We should not be reluctant to embrace the one word that has always encompassed everything that we do: botany, the study of plants. Our work is critical to the health of the planet and the ages-old quest to better understand it. Our skills, our talents, and our passion are needed now more than ever.
The extent to which Obama's administration has supported this nation's drug laws -- despite rapidly shifting public support and scientific evidence showing that marijuana, in particular, is by no means as dangerous as heroin, as federal law classifies it -- is despicable.
It should be possible to say that we should continue with the movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. And we should also be able to say that as we decriminalize, we should take every step possible to minimize the harm, since there is scientific evidence of the dangers of pot on adolescents and young adults.
Not only would legalization save billions and empty half of our jails, it would also save tens of thousands of lives around the world from the vicious drug cartels. And the proof is in Colorado thus far.
Justin Hartfield founded an Irvine, California-based company, Weedmaps, that I came to find out is considered the "Yelp of Cannabis."
Don't expect there to be a marijuana-related competition scheduled anytime soon, but Tennessee's governor did officially sign legislation into law that will permit a four-year study on the benefits of the medicinally-beneficial cannabinoid Cannabidiol.
Senator Brad Hoylman, who voted in favor of the legislation, claims that the bill in question "is really about a simple concept, which is to alleviate suffering."
Legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical dedications in New York is facing its first obstacle in the Senate's health committee today. Th...
According to a soon-to-be-published study conducted at the University of Washington, synthetic cannabinoids are the new drug of choice among military personnel looking for a buzz and attempting to evade regular tox-screenings.
There is a drastic need for federal legislation to legalize it on a national level and create some overall format for states to follow in their implementation.
Florida's medical marijuana measure, if approved, could make it the first southern state in America to go green, so to speak.
Campaigners for legalizing marijuana for medical dedications in Ohio believe they've successfully gathered more than enough signatures that are required in order to have their measure placed on November's ballot.
Lawmakers from both the state's House of Representatives and Senate chambers agreed to pass legislation that will allow restricted access to marijuana with high percentages of Cannabidiol (CBD) in order to treat unremitting epileptic seizures and a few other debilitating disorders.
A law that would have meant a DUI conviction if you had trace amounts of THC in your blood failed in the state legislature last week. Better luck next time.
Florida's House of Representatives hasn't committed to hear the bill as of yet, but Senator Rob Bradley has said that he was certain that the legislation would indeed be heard and possibly modified, then sent back to the Senate chambers.
Last week, during an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said that he believes our beloved federal government should legalize marijuana.