Federal Agency Admits That Marijuana Could Curb Opioid Addiction

Stocksy/Cameron Zegers As first reported by MassRoots political correspondent Tom Angell, the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) now states on its website that three recent studies, two of which it funded, suggest “medical marijuana products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids needed to control pain.” READ MORE… Advertisements

Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON ― Congress, once again, is blocking the Justice Department from spending any money that interferes with state medical marijuana laws. In their newly unveiled budget bill, lawmakers included a provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, that allows states to carry on with crafting their own medical marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention. The bill, … More Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

Missing marijuana: Weed disappearing from licensed dispensaries, not all cheaters get caught

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division collected at least $683,500 in fines from pot shops in 2016. According to records obtained by the FOX31 Problem Solvers, 47 licensed marijuana dispensaries were caught breaking the law. Additionally, dozens more individual shop co-owners and employees either paid fines or lost the ability to … More Missing marijuana: Weed disappearing from licensed dispensaries, not all cheaters get caught

6 Ways Marijuana Use Affects Your Insurance

As U.S. marijuana laws change, the insurance industry is adapting on a state-by-state basis. Cannabis is legal in some form in 29 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. But it doesn’t matter if you use marijuana for recreation or medicine, the production, possession or use of this … More 6 Ways Marijuana Use Affects Your Insurance

GOOD READS “Healing with Medical Marijuana: Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors”

“Healing with Medical Marijuana: Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors” by Dr. Mark Sircus, 2017, Square One Publishers $16.95; 193 pages A great big handful. That’s how many pills you take each day. Two for symptom relief. One for pain now, one later. Some to stave off anticipated maladies, and one for… well, you don’t know … More GOOD READS “Healing with Medical Marijuana: Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors”

Marijuana Industry Angered by White House Reversal

The cannabis industry was rattled after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even in states where it’s already legal. Along with the District of Columbia, eight states have legalized recreational use among adults, including California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada … More Marijuana Industry Angered by White House Reversal

Marijuana may be a miracle treatment for children with autism

MODI’IN, ISRAEL — When Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then spoon-fed her mashed sweet potatoes — mixed with cannabis oil. Noa, who has a severe form of autism, started to bite her own arm. “No sweetie,” Yael gently told her 17-year-old daughter. “Here, have another bite … More Marijuana may be a miracle treatment for children with autism

Which Marijuana Stock Will Be Next to Reach a $1 Billion Valuation?

Both the marijuana industry and marijuana stocks are seemingly unstoppable at the moment. When it comes to the marijuana industry, sales in the North American market grew by 34% to $6.9 billion last year, according to research firm ArcView. This exceptional year-over-year revenue increase is the result of organic growth within legal U.S. states (as … More Which Marijuana Stock Will Be Next to Reach a $1 Billion Valuation?

House Ready to Vote on Amended Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana

House lawmakers are ready to vote on a newly-amended bill to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry this week, with the vote over one of the hottest bills of the legislative session likely happening Tuesday. State lawmakers significantly overhauled a legislative proposal to regulate Florida’s medical marijuana industry on Friday, putting the House measure, HB 1397, more … More House Ready to Vote on Amended Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana

Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance

Propelled by a statewide budget crisis and a rapid shift in the perception of marijuana, Illinois lawmakers introduced two new bills in March that aim to legalize the often-maligned drug for recreational use by adults and to regulate its sale through taxation. Should a bill pass in either house of the Illinois General Assembly, it … More Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance