Marijuana Can Alleviate MS Symptoms

While certain forms of medical marijuana can be helpful to treat some symptoms of MS, our review highlights the need for more high quality research studies on the safety and efficacy of marijuana,” said Dr. Barbara Koppel,

With medical marijuana dispensaries set to open later this year in Massachusetts, a review of the latest research suggests that it can help alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms such as pain, overactive bladder, and muscle stiffness. But the review, conducted by specialists convened by the American Academy of Neurology, found that marijuana does not help relieve Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Could Be Legalized In New York This Spring: Advocates

Applicants had to pay a refundable registration fee of $200,000 along with a non-refundable $10,000 fee. For a comparison, in Oregon, the application fee is $4,000 and in Massachusetts, there is a Stage One application fee of $1,500 and a Stage Two application fee of $30,000.

NEW YORK: Medical marijuana may finally be growing on New York State lawmakers. Bolstered by growing public acceptance and hints of support from Gov. Cuomo, proponents of pot as medicine believe newly re-drafted legislation will be approved in Albany this spring – making New York the 22nd state to legalize medical marijuana. “We’re closer to this Read the full article…

Pot Prohibitionists Will Have to Do Better Than Bill Bennett’s BS

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A couple of months ago, arguing in favor of marijuana prohibition at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), radio producer Christopher Beach faced a mostly hostile audience. “There used to be a strong conservative coalition opposed to drugs, but it’s dissipated in the face of mounting public support for legalization,” Beach told The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball afterward. “We’re Read the full article…

Meet the Congressman Whose District Grows Most of Your Weed

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CALIFORNIA: Two years ago, California Rep. Jared Huffman, who had previously served as a state assemblyman and an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, was elected to represent a district stretching from Marin County all the way to the Oregon border. It includes the Emerald Triangle, the three-county region that produces most of America’s Read the full article…

Florida Sheriffs Come Out Against Medical Marijuana Amendment

They also said teens would not need parental consent to get doctor's permission to have marijuana.

FLORIDA:  The Florida Sheriff’s Association is set to make a large push against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November. The association sent an email to sheriffs across the state during the winter asking for their support. They said 63 of 67 sheriffs were in favor of Read the full article…

Cannabis And Tobacco Smoke Are Not Equally Carcinogenic

While cannabis smoke has been implicated in respiratory dysfunction, including the conversion of respiratory cells to what appears to be a pre-cancerous state [5], it has not been causally linked with tobacco related cancers [6] such as lung, colon or rectal cancers.

Tobacco has dramatic negative consequences for those who smoke it. In addition to its high addiction potential [1], tobacco is causally associated with over 400,000 deaths yearly in the United States, and has a significant negative effect on health in general [2]. More specifically, over 140,000 lung-related deaths in 2001 were attributed to tobacco smoke Read the full article…

MMJ Now Illegal In Washington State. Yes, Washington State.

The Court of Appeals not only upheld the City of Kent’s ban, it also ruled that operating a medical marijuana collective garden or access point constitutes criminal activity. We fully expect city attorneys in those cities opposed to cannabis will use this Court of Appeals decision to shut down or prevent collective gardens and access points.

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Court of Appeals just held that medical marijuana activity (even patient cultivation in the home) is illegal under current State law. The long road to this disappointing decision began a couple of years ago when an access point (essentially a medical outlet for medical marijuana patients) and an advocacy group sued the city Read the full article…

Fox Slams NJ Gov Chris Christie’s Pot Brutality and Ignorance

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NEW JERSEY: Though Fox news is more or less consistently prohibitionist, Fox correspondent Greg Gutfeld gets it right and shames thuggish Governor Chris Christie on his refusal to stop destroying innocent – and mostly minority – people’s lives for choosing a safer buzz than alcohol.  

AirTHC Aims to Connect Weed-Friendly Homeowners and Travelers

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COLORADO: Presumably, folks visiting Colorado for a bit of “weed tourism” will want somewhere to enjoy the fruits of their travels. But until more cannabis cafes proliferate, what’s a vacationing stoner to do? It can be hard to hide the smell of marijuana in a hotel, and most Airbnb hosts make no mention of their pot policies. Read the full article…

Seattle Marijuana Farmers Readying First Crop For Retail Sales

One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce

WASHINGTON: Aspiring marijuana retailers will soon learn whether they’ve landed a coveted license to sell pot legally in Washington. And growers are already hard at work to make sure there’ll be plenty of product as soon as possible. At a non-descript warehouse at the foot of Seattle’s Magnolia bluff, thousands of marijuana plants in various Read the full article…