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White House National Drug Control Strategy Report 2011: Read It & Weep!

White House National Drug Control S...

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.

Challenging the DEA's War on Medical Marijuana

Challenging the DEA's War on Medica...

The federal agency insists it has no legitimate use. So are all the cancer, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis patients lying?

Marijuana laws: DEA stance on Schedule I locks door to medical marijuana research

Marijuana laws: DEA stance on Sched...

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.

Medical marijuana may help fibromyalgia pain

Medical marijuana may help fibromya...

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

Seattle approves medical marijuana regulations

Seattle approves medical marijuana ...

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.

'Medical marijuana' a 'red herring' (OneNewsNow.com)

'Medical marijuana' a 'red herring'...

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.

Naysayers say yea; Myths about marijuana and the businesses that sell it

Naysayers say yea; Myths about mari...

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.Y. advocates' hopes rise for medical marijuana

N.Y. advocates' hopes rise for medi...

N.J. governor signals support; Cuomo studying issue

The medical marijuana battlegrounds

The medical marijuana battlegrounds

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.

Court panel rules Franklin MS patient can't claim he grew pot for personal use

Court panel rules Franklin MS patie...

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.

Obama says he’s not willing to end the drug war

Obama says he’s not willing to end ...

President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. would not be ending its war on drugs under his watch.

The Kids Are All Right, Even if Their Parents Grow Pot - ParentDish

The Kids Are All Right, Even if The...

Just because the folks next door are drug dealers doesn't mean they're bad parents.

Could New York State Legalize Medical Marijuana? - The Measure

Could New York State Legalize Medic...

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.

Tiny town tops in medical marijuana

Tiny town tops in medical marijuana

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...

Ballot initiative would tax marijuana like wine

Ballot initiative would tax marijua...

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.

How Many Medical Marijuana Patients Are Fakers? Does It Matter?

How Many Medical Marijuana Patients...

..."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."

Medi-Pot Most Often Consumed For Pain, Muscle Spasms, Study Says

Medi-Pot Most Often Consumed For Pa...

"These data suggest that the patient population has evolved from mostly HIV/AIDS and cancer patients to a significantly more diverse array"

Medical marijuana: The Justice Department speaks – again

Medical marijuana: The Justice Depa...

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.

Department of Justice Tells AZ Governor Jan Brewer To Dismiss Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

Department of Justice Tells AZ Gove...

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....

JOHNSON: Hitting the cartels where it hurts

JOHNSON: Hitting the cartels where ...

Legalization of marijuana would end drug profiteering and violence...

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