Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania: Latest Updates

Things are progressing quickly in Pennsylvania since medical marijuana was legalized there in April, giving children some access.


What the DEA’s Failure to Reschedule Marijuana Means for Research

The DEA refuses to reclassify marijuana, but it is promising to make it easier for scientists and companies to get different strains of the plant for research.


DEA Says Marijuana Will Remain Illegal at the Federal Level

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced on August 11 that marijuana would remain illegal under federal law, while remaining a Schedule I substance.


Colorado Kids Are Getting Hold of Parents’ Legal Pot

A small but increasing number of young children are being exposed to marijuana edibles in Colorado, and winding up in the hospital.


DEA Delays Decision to Reschedule Marijuana…Again

The DEA said it would decide in the first part of 2016 whether to reschedule marijuana as a Schedule II substance. It has once again delayed that decision.


August 1 is a Big Day for Medical Marijuana Patients in Minnesota

Beginning August 1, nearly 800 patients with intractable pain in Minnesota will have access to medical marijuana.


Marijuana Opponents Ditch Battle over Potency of THC (Psychoactive) Compound

Citing a lack of financial resources, a marijuana-opposition group in Colorado has abandoned its efforts to limit the amount of THC in legal pot products.


California Will Likely Strike it Rich if Marijuana is Legalized

If California voters approve a ballot initiative in November legalizing recreational marijuana, the state stands to bring in $1 billion in taxes.


Youth Marijuana Use Virtually the Same in Colorado After Recreational Legalization

A 2015 survey shows that middle school and high school students in Colorado have been using marijuana LESS since it was legalized for recreational use.


Illinois Ordered by Judge to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana List

An Illinois county judge has ordered the state to include PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana following a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war vet.


Sudden Change Strips Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana

A provision in the VA’s annual budget bill that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans was pulled at the last minute.


Cannabis Compound Found to Help Rare forms of Epilepsy

Researchers are continuously finding that an oil derived from the cannabis plant is actually incredibly effective in treating and controlling a rare form of epilepsy.


Physician Group Supports Federal Decriminalization, Regulation of Marijuana

A group of doctors and academics are calling on the federal government to decriminalize marijuana use for both medical and recreational uses.


Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Helping Kids with Epilepsy

In the 3-month study involving 313 children, on average, participants saw a 50 percent decrease in both grand-mal and tonic-clonic seizures.


Pennsylvania Becomes 24th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

After more than 2 years, much political infighting, and numerous changes, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill into law.


Medical Marijuana Could Be Legal in Pennsylvania by Week’s End

Medical marijuana activists are hopeful that Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill will pass the House, but are still fearful lawmakers could still kill it.


Marijuana Taxes Fund Scholarships for 1st Time in Colorado

High school seniors in one Colorado county may be eligible for the nation’s first scholarships funded by marijuana sales taxes.