Sunday, January 19, 2020
Nearly 50,000 Americans die by drug overdose each year, but that fact is not as simple as it may seem. Most of these deaths are caused not by illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine but by prescription painkillers...
Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican, is an angry longtime opponent of marijuana legalization and the last person one would expect to vote for any degree of reform. But in June he did just that. Harris joined with Rep. Earl...
Just days after activists in Ohio abandoned their efforts to legalize medical marijuana by public referendum, Gov. John Kasich finished the job for them. Kasich, a Republican who lost to Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primaries, signed legislation in...
Medical marijuana has made a startling difference in the lives of patients who use it to treat pain and nausea, according to a recent study out of Israel. The report, presented at the International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy in...
A good thing is happening in the realm of medical marijuana reform, and while it's happening mostly under the radar, it could have big ramifications for suffering patients everywhere. The U.S. Senate, and now the House of Representatives, have finally...
A second attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has ended with a whimper. Less than a year after an earlier effort failed badly at the ballot box, backers of a 2016 follow-up abandoned their medical cannabis campaign, saying a...
The conversations that surround marijuana policy vary down the years. Back in the day it was the theory of the "gateway drug." Then we learned cannabis can help glaucoma patients, relieve the suffering caused by cancer treatment, and prevent...
Medical marijuana is legal in more than half the United States. Four states and the District of Columbia even allow the drug for recreational use. But that doesn't mean America is alone in its taste for cannabis. Here are...
John Fritzel was doing very well in the mid 2000s. He ran a Subway restaurant franchise, he had a soaring real estate business, and his finances were booming. And then, in 2008, it all came crumbling down. He filed for...
Three years ago, a family of medical marijuana patients in Washington were charged with a litany of federal felonies, all for growing cannabis they say is legal under state law. They were convicted by a jury last year, even after...

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