Anti-Legalization Group Calls For Medical Marijuana Research Overhaul

While calling full legalization of marijuana "dangerous," Kevin Sabet, president and CEO of SAM, also said that "there are so many things the government could do to offer the seriously ill experimental medications" and help to further marijuana research to potentially unlock its medical potential, without legalizing the plant.

In a groundbreaking move for a group of its kind, a leading organization opposed to marijuana legalization released a report Thursday that seeks a major overhaul of marijuana research in the United States, calling on the federal government to recognize the medical value of cannabis. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), co-founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Read the full article…

U.S. Anti-Legalization Group Urges More Access To Marijuana Research

A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana's potential as medicine.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its kind. The plan from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which is co-founded by former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Events Should Be Investigated By Feds, Rep. Earl Blumenauer Says

Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Friday called for a federal investigation into whether taxpayer dollars are being improperly spent on marijuana education events.

OREGON:  Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Friday called for a federal investigation into whether taxpayer dollars are being improperly spent on marijuana education events that he said appear to be aimed at influencing voters to oppose the November ballot measure that would legalize the drug. In a letter to White House drug czar Michael Botticelli and another top Read the full article…

Marijuana Debate Catches Fire Among College Students

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana over tobacco cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice.

Support for marijuana legalization has reached a new high — and young adults are fueling the flames. A Gallup poll released Tuesday revealed a majority of adults back cannabis legalization for the first time since Gallup asked the question in 1969.

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

State legislators are now poised to demolish a core promise of the recreational marijuana law where much of the tax revenue from sales would flow into a “dedicated marijuana fund” that would finance drug treatment and media campaigns to persuade youth to stay away from pot.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.”

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

State legislators are now poised to demolish a core promise of the recreational marijuana law where much of the tax revenue from sales would flow into a “dedicated marijuana fund” that would finance drug treatment and media campaigns to persuade youth to stay away from pot.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.”

As Drug Czar Gil Exits, Does U.S. Really Need a New One?

Kerlikowske and previous drug czars refused to acknowledge the simple fact that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol to the consumer and to society.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske is leaving office unceremoniously, forgotten long before he was ever known to most Americans. But for those leading the push to legalize marijuana, he’ll be remembered as the tough-talking former police chief from Seattle who never yielded on the question of legalization, always warning of the health dangers Read the full article…