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Medical Marijuana Laws

Many States Still Grapple With Regulating Medical Marijuana

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Even When Medical Marijuana Is Legal, There's Still A Part Where People Have To Break A Law

AP | Carla K. Johnson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- As more states legalize medical marijuana, there's one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still ha...

Will Congress Act on a Big Opportunity to Protect Medical Marijuana Users?

Michael Collins | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Michael Collins

An amendment aimed at preventing the federal government from prosecuting providers and users of medical marijuana, in states that have some form of medicinal marijuana, is set to be introduced.

Minnesota Lawmakers Agree To Limited Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

AP | By MIKE CRONIN | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers struck a deal Thursday to legalize medical marijuana, handing a major victory to severely ill children an...

Navigating Medical Marijuana in the Mainstream: Advocates Return to D.C. This Weekend

Steph Sherer | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Legal access to medical cannabis has been supported by the American public for decades, and it is the law in 20 states and D.C., but this issue can be complex, and successfully navigating it requires a clear understanding of where we've been, what we know, and where we want to go.

How These 6 People And You Have Been Screwed By The War On Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge & Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that two states will be allowed to go forward with legalizing recreational marijuana use, a major m...

Prosecutors, Law Enforcement Must Consider Medicine Before Marijuana in Arrests

Michael Komorn | Posted 06.02.2013 | Detroit
Michael Komorn

Law-abiding patients possessing well below the state-approved amount of medical marijuana are forced to defend themselves in court for following the law. The Linden arrest policy is seemingly bent on circumventing Michigan's medical marijuana law.

Aaron Sankin

Is This The End For CA's Pot Clubs? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.06.2013 | San Francisco

These are trying times for California's medical marijuana dispensaries. Not only has a zealous U.S. Attorney launched a significant crackdown, but ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Rolls Closer To Passage As Vote Looms

Posted 11.28.2012 | Chicago

Updated story After years of close calls, state Rep. Lou Lang is confident he may finally have enough votes to pass a bill he has long championed -...

New Website Aims To Change Pot Forever

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.23.2012 | San Francisco

What do Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin have in common? Probably not too much. But both have spoken out recently on America's failed marijuana laws -- ...

Medical Marijuana Patient's Plants Could Cost Him Federal Assistance

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Don LaRouche of Portland, Maine, suffers from glaucoma and Crohn's disease. For the past five years, the 50-year-old has turned to medical marijuana t...

'It's Like Crossing The Berlin Wall'

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

ON THE OREGON-IDAHO BORDER -- Hurtling down I-84 with a bag of medical marijuana and no legal right to possess it, the 23-year-old Idaho man with the ...

Obama Accused Of Lying About Marijuana Laws

Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

President Obama is accused of lying about federal laws regarding marijuana. The charge, from Fire Dog Lake's Jon Walker, comes after the president'...

Pot Clinic Offers Free Weed For Voter Registration

Posted 09.28.2011 | Weird News

Don't expect voter turnout in one Michigan city to be particularly high this year. A Lansing medical marijuana dispensary has discontinued a campai...

Federal Medical Marijuana Memo Stirs Angst

The Sacramento Bee | Peter Hecht | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

In October 2009, medical marijuana advocates celebrated a U.S. Department of Justice memo declaring that federal authorities wouldn't target the legal...

Feds Won't Give Assurance On Medical Marijuana

AP | By BETH DeFALCO and PETE YOST | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prose...

Arizona Filing Suit To Clarify Whether Controversial Medical Marijuana Law Is Legal

Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona will file a lawsuit in federal court to learn whether a controversial medical marijuana law passed by voters last Nove...

Medical Marijuana Faces Major Setback

AP | By STEPHEN DOCKERY | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana's state House and Senate have passed a bill aimed at slashing the number of medical marijuana users and eliminating large pot...

Medical Marijuana Users Fight For Gun Rights

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Cynthia Willis calls up and down the firing range to be sure everyone knows she is shooting, squares up in a two-handed stanc...