(IL) Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana

  Robert McCoppinContact ReporterChicago Tribune Lawmakers are proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois but say the legislation probably won't come up for a vote until next year. Sponsors on Wednesday introduced bills that would make it legal for adults 21 and older to possess, grow and buy limited amounts of marijuana. The state would …

First 2017 Marijuana Bill Introduced In Congress

Rick Thompson January 12, 2017, 1:00 pm     In a year which has been heralded as a time of change for federal marijuana laws and policies, the first federal bill proposing a change has been introduced in the United States Congress. H.R. 331 was introduced January 5th and is sponsored by California Representative Barbara …

Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentVideo produced by John Bonifield, CNN Updated 12:16 PM ET, Mon November 28, 2016   This is the second part of a series on health care refugees. Read the first part here. (CNN)Rich and Kim Muszynski know when their 5-year-old daughter, Abby, is about to have a grand mal …

Ex-Pharma Executive Behind OxyContin Is Now In Canada’s Medical Marijuana Industry

November 26, 2016, 7:19 am Johnny Green Marijuana Business and Industry The biggest fear that marijuana consumers have is being busted with marijuana. A marijuana arrest can ruin someone’s life in more ways than one. Probably the second biggest fear for marijuana consumers is the potential takeover of the marijuana industry by big pharmaceutical companies. …

Feds Advise Gun Dealers To Halt Sales To Possible Marijuana Users

November 15, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The trend toward legalized marijuana in the U.S. now has more than half the states allowing either recreational or medicinal use of pot. But federal laws have not changed—and anyone who acknowledges using marijuana can’t legally buy a gun. The Wall Street Journal reports the federal Bureau of …

Will Kentucky Finally Have Legal Marijuana? Meetings Planned

    Marijuana investors can get their checkbooks ready because Kentucky has planned meetings with the intentions of legalizing marijuana. While the rumor that Kentucky will be legalizing marijuana has been circulating for a while, the bill is being considered again, and an attempt to get a hearings scheduled appears to be serious. In early …

Is pot as dangerous as heroin? Feds’ decision on rescheduling marijuana coming soon

  By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Orange County Register Posted: 07/09/16, 8:37 PM PDT   At the same time Californians are preparing to vote on the legalization of adult marijuana use, the federal government is weighing whether pot should continue to be classified as a top-tier narcotic on par with heroin. Within a month, the …

Lawmakers discuss pros and cons of medical marijuana

      FRANKFORT – A state legislative committee met today to discuss liberalizing marijuana laws for medical purposes. “We have been literally overwhelmed with correspondence and people wanting to testify before this committee today,” said Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, who chaired the meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations. He said …

"Cannabis is medicine," Clark said.

  Even though the next session of the Kentucky legislature is months away, debate on whether to legalize medical marijuana is already underway. Legislators heard Friday from the law enforcement community and physicians. State Sen. Perry Clark, whose proposal last year never got out of committee, has promised to keep introducing medical marijuana legislation until …

Kentucky Nurses Association endorses medical marijuana

By Lawrence Smith FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- The push to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky has picked up a major supporter. The Kentucky Nurses Association has come out in support of the idea, calling it an issue of patients’ rights. Twenty-two years ago, a car wreck injured Eric Crawford's spinal cord, leaving him partially paralyzed. …

Barry Lambert: "Bad laws deserve to be broken. I am fully supportive. It is the right thing to do."

    Barry Lambert is gazing out the picture window of his Sydney home at a multimillion-dollar beach view. Around him his grandchildren fiddle on their phones while his wife Joy sips tea. Lambert drinks a cappuccino he's just bought at the local café. It's a charming family scene – except for one thing. At …