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How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana

Posted on 2016-06-15 09:35:00
How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana

Stephen Mandile spent 10 years on a host of pills after he was injured in Iraq in 2005. Now, he uses medical marijuana to treat his pain and wants to help other vets get the same opportunity.

What needs to happen for recreational marijuana to be legalized in N.J.?

Posted on 2016-06-14 09:33:00
What needs to happen for recreational marijuana to be legalized in N.J.?

On Tuesday, a New Jersey lawmaker will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss how a similar law might work here. Still, it's a safe bet legalization remains a long way off in the Garden State. Here's a look at what likely needs to happen for New Jersey to legalize recreational pot.

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Posted on 2016-06-10 10:32:00
Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization heard in recent years.

John Kasich just legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. Now what?

Posted on 2016-06-09 10:38:00
John Kasich just legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. Now what?

Gov. John Kasich signed a plan to legalize medical marijuana into law Wednesday, making Ohio the 25th state to approve its use.

Marijuana is an issue Trump and Clinton voters agree on

Posted on 2016-06-08 10:05:00
Marijuana is an issue Trump and Clinton voters agree on

American voters are more unified over medical marijuana than gun control, immigration and taxes, yet presidential candidates keep blowing smoke. Nearly 90% of Americans — 81% of Republicans and 94% of Democrats — support the legal use of medical marijuana.

Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health

Posted on 2016-06-07 15:27:00
Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health

Using pot, even over decades, was only linked to one negative health effect in a new study. Even after years of heavy use, marijuana doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the physical health of the body. The only bad effects pot seemed to have were on the teeth.

New Law Requires Schools to Adopt a Medical Marijuana Policy

Posted on 2016-06-07 09:38:00
New Law Requires Schools to Adopt a Medical Marijuana Policy

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Monday that would require school districts to adopt a policy to allow medical marijuana. The law only applies to students who have a license to use non-smoke able marijuana. Many families have found that the drug works well to stop symptoms of debilitating diseases.

Up to 12 States Could Vote on Marijuana This November -- Here They Are

Posted on 2016-06-06 09:55:00
Up to 12 States Could Vote on Marijuana This November -- Here They Are

Marijuana legalization has been growing like a weed for the past two decades, but 2016 could prove to be its most monumental year yet. Although marijuana has gained 24 state approvals for medicinal use, and four states have legalized its recreational use, we could see up to 12 separate approvals for the currently illicit drug in November.

National poll: Majority supports legalizing marijuana

Posted on 2016-06-06 09:46:00
National poll: Majority supports legalizing marijuana

A majority of American registered voters nationwide support the legalization of marijuana, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll out Monday. Slightly more than half — 54 percent — said the use of marijuana should be made legal across the country, while 41 percent said it should not.

Oregon's recreational marijuana market expands to edibles and extracts starting Thursday

Posted on 2016-06-03 10:14:00
Oregon

Oregon's recreational marijuana market expands to edibles and extracts starting Thursday