all over the place, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture has been filed, and more.  National Last Thursday, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture was filed. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) filed House Resolution 331, which would […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and Florida start moving toward voter-approved medical marijuana systems, Massachusetts activists push for greater patient access, and more.  Arkansas Last Friday, a lawmaker filed medical marijuana implementation bills. State Rep. Douglas House (R-North Little Rock) has filed a pair of bills aimed at the state’s new medical marijuana law. House Bill […]






The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day

The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day






The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day A group that supports the legalization of Marijuana will hand out free “joints” in Washington, DS on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, January 20, according to news reports. The DC Cannabis Coalition will start the handouts at 8:00a, then the group will march to the National Mall. […]






Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue






Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue Tuesday, laws legalizing Medical Marijuana went into effect in Florida, promising enormous sales in the State and a possible alternative to addictive Rx opioids for patients. Patients seeking Marijuana to treat a variety of conditions can officially get Medical Marijuana legally through participating doctors and dispensaries in […]






Famed Hollywood Sign Prank’d to Read “Hollyweed”

Famed Hollywood Sign Prank’d to Read “Hollyweed”






Famed Hollywood Sign Prank’d to Read “Hollyweed” Year 2017 is already starting on a “High” note, he famed Hollywood sign was vandalized early Sunday morning to read “Hollyweed.” The alteration comes after California voters approved recreational marijuana in November. In a New Year’s prank, someone was able to climb up Mount Lee, in the Hollywood […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A study finds medical marijuana associated with a decline in traffic fatalities, the Arizona courts stick up for medical marijuana, changes in state law will have impacts in Colorado and Oregon, and more. National Last Monday, a study found that states with medical marijuana laws see a decline in traffic deaths. A […]






Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest






Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest $GWPH, $INSY, $CARA, $MON, $ADM Marijuana legalization in the USA has brought keen interest among investors seeking to profit from a growing and very valuable cash crop. The states of California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas and Montana have approved measures to allow the Medical […]






The Trump Administration and Legalized Marijuana

The Trump Administration and Legalized Marijuana






The Trump Administration and Legalized Marijuana Incoming Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions (R:AL) has taken a firm and consistent stand against legalization of Marijuana. If confirmed by the US Senate, and he will  be, AG Sessions is widely thought to be likely to abandon the Obama Administration’s “look the other way” policy on state laws […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The DEA has clarified that it still considers CBD to be illegal, Arkansas moves forward on implementation of its new program, Michigan gets legal dispensaries and a favorable court ruling, and more.  National Last Wednesday, DEA clarified that, yes, it still considers CBD to be illegal. The DEA added a new code […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Montana’s dispensaries are coming back to life, Michigan’s medical marijuana fees have been funding aggressive anti-marijuana law enforcement, and more.  Arkansas On Monday, members of the state’s new medical marijuana commission were sworn in. In the first meeting of a commission established to create a state medical marijuana system after voters approved […]






Beer Sales are Down in US States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal

Beer Sales are Down in US States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal






Beer Sales are Down in US States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal $BUD, $TAP Year to date, beer volumes have fallen roughly 2% in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, which have all legalized recreational marijuana, according to Neilsen data cited in a recent report from Cowen & Co. At the same time, marijuana consumption has grown […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Advocates file a petition to rein in DEA misinformation about medical marijuana, Arkansas regulators are moving to implement the new law there, Minnesota adds PTSD, and more. National On Monday, ASA filed a petition with the DOJ to make DEA stop lying about marijuana. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a petition […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The elections are over and the legislative season is yet to begin, so things are quiet on the medical marijuana front. Below are a couple of updates, as follows:  Maryland Last Monday, the Maryland Cannabis Commission announced that it is hiring a consultant to advise it on steps it can take to […]






Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana

Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana






Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana In what is generally viewed as a negative development for the legal Marijuana market, US President Elect Donald Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Senstor Sessions is an outspoken critic of marijuana legalization who […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update State lawmakers in Arkansas and Montana are grappling with the results of popular votes allowing medical marijuana, and an Arizona dispensary operator eyes a Y 2018 initiative. ArizonaOn Monday, a dispensary operator announced plans for a 2018 medical marijuana expansion initiative. The owners of the Wellness Center, an Apache Junction dispensary, are […]






Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic






Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic In Y 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than in any other year on record. Over 60% of these deaths involved opioids. These powerful medications are often prescribed to people for chronic pain relief, although they often fail to provide relief. Where they do excel is in causing […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana went 4 for 4 last Tuesday, Election Day, the feds give up on trying to shut down the Berkeley Patients Group, and more.  National On Monday, a new report called marijuana a “promising option” for dealing with opioid addiction. A new report from the National Cannabis Industry Association finds that increasing […]






The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry

The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry






The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry $GWPH, $SMG Of the 9 states where voters were considering legalizing marijuana for either recreational or medical use, 8 approved the statewide measures. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada approved initiatives allowing the recreational use of cannabis, while Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved medical marijuana. Montana, where the […]






California, Its Quest to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

California, Its Quest to Legalize Recreational Marijuana






California, Its Quest to Legalize Recreational Marijuana California’s state capital region could reap 20,000 jobs and generate $4.2-B in business if it becomes a hub for a legalized marijuana industry, a study released Monday showed. The report from the University of the Pacific in Stockton was commissioned by the cannabis investment company Truth Enterprises, just […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update With all eyes on the November elections, it is quiet on the medical marijuana front. Minors get admitted to the program in Connecticut, and, speaking of the elections, we have news from Florida.  Connecticut Last Thursday, minors became eligible to qualify for medical marijuana. Under changes in the state’s medical marijuana system […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Chelsea Clinton retracts an errant statement, a California bill creating a “Micro Farm” license for Ma-and-Pa growers is signed into law, Massachusetts moves toward being more patient-friendly, and more. National Last Thursday, a spokesman conceded that Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” about the risk of marijuana fatalities. Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” when she suggested that […]






California Voters Appear Set to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legalization

California Voters Appear Set to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legalization






California Voters Appear Set to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legalization Polls show California headed toward the legalization of Recreational Marijuana with Prop. 64 Proposition 64 if passed will legalize the recreational use of marijuana for anyone over 21. If its supporters believe that passage of Proposition 64 would raise $1-B in taxes annually, dramatically reduce prison […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update No medical cannabis for Missouri this year, polling looks good for the Florida initiative and tense for competing Arkansas initiatives, Colorado moves toward adding PTSD as a qualifying condition, and more.  Arkansas Last Thursday, the state’s highest court threw out a challenge to a medical marijuana initiative. The state Supreme Court has […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The governors of Delaware and New Jersey sign medical marijuana expansion bills, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson kicks in a million bucks to fend off medical cannabis in Florida, Montana patients are losing access to providers, and more.  National Monday, a study of fatal car crashes found medical marijuana may curb opioid use. […]






5 US States May Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2016

5 US States May Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2016






5 US States May Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2016 About 50% of the US has already legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use. This November, 9 US states may continue the trend. Of those 9 states, 5 have ballot initiatives that could result in legal recreational use. California could legalize recreational use, thus making […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update As all eyes turn toward cannabis legalization initiatives looming in November, it’s been pretty quiet on the medical marijuana front. At least there’s good news from Michigan.  Michigan Last Thursday, the Senate passed an industry regulation bill allowing dispensaries. The state Senate Thursday passed a bill that would tax and regulate medical marijuana […]






Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana

Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana






Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana At the Investor Pitch Forum this week in Brooklyn, NY, hosted by the cannabis industry investment and research firm The Arcview Group, 200 investors described as HNW (high net worth) met with dozens of companies looking to come into the new market of legal recreational marijuana. Cultivating Spirits, […]






The “Headaches” of the Legal Marijuana Industry

The “Headaches” of the Legal Marijuana Industry






The “Headaches” of the Legal Marijuana Industry The legal-marijuana industry faces many challenges to doing business. Most companies in the space are frozen out of bank, cannot use credit cards for transactions, and cannot get loans, huge headaches for the industry. And marijuana is like any other commodity: when there’s a supply glut, the price […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A federal appeals court upholds the ban on Gun sales to Medical Marijuana patients, Arkansans will have 2 Medical Marijuana initiatives on the ballot, Oklahoman’s will likely have none, and more.  Arkansas Last Thursday, a second medical marijuana initiative was okayed for the ballot. The state already has one medical marijuana initiative […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Which states will be voting on medical marijuana this year is becoming clearer, but is not completely settled; a new study finds that marijuana is not implicated with bad organ transplant outcomes, and more.  National Last Friday, a study found that marijuana use is not associated with bad organ transplant outcomes. A […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The federal courts reminded the US Justice Department (DOJ) that Congress passed a law barring it from using federal funds to go after state-legal medical cannabis operations, Maryland takes a step toward getting its industry up and running, California balks at a MM grower tax, and more. National Tuesday, a federal appeals […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The DEA again rejects marijuana rescheduling, a North Dakota initiative makes the ballot, a South Dakota one doesn’t, a Missouri one hangs on by a thread, and more. National Thursday, DEA again refused to reschedule marijuana. The DEA today again refused to reschedule marijuana, arguing that its therapeutic value has not been […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A 2nd Arkansas medical marijuana initiative is still alive (one has already qualified for the ballot), Boston gets its 1st dispensary, Minnesota chronic pain patients now qualify for medical cannabis, and more.  ArkansasLast Friday, a medical marijuana got more time to gather signatures. Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana, the group behind the […]






Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November

Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November






Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November Ballot measures to liberalize laws involving marijuana use will be on the ballot in 9 states this November Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada all will have measures on the ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Arkansas, Florida, Montana and Missouri, will decide […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.  National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate […]






With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables

With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables






With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables With the loosening of the US Marijuana laws collegians are cheering, but it’s the older folks  who are the average consumers of the newly enhanced “Bud”. Seattle-based Headset Inc., research firm in the field, reviewed about 40,000 legal Marijuana purchases made in Washington State from September 2014 to […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The Republican platform committee rejects medical marijuana, medical marijuana research issues get a hearing in the Senate, Arkansas will vote on at least one medical marijuana initiative this Fall — maybe 2 — and more. NationalOn Monday, the GOP rejected a medical marijuana platform plank. Republican delegates meeting Monday in Cleveland ahead […]






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses The legalization of marijuana in the US is creating headaches not just for new marijuana businesses. Such businesses have trouble paying taxes and getting bank accounts, and there are also problems for people who work in the growing industry, as well as for those who […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update This was a quiet week on the medical marijuana front, but a couple of important changes happened on 1 July. Hawaii  On Tuesday, a new report said dispensaries will generate millions for the state. The Aloha State finally got around to allowing dispensaries to operate this year, and now a report from […]






Steven Machat (I-FL), “I can get things done.”

Steven Machat (I-FL), “I can get things done.”






Steven Machat (I-FL), “I can get things done.” Steven Machat, 64 anni, former Democrat, former Republican, now Independent, has thrown his “hat in the ring”  in a bid to unseat once Presidential hopeful and incumbent Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) from the US Senate. The dashing entertainment mogul, social activist, educator/author vows to overcome political divisions and […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The fight over Veterans’ access to medical cannabis continues, an Illinois judge told the state to quit messing around and recognize PTSD, a fired Oregon medical marijuana users wins his job back, and more.  National On Tuesday, eleven lawmakers asked the House and Senate leadership to restore medical marijuana language in the […]






Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy

Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy






Update: Federal and State Government Marijuana Policy House Republicans blocked an effort to open up banking for Marijuana businesses House Turns Back Effort to Give Pot Businesses Access to Banks. The Republican-led House Wednesday voted down an amendment to the FY 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act that would have blocked federal regulators […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A bi-partisan federal effort to open up research on medical marijuana is now underway, it looks likely that Arkansas will be voting on medical marijuana in November, a New Jersey PTSD bill advances, and more. National Monday, congressional marijuana reform fans and foes said they were working together on a new research […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Illinois’ medical marijuana program is set to be extended and expanded, the Ohio legislature passes a medical marijuana bill, the Ohio medical marijuana initiative is now dead, and more.  Illinois Last Friday, the House approved an extension and an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program. The House voted to approve a […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) becomes the 1st member of Congress to admit using medical marijuana, an Ohio medical marijuana bill is moving, and more. National On Tuesday,a GOP congressman came out of the closet on his medical marijuana use. Longtime medical marijuana supporter Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has told marijuana reformers […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update In Oklahoma and Ohio, medical marijuana half-measures are being challenged by initiative campaigns, Oakland tries to create some racial equity in the industry, Maryland initiative hits another delay, and more.  California On Tuesday, Oakland passed an ordinance designed to encourage minority participation in the industry. The city council unanimously approved a medical […]






The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction






The Cycle Opioid of Addiction Sadly, legendary musician Prince appears to be yet another victim of the opioid epidemic. OxyContin became a blockbuster drug mainly through misleading claims, claims Purdue Pharma knew were false from the very beginning. The basic promise was that it provided pain relief for a full 12 hours, 2X as long […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update National State Department Says NIDA Monopoly on Research Marijuana Unnecessary. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention […]