Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Headed to Texas House Floor

Legislation would dramatically expand patient access to the limited state program. Texas may see the expansion of its medical marijuana program beyond its current restriction to low THC cannabis oil for those with severe forms of epilepsy. A bill is waiting to be scheduled for floor vote in the House that would add qualifying conditions […]

West Virginia Judge Orders City to Put Cannabis Decriminalization Back on Ballot

The small West Virginia town of Salem will have its say on marijuana decriminalization after all. The town of Salem, West Virginia has about 1,400 residents. Around 850 of them are registered voters. Despite its diminutive size, Salem was on the verge of decriminalizing simple possession. An advocacy group, Sensible Movement Coalition, had gathered enough […]

Small Study Finds Regular Cannabis Users Need More Sedation For Medical Procedures

Could this small study lead to a longer period of research? A small study by Colorado researchers has determined that regular cannabis users may need more sedation during medical procedures. A report on the two-year study, conducted by researchers at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, was published on Monday in The Journal of the […]

New Research Indicates Cannabis Consumption May Motivate One to Exercise

So can the “lazy stoner” stereotype die now? New research from the University of Colorado indicates that cannabis may increase the enjoyment of physical activity and help motivate users to exercise. A summary of the research was released recently and the full results of the study will be published soon by the medical journal Frontiers […]

Cannabis-linked emergency room visits trebled after Colorado legalisation, study shows

Pot cookies and other edibles behind ‘troubling’ numbers of mental health complaints despite being far less popular than smoked marijuana Cannabis legalisation in Colorado has led to a threefold increase in hospital emergency room visits, according to a new study. It also found that people who used edibles like pot brownies were 33 times more […]


It’s widely believed 420 was coined in the early 1970s by a group of Californian students Today, cannabis users across the globe will be lighting up to celebrate 420. The annual event is observed as a means of celebrating marijuana use, while also campaigning for it to become legalised in parts of the world where […]

Marijuana legalization is very popular

In the three major national surveys, support for legalization is at an all-time high. The three major national polls in America are increasingly converging on one point: Marijuana legalization is very popular in the US. The latest finding, from the recently released General Social Survey by NORC at the University of Chicago, shows that 61 […]

Dallas Will No Longer Prosecute Small Time Marijuana Offenders

DA John Creuzot is starting to make good on his promise to overhaul the bloated prison system. The Dallas County district attorney released a five page memo on Thursday stating that his office would no longer prosecute first-time marijuana misdemeanors. John Creuzot also announced that all in-process first-time misdemeanors that had been filed before his […]

Marijuana Business This Week: Nevada license hearing, hemp lending guidance, SC mulls medical cannabis & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: ASCENT LICENSE HEARING: Representatives of Canadian cannabis company Ascent Industries Corp. are scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Clark County Department of Business License to argue why its permits in Nevada should not be permanently suspended, revoked or non-renewed. Sweet Cannabis, […]

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