If the bill successfully traverses the gauntlet of legislative scrutiny, those caught in possession of 28 grams of marijuana or less will be subjected to a $25 civil fine as well as having to forfeit the marijuana and any paraphernalia used to consume or carry it.
Matt Riddle has had his battles outside the ring as well. The UFC suspended him last February for testing positive for pot, despite the fact that he's a state-sanctioned medical marijuana user in Nevada. Pot is forbidden; but testosterone replacement therapy isn't.
Reason and emotion are the two drivers of decision-making, so it is not surprising that advocates for and against medical marijuana try to appeal to both the head and the heart.
Though industry insiders remain cautious, the move illustrates a commitment to eliminating challenges inherent in a cash-flushed cannabis business.
If this happens, Puerto Rico will become the first American territory to legalize medical marijuana and decriminalize marijuana possession.
Most individuals associate investing in the marijuana industry with opening a marijuana dispensary are starting a colossal grow operation. But it just so happens that making greenbacks off the green rush may be easier than one might think.
This year, three initiatives are moving forward in Florida that can help control the quality, quantity and delivery of a substance that can help thousands of suffering Floridians.
The most common effects of marijuana include feelings of relaxation, euphoria, disorientation, altered time and space perception, lack of concentration, and altered thought. But how does all of that affect drivers?
Well, this is a first: I take off my shoes and replace them with sterilized sandals. I don a lab coat, put a hairnet on -- and then a hardhat over that. I chuckle to myself, just loud enough for others to hear: "Wow, I guess medical marijuana really is dangerous."
While marijuana revenue could be a promising new source of income for states, a wide range of expectations underscores how little we know so far about what mature markets will look like one day.
It's difficult to hear politicians decide my fate without any real research. They so easily can make a decision opposing medical marijuana without knowing what many people are going through every day. Where is the compassion or even just some simple logic?
In many of the recent comments from officials and candidates, the word 'compassion' has been thrown around a lot. In years past, compassion rarely came up in the discussion over medical cannabis. To be honest, very little conversation about it occurred 'in the sunshine.'
The Washington House of Representatives approved legislation that would eradicate medical marijuana dispensaries, aka "collective gardens," and enforc...
When sheriff's officials head toward a dispensary, it's usually to seize cash, take cannabis, and padlock the place, unfortunately. But here's one case where an L.A. County Sheriff's Department employee was a medical marijuana hero.
If we value rather than vilify the healing power of this versatile plant, we can improve our world by making it a more compassionate, just, and holy place.
The study, published last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, concludes that daily administration of THC in the animals slowed the spread of HIV in their stomachs, where the virus thrives.