Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Arkansas Expecting 20,000-40,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Applications

Arkansas officials are anticipating that between 20,000 and 40,000 people will ask for permission to obtain medical marijuana. The state Health Department’s chief lawyer, Robert Brech, told a joint meeting of the Senate and House...

PTSD: The Most Divisive Medical Marijuana Topic Of 2016

Could PTSD Help Legalize Marijuana Everywhere? In 2016, the dominoes appeared to be falling in favor of proponents for the use of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. In May, the U.S House...

WHO Takes First Steps To Reclassify Medical Cannabis Under International Law

It could still be a long wait, but patients in the United States may not be dependent on the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana. The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence...

Puerto Rico FINALLY Opens Marijuana Dispensaries

Puerto Rico medical marijuana dispensaries have begun operating for the first time in the U.S. territory. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Friday that two dispensaries opened nearly two years after his administration adopted a regulation...

These Athletes Are Advocating For Pot As A Workout Tool

Can Pot Help Soothe An Injured Athlete? The District of Columbia is close to marking the second anniversary of its legalization of recreational marijuana. And as the city is home to so many fitness-minded people,...

Oregon Senate Approves Plan to Shield Cannabis Consumer Info From Feds

A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational cannabis customers cleared its first major hurdle at the Oregon Legislature this week amid worries...

Cannabis Growers Seek A Legal Way To Farm Their Goods

San Diego County has farmers who have worked in the region’s rural residential and commercial agricultural zones for generations. Many of these residents would like to continue this tradition — not by growing avocados...

Government has apparently dropped ‘gateway’ theory, marijuana critics should too

Recently the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quietly removed a report from its website, suggesting that it is finally giving up the false theories that cannabis is a “gateway drug,” or that it causes permanent...

Wisconson Assembly Approves CBD Oil, Right-to-Try Bills

With broad bipartisan support, the state Assembly passed two bills Tuesday designed to give medical patients more treatment options. The first bill legalizes possession of CBD oil, a marijuana extract used to treat seizures that...

Why Trump Is Set To Become The Pot President

Can Trump Be A Friend To The Pot Community? If there are two things president-elect Donald Trump loves more than anything else, it’s fame and money. Trump’s international recognition a flashy billionaire is undisputed. Despite...

AUDIT: U.S. GRANT FUNDS MISUSED TO PAY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA

An audit by independent investigators with the U.S. Justice Department has determined a New Mexico program that helps crime victims allowed federal grant funds to be used to reimburse the purchase of medical marijuana...

Researchers Find Dangerous Chemicals in Fast Food Packaging

A new report in the Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal reports that one-third of fast food packaging contains dangerous chemicals that pose a health risk to customers. These fluorinated chemicals, sometimes known as PFASs,...