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Medical Marijuana Legalization

The Fourth Wave

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Dr. Howard Samuels

Matt Kumin, a San Francisco attorney who personally raised over $100,000 to fund two different lawsuits challenging the federal government's restricti...

Matt Ferner

Senate Bill Would Effectively End The Federal War On Medical Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

A sweeping Senate bill introduced Tuesday seeks to significantly roll back the federal government's war on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Acc...

Florida Medical Marijuana Opponents Prove Money Talks

Sue Rusche | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Sue Rusche

For the first time ever, opponents were able to raise almost as much money as proponents raised, and they sent Florida's medical marijuana initiative down to defeat as a result. Tuesday's vote of 57 percent did not reach the 60 percent required to change the state's constitution.

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...

Sam Levine

Terry McAuliffe Weighs In On Weed | Sam Levine | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said that he was open to legalizing medical marijuana in his state during a radio interview on Wednesday. He added ...

GOP Governor Announces Support For Medicinal Cannabis Oil

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced her support for the legalization of medicinal cannabis oil (CBD) on a strictly supervised, trial-only basis fo...

Matt Ferner

House Bill Would Legalize 'Charlotte's Web' Medical Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday would legalize a compound in marijuana used to treat severe epilepsy. The le...

Senator Leaders, Let Us Live and Die With Dignity

Anita Savello | Posted 08.18.2014 | New York
Anita Savello

If New York State Senate leaders get their way, I may not live to see the Compassionate Care Act -- a bill to create a well regulated medical marijuana program for seriously ill or debilitated New Yorkers -- become law.

Matt Ferner

GOP Megadonor Funds Both Anti-Weed Amendment And Pro-Weed Study | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

While casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly poured millions into the fight against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida, hi...

New York Needs To Legalize Medical Marijuana Now, Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner & Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

New York is poised to become the 23rd state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The Compassionate Care Act, sponsored by Assemb...

Dem House Candidate Threatens Governor's Office Sit-In Over Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach (D) and a coalition of families will stage a sit-in at Gov. Tom Corbett's (R) office if the governor does not agr...

Matt Ferner

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn't Lead To More Teens Smoking Pot | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Parents and lawmakers concerned about legalizing medical marijuana in their states may find solace in a new study showing that it doesn't lead to more...

Medical Marijuana Policy and My Seder Table

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

I was setting my seder table, polishing Miriam's cup, a new addition to the ritual objects we Jews include in the telling of the story of the Exodus. ...

Maryland Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

A Maryland state Senate panel advanced a bill Tuesday that would overhaul the state's ineffective medical marijuana law. While medical pot was tec...

Christopher Mathias

New York Moves Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

New York state is moving closer and closer to legalizing medical marijuana. Two Republican state senators from Western New York -- George Maziarz a...

Medical Marijuana Gains Momentum In The Deep South

AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) — Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where ma...

Widespread Support For State's Plan To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Most New Yorkers support Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to allow the use of medical marijuana in a pilot program in up to 2...

Governor Christie Publicly Rejects Medical Marijuana Reciprocity Legislation

The 420 Times | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

There you have it, New Jersey! A governor with his sights set on the oval office proclaiming that marijuana legalization "will not happen on my watch, ever."

Florida's Supreme Court to Hear Medical Marijuana Legalization Debate

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

The court announced the hearing a mere two days before devotees of the measure and their opponents were to meet at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College for a 90-minute debate titled, "The Great Debate! Marijuana Legalization: Make An Informed Decision."

New Gallup Poll Shows 58 Percent Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

We can only hope the latest poll means we're actually Gallup-ing toward an end to this antiquated war on otherwise law-abiding citizens.

California: ACLU Assembles Panel to Study Marijuana Legalization

The 420 Times | Posted 10.22.2013 | Los Angeles
The 420 Times

In California, the American Civil Liberties Union has assembled a high-profile panel with the intention of studying every aspect of the legalization o...

Medical Marijuana Patients Rally to Stop Mayor's Proposed Ban in Ventura

The 420 Times | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

Although California voters passed the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, the City of Ventura has made no effort to assure patients have safe access to marijuana for use in the treatment of serious and chronic conditions.

Mexico City Considers Private Marijuana Clubs to Curb Drug Cartel Violence

The 420 Times | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

In Mexico City, a discussion over the legalization of marijuana has required policymakers to consider allowing the cultivation of three marijuana plants per adult and the establishing of "nonprofit private club," also identified as "smoking clubs."

New Marijuana Legalization Proposal Submitted In The District of Columbia

The 420 Times | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The bill to decriminalize marijuana in the District of Columbia is expected to pass the council later this year and could become law by early 2014.

Man Illegally Growing Marijuana Is Killed By His Own Security Device

The 420 Times | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York
The 420 Times

Hikers discovered Daniel's body and reported their horrific findings to local authorities which claim to have found the illegal garden also surrounded by barbed wire and a leg trap that is generally used to snare coyote.