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 Medical Marijuana Up Date

The Medical Marijuana Up Date






The Medical Marijuana Up Date The Miami Herald endorses the Florida medical marijuana initiative, medical marijuana is playing a role in the Utah gubernatorial race, and more, as follows: Arkansas Last Thursday, the state Supreme Court okayed the medical marijuana amendment. The state’s high court has rejected a bid by medical marijuana opponents to prevent […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update In a surprise move, the conservative American Legion comes out for cannabis rescheduling, Arkansas medical marijuana initiatives see lawsuits fly, Ohio is now a medical marijuana state, and more.  NationalAt the end of August, the American Legion called for marijuana to be rescheduled. The nation’s largest veterans’ organization has passed a resolution […]






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 […]






Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction






Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction Many of us believe that Big Pharma must be held accountable for this dangerous opioid trend, especially since several have been caught lying about the benefits and risks of their drugs. As noted by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), the drug industry has “fostered the opioid addiction epidemic” in several […]






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 […]






22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution?

22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution?






22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution? Dr. Sue Sisley, a former Department of Veterans Affairs physician, has devoted her life to coming with an effective treatment for PTSD. But her  promising work is controversial and not without detractors. As one of the nation’s foremost scientific experts on medical marijuana, Dr. Sisley […]






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 […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Ohio becomes the newest MM (medical marijuana) state, but you cannot smoke it; a pair of contending Arkansas initiatives are coming up on a signature turn-in deadline; DPA identifies problems with New York’s medical marijuana program, and more. Arkansas As of Wednesday, a pair of medical marijuana initiative campaigns are facing a […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The California legislature gets down to business, MM expansion bills become law in Colorado and Vermont, a “poison pill” California initiative fails to make the ballot, and more.  California Last Wednesday, the Senate approved a medical marijuana sales tax. The Senate Wednesday approved a bill imposing a 15% sales tax on medical […]






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 […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The DEA approves a PTSD medical marijuana study, a Senate committee votes to rein in the DEA on medical marijuana, a Utah poll has very strong support for medical marijuana, and more. National Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to prevent the DEA from undermining state medical marijuana laws. The committee […]