Medical marijuana patient wins employment discrimination suit in Rhode Island

    By Andrew Blake - The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 A Rhode Island fabrics company violated the state’s medical marijuana law when it refused to hire a card-carrying patient who couldn’t pass a drug test, a state Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. Christine Callaghan sued Darlington Fabrics Corp. for compensatory and …

Tennessee House version of bill up for health subcommittee vote next week

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Her mother, Felicia Harris, calls her, “a new face of the medical marijuana debate,” referring to Lexy Harris, 6, who suffers from intractable epileptic seizures as a result of Dravet Syndrome, currently being treated with other drugs. The other anti-convulsant drugs the Harris family has tried – including experimental and non-FDA approved …

From the Mayo Clinic: Cannabis/Marijuana

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)   Evidence These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. Chronic pain Cannabinoids have been reported to reduce chronic pain associated with a variety of conditions. Cannabinoids …

Justice Department uses prosecutorial discretion to seek decades in prison for legal Michigan cultivators

By ASA, Fri, September 28, 2012 Justice Department uses prosecutorial discretion to seek decades in prison for legal Michigan cultivators     Detroit, MI -- Five medical marijuana patients and caregivers will be sentenced in federal court next week, highlighting the human cost of the federal government’s intolerance for state medical marijuana laws. Two medical …

NJ Weedman – Ed Forchion Burlington County Trial

Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion court verdict: Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion talks before and after the verdict is read in his Burlington County jury trial on charges of marijuana possession and possession with intent to distribute.   MOUNT HOLLY — A jury convicted medical marijuana activist Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion of possession Wednesday, but could not reach a verdict …

Marijuana activist ‘NJWeedman’ convicted of pot possession, jury hung on distribution charge

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, May 10, 6:37 AM MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — Jurors in New Jersey have delivered a mixed verdict at the trial of a marijuana activist who lives in California and goes by the name “NJWeedman.” The panel in Mount Holly on Wednesday convicted Ed Forchion of possession of one pound of …