July 2016

Palliative care is care that provides pain relief, and is used with curative measures, but does not act towards a cure on its own. In other words, it helps make patients more comfortable as they struggle against serious illnesses. Best practice in medicine suggests that patients undergoing palliative care benefit most from a holistic approach. […]

St. Paul, MN (Learfield Data Services) – The state of Minnesota expands its medical cannabis program Monday to a new group of patients who suffer from severe, chronic pain. Entering its second year of operation, the state’s medical marijuana program is one of the smallest and most restrictive in the U.S. Other states have tens […]

TALLAHASSEE — Marijuana was sold legally in Florida for the first time this week since it was outlawed by the federal government in 1937. In a staid Tallahassee storefront more akin to a doctor’s office than a head shop, Dallas Nagy, a Tampa-area native with chronic seizures and muscle spasms, plunked down $60 for a […]

Don Karpowich said he was determined to make lawmakers understand how deeply distressed many veterans are when he testified last month in favor of a New Jersey bill that would allow them to use medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Marijuana for sale in Washington. (AP)  (CNSNews.com) – The average regular cannabis consumer in Washington State spends about $645 per year on recreational weed, according to a report from marijuana research company Headset. The report, entitled Cannabis Market Insights: What does the Average Marijuana Consumer Look Like? analyzed weed purchases made in Washington State, where […]

A growing number of Southern California law enforcement organizations and leaders are voicing objections to a state ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana, saying it would make the state less safe. “I’m vehemently opposed to it,” Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said. “I think that it would be a terrible move for California to […]

Companies that want to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are being pressured into paying an unnecessarily high price to follow the letter of the law. The licensing process for dispensaries established under the state Department of Public Health is rightfully rigorous. But the vetting procedures also must be fair. That’s not the case with […]

Recently supporters of Question 2 on the November ballot, which would legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana, released a study of the economic impact on the state should the initiative gain voter approval. The analysis by RCG Economics of Las Vegas estimates the legal pot industry could add $464 million in tax revenue […]

TALLAHASSEE — Marijuana was sold legally in Florida for the first time this week since it was outlawed by the federal government in 1937. In a staid Tallahassee storefront more akin to a doctor’s office than a head shop, Dallas Nagy, a Tampa-area native with chronic seizures and muscle spasms, plunked down $60 for a […]

Craig Boudreau  A Massachusetts ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana has enough signatures to be on the ballot in November, meaning the Bay State could be the next state to legalize pot use. The Massachusetts secretary of state told the initiators of the measure, The Campaign to Regulate…read more at http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/will-massachusetts-be-the-next-state-to-legalize-marijuana/