Maine Voters Approved Recreational Pot, but the Governor is Fighting

It’s official: recreational pot is legal in Maine after a recount of votes spurred by an anti-marijuana group. But Gov. Paul LaPage isn’t done fighting it.


Is the DEA Trying to Exert Authority over Marijuana Extracts? *Updated*

The DEA’s latest move has some pot advocates fearing the administration is trying to extend its authority over all cannabinoids.


What Future Does Legal Marijuana Have Under a Trump Presidency?

Votes in 2016 made marijuana legal in the majority of U.S. states; but Trump and his likely cabinet picks, Christie and Giuliani, may stop the progress.


Trump Picks Dow Chemical CEO to Head Manufacturing Council

Donald Trump chose Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris as head of the American Manufacturing Council. Some fear Liveris could use his position to benefit Dow.


FDA Ditches Black Box Warning for Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix

The FDA will allow Pfizer to remove the black box warning from its quit-smoking drug, Chantix, despite a long history of causing users mental health issues.


Cannabidiol Chewing Gum Cleared for Trial in The Netherlands

A university in the Netherlands has been given the OK to conduct a clinical trial of marijuana chewing gum to treat irritable bowel syndrome.


Marijuana Sales in Colorado Topped $1 Billion in 2016

Sales of marijuana in Colorado topped $1 billion in the first 10 months of 2016. That means the state raked in nearly $150 million in taxes.


EPA Recommends Deregulating Highly Invasive GE Grass

The USDA appears poised to deregulate creeping bentgrass, a type of grass designed for golf courses that is invasive and nearly impossible to eradicate.


Washington State Sues Monsanto over PCB Pollution

The state of Washington is suing Monsanto over the company’s production of PCBs, which have contaminated “every waterway in the state.”


The Surgeon General Has a Plan to Fix the Opioid Crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a 428-page report that includes shocking statistics and a plan for fixing the nation’s opioid crisis.


Survey Reveals Americans Don’t Trust Scientists on GMOs

A lot of highly educated people don’t trust GMOs or the scientists that work with them, so don’t let anyone tell you that you must be stupid to be anti-GMO.


Obama on Marijuana Legalization: Presidents Don’t Change Drug Classifications

In a Rolling Stone interview, President Obama shares his views on marijuana legalization, explaining why he has not legalized cannabis nationwide.


Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $1 Billion over Faulty Hip Implants

A jury has awarded 6 people a whopping $1 billion over injuries they claim they received after being implanted with a faulty hip replacement device.


Is the Soda Industry Hiding Health Risks of Drinking Soda?

If a study finds no link between sugary drink consumption and health problems, there’s a 100% chance it was funded by the beverage industry.


Congress Prepares to Vote on Bill That Would Speed up Drug Approval

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, the FDA would be able to approve new drugs even faster than they are approved now. However, expediting drug approvals has proven deadly in the past.


Major Marijuana Opponent Jeff Sessions was Named New U.S. Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump has named Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions – an extreme opponent of marijuana legalization – as the next U.S. attorney general.


Incoming Trump Administration is Shaping up to be Very Pro-GMO

Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general could help finalize the Bayer-Monsanto merger. The President-elect himself holds several thousand dollars worth of Monsanto stock.