- Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:40
As the movement to legalize cannabis continues to gain momentum, and as more research is conducted, we are discovering that this easy-to-grow plant is effective in treating many difficult illnesses, and surprisingly many types of deadly cancers.
Cancer treatment in the U.S. has become its own industry, and even though chemotherapy admittedly over-prescribed and is known to have many devastating side effects, chemo and radiation are still the treatments most touted by doctors and the medical establishment.
- Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 22:33
Arguing that two neighboring states are dangerously meddling with Colorado's marijuana laws, state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a landmark lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma over marijuana legalization.
In a brief submitted in response to the lawsuit, Coffman wrote that Nebraska and Oklahoma "filed this case in an attempt to reach across their borders and selectively invalidate state laws with which they disagree."
- Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 22:01
Lawmakers in the Tar Heel State don’t believe in access to medical marijuana. In fact, members of the state House Judiciary Committee are so vehemently opposed to the idea that they won’t allow other legislators to even debate the issue.
On Wednesday, House Judiciary members voted unanimously to kill proposed legislation, HB 78: The Enact Medical Cannabis Act.
- Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:50
Everything is bigger in Texas, even when it comes to handing out prison sentences for possession of marijuana. This is the unfortunate horror a couple of Amarillo men now face after learning that a judge could sentence them to life in prison for the pot brownies recently found inside their vehicle.
Earlier last week, a Potter County Sheriff’s deputy witnessed the driver of a Kia Soul commit a minor traffic violation along a busy stretch of interstate, causing him to flip on the old red, white, and blues to inspect the situation more closely.
- Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 21:21
The District is about to witness a massive, public drug deal on Thursday — and for those involved, it will be quite a bargain.
Over 800 people have confirmed attendance at a giveaway of marijuana seeds Thursday night at an Adams Morgan restaurant. The event appears unprecedented and likely to scatter the makings of more than 16,000 marijuana plants across the nation’s capital.
- Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:01
A comprehensive bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday aims to deal a significant blow to the federal government's long-running war on medical marijuana.
The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Don Young (R-Alaska), is a House companion bill to identical Senate legislation from Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced this month.
- Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:46
The New York state legislature has been urged by the powers of the largest city in the state to give serious consideration to a couple of proposals seeking to legalize cannabis.
For the first time in history, the New York City Council included marijuana reform as part of their legislative outline for the 2015-2016 session, encouraging the state legislature to approve measures aimed at the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana across the state.
- Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 03:20
Some legislators would rather write the proposed law themselves rather than have activists do it, allowing for lots of public input and final say. Beacon Hill legislators are working on a marijuana legalization proposal, in part as an effort to short-circuit an expected 2016 ballot push.
Advocates have long planned an initiative petition to legalize the recreational use of the drug for adults, and political analysts have expected that measure to pass in the next presidential election year.
- Published on Monday, 23 March 2015 03:20
Late last month, Republicans converged on D.C. to meet for CPAC—the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Decades old and sponsored by the American Conservative Union, this event is a requirement for top Republican politicians. It is no surprise that the leading Republican presidential contenders made their way to the big stage.
This year, something odd happened on the way to the podium. Speakers were sprayed with an array of questions on a topic that was somewhat new to the conservative agenda: marijuana policy.
- Published on Sunday, 22 March 2015 11:43
Texas lawmakers are fighting to bring a comprehensive medical marijuana program to the Lone Star State in 2015. Last week, legislation was submitted aimed at legalizing the cultivation and distribution of cannabis for patients suffering from a variety of debilitating conditions ranging from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder. The latest proposal, House Bill 3785, is a companion measure to piggyback Senate Bill 1839, both of which intend to establish a statewide medical marijuana program, allowing patients with a recommendation from a doctor to have access to the herb.