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  PolitiFact.com -    The Republican presidential candidates sparred over many issues in the CNN debate, including the potency of pot. On drug policy, there was talk about expanded rehabilitation and prison reform to reduce the n…
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  Nature.com -   As marijuana use becomes more acceptable, researchers are scrambling to answer key questions about the drug. In 2013, Beau Kilmer took on a pretty audacious head count. Citizens in the state of Washington had just vot…
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  Huffington Post -   Colorado rejected adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana on Wednesday. After hours of emotional testimony from researchers, veterans and …
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  Huffington Post -   Millions of Americans can now get medical weed under state law, but we still haven't done much research into the drug's positive effects. The federal government has a "responsibility" to facilit…
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  National Geographic -   The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened opposition to research and may someday lead to changes in government policies. For years, opponents of legalizing medi…
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  Portland Press Herald -   Shifty producers outsmart regulators by altering formulas. HARTFORD, Conn. — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called “synthetic marijuana&r…
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  CNN -   New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that more than 160 patients in nine days have bee…
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  NBC Miami -  Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year's presidential r…
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  The Washington Post - SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new sign that America’s marijuana decrim…
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  Clarion Ledger -   The group gathering signatures to legalize marijuana in Mississippi has scheduled a town hall meeting for Jackson The group gathering signatures to legalize marijuana in Mississippi has scheduled a town hall meeti…
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  Philly.com -  Today, November 20th, is a big day for marijuana. It has been one full month of decriminalization in Philadelphia.  There were 300-360 men and women who were not put into handcuffs and then holding cells for havin…
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  Huffington Post -  There are currently only seven people in the U.S. that can legally use marijuana under federal law, and they all receive cannabis cigarettes direct from the Federal government. Those seven are the benefactors of a…
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  The Miami Herald - Young stoners, as it turned out, didn’t turn out.   Support for a marijuana initiative that Florida Democrats had hoped might rouse younger voters from their collective fugue came nowhere ne…
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  Pilot Online - The tin canister that Irvin Rosenfeld picks up every month, filled to the brim with 300 marijuana cigarettes, is not something he tries to hide.   In fact, the 61-year-old Portsmouth native encourages a look, beca…
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  The Washington Post -  Advocates have taken first steps toward getting marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot in at least six states, with two more joining the growing list this week.   In Maine, advocates formed a polit…
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  Vox.com - In an interview with Yahoo News's Katie Couric on Tuesday, US Attorney General Eric Holder, the head of the Department of Justice, said it's time to reconsider marijuana's legal classification in the federal government&…
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  The case was as sad and as tragic as we've seen in metro Denver in recent memory.   A man, supposedly stoned on marijuana-infused candy, flipped out and killed his wife with a gunshot to the head while their three children w…
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(This essay is a response to a bevy of news accounts on claims about the efficacy of “medical marijuana” in treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, the strange tale of researcher Dr. Sue Sisley, and charges of government suppression of…
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The City of Aurora announced Thursday it has awarded licenses to 21 business as the city's first recreational marijuana shops, which can open as soon as Oct. 1.   Each of the city's six wards are allowed up to four recreational …
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