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According to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, Colorado saw a reduction in the number of opioid overdose fatalities after enacting recreational legalization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Controversy is stirring in Massachusetts after state law enforcement raided the home of an 81-year-old grandmother for a single marijuana plant.
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.
The NFL and NFL Players Association have added synthetic marijuana to the list of substances for which players are tested under the sport’s drug-testing procedures.
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.
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.
Take a bow, San Francisco: The Bay Area is home to the highest concentration of marijuana smokers anywhere in the country, according to new data released Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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.
Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization I’ve heard in recent years.
It’s become a familiar lament in the age of legal marijuana: Weed from places like Colorado and Washington is making its way all over the country, creating headaches for law enforcement.
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.
On April 2, 2016, marijuana legalization advocates plan to stage a protest outside of the White House, which will include group marijuana consumption.
Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn’t: taking a bite out of Mexican drug cartels’ profits.
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.
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.
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.
There is a specter haunting Colorado, and that specter is edible marijuana. Ever since the state began recreational sales of marijuana at the start of the year, lawmakers have been racking their brains on how to regulate the market.
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.
A report out from Greenwave Advisors, a “comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry,” projects that legal cannabis could be an industry with revenues of $35 billion by 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.