July 2017

A state lawmaker who supports legalizing marijuana says it could reduce opioid abuse. In a recent opinion piece Rep. David Crowley, D-Milwaukee, pointed to a national study showing hospitalizations for opioid overdoses dropped in states that legalized medical marijuana. The study found hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in the […]

Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits for four straight days, this week.  That means a lot of us will use our air conditioners and fans more than usual, increasing the demand for electricity.  …read more at http://www.ktvn.com/story/36016334/recreational-marijuana-one-month-later

Marijuana represents the Wild West of modern consumerism. Since I began smoking twenty-four years ago I’ve witnessed not only a profound change in reactions to cannabis, but also the numerous rebranding efforts trying to position marijuana as an elixir for every possible ailment. Embedded within these scientific endorsements is a new vape pen, edible, or […]

Whenever Mike Ferguson posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. …read more at http://billingsgazette.com/news/government-and-politics/should-billings-allow-medical-marijuana-storefronts-in-city-limits/article_4094cb50-e587-5cce-a03f-0fdaaa5bbd65.html

If you think you’d never see the headline “New Jersey Gives Green Light To Grow Medical Marijuana in Secaucus,” then today’s your lucky day. Legislators in the aptly-nicknamed Garden State approved the construction of a 10,000 square-foot dispensary for medicinal cannabis outside of Secaucus in a large wetland area traditionally known as the Meadowlands. New […]

There will not be a special legislative session to address charges of racial inequity in Maryland’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry. The General Assembly’s Democratic presiding officers have officially rejected the call from black lawmakers to summon the full legislature to Annapolis this summer, according to a letter obtained by The Baltimore Sun on Monday. Instead, […]

VIRGINIA LAWMAKERS love nothing more than commissioning studies. It has to rank among their favorite pastimes. Sometimes, those studies help to provide direction on a particularly tricky issue, in which case the exercise is a worthwhile endeavor. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, for instance, does exhaustive research, and its reports impart nuanced understanding […]

A state lawmaker who supports legalizing marijuana says it could reduce opioid abuse. In a recent opinion piece Rep. David Crowley, D-Milwaukee, pointed to a national study showing hospitalizations for opioid overdoses dropped in states that legalized medical marijuana. The study found hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in the […]