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.

June 23, 2017

U.S., Cuba Still Cooperating on Stopping Drug Smugglers

BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean, a top Cuban anti-drug official said Thursday. The amount of […]
June 23, 2017

Better Business Bureau Exposing Fake Online Weed Companies

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912 to provide consumer protection and industry self-regulation, was a reaction to “medical quackery and the promotion of nostrums and worthless drugs,” according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). So here we are, 105 years later, and the BBB has gone […]
June 23, 2017

Never Trust a Lawmaker with Pot Legalization—Vermont Bags It

A majority of elected officials wanted it. The Republican governor wanted it (at least in theory). Certainly, marijuana legalization is what the citizens of Vermont want. So what? These are American lawmakers we’re talking about. When marijuana legalization is concerned, no elected body of representatives has yet to enact the […]
June 23, 2017

Hong Kong Cannabis Interceptions Are Soaring

Cannabis seizures are rapidly escalating in Hong Kong—whether due to greater quantities on the market or stepped-up enforcement, or both. On Monday, the city’s South China Morning Post reported on a haul of 35 kilos in 136 baggies ready for sale, uncovered in a vehicle during a police raid on a car […]
June 22, 2017

The Smell Of Marijuana Should Not Be A Death Sentence

Philando Castile was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop last year. This week we learned that the officer rationalized his actions by claiming that the alleged smell of “burnt marijuana” made him fear for his own life.  Here is how the officer recounted his […]
June 22, 2017

Trumpcare: Senate Republicans Want You to Die—by Neglect or by Opiate Overdose

One of the biggest divides in America is the widening chasm between what Republicans in power say they want for the country, and what they actually do. Here is Donald Trump, saying he wants to restore jobs and help people and solve the opioid crisis—a president for the people, the […]
June 22, 2017

Vermont House Votes to Delay Legalization Bill

Yesterday, the Vermont Senate amended and passed H. 511, a bill that would make marijuana legal in Vermont. Unfortunately, the House rejected an effort to bring the bill up for consideration, and the veto session ended without further action. H. 511 will have to wait until the Legislature reconvenes — […]
June 22, 2017

Kentucky Lawmaker Wants Terminally Ill Patients to Have Pot

Kentucky lawmakers are back at the drawing board once again in hopes of getting the legislative grind to finally get on board with a proposal to legalize medical marijuana. But the debate has become so convoluted that they are now fighting for crumbs. According to a report from the Courier-Journal, […]
June 22, 2017

Ex-Navy SEAL and CIA Agent Busted in Weed Smuggling Operation

James Dennis Smith Jr., who served 16 years as a Navy SEAL as well as a CIA special agent, was arrested recently in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute over 1,540 pounds of weed. Smith, 49, the proud recipient of a […]
June 22, 2017

NYPD: No Arrests If You Call 911 During Drug Overdose

As the country’s opioid epidemic worsens, the New York Police Department is undertaking a campaign to encourage people to report overdoses. The NYPD public service campaign aims to communicate to drug users, and witnesses, that they won’t be arrested if they call 911 in the event of a drug or […]