California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders

Patrick McGreevy With federal authorities hinting at a possible crackdown on state-licensed marijuana dealers, a group of California lawmakers wants to block local police and sheriff’s departments from assisting such investigations and arrests unless compelled by a court order. A bill by six Democratic legislators has drawn strenuous objections from local law enforcement officials, who …

Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

Published time: 5 Feb, 2017 An Israeli government committee has given the first go-ahead for the country to export medical marijuana. The green light came from a ministerial committee on Sunday, but the legislation could take months to get through parliament. The measure could generate an estimated 1 billion shekels ($267 million) per year for …

Don’t expect nationwide marijuana legalization under the Trump administration

Ben Gilbert With the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, the United States got a new president. And with that new president comes a long list of new appointees across various federal agencies and departments. While President Trump's cabinet selection process has played out publicly, a variety of folks from former president Barack Obama's …

115 years of marijuana coverage

    To mark the anniversary of recreational-marijuana stores opening in Washington, we look at The Seattle Times’ coverage of pot over the past 115 years. Section Sponsor By Paige Cornwell Seattle Times staff reporter Cannabis made one of its first appearances in The Seattle Daily Times in 1911, in a recipe to cure corns. …

What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital

  What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital emergency room, then in intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. "It came on so quickly and violently. I was terrified," said Smith, 41, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, who lacked dental …

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

May 26, 2015 via NORML’s Deputy Director, Paul Armentano: The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of …

Marijuana food safety new frontier for officials

By Kristen Wyatt   | Associated Press   June 21, 2014 DENVER — The marijuana in those pot brownies isn’t the only thing that can potentially make consumers sick. The industry and regulators are taking a closer look at how marijuana-infused edibles are made. The thriving edible marijuana industry in Colorado is preparing for new testing requirements …

A Beginner’s Guide to Hemp Oil, the Cannabis Product That’s Legal Right Now

    By Hannah Sentenac Thu., May 29 2014 at 7:00 AM With medical marijuana on everyone's lips (in more ways than one), people are buzzing about weed, hemp, cannabis, THC, CBD, and all kinds of other related terms that you might or might not understand. It's OK -- this is confusing stuff. Leave it …

3 Months Later, Here’s What Denver Looks Like Since Legalizing Marijuana – PolicyMic

  Three months following Colorado's decision to legalize the production, sale, possession and use of recreational marijuana — a vote that Denver city officials including Mayor Michael Hancock, among others, fought kicking and screaming — guess what's happened to Denver crime rates in 2014?   According to new data, they've fallen across the board. Property crime is …

Meet us at the Capital Hill Annex building and show your support for SB 11

  Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana By Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana Wednesday, February 6, 20131:00pm The Capitol Annex Building 700 Capitol Ave Loop, Frankfort, KY, 40601 Support the cause, the senators need to feel and hear your voice. Meet us at the Capital Hill Annex building and show your support for SB 11 (Gatewood Galbraith Medical …

Medical marijuana backers lose bid for looser regulations

By Tom Schoenberg, © 2013, Bloomberg News   WASHINGTON — An appeals court rejected the bid by medical marijuana backers to ease federal controls of the drug, ruling that the government properly kept the substance in its most dangerous category. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the Drug Enforcement …

Memorial Day Message from Msgt. Thomas Vance

    Madam,I belong to a group advocating for veteran access to medical cannabis. Our Director has issued a memorial day statement you might find newsworthy. The message is as follows-- Veterans Press Statement: Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access [VMCA] Monday, Memorial Day, 28 May 2012 Subject: White House replies to Veterans petition: http://wh.gov/4xd Thousands of Veterans …

House votes 162-161 to decriminalize marijuana

    GARRETT BRNGER,Associated Press Friday, March 9, 2012 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill to decriminalize a person's first two marijuana possessions under one-half ounce. Republican Speaker Bill O'Brien abstained from voting, allowing the bill to squeak by Thursday with a 162-161 vote. The House voted overwhelmingly 228-89 …

LSD as treatment for alcoholism? Norway scientists looking at hallucinogen therapy

Writing in Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers note drug gives insight into problems   By Lindsay Goldwert / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, March 9, 2012, 11:56 AM LSD (which sometimes comes in the form of sheets of stamps, l.) is being looked at as an aid in combating alcoholism. Turn on, tune in... stop drinking? …

Medical marijuana backers try to make their cause heard

Written by Caitlin Bowling   Margaret Wakefield is not a college student nor does she sport dreadlocks and Birkenstocks while chatting about how the world should focus more on peace and love. Wakefield has short dark hair, pink fingernails and silver heart-shaped earrings. Wearing a printed shirt and sweater, the Cherokee resident is dressed as …