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Posted: 2017-08-03 18:06:00
After the election of President Donald Trump last year, I have seen how strongly polarized we have become on nearly every issue out there. Healthcare, education, the environment, gun control,...
Posted: 2017-07-21 21:18:15
If you missed our 2017 Unity Conference: Securing the Role of Medical Cannabis in Modern Medicine, we are excited to let you know of an opportunity to be able to watch all the presentations you...
Posted: 2017-07-17 21:29:46
Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a woman fired for using medical cannabis can sue her employer under a state handicap discrimination statute. This represents a great...
Posted: 2017-07-14 19:10:38
PFC Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic
PFC Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic Across the nation, opioid-related deaths and fatalities are decreasing in states that have medical cannabis programs,...
Posted: 2017-07-10 19:04:07
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Hosts PFC Training
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has partnered with American’s for Safe Access to host its Patient Focused Certification (PFC) training! This sets our PFC training program apart...
Posted: 2017-06-27 17:55:00
Utah Patient Advocates Launch medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative
On June 26, 2017, in Salt Lake City, patients, advocates, and their families introduced a ballot initiative application that would allow for a comprehensive medical cannabis program in Utah....
Posted: 2017-06-16 21:09:51
Trump Commission Ignores the Role of Medical Cannabis in Fighting the Opioid Crisis
On June 16, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis held its first meeting to begin formulating recommendations on how to combat the opioid epidemic....
Posted: 2017-06-15 20:29:00
BREAKING NEWS: The CARERS Act of 2017 has been introduced
Great news: the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act of 2017 was introduced in the U.S. Senate this afternoon! The bill is being introduced by Senators...
Posted: 2017-06-13 22:04:27
If You Don’t Think Jeff Sessions is a Threat You’re Not Paying Attention
On Monday, a letter from  Attorney General Jeff Sessions that highlights his opposition to medical cannabis became public.  While the Administration had previously given somewhