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Medical Marijuana Legalization

Illinois: Governor Quinn Signs Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Into Law

The 420 Times | Posted 10.07.2013 | Chicago
The 420 Times

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has exercised his pen-wielding hand to officially sign the state's medical marijuana pilot program into law, which supporters are claiming is the strictest of its kind in the entire nation.

Robin Wilkey

Most Parents Support Medical Marijuana Legalization: Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new survey released Tuesday reveals that a majority of American parents support medical marijuana legalization, and nearly half sup...

Feds Confounded By Marijuana's March Toward Mainstream

AP | NANCY BENAC and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of "Reefer Madness" to the excesses of Woodstoc...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Big Support For Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Most Americans continue to support legalizing medical marijuana, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, and most think the federal government should...

WATCH: Security Business Booms At Pot Shops

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2013 | Small Business

Medical marijuana dispensaries have attracted two predictable byproducts of the valuable buds sold in an increasing number of stores: thieves and secu...

State Medical Marijuana Push Gets Its Sugar Daddies

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., March 20 (Reuters) - Two top Democratic fundraisers in Florida have committed to providing the money ...

Idaho Lawmakers Take Preemptive Step Against Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers in Idaho's state Senate took preemptive action against marijuana acceptance this week, voting overwhelmingly to pass and send to the state H...

State Lawmakers Kill Medical Marijuana Bill To Avoid Harassment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

The GOP-controlled North Carolina House Rules Committee killed a medical marijuana legalization bill earlier this week, after lawmakers complained tha...

Treatment Denied in NY? Cannabis Should Be Available to Patients Who Need It

Dr. Julie Holland | Posted 01.10.2013 | New York
Dr. Julie Holland

Denying doctors the right to consider this treatment and denying patients' access to medicine that can alleviate their pain and suffering is unjust, unethical, and illogical.

Medical Marijuana Grower Chris Williams Faces 80 Years in Prison

Rebecca Richman Cohen | Posted 01.08.2013 | Crime
Rebecca Richman Cohen

As people like Chris Williams fall through the widening cracks between state and federal law, it's time we reform federal law to be consistent with the states, lifting cloud of uncertainty that puts law abiding citizens at risk.

Paul Ryan On Medical Marijuana Legalization: 'Let The States Decide'

Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

In an interview with Colorado station KRDO-TV, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says he believes it's up to the states to decide whether...

Ryan Grim

How NAFTA (And Other Policies) Fueled The Drug Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

This article is adapted from the book "This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America." When President Barack Obama 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 ...

Dem Governor Blocks GOP-Backed Medical Marijuana Effort

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

By Jason McLure LITTLETON, N.H., June 21 (Reuters) - New Hampshire's Democratic governor on Thursday vetoed a bill passed by the Repu...

Connecticut Becomes 17th Medical Marijuana State

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday signed a bill permitting the medical use of marijuana statewide, making Connecticut the 17th state to enact s...

Judge's Heartbreaking Plea For Medical Marijuana Legalization

nytimes.com | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

THREE and a half years ago, on my 62nd birthday, doctors discovered a mass on my pancreas. It turned out to be Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. I was told I...

Lucia Graves

Pot Advocates Celebrate Big Victory In Oregon

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Pro-pot groups have reason to celebrate: Ellen Rosenblum, a retired appellate court judge who's been vocal in her support for Oregon's medical marijua...

Pot Advocates Lose Friends In High Places

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Pot advocates have already been hard hit by the retirement announcements of Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who've long lobbied t...

State Aims To Avoid Medical Marijuana Woes

AP | SHANNON YOUNG | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut lawmakers' approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in...

Pot Legalization Could Save U.S. $13.7 Billion Per Year, 300 Economists Say

Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

Editor's Note: This post is being rerun as part of the Shadow Conventions, in which HuffPost highlights issues being neglected by Democrats and Republ...

Does Medical Marijuana Really Reduce Alcohol Crash Fatalities?

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

Findings from a working discussion paper that links medical marijuana with a reduction in alcohol crash fatalities, published as part of an online discussion series -- not a peer-reviewed study in a scientific journal -- are being reported as scientific fact by a surprising number of top newspapers.

Lucia Graves

Cain On Pot: Don't 'Force One-Size-Fits-All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Hermain Cain on Tuesday said the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries should be left to the st...

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...

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...