Medical Marijuana News Channel

Medical Marijuana News Channel

Monday, October 31, 2016

Late Night Medical Marijuana Robocall Snafu Angers Florida Voters

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The campaign working against legalizing medical marijuana has provoked the anger of hundreds of people who say Drug Free Florida called them in the middle of the night advising them to say "no" to Amendment 2.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

After the election, marijuana could be legal for recreational or medical use in 29 states

Marijuana could be legal for medical or recreational use in 29 U.S. states after the November election.

The issue will be put to voters in nine states, with legalization backers enjoying well-funded campaigns and polls showing a high likelihood that they will prevail in the most populous states.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Medical Marijuana Offers Opportunities For The Daring Investor


  • Growing consensus for the potential medical benefits of cannabis-based drugs.
  • Difficult to pick winners amongst a welter of small medical marijuana start-ups.
  • Political as well as financial considerations need to be taken into account by investors.
  • Recent volatility in Nemus Bioscience's share price illustrates the unexpected twists and turns in the market.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Does Legalization Affect Medical Marijuana? The Lesson of Washington

Some in the medical marijuana community are fighting to defeat these legalization measures. Many of them cite the example of Washington State as a lesson for what happens to medical marijuana in the wake of legalization.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

These Legalization Ads Just Might Sway Your Vote

Think of the children!”

That seems to be the rallying cry as we enter the final stretch of election season. Legalization opponents in a number of states are now bombing the airwaves with ads, and many of them feature variations on the child-danger theme: A child recoils from a cloud of smoke; a sad, woeful child’s eyes gaze at the camera from a hospital bed; and a frantic mother pulls her child away from an adult-use cannabis shop decked out with smiling marijuana leaves.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Why Medical Marijuana Use Is Dropping For Older Americans


For older adults exploring the new world of medical marijuana, age 65 seems to be a tipping point. Those under that age use the drug for medical purposes at largely the rates of other adults. Usage among people over 65 appears to drop significantly, though, perhaps because of the culture in which they came of age.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Senate President Stanley Rosenburg Backs Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenburg says he will vote for Question4 this November, which would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use in Massachusetts. This makes him the highest-ranking official in the state to support legal recreational marijuana. A majority of Beacon Hill lawmakers oppose his decision.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Crossing Ethical Lines: How Your Tax Dollars are Funding Cannabis Opponents

This year the pharmaceutical, alcohol, and prison food industries have all weighed in to oppose marijuana legalization initiatives across the country. This comes as little surprise: These industries all have financial interests in keeping marijuana illegal. By funding anti-legalization efforts, they’re simply admitting it.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A higher authority: The rabbinical answer to medical marijuana

Cannabis [Illustrative]. (photo credit:INIMAGE)

As the medical marijuana industry expands in Israel and the US, rabbinic authorities are weighing in.

It was mid-2015, and the Orthodox Union was in a quandary. New York State was in the process of launching its medical marijuana program, and the OU, one of the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agencies, had been approached by more than one company eager to get its certification. But could the organization’s rabbis give their stamp of approval to a drug illegal in much of the world?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

It's High Time the U.S. Cloned Canada's Medical Pot Model

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America’s presidential candidates have been conspicuously cagey about the status of federal medical marijuana legalization during this campaign season, suggesting that state officials are in for at least another four years of slapdash lawmaking and enforcing. In Canada, however, getting medical marijuana is a federally regulated, streamlined process akin to getting a library card or ordering an Uber. Attempting to do the same stateside can be a pain in the ass, especially if you’re in one of the the 25 states where medical pot isn’t legal.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Did a Massachusetts Senate Panel Mislead Voters About Legalization?

Cannabis supporters in the legalization-battleground state of Massachusetts are pushing back against a state Senate report, claiming its “misconstrued statistics and unfounded speculation” have misinformed voters about legalization in the lead-up to November’s election.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Medical marijuana doesn’t make for more teenage stoners

Adults more likely to blaze it though

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t make more teens into stoners, researchers say. Though more people over 25 were likely to ingest marijuana if their home states approved it for medical purposes, there was no effect on anyone younger.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Not Your Parents’ Dealer: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Today

Brightly lit rooms, enticing menus and a smiling staff greet customers from the entrance of the Green Door.  What initially might seem like a favorite coffee bar is actually a San Francisco dispensary.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Legalization 2016: America Votes

If 2012 was cannabis legalization’s breakthrough election, 2016 may prove to be the movement’s tipping point. When Colorado and Washington state voted to allow the adult use of cannabis in 2012, 12 million Americans gained the freedom to purchase and consume. If all five adult-use ballot measures pass in 2016, a total of 76 million people — nearly one-quarter of the U.S. population — will live in states with legal, regulated adult-use cannabis. On the medical side, Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota would add 24 million residents to the roughly 160 million Americans already living in 25 states with legal medical cannabis.

