The American Legion Calls for Department of Veterans Affairs to Support Study on Cannabis and PTSD

The Schedule I classification of cannabis is a longstanding impediment to medical research. This week, the American Legion sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for federal assistance in supporting an FDA-approved research study on cannabis and PTSD. The study is being conducted at the Scottsdale Research Institute in Arizona, in collaboration [...]

Why Are Opioid Painkillers Legal But Marijuana Isn’t?

Image credit: PeopleImages | Getty Images Overdoses of legal opioids kill thousands annually, while illegal marijuana has never caused a documented fatality. There is a bottom line people lose sight of when discussing the opioid crisis sweeping the country: Millions of Americans experience chronic pain every day. They need help, and painkillers created using opioids are [...]

‘So many things can go awry’ with Michigan’s medical marijuana plan

A sudden declaration Tuesday morning by Michigan regulators that all medical marijuana dispensaries statewide should start preparing to close by Dec. 1 made one thing clear: The next steps for Michigan’s existing MMJ businesses are more akin to a traffic roundabout than an obvious road forward. “You have a lot of things that could happen. There’s so [...]

My fellow conservatives should protect medical marijuana from the government

Not long ago, a supporter of mine, visiting from California, dropped by my Capitol office. A retired military officer and staunch conservative, he and I spent much of our conversation discussing the Republican agenda. Finally, I drew a breath and asked him about an issue I feared might divide us: the liberalization of our marijuana [...]

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment Preventing MMJ Crackdown

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Rohrbacher-Blumenauer amendment, which protects state-approved medical cannabis programs from federal interference, as part of the 2018 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, according to a report from the Hill. Specifically, the amendment prevents the Department of Justice from using federal funds to crack down on state-legal medical cannabis [...]

What You Need to Know About Hydroponic Nutrients

Hydroponics gardening is becoming more and more popular with those who want to have a cannabis garden  and grow some great plants. A lot of people want to produce their own medical marijuana in the convenience of their own backyard or in a secure room designed for hydroponic gardening. However, it is not that easy to [...]

TSA’s Policy On Marijuana

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY DUKE LONDON (MARIJUANA.COM) ON APRIL 5TH, 2017 AT 1:49 PM | UPDATED: APRIL 5TH, 2017 AT 2:08 PM If you missed the news on TSA’s major changes, read all about them here. In short, the TSA updated their site on Tuesday, replacing a “Prohibited Items” page with a “What Can I Bring?” one. An [...]

The Equity Of Oakland’s Cannabis Culture: Free The Weed

by Kadesh Carter (October 2016) Last Tuesday I attended Oaklands city hall meeting regarding the distribution of medical marijuana operating permits. After a formal introduction of who was present on the panel, citizens had their chance to let the city know how they felt. People spoke on the newest changes to the applications for medical [...]