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Medical Marijuana States

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...

The Next Five States In Line For Marijuana Reform

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER, ASSOCIATED PRESS SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Color...

State's Support For Medical Marijuana Reaches Record High, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A record number of Pennsylvania voters, 84 percent, favor legalizing medical marijuana for adults if a doctor recommends it, according to a Franklin &...

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Marijuana Because It's God's 'Miraculous' Creation

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma state Sen. Constance Johnson (D) announced Friday the filing of a statewide initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, citing God's creat...

Medical Marijuana Policies Complicate Research Treating Chronic Sickle Cell Pain

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

A study by University of Minnesota researchers that was testing the effects of medical marijuana in treating chronic pain experienced by sickle cell p...

GOP Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) signed the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act into law Monday, clearing the way for children with...

This Map Shows Just How Quickly America Has Embraced Marijuana

Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Earlier this week, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law a bill that revamps the state's previously-stalled medical marijuana program. Even th...

Christie Will 'Consider' Edible Medical Marijuana For Adults

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said he would be open to considering legislation legalizing edible medical marijuana for patients 18 and older duri...

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.

Anti-Drug Group Concedes That Marijuana Legalization 'Is Happening In America'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

The CEO of Partnership at Drugfree.org, best known for its 1980s "Your brain on drugs" ads, conceded during an interview with Advertising Age publishe...

State Wants You To Choose Between Your Weed And Your Gun

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday unveiled their proposed rules for the state's medical marijuana pilot program -- including several...

Illinois Becomes The 20th State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Posted 08.01.2013 | Chicago

Illinois on Thursday officially became the 20th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana. At a ceremony at the University of Chicago, Democratic Go...

A Patient's Plea for Medical Marijuana in New York

Jamin Sewell | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Jamin Sewell

As someone living with MS, I have a special interest in health care practitioners being allowed to recommend medical marijuana here in New York.

Gov. Quinn Reviewing, Still 'Open Minded' On Marijuana Bill

Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

With the fate of a bill that would bring legal medical marijuana to Illinois in his hands, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn would only go so far as to say he...

Illinois Now Just One Signature From Legal Medical Marijuana

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Illinois on Friday took one more big step toward becoming the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. The state Senate voted 35-21 in favor of th...

Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Major Endorsement

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

With legislation that would bring legal medical marijuana to Illinois pending in the statehouse, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon on Sunday announced the bill ha...

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Senate Committee Vote

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Legislation that would bring legal medical marijuana to Illinois cleared a key Senate committee vote on Wednesday. The marijuana bill was approved ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Approved In Crucial Illinois House Vote

Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago

In a narrow Wednesday vote that was a big coup for pro-marijuana legalization advocates, the Illinois House of Representatives advanced a medical mari...

House Panel Green Lights Medical Marijuana Use In Illinois

Posted 03.07.2013 | Chicago

Hope sparked for Illinois' would-be medical marijuana users after a state House panel approved a measure to legalize the use of weed in medical cases ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Left Behind In Lame-Duck Session

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

As the final days of the current Illinois General Assembly wind down, the once-promising passage of a medical marijuana bill now looks unlikely. S...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Protect Medical Marijuana Users From Feds

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a bill this week designed to create enhanced legal protections for valid medical marijuana patients p...

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...

States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Slowly but surely, more and more states are legalizing the use of medical marijuana. ProCon.org has a list of the sixteen states, plus the District...

Study: Legalized Medical Pot Leads To Fewer Traffic Deaths

Posted 12.30.2011 | Crime

A new study has revealed a link between states with legalized medical marijuana and a reduction in traffic-related fatalities. The study was conducted...

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.