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.

January 13, 2020

Congressional Committee to Hold Marijuana Legislative Hearing This Wednesday

This Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am EST, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear and debate issues specific to marijuana policy […]
January 13, 2020

High Times Greats: Howard Stern On Drugs

Though Howard Stern claims to no longer smoke pot and use other illegal drugs, they have always been a favorite subject of his. In 1993, he devoted radio airtime to such pothead guests as David Lee Roth, Richard Belzer, Chip Z’Nuff of Enuff Z’Nuff and Phil Rind of Sacred Reich. […]
January 10, 2020

People Who Live In States Where Cannabis Is Legal Have More Sex, Study Finds

If cannabis gets you in the mood, you’re not alone — science says so. A study whose findings were recently released by the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University found that in states where medical marijuana was legalized, the rate of sexual activity went up. The study’s co-author, University of […]
January 10, 2020

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/10/20

Welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2020! This week, The US House Small Business Committee has waived its jurisdiction on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. By waiving, the Small Business Committee is de-facto advancing the bill — thus increasing the prospects that the MORE Act […]
January 10, 2020

New Hampshire House Approves Bills To Expand Medical Marijuana Program

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed two bills on Wednesday to expand access to medical marijuana for patients. However, a broader bill that would have gone further to expand access died in the state Senate. The House voted to add insomnia and opioid use disorder to the state’s list […]
January 10, 2020

Governor Of Virginia Wants To Decriminalize Simple Cannabis Possession

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is heading into the third year of his term in office. And during his annual State of the Commonwealth speech on Wednesday, Gov. Northam called on lawmakers to decriminalize simple cannabis possession. While hesitant to embrace the more progressive marijuana policy reforms Democratic lawmakers in Virginia’s […]
January 10, 2020

Maine Governor Grants Posthumous Pardon To Tribal Lawyer Convicted Of Possession

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A tribal attorney arrested for possessing marijuana while fighting for Passamaquoddy tribe land rights in 1968 was granted a posthumous pardon on Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills had tears in her eyes after signing the pardon for the late Don Gellers on Tuesday, telling a group […]
January 10, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Calls For Legalization Of Recreational Cannabis

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his annual State of the State address Wednesday to advocate for a mix of “practical” progressive goals and urgent responsibilities, including waging war on hate crimes, spending $3 billion on environmental protection and legalizing recreational marijuana. The third-term Democrat touted […]
January 10, 2020

High Times Greats: Interview With Albert Hofmann, The Man Who First Synthesized LSD

Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann was born January 11, 1906 and died April 29, 2008. In an exclusive interview published in the July, 1976 edition of High Times, Hofmann looked back at his illustrious career. At the height of World War II, four months after the first artificially created nuclear reaction […]
January 9, 2020

Black South African Farmers Struggle To Enter Burgeoning Cannabis Market

HENNOPS, South Africa (AP) — Stacks of bright green cannabis plants, freshly harvested from nearby hothouses, are expertly sorted on a lab table by workers wearing hygienic gloves and caps who snip the leaves and buds and put them in bins for further processing. Druid’s Garden in Hennops, about 20 […]
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