Medical Marijuana News

Peruse the headlines as they are told, keep abreast of the issues as they unfold. Keep up with the ever-changing policies that govern our regions, and the political directives that affect our lives.

August 18, 2017

The Truth Behind Reports of ‘Fentanyl-Laced Pot’

Various media outlets have reported that Fentanyl-laced marijuana overdoses are on the rise, across the United States and in Canada. The majority of those reports have been debunked as a smokescreen. Marijuana is currently more of a hot a topic than it has been in recent decades; therefore, media outlets […]
August 18, 2017

California Rushing to Meet January 2018 Legalization Deadline

With only four months left until full legalization in California, regulations are literally being adopted on the fly. The state needs to fill out its commissions and offices by hiring up to 82 people. Software has to be written in time to start accepting applications from the thousands of entrepreneurs […]
August 18, 2017

Arkansas Gets First Medical Pot Dispensary Application

Photo by Justin Cannabis.  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says it’s received its first application for a medical marijuana dispensary license. Department spokesman Scott Hardin told The Associated Press Friday that the application was submitted this week. Hardin has said officials anticipate more […]
August 18, 2017

Why It’s Not OK for Cops to Tweet Marijuana Jokes

Photo by Vortex Farmacy. Last week, police in Lawrence, Kansas—a bona fide college city where nearly 30,000 students at the University of Kansas are arriving on campus for the fall semester—welcomed the young people whose welfare and safety they are entrusted to preserve with some bizarre yet pointed advice. Whatever […]
August 18, 2017

What Happens When You Eat Animals Who Eat Drugs

Earlier this summer, Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third-largest poultry producer and the supplier of more than 10.6 million chickens to supermarkets throughout the South every week, was accused of false advertising. Sanderson is up-front and even “proud” about its industry-leading use of antibiotics, but the company’s “100 percent natural” chicken, […]
August 18, 2017

Venezuela Massacre Latest Sign of Latin America’s Prison Crisis

At least 37 were killed as a prison in southern Venezuela exploded into rebellion, authorities said on Wednesday. The death toll at the facility in the jungle town of Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas state, was first reported by the advocacy group Venezuelan Prison Observatory and later confirmed by the Interior Ministry. […]
August 18, 2017

Canadian Woman Banned from U.S. After Border Agent Finds Proof of Drug Use on Her Phone

A young woman from British Columbia was issued a lifetime ban at the U.S. border after officials found an email, between herself and her doctor, about a fentanyl overdose she survived a year ago. Peppered with questions about drugs while crossing the Washington-British Columbia border, the 28-year-old woman whose name […]
August 17, 2017

Nevada Judge Clears Way for Expanded Marijuana Distribution

Photo by Vortex Farmacy. BY SCOTT SONNER ASSOCIATED PRESS CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month. Carson […]
August 17, 2017

Philippines: Duterte Calls for Genocide Against Drug Users

Police in the Philippines killed 32 people in a wave of anti-drug operations north of the capital, Manila—making Wednesday the single deadliest day so far of President Rodrigo Duterte‘s ultra-deadly War on Drugs. Over  100 were also arrested in the sweeps—overwhelmingly street-level dealers—and dozens of firearms reportedly seized. The operations […]
August 17, 2017

Lawsuit Claims ‘Rape By Cop’ In Roadside Strip Search for Marijuana

It seems the long arm of the Texas law believes it is all part of the job to sexually assault its citizens in the name of marijuana prohibition. It was revealed, earlier this week, in an article from the Houston Chronicle that a lawsuit has been filed against the Harris […]