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What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana

What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana

What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana

A landmark federal report released in 2017 outlined what’s known about the potential health benefits and risks of marijuana use.

Anti-Drug Official Says Cuban Marijuana Legalization Will Never Happen

Anti-Drug Official: Cuban Marijuana Legalization Will Never Happen

While Cuba and the United States are working closely to combat the small country’s ongoing problem with drug trafficking, Cuban officials have said that the legalization of marijuana in nearby countries is actually adding to the trouble, dispelling the prospects of Cuban marijuana legalization.

How to Profit from the U.S.-U.K. Marijuana “Research Gap”

How to Profit From the U.S. and U.K. Marijuana ‘Research Gap’

Legal marijuana flat-Earthers, like U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have tried many methods to discredit breakthroughs in medical cannabis, but these efforts at discrediting cannabis stop at the U.S. border.

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Marijuana grown by the federal government for research purposes does not have the same quality as the pot from other sources. Until recently, the U.S. federal government had to grow all the marijuana that would be used in scientific research, but researchers have found the government’s pot to be, essentially, irrelevant.

NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management

NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management

In an effort to help reduce the use of opioids among injured players, the NFL Players Association is actively studying medical marijuana as an alternative tool in pain management, as reported by The Washington Post.

Trump Trolls Target Millennials With #StopThePot

Trump Trolls Target Millennials With #StopThePot

In yet another unusual twist to a very unusual presidential campaign, a wave of fake political ads have emerged with the intention of convincing voters that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, is calling for tougher marijuana laws.

DEA funds

DEA Funds For Uprooting Pot Plants Wasted in New Hampshire And Utah

In some states, DEA funds for destroying marijuana plants have not amounted to money well spent, according to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Last year, the DEA sent $20,000 to New Hampshire for a plant eradication program, but state law enforcement agencies found one growth site with 27 plants.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appoints new marijuana regulator

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Appoints New Marijuana Regulator

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has appointed a new patient advocate to the 16-member Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, which has come under fire for, among other things, not considering racial diversity of companies when awarding the first batch of marijuana cultivation licenses this summer.

Chelsea Clinton Sparks Controversy Over Marijuana Comments

Chelsea Clinton Sparks Controversy Over Marijuana Comments

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, created a stir after making controversial comments about marijuana use at a town hall in Youngstown, Ohio, on Sept. 24, 2016.

Study: More Parents and Seniors Using Marijuana

Study: More Parents and Seniors Using Marijuana

A common argument against the legalization of marijuana is that it will increase the number of teens using the substance; however, new information seems to suggest that legalization has had the most profound effect on parents, not teenagers.

Democratic Party Calls for Marijuana Legalization in Platform Draft

Democratic Party Calls for Marijuana Legalization in Platform Draft

On July 9, 2016, the Democratic Party endorsed an amendment in its party platform for the removal of marijuana from the list of Schedule I narcotics in the Controlled Substances Act, as well as providing a path for the federal legalization of marijuana.


More and More Doctors Want to Make Marijuana Legal

A group of more than 50 physicians, including a former surgeon general and faculty members at some of the nation’s leading medical schools, has formed the first national organization of doctors to call on states and the federal government to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in the interest of public health.

DEA Petition

Marijuana Supporters Call For DEA Chief’s Removal

Medical marijuana supporters are calling for the resignation of DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg. According to the The Washington Post, Rosenberg called medical marijuana “a joke” and doubted its efficacy as a medicine during a Q&A session with reporters on Nov. 4, 2015.

Use Doubled

Marijuana Use in the United States More Than Doubles

According to The Washington Post, a report recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the number of adult marijuana users more than doubled over a 12-year period from 4.1 percent in 2001 to 9.5 percent in 2013.


Congress Blocking DC Legalization?

When Washington, D.C., approved the legalization of recreational marijuana, they did so with 64 percent of the vote; that’s more than most politicians ever get in an election. By all measures, 64 percent is considered a landslide victory.


Congress Could Overturn Legalization in DC

The 2014 midterm election was a huge victory for the cannabis industry. Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., passed their respective cannabis reform bills and the inevitability of nationwide legalization became just a little bit more real.

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New Cannabis Report Not as Bad as They Say

A new report was released last week by a WHO drug advisor that is emboldening anti-marijuana activists in the media. The media portrayal of the report focuses on the negative, with headlines that decry cannabis as “Devastatingly Dangerous” in their stories citing the report by Dr. Wayne Hall.


Colorado Traffic Fatalities at Record Low Since Cannabis Legalization

Marijuana on the Roads: Part 3

A seemingly powerful argument against the legalization of marijuana has been how it will affect road safety. Prohibitionists argue that legalizing another intoxicant will automatically increase the number of intoxicated drivers on the roads.

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Marijuana on the Roads: What’s the Story?

In coming articles, Marijuana Investor News will examine the impact legalized marijuana has made on highway safety. We’ll go in depth and answer the burning questions our readers have asked.

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New York City Spreads Knowledge of the Compassionate Care Act Through Cannabis Education Luncheon

Since New York passed the Compassionate Care Act, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the state and its upcoming medical cannabis program and the benefits of medicinal marijuana.


Marijuana & Athletes: Does Weed Help?

Marijuana goes by many names besides those used on the street. It is called medicine by those who swear by its therapeutic effects. It is called safer than alcohol by advocates for recreational use. Now, marijuana is being called a performance-enhancing drug for athletes.


Can DC Decriminalize? Fully Legalize?

You have to love a scrappy fighter. The District of Columbia legalized marijuana for medical use in 2010. In March 2014, the DC City Council moved to decriminalize private recreational use. On June 25, 2014, House Republicans moved to block funding for that law.