Tag: medical marijuana

War on weed: Veterans’ access to medical marijuana blocked by Republicans

Veterans hoping to use medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder have had their hopes extinguished after Republicans shot down the Veterans Equal Access amendment to allow doctors to discuss medicinal cannabis with patients.

Medical Marijuana Program ‘Could Save Us Taxpayer $1B’ | Study

A new study claims that medical marijuana use directly correlates with a decline in prescription drug use, which could save the US taxpayer up to $1.1 billion a year on Medicaid prescriptions.

US Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana Silently Lifted

One of the bills secretly tucked into the 1,603-page $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill is the federal government’s lifting of the decades old ban on medical marijuana. This should pave the way for the removal of marijuana restrictions in other countries, too.

Canada’s Supreme Court Rules Medical Marijuana Legal in All Forms

This is an interesting gamble for the corporate government of Canada. While they are allowing the medical use of cannabis and sacrifice some of Big Pharma’s profit, they are also getting in return “high and happy” and, therefore, more manageable citizenry later on.

Marijuana Prohibition Will Be Ruled Unconstitutional in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a historic law that will legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state. However, implementing the law Brown signed last week depends on approval from the federal government.

Congress Quietly Ends Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times   Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.