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Category Archives: Medical Marijuana

The first thing that you should know is that Marijuana is the Spanish language word for Cannabis. Back in the 1930’s when cannabis came under attack by the federal government drug agents started using the Spanish language “marijuana” instead of cannabis so that the racial passions of the public would be inflamed.  Lost in that […]

Jeff Sessions as Attorney General will be a nightmare for legal and medical marijuana freedoms How the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General might affect both legal and medical marijuana in the 29 states that have programs and to what degree will the Federal Government may interfere with state’s rights to enforce the controlled […]

The epidemic of heroin use and deaths associated with heroin use needs to be addressed by non-criminal methods. Washingtom Post Editorial:  Heroin use is a public health emergency that calls for legislative solutions This article makes some good points, and I’ll share them. Agreed: “….we are skeptical that some measures to further criminalize already illegal […]

Medical Marijuana Issues that Have Arisen in Ohio as a Result of their New Program When Ohio Governor John Kasich last month effectively legalized medical marijuana in Ohio with his signature, the state became the 25th in the United States to legalize an extensive medical cannabis program, according to a count by the National Conference […]

The Expansion of the Medical Marijuana Program in New York Moving to address complaints about new medical marijuana program New York, the state’s Health Department is making significant changes in access to the drug, including making a home delivery program, very likely to expand by the end of October. The program, which saw its first […]