medical marijuana

Maine Lawmakers Overturn Governor’s Veto of Medical Marijuana Expansion

Maine Lawmakers Overturn Governor’s Veto of Medical Marijuana Expansion

Lawmakers and political officials are quickly realizing that opposition to medical cannabis and even recreational cannabis is currently a political death sentence. More voters than ever before support both medical and recreational cannabis legalization. Initiatives to change state laws and federal policy are gaining momentum. Most people in this country and abroad now recognize the […]

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Content Note: This article discusses suicide and suicidal ideation.   Suicide rates are climbing to a point where officials have begun talking about this as a public health issue, not a mental health issue. In 2016, the most recent year with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 45,000 suicides. That’s […]

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

It’s the kind of nightmare scenario that parents who use cannabis worry about all the time. A young man was taken from loving, concerned parents, just because of cannabis. What’s really upsetting, however, is that his removal wasn’t because his parents consumed cannabis. It was because he did, in order to suppress the seizures that […]

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, registered voters in Oklahoma got to weigh in on a number of important decisions. One of them, State Question 788, would create a new section of law, Section 420 of Title 63, legalizing cannabis for medical reasons. This vote was a historical moment, the end result of years of activism […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the nation toward improved cannabis policies. Colorado voters were some of the first to pass a medical cannabis law in 2000, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to access cannabis-based medicines. By passing Amendment 64 in 2012, Colorado became the first state to undo prohibition of cannabis for adult […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

Colorado Embraces School Administration of Medical Cannabis

Colorado Embraces School Administration of Medical Cannabis

When it comes to drug policy, many activists are turning an old adage on its head. They want people in positions of power to simply “think of the children.” However, instead of worrying about how witnessing adults using cannabis will impact children or implying that any form of legalization will put children at risk, the […]

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Suzeanna Brill and her husband Matthew weren’t looking to become the face of the struggle to end the War on Drugs, but their story has received national attention. Their family lives in Georgia, and their decision to try medical cannabis has resulted in a nightmare for their family. It’s a story that seems all too […]

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day: Remembering the Veterans Who Die at Home, As Well As During Duty

Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States intended to celebrate the lives, deaths and sacrifices of military service members who gave their all. At it’s root, Memorial Day is meant to be a day of remembrance for those who died during active duty. However, it’s important to remember that not all veterans who […]