Under the new proposed law, if a patient were to consume their medication beyond a private residence they will be guilty of a criminal misdemeanor and could face up to 60 days imprisonment.
When we understand the real nature of addiction, we can do a better job of fighting it -- no matter what substance is involved. In the case of marijuana, this means recognizing that the harms of addiction, while subtle, are real -- and shouldn't be dismissed because they are psychological.
Legal marijuana in the United States remains a hot-button issue, even as the industry has been quite a success for Washington and Colorado. In 2015 al...
Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.
The excitement of simply being able to buy Cannabis legally is wearing off for many, and they're discovering that all Cannabis is not created equal. Just as there are fine wines and (not so) fine wines, there is high quality Cannabis and there is low quality Cannabis.
Here's the spots serving up the funnest fare that you can enjoy on any splurge day, not just when the munchies hit.
3D printers, virtual reality, drones ... I've watched a lot of nascent industries enter the fray, but watching a new industry growing out of what was once a criminal substance is really interesting to watch.
I am a huge fan of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) Director Michael Botticelli and hold both him and the transforming ONDCP agenc...
Since New York's medical marijuana program rolled out in January, only 2039 patients have registered to participate. Of those, only half are estimated to have purchased medical marijuana.
Cannabis policy has a hard time shaking off its roots in the culture wars. Since the action around non-medical legalization action so far has largely been through voter initiatives rather than conventional legislation, the argument takes place mostly in sound-bites rather than policy memos.
Kevin Maloney via Getty Images April 20th for some is a day marked with a display of affection for marijuana; they call it "National Weed Day." ...
There was some good news and some bad news on marijuana this week, which got us thinking about how the subject of federal marijuana policy relates to the presidential nomination race.
Dear legislator, I am writing to you as a mother -- a heartbroken mom to a child with uncontrollable seizures. I come to you in tears as I sit here holding my vibrating child as yet another seizure has taken hostage of his brain. Parents are supposed to protect their children and here I am failing at it.
The states complained that Colorado's establishment of a legal, regulated market caused marijuana to flow into their states, thereby undermining their strict laws. This, they claimed, caused "irreparable injury" by draining their treasuries, placing stress on their criminal justice systems and endangering the health of their residents.
For decades, smoking pot outside the White House was no more than a (dangerous) lark. The protesters didn't seriously expect to see the laws changed. Now the laws have changed, which means that such protests are a lot more targeted and a lot more important.
Tracey Gamer-Fanning, who has been at the forefront of our national conversation about a patient's right to use cannabis and medical marijuana to trea...