It's staggering to realize that the Republican policies of the Bush era are not very different from the policies of the Obama era when it comes to marijuana. The latest ONDCP national drug control strategy report sadly proves that. Read it and weep.
The federal agency insists it has no legitimate use. So are all the cancer, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis patients lying?
The DEA is right in saying there's not enough scientific evidence about the medical uses of cannabis. But that's because the government's paranoia about the plant makes legitimate research on possible benefits all but impossible.
Lynda, a 48-year-old mother of three who lives in upstate New York, got a diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 2000. While there are prescription medications for fibromyalgia, she's found one unconventional drug -- marijuana -- that really does the trick
The City Council voted on Monday to establish a municipal licensing and regulation system for medical marijuana distribution in Seattle under a new Washington state law that takes effect later this week.
Marijuana supporters claim they have "foiled the government's strategy of delay" and can now show that marijuana has therapeutic value. But Morgan contends that "medical marijuana" is a hoax.
Opinions about marijuana today were formed at a time when anti-drug propaganda included images of dumb, loser stoners who can’t remember their name and can’t go more than a few minutes without toking.
N.J. governor signals support; Cuomo studying issue
When Colorado voters approved the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2000, little did most of them know that the issue would a decade later ensnare the state in a tangled web of entrepreneurs, a huge number of prescriptions for medical marijuana and competing federal and state laws.
A multiple sclerosis patient facing a five-year prison sentence for growing marijuana plants in his backyard cannot claim he cultivated them for his personal use, an appellate court panel ruled Tuesday.
President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. would not be ending its war on drugs under his watch.
Just because the folks next door are drug dealers doesn't mean they're bad parents.
State Senator Diane J. Savino (a Democrat representing Sunset Park, Coney Island, Bensonhurst and part of Staten Island) doesn't want New York to fall behind the Garden State.
Medical marijuana has taken root in this idyllic town like nowhere else in Oregon. Nearly 20 percent of the population is registered to grow pot legally, and an untold number deals it illegally, creating stark contrasts in a bucolic burg where children still ring the bell to start the school day and pancake breakfasts draw a crowd at the local c...
Supporters are gathering signatures for an initiative that would decriminalize marijuana in California for those older than 21. The measure, dubbed the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act [PDF], would tax and regulate the cultivation, production and sale of cannabis using grape and wine industry standards.
..."this trend toward increasing therapeutic uses is bringing marijuana back to the position it held in the U.S. Pharmacopeia prior to its prohibition in 1937."
"These data suggest that the patient population has evolved from mostly HIV/AIDS and cancer patients to a significantly more diverse array"
Medical marijuana suppliers complain that the Justice Department is tightening the federal government's approach to enforcement. That's a disingenuous response to the department's latest directive that medical marijuana is not a business – though suppliers sure want it to be.
Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, has been dragging her feet ever since medical marijuana was legalized last year, using a lawsuit against the Department of Justice as an excuse not to authorize the 100 dispensaries that by rights should be up and running in the state. It looks like even the DoJ thinks this is absurd....
Legalization of marijuana would end drug profiteering and violence...