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Pharmaceutical painkiller deaths drop 25% in states with medical marijuana according to study

5/12/2015 - Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting substantially fewer deaths associated...

We can't test medical marijuana to treat children because it hasn't been tested yet, biased researchers claim

3/5/2015 - An article titled "Medical Marijuana for Children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders?" and subtitled "Despite lack of evidence, some are advocating cannabis for children with autism" was published in a February 2015 issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. The words...

Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana and protects industrial hemp cultivation

12/21/2014 8:41:46 PM - The Justice Department no longer has the funds to raid medical marijuana establishments. Not long ago, it seemed the movement to legalize marijuana was never going to gain traction. The federal government was eager to override any state law that legalized its use, for any reason. It seemed the only...

Study finds medical marijuana helpful for 92 percent of Californians

12/2/2014 - Medical marijuana is often steeped in controversy, with some saying it's a giant con and others saying it's a necessary treatment to help alleviate or even reverse certain health conditions.(1) For example, several law enforcement officials in California are not in favor of its legalization,...

Dispensaries must give out free medical marijuana to low-income prescription holders, Berkeley City Council says

9/8/2014 1:53:46 PM - Any actions forwarding medical marijuana or cannabis is bound to be met with derisive comments that portray anyone who uses pot for any reason as a deadbeat, a "stoner," contributing to ripping our social fabric and moral fiber. The UK's Daily Mail certainly did a decent job of selling that tone. Bishop...

Medical marijuana legalization reduces painkiller overdose deaths

9/3/2014 - A massive joint study (no pun intended) by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City was conducted to determine the impact on reducing prescription opioid deaths in states...

Medical marijuana advancements: New York legalizes as California and Arizona expand

8/2/2014 - New York is now the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana, but there is a catch - patients will not be able to smoke it. The Compassionate Care Act legalizes non-smokable forms of the herb, such as pills or vapors for patients with cancer, epilepsy, and other serious illnesses. According to USA Today,...

Feds aggressively prosecute family for medical marijuana and insist state laws don't matter

7/1/2014 - Shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures decriminalizing the possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, wrote a piece in which he made a prediction about the federal government's reaction: "According...

Feds aggressively prosecute family for medical marijuana and insist state laws don't matter

7/1/2014 - Shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures decriminalizing the possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, wrote a piece in which he made a prediction about the federal government's reaction: "According...

House votes to prohibit DEA from spending funds to target medical marijuana patients and providers

6/3/2014 - For several weeks, medical marijuana advocate groups encouraged medical cannabis proponents to cheer on their federal congressional representatives to vote "yes" on restricting the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) from raiding state-approved cannabis dispensaries. Their efforts were rewarded by the House...

Florida stock broker proves you can use lots of medical marijuana and still be a responsible, productive citizen

4/16/2014 - Meet Irvin Rosenfeld, a South Florida financial consultant and stock broker who openly smokes 10 or so joints daily without legal harassment in a state that still hasn't approved marijuana for medical use. He does this for a rare bone disease and unusual thyroid condition. He smokes that much pot...

Shock study: Medical marijuana DECREASES violent crime, homicides and assault

4/1/2014 - If you've ever seen any unintentionally comedic clips from the old propaganda movie Reefer Madness, you'll witness a mindset that persists today. This mindset is most prevalent among those with vested interests: the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) -- which includes...

Parents sue Arizona for right to use medical marijuana that relieved child's seizures and autism symptoms

11/10/2013 - Protecting your children from harsh medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, and having them healed with alternative means is often considered child abuse by Child Protective Services and the Medical Mafia. Even in a state that now allows medical marijuana use, if your child is being healed with cannabis,...

'High-less' medical marijuana now being grown at Israeli plantation

10/23/2013 - An Israeli company that has been producing medical marijuana for patients since 2004 has developed a new strain of the healing plant that it says contains minimal levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and thus does not elicit the "high" feeling typically associated with smoking recreational cannabis. At...

DEA raids Washington medical marijuana clinics

8/24/2013 - Last November, shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington State approved measures legalizing marijuana use in their states, President Barack Obama - who has admitted to smoking pot in the past - signaled that the federal government did not have much interest in pursuing the matter, despite the...

Three out of four doctors would prescribe medical marijuana to patients: Study

6/15/2013 - New York City Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg thinks medical marijuana is a hoax, but as far as I know he's never been to medical school, which is obvious based on the results of a new survey that found more than three-quarters of physicians would prescribe it to their patients if they could. The...

