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  The Independent -   A new study presents a finding that may seem obvious to college students, but not to people of an older generation: for the first time in 35 years, daily marijuana use has surpassed daily cigarette use among students…
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  MLive - LANSING, MI — A Michigan official has rejected a citizen petition and review panel recommendation to add autism to the list of conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana use under state law. Department of Licens…
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  Forbes -    States allowing prescribers to recommend medical marijuana typically require patients to register for a state-authorized medical marijuana identification card before being able to possess the drug for treatment. Many te…
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  MLive -   LANSING, MI — An evolving bill to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan could also provide a regulatory framework for full legalization of the drug, according to the sponsor. State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nas…
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  Detroit Free Press -  For the ninth time, the Michigan Supreme Court has weighed in on the state’s medical marijuana law, remanding a pair of cases back to Oakland County Circuit Court to have another hearing on whether two men ca…
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  Star Tribune -   Sickest Minnesotans eager for opening of dispensaries  The first registered medical marijuana patient in Minnesota toddled across sunlit grass and into his mother’s arms.   Three-year-old Wya…
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  Lansing State Journal -   VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP – Lisa Smith says her son’s behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autism. But it began to change more than a year ago when he was g…
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  Forbes -   With nearly half of the country having already legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes, physicians prescribing opioids for pain management have another alternative at their disposal. As medical marijuana laws becom…
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  Great Falls Tribune -  TULALIP, Wash. (AP) – The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of cauti…
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  Yahoo News -   SEATTLE/DENVER (Reuters) - Vending machines selling medical marijuana opened for business in Seattle on Tuesday, in what the company providing them billed as a first-in-the-state innovation that it expects to expand to ot…
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  Star Beacon - COLUMBUS - The latest attempt to convince voters to legalize marijuana for medical and personal use in Ohio seems to be taking cues from the successful 2009 ballot issue that embraced casinos. Several proposals - alternatin…
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  WGCU -  The state government and the marijuana industry in Colorado are working to educate people about how to use pot safely. But in the high Rockies, one community is taking matters into its own hands. The local sheriff in Aspen i…
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  MLive -   MIDLAND, MI — Two weeks after voters in Saginaw and several other Michigan cities decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, one of pot's most prominent critic's visited Midland to discuss the subst…
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  MLive - MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — A Mount Pleasant police officer says a vote allowing marijuana possession in the city will not change enforcement of state laws, but an activist believes its symbolic meaning could help push for bigger chan…
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  M Live - SAGINAW, MI — Voters in the city of Saginaw Tuesday, Nov. 5, showed overwhelming support for a proposal that seeks to decriminalize marijuana in the community. Though two city precincts had not yet reported vote totals as …
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  New York Post - The NYPD has killed the marijuana “buy-and-bust.” The crime-fighting staple that often led to gun seizures and arrests on outstanding warrants was axed in a desperate attempt by the de Blasio administration to…
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  Detroit Free Press -   Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and across the nation to reflect in key ways that Americans are shifting in their attitudes toward marijuana. Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and…
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  MLive - GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids doctor has admitted he certified medical-marijuana patients and caregivers without providing medical evaluations. In some cases, Dr. Gregory Kuldanek met with groups of prospective patients…
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  The Oregonian -  Andrew Courtenay was on his fourth round of antibiotics for an arm infection when he decided, at his mother’s urging, to become an Oregon medical marijuana patient.   The 24-year-old said he got a car…
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  MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP)  ABC 12.com- Two counties in southeastern Michigan have declared a health emergency and banned a so-called synthetic marijuana product known as Cloud 9.   Macomb and Wayne counties made it illegal …
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  Spurred by deeply personal connections to drug use, two wealthy men have emerged as the biggest players in the debate over medical marijuana in Florida.   For John Morgan, an Orlando trial attorney who has spent $4.7 million on …
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  It may be an off-year election, but it's a big one for drug policy reform. In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, t…
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  VALPARAISO — With marijuana legal in Colorado and Washington, and medical marijuana legal in 23 states so far, panelists from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties met Friday for a sweeping discussion of why people use the drug.  …
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  Back-to-school supplies this year will apparently include weed, and lots of it, for many college students.   The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future survey of more than 1,100 students revealed this week that &ld…
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  COLUMBUS — Democrat Ed FitzGerald has quietly become the first candidate of a major party for Ohio governor to endorse legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.   The Cuyahoga County executive and former FBI agent an…
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  GRAND RAPIDS, MI – As marijuana laws ease, traffic-safety officials worry that motorists under the influence of the drug will make the nation’s roads more dangerous.   Already, two states - Colorado and Washington &n…
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  Pot, meet your new friends: Michigan Republicans.    All the signs indicate that the conservative legislature will legalize medical marijuana dispensaries and edibles this year.  The House overwhelmingly passed the…
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  Florida's medical marijuana amendment should pass.   Most polls say so. Momentum across the nation says so. The gut-wrenching visuals of patients in pain say so.   And yet I have doubts.   For as ma…
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