Legislative Affairs

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Marijuana Legal States Map

With the rapid changes in state marijuana laws, it’s important for ordinary Americans as well as employers to know which states have legalized medicinal and/or recreational marijuana to avoid running afoul of the laws. USAMDT has created this handy marijuana legal states map. As legalization continues to sweep the nation, it will become more important… Read more »

Health/Wellness, Marijuana News

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Medical Marijuana And Liver Disease: What Science Says Is Possible

Beta By Brea Mosley Liver disease occurs when the liver experiences a high amount of tissue scarring. This is typically a direct result of constant inflammation and the death of vital cells. This disease inflicts more than 400,000 people each year and is ranked among the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S…. Read more »

Marijuana News

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The States Ranked By How Much of Their Population Uses Medical Marijuana

Civilized By Joseph Misulonas There are currently 29 states in America that have legalized medical marijuana. But not all state’s have the same cannabis laws. Some restrict marijuana use to only the most serious illnesses, while others have a much wider list of conditions that qualify. We decided to examine the states that have legalized medical marijuana… Read more »

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch Pushes Medical Marijuana As Opioid Alternative

Forbes By Tom Angell A conservative Republican U.S. senator spoke about the “possible benefits of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids” on the Senate floor on Wednesday afternoon, and introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at expanding cannabis research. Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has represented Utah in Congress since 1977, has historically not been a champion of… Read more »

Marijuana News

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Trump and Sessions are ignoring voters’ overwhelming support for medical marijuana. Will Congress listen?

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Never mind what President Trump said on the campaign trail. His administration and GOP leaders appear determined to eliminate protections for medical marijuana growers, sellers and users. Every year since 2014, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has inserted an amendment into a federal spending bill to prevent the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana businesses that… Read more »

Marijuana News

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Weed Warriors: Meet Six Women Shaping the Cannabis Industry

Rolling Stone by Elisabeth Garber-Paul Among the many benefits of marijuana legalization – from an influx of tax revenue to a reduced prison population – the emerging $7 billion market is providing new opportunities, with fewer barriers, for enterprising women. As a product, cannabis “crosses genders, ethnicities, economic backgrounds and political views,” says Sally Nichols,… Read more »

Marijuana News

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Recreational marijuana shortage predicted in Massachusetts

Marijuana Business Daily Blog Massachusetts isn’t slated to begin recreational marijuana sales until next summer, but industry insiders are already predicting an inventory shortage akin to what happened in Nevada and other states that have launched MJ programs in recent years. The problem is simple: There won’t be enough supply to satisfy demand, according to MassLive.com. “The first places… Read more »

Marijuana News

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Study: Washington Youth Cannabis Use Hasn’t Increased

MJINews By Staff Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state. Using census data from the Washington Healthy Youth Survey, the “I-502 Evaluation and Benefit-Cost Analysis,”… Read more »

Health/Wellness, Marijuana News

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Study Finds Marijuana Consumption Can Minimize Risk of Stroke

Marijuana By Monterey Bud According to a recent study published in the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, habitual marijuana use can dramatically reduce an individual’s chance of suffering a stroke. Dr. Francis Filbey, the head researcher for the study and the director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth, explained: “Past marijuana… Read more »

These Charts Show the Evolution of America’s Marijuana Laws Over Time

Civilized By Joseph Misulonas We all know more and more states are legalizing marijuana every year in the United States. But that doesn’t mean we’re all well-informed on exactly when legalization actually occurred in those states. Luckily, the centrist think tank “Third Way” released a collection of charts showing the history of marijuana legalization in the United States. They also… Read more »