Nanny state control freak Bloomberg declares medical marijuana a 'hoax'

6/12/2013 - Mr. Nanny State himself, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is at it again, making ridiculous statements about subjects in which he knows next to nothing about. This time, the subject is medical marijuana, and the anointed one says there are no medical benefits from its use. In fact, hizzoner said as much...

Medical marijuana reduces chronic pharmaceutical use, study finds

1/30/2013 - Medical marijuana may help reduce the use of pharmaceutical drugs among the elderly, providing a safer alternative to drugs that often carry serious side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University. The researchers also found that elderly participants who took medical...

Wal-Mart fires brain cancer employee for using doctor-recommended medical marijuana; federal court affirms medical discrimination

9/29/2012 - A Michigan man was recently fired from his managerial position at a Walmart store in Battle Creek, Michigan, after it was discovered that he had been using medical marijuana outside of work hours in accordance with his doctor's recommendations for treating an inoperable brain tumor. The American Civil...

Three out of four Americans want to end medical marijuana raids

5/21/2012 - The federal government's continued "War on Drugs" is no longer getting a warm reception from the vast majority of Americans. A recent poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research (MDPR) reveals that three out of every four Americans now oppose needless federal prosecution of medical marijuana dispensaries,...

Connecticut House approves medical marijuana bill

5/3/2012 - With a nearly two-to-one approval ratio, Connecticut House Bill 5389, which would legalize at the state level small amounts of medical marijuana for patients in need, has been passed by the Connecticut State House of Representatives. And if passed by the State Senate, Governor Dannel Malloy has indicated...

Medical marijuana activist app launched

1/14/2012 - The largest medical cannabis advocacy group in the country, Americans for Safe Access, recently launched a free iPhone app for marijuana activists. The new app provides tools for activists including immediate updates on local, state and federal marijuana issues. There are existing activism apps for...

Dr Mark Sircus to release new book on Medical Marijuana

1/12/2012 - A medicinal marijuana user should not be considered a criminal in any state. Most major medical groups, including the Institute of Medicine, agree that marijuana is a compound with significant therapeutic potential. - Dr. Gregory T. Carter The United States government is at war with its own people...

Juicing medical marijuana the latest trend in amazing cures

1/9/2012 - There have been a few articles written about the multitude of environmentally sustainable industrial applications of hemp. There have been perhaps many more written about the medical applications of cannabis. Now there is a formerly skeptical California doctor who has found the optimal method of using...

Feds covertly attack state-sanctioned medical marijuana

12/28/2011 - Obama promised to let the states decide medical marijuana use. But federal agencies began paramilitary style raids on state-sanctioned, legal medical marijuana dispensaries around October of 2011. The rights that Obama promised to uphold have thus far been violated in 16 states. Federal agencies...

ASA sues Obama Administration for interfering with state, local medical marijuana laws

11/26/2011 - The battle continues to rage between the individual states and the federal government over the legalized cultivation and use of medical marijuana. Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation's largest medical marijuana advocacy organization, has now filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration's...

Medical marijuana legal efforts are being crushed by the DEA - who benefits?

10/25/2011 - The state of California agreed on a referendum in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana in their state. A referendum is a citizen generated ballot that is then put to popular vote. So a majority of California's voting citizens agreed that openly selling marijuana for medical purposes is okay. Unfortunately,...

Medical marijuana legalization underway in Arkansas

5/23/2011 - Arkansas residents may see an initiative to legalize medical marijuana on the November 2012 ballot. The proposed law's sponsor, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, achieved its first victory when the Arkansas attorney general certified the proposal's ballot language. The group must collect 62,507 voter...

Group collects signatures to gain approval to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas

5/2/2011 - After failing to successfully gain enough signatures for ballot approval in 2004, advocates of legalized medical marijuana in the state of Arkansas have finally gained an opportunity to have a medical marijuana initiative placed on the 2012 ballot. According to a recent Reuters report, Arkansas Attorney...

Medical Marijuana Debate: Science is Ignored

9/9/2010 - Across the United States, debates about medical marijuana fester in many communities and states. Currently, fourteen states of the fifty in the Union plus Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use. Yet in those states, and many others who are considering similar measures, the argument...

Colorado passes new regulations on medical marijuana

8/4/2010 - Colorado has recently passed new legislation that puts tighter restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries. Costly new licensing fees and restrictions on who can own and operate dispensaries are among the changes included in the new laws. According to a Daily Finance article, more than 100,000...

The raw (and ugly) truth about the war on drugs

8/15/2005 - Drugs are bad. Drugs destroy peoples' lives. Didn't you know that marijuana turns regular everyday people into zombie pot smokers? That's why we have a war on drugs in America: to protect our children from potheads. Drugs are bad. Especially marijuana. I learned this the other day when I visited...

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