National News About Medicinal Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana making headlines across the United States. Covering Federal news as well as exceptional local news from other states

  • Cannabis as an Economic Stimulus Tool?   Colorado cannabis industry is the fastest growing sector in the state Funded 18,000 + jobs in 2015 Had a $2.39 billion impact on Colorado 50% reduction in marijuana related arrest View the Full TIME Magazine Article here Read More
  • Oregon Cannabis Undergoes More Testing Than Food Products After multiple failed quality control test Oregon cannabis growers are now beginning to use organic growing techniques for their products. Cannabis is being tested not just for potency, but also for pesticides, herbicides, and molds so that the consumer is guaranteed a quality product. Read More
  • Legal FDA approved drugs kill more citizens than any illegal drug 47,000+ Americans died of drug overdoses in 2014 Nearly 19,000 of those were from opioid painkillers Stemming from this epidemic many states passed legislation to curb prescription abuse by patients & their physicians The results were an exponential growth of heroin use, abuse, & overdoses 10,000 + died from heroin Many legitimate patients are now being denied pain relieving medicines due to DEA & federal ... Read More
  • Cannabis is more restricted than cocaine, OxyContin, & Fentanyl Why is cannabis more restricted than cocaine, OxyContin, & Fentanyl which are all Schedule II drugs? The FDA ruled: Being a botanical product cannabis’ consistency is difficult maintain FDA stated that research does not support a “direct causal relationship between regular marijuana use and other illicit drug use.” FDA said “extensive  research” shows no “causative link between marijuana use and the development of ... Read More
  • Myth of Marijuana as a Gateway Drug Brookings Institute Deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and senior fellow in Governance Studies, John Hudak, thoughts regarding cannabis being a “Gateway Drug.” Read More
  • Coverage of the Licensing & Occupations meeting in Frankfort Local News coverage of our recent meeting with the Licensing and Occupations committee in Frankfort as well as our press conference mentioning our endorsement made by the Kentucky Nurses Associations. Thank you to everyone for making it out to Frankfort to show your support. Read More
  • Senior Marijuana Use is on Rise across United States More US senior citizens now using cannabis as a way to relieve pain, relax, & sleep. Seniors 65+ make up only 14% of the US population, but use over 30% of all prescription drugs. Could cannabis be used to reduce or replace some of them including opiod pain medications? Read More
  • The Cannabis Compassion Act (SB263) helped put together by KY4MM The bill we have been helping put together has finally been introduced! Thank you for your continued support in helping to make medical cannabis a reality in Kentucky. Establishes a comprehensive system for medical cannabis, including provisions for medical verification of need, persons allowed to cultivate, use, and possess the drug, organizations allowed to assist in providing the drug, regulation by ... Read More
  • The Cato Institute recommends Pres. Obama declassify Cannabis Federal think tank The Cato Institute recommends President Obama declassify or at the least reclassify cannabis to a schedule 3 or lower drug.   Full Article Here Read More