D.C. medical marijuana: Is it worth the price?

David Guard, general manager of Capital City Care, verifies the identity of “Alonzo” before allowing him to buy medical marijuana Monday

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On Monday evening, a 51-year-old HIV-positive Northwest resident purchased about a half-ounce of cannabis from the Capital City Care dispensary, becoming the first District resident to legally purchase medical marijuana under the long-awaited city program.

L.A. medical marijuana shops challenge Proposition D ban

Attorney Arthur Hodge continues to represent California dispensaries.

CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles City Council will meet behind closed doors today to discuss threats of legal action by the operators of two medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to shut down under voter-approved Proposition D, which pared back the number of pot purveyors in the city.

Report is reassuring on marijuana’s effects on lung

The accumulated weight of evidence implies far lower risks for pulmonary complications of even regular heavy use of marijuana

CALIFORNIA: The pulmonary consequences of regularly smoking marijuana are far less than for tobacco, according a review of the published evidence conducted by Dr. Donald P. Tashkin, emeritus professor of medicine and medical director of the pulmonary function laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Parrish couple return to Causeway to talk up legalization of medical marijuana

Cathy Jordan - President of the Florida Cannabis Action Network

FLORIDA: Long before Parrish’s Cathy Jordan became president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network and before she campaigned in Tallahassee for the not-yet-passed Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Bill, she used to sit on the Palma Sola Causeway and chat with people about medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana For Kids: Why I Give Cannabis To My 7-Year-Old

MyKayla Comstock, appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss what happens when a minor needs medical marijuana

VERMONT: With news stories and opinion pieces popping up daily about medical marijuana legalization, dad Brandon Krenzler and his 7-year-old daughter, MyKayla Comstock, appeared on HuffPost Live this week to discuss what happens when a minor needs the drug. MyKayla has Leukemia and started taking it shortly after she was diagnosed.

Suburbs brace for medical pot sales, patients wait for state to approve it

Katherine Rasmussen, of Hainesville, who said she is undergoing chemotherapy for lupus and multiple sclerosis, was charged in May in Lake County with misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

ILLINOIS: Local leaders in far northwest suburban Huntley were taken aback when a man showed up at a Village Board meeting last month and announced he wants to open a warehouse in town to grow marijuana.

Suburbs brace for medical pot sales, patients wait for state to approve it

Katherine Rasmussen, of Hainesville, who said she is undergoing chemotherapy for lupus and multiple sclerosis, was charged in May in Lake County with misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

ILLINOIS: Local leaders in far northwest suburban Huntley were taken aback when a man showed up at a Village Board meeting last month and announced he wants to open a warehouse in town to grow marijuana.