Category: Medical Marijuana

  • Ottawa Father denied say in Son’s Cancer Treatment after Fighting Chemo in favour of Hemp Oil

    Ottawa Father denied say in Son’s Cancer Treatment after Fighting Chemo in favour of Hemp Oil

    September 15th, 2014 – An Ottawa father has been denied a say in his 18-month-old son’s leukemia treatment after he wanted to use hemp oil instead of chemotherapy. “My fear is that his body is not going to take well to [chemotherapy], and he’s only an 18-month little boy,” the 23-year-old father told CBC News…

  • Research on medical marijuana is scant due to legal, financial hurdles

    Research on medical marijuana is scant due to legal, financial hurdles

    August 31, 2014 – The proof of the medical benefits of marijuana remain elusive because federal law treats cannabis as a Schedule I drug. Along with heroin, it’s in the most dangerous class of drugs with the highest potential for abuse and no “currently accepted” medical use. In contrast, cocaine and methamphetamine are Schedule II…

  • DC, 3 states, and a US territory will vote on marijuana this year

    DC, 3 states, and a US territory will vote on marijuana this year

    August 7th, 2014 – This year, several more states will vote on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational and medical purposes. Given that more Americans favor legalization than ever, these ballot initiatives have a real chance of passing. Here are the statewide initiatives that will appear on ballots on November 4, listed in alphabetical…

  • SEC Charges Traders with Marijuana Stock Manipulation

    SEC Charges Traders with Marijuana Stock Manipulation

    August 6th, 2014 – Four stock traders have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with manipulating shares of cannabis companies in a pump-and-dump scheme. The stocks affected include GrowLife and Hemp Inc., as well as some non-cannabis securities. The defendants allegedly used manipulative tactics to create the appearance of heavy trade volume,…

  • Bipartisan House Bill Would Legalize ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Medical Marijuana

    Bipartisan House Bill Would Legalize ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Medical Marijuana

    July 28th, 2014 – A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday would legalize a compound in marijuana used to treat severe epilepsy. The legislation, called the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014,” would exclude “therapeutic hemp” and “cannabidiol,” or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana used for medical purposes, from…

  • Why the New York Times ‘ Editorial Series Calling for Marijuana Legalization Is Such a Big Deal

    Why the New York Times ‘ Editorial Series Calling for Marijuana Legalization Is Such a Big Deal

    July 28th, 2014 – The New York Times editorial board made history Sunday, as the first major national paper to call for an end to marijuana prohibition. And how they did it is half the story — with rare flash and panache, as well as the intellectual and moral substance to back it up. The…

  • New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

    New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

    July 26th, 2014 – By THE EDITORIAL BOARD It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban…

  • White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States’ Rights Issue

    White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States’ Rights Issue

    July 14th, 2014 – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington, D.C., from using local funds to decriminalize marijuana possession. The GOP-sponsored House amendment would prevent D.C. “from using its own local funds to carry out…

  • New York Becomes the 23rd Medical Marijuana State!

    New York Becomes the 23rd Medical Marijuana State!

    July 7th, 2014 – On Saturday, July 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act into law, making New York the 23rd state with an effective medical marijuana law. The law goes into effect immediately, although patients are not expected to have legal protections or safe access to medical marijuana until 2016. The law’s…

  • B.C. Municipal Leaders Vote to work toward Decriminalizing Marijuana

    September 27th, 2012 – British Columbia’s municipal politicians, sensing shifting emotional attitudes towards marijuana and a possible major new revenue source, voted Wednesday to lobby Ottawa to decriminalize pot and study the benefits of taxing and regulating cannabis. The mayors and councillors from across the province clapped and cheered after voting to support marijuana decriminalization…