patients rights

Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

The previous Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, washed his hands of making licensing decisions for the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program before he left office. It was a task he decided to leave to the man elected to take over his position, Bruce Rauner, despite having signed the The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot […]

SWAT’s Up: Michigan Cops Arrest and Charge Ganja Grandmother

SWAT’s Up: Michigan Cops Arrest and Charge Ganja Grandmother

Some days in Michigan, it’s hard to remember that we’re making progress. Even as public opinion has turned against the War on Drugs, law enforcement continues to crack down on cannabis users and growers, including licensed growers and caregivers. Given the economic condition of our state, it is beyond frustrating to see copious police resources […]

The War Isn’t Over: The Wilson Family

The War Isn’t Over: The Wilson Family

PHOTOS: Joe Leggett Photography Many people seem to believe that recent cultural shifts and policy changes supporting state’s rights and the rights of medical marijuana and recreational cannabis users mean that prohibition is over. It isn’t. Especially in states that do not recognize medical marijuana, people with serious medical conditions are being victimized and made […]

How To Assert Your Rights When You Encounter The Police

How To Assert Your Rights When You Encounter The Police

If you use pot you are a criminal. This is true even in Colorado and Washington, where the feds continue to outlaw cannabis. This is also true in California and other states that provide medical protection. This means the police not only have the right, but the obligation to try and stop you (though state […]