Monday, October 17, 2016

How Cannabis Could Turn the Opioid Epidemic Around

Those fortunate enough to only know the word “opioid” outside the context of personal tragedy may not realize what this addiction looks like up close. Opioid abuse is a scary-sounding statistic, with something to the tune of 19,000 Americans dying of overdose in 2014 alone, and a four-fold increase in opioid prescriptions written since 1999.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

How the Nation's Oldest Medical Marijuana Law Could Be Affected by Proposition 64

Grace Medical Marijuana Pharmacy is at Pico Boulevard and Centinela Avenue a stone's throw from the 10 Freeway.

If Proposition 64 passes this November, California will bid adieu to the nation’s oldest medical marijuana law. Enacted in 1996, Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act, created looser restrictions on cannabis use across the state. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Major Rights Groups: Decriminalize Use of All Illicit Drugs

As Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation’s most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step — the decriminalization of possession and personal use of all illicit drugs.

Friday, October 14, 2016

This Company Uses Bitcoin Blockchain For Medical Marijuana DNA Sequencing

A molecular information company called Medicinal Genomics (MCG) has partnered with 12 cannabis processors and cultivators to develop genomics-based safety and quality standards, and they are using the bitcoin blockchain to track DNA sequencing cannabis strains.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In search of releaf

With the future of medical marijuana in Montana uncertain, one Missoula provider has transformed a downtown storefront into a hub for discourse

From inside the frosted windows of Bobby Long's downtown Missoula storefront, the steady stream of curious pedestrians appear as mere silhouettes. They stop momentarily to study the molecular designs on the glass or read the business description printed in black lettering on the door. A sign out front advertises an upcoming First Friday show Oct. 7. Occasionally someone will lift a hand to the handle and attempt to enter, only to find the door securely locked.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Expert Addresses Common Misconceptions About Medical Marijuana Use in Patients With Cancer

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Judith Paice discusses many of the misconceptions that people have about the use of medical marijuana for patients with cancer.

The use of medical marijuana, which is available in more than a dozen states across America, is surrounded by stigma, questions and misconceptions.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CBD and the Brain: What Does It Do and What is it Good For?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoid molecules produced by Cannabis, second only to THC in abundance. These plant-derived cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids (phyto = plant in Greek), are characterized by their ability to act on the cannabinoid receptors that are part of our endocannabinoid system. While THC is the principal psychoactive component of Cannabis and has certain medical uses, CBD stands out because it is both non-psychoactive and displays a broad range of potential medical applications. These properties make it especially attractive as a therapeutic agent.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Pets Become Latest Consumers of Medical Marijuana

Little Kitty, 12, suffers from arthritis. She has been taking Treatwell's cannabis-based tincture for a few months.
Credit: Emily Berl for The New York Times

Pet owners have turned to pot in order to treat many of their pets’ illnesses, reporting success after using the drug on their pets for a wide variety of ailments.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Your Doctor Probably Isn’t Worried About Your Cannabis Use

When it comes to the things we can do to our bodies and the risks that we could take that make our physicians worry for us, as it turns out, cannabis use is not high on the list. Actually, your doctor is more likely to worry about you riding a motorcycle without a helmet or partaking in sex with a prostitute than they are to worry about whether or not you toke up now and again.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Democrats Are Backing Legalization in Key States

In the battle for November, several state political parties have recently endorsed cannabis initiatives that will soon go before the voters.

Friday, October 7, 2016

How medical marijuana could help boomers get the most out of retirement

States that passed medical marijuana laws saw a significant boost to older Americans' workforce participation, according to a new working paper from researchers at Johns Hopkins and Temple University. States with medical marijuana laws also saw improvements in overall health for older men, although the health effects for older women were more mixed.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016



Sometimes researchers come across a discovery purely by accident. They develop a hypothesis, perform a number of experiments and expect to see a series of results. However, at times, surprises happen within the petri plate or culture dish. This in turns opens up an entirely new avenue of curiosity and future experimental design.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Does Cannabis Interact with Antidepressants?

Cannabis can make people feel more relaxed, less stressed, and, of course, happier. So predictably, people experiencing depression or anxiety are much more likely to use cannabis — and more of it — than people not suffering from these conditions.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Colorado Gives Cannabis Candy a New Look to Avoid Confusion

Wondering if that brownie contains cannabis? Colorado has you covered.
A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C — not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves — takes effect Saturday.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Medical marijuana legal fight rages over expanding qualifying conditions

A flowering room at Revolution Enterprises Cannabis in Delavan, Ill., is seen Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. The $23 million, 75,525-square-foot facility is a medical marijuana cultivation center, "a growers paradise for the research of cannabis" stated Tim McGraw, CEO and founder of Revolution Enterprises. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

When Illinois expanded its medical marijuana program this summer to allow more conditions to qualify for the drug's use, advocates hailed the change as a victory for patients.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Marijuana measures on the ballot in 9 states on Nov. 8

In this April 20, 2016 file photo, customers buy products at the Harvest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Francisco. From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

Voters on Nov. 8 will decide ballot measures in nine states that would expand legal access to marijuana. Here's a rundown: