Marijuana Legalization May Reduce Alcoholism

Many of the arguments for the legalization of marijuana are based on its claimed value in the treatment of specific illnesses or easing of the symptoms of illnesses. Proponents of marijuana legalization also frequently cite its benefits with regard to easing the side effects of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy. There is also evidence that

Legalization Campaign Takes Off In California

San Francisco is ground zero for the revitalized legalization effort in California, as a national cannabis advocacy organization began raising funds for a campaign that they hope would result in the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. One of the most hotly-debated political issues in recent years, the recreational marijuana use issue is expected

Massachusetts Cannabis Patients Frustrated Over Lack Of Dispensaries

Two years after Massachusetts passed a vote legalizing the medical use of marijuana, patients have yet to see the opening of the first dispensary in the state. For patients that have a legitimate–and urgent–medical need to use the drug, the lack of access is causing many to explore their legal options. One of the proposed

Medical Cannabis Trials Set In Australia

Across Australia, the medical marijuana initiative is slowly gaining ground with MPs from the federal and state sectors campaigning for revisions to current marijuana laws. If these officials have their way, terminally ill patients who may benefit from cannabis based therapy may finally have access to the medication they need. Along with these developments, plans

Pennsylvania Tackles The Medical Marijuana Issue

In the days leading up to the reconvening of the Pennsylvania Senate on September 15, perhaps the hottest issue on the agenda is medical marijuana. With the passing of Bill 1182 (the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act) in the Senate on the strength of a bipartisan vote on June 27, it appears that medical

NIH Looking To Buy 12 Acres Of Marijuana

The federal government may continue to classify marijuana as an illegal substance, but they are apparently considering doing more research on the drug. In a move that seemingly dovetails with the continued Class 1 classification of marijuana, the government has announced plans to solicit offers from companies that would be able to provide a sizeable

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Initiative Fails To Make The Vote

A vote which would have made  medical marijuana legal in Oklahoma did not push through due to an insufficient number of signatures. The Oklahomans for Health organization based in Tulsa required 155,216 signatures in order to be able to place the medical marijuana initiative up for voting in the general election ballot scheduled on November

Colleges Reaffirm Ban On Medical Marijuana

In Massachusetts, medical marijuana may have been legal for almost two years, but most local colleges continue to enforce a strict, “zero-tolerance” policy for marijuana use on-campus. Even if the student in question has a recommendation for medical marijuana from a legitimate doctor, he will not be allowed to use or even posses marijuana on

Florida Regulators Come To Terms With Medical Marijuana

With the medical marijuana initiative up for a Florida vote in three months, regulators are already working on rules that will shape the legal cannabis industry in the state. One of the most pressing concerns involves the implementation of a law that allows patients access to a non-intoxicating cannabis derivative–one variety being known as “Charlotte’s