British Judge Refuses to Jail Cancer Patient Who Grew Over 30 Cannabis Plants

Yesterday a British judge ruled against sending 65 year old cancer patient, Jonathan Yates, to prison for growing marijuana for medical purposes. The judge was quoted as saying he would “not be able to live with himself” if he sent Mr. Yates to prison. Mr. Yates, who suffers from tongue cancer, claims...

Whoopi Goldberg Voices Dissatisfaction With New York Medical Marijuana Law

Recently New York’s medical marijuana program got a new supporter, or critic, depending how you look at it. Last weekend, actress, comedian, and co-host of the television show “The View”, Whoopi Goldberg wrote in the well known marijuana blog “The Cannabist” that she felt New York’s medical...

Obama’s Cowardly Non-Stand On Marijuana

I wrote the other day that support for the legalization of marijuana is higher than support for Barack Obama with nearly half of all adult Americans in favor of ending the criminal penalties for personal use that further overcrowd our prisons. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Shortly after taking...

Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot

Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according to new research that compared rates of marijuana use in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the latter state changed its laws. Rhode Island legalized...

Marijuana Legalization vs. Rescheduling: The Pros & Cons

According to the Portland Press Herald, the biggest problem facing medical marijuana businesses comes from “the unsettled legal status of cannabis,” which makes the “vision of an orderly system for delivering medicine to the people who need it something of a pipe dream.” It’s true. The clash...

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