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PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senator Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) worked tirelessly […]

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

A recent study published in the journal Alcohol and Alcholism shows what cannabis activists have been saying for years may be right: medical marijuana may present a real tool to help people who struggle with severe drug addiction. Specifically, the study looked at the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the drug-seeking behavior of animals addicted […]

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

A British grandmother named Patricia Hewitson, from Exmouth (located in East Devon, England), needed some help identifying a pioneer plant, commonly called a weed, in her garden. So, like many people would, she called for an expert’s opinion. On Sunday afternoon, after unsuccessfully asking her Facebook friends to help her identify the five-foot tall plant […]

Northeastern Institute of Cannabis Open Houses Today & Friday September 26th

Northeastern Institute of Cannabis Open Houses Today & Friday September 26th

New Englanders, take notew: the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis is offering Open Houses for the next few days, and everyone’s invited! What is the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis? It is a cutting-edge educational facility in Boston, Massachusetts dedicated to educating the future employees of the cannabis industry. Director Mickey Martin will be on site today […]

New York State Looking at Marijuana Legalization in 2015

New York State Looking at Marijuana Legalization in 2015

Was it The New York Times calling for the complete legalization of recreational marijuana for adults? Was it the negative press focusing on the chronically ill children who have been needlessly dying in New York State since the state’s medical marijuana law was passed (as it has yet to be implemented)? Or was it something […]

Boston Globe Publishes Letter to the Editor Praising Black Market Dealers and Growers

Boston Globe Publishes Letter to the Editor Praising Black Market Dealers and Growers

The mainstream media is quickly wising up to the shifting public opinion on marijuana and its legalization. First, the New York Times (and subsequently many other news outlets) came out calling for the legalization of cannabis. Now, another mainstream media outlet had taken an important first step. Today, the mainstream understanding of marijuana and cannabis […]

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of felony murder laws, you might be shocked by what you’re about to read. Police in Oklahoma readily admit that they shot and killed an innocent 19-year-old girl. However, it’s her boyfriend who is facing criminal charges, not the officer who fatally shot her. Last week, on September […]

Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Cancer Patient Receives Probation

Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Cancer Patient Receives Probation

Benton Mackenzie, an Iowa man facing a prison sentence for treating his terminal condition with cannabis has been sentenced to probation instead of the minimum mandatory prison sentence of three years he was facing following his conviction this summer. His wife, Loretta, was also sentenced to probation, while their son had a prison sentence for […]

Illinois Medical Marijuana Registration Begins Today

Illinois Medical Marijuana Registration Begins Today

If you live in the state of Illinois, have one of the state’s recognized qualifying conditions, and have a last name that begins with a letter that falls between A and L, then Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, is the first day you can register with the state for the new Illinois medical marijuana program. In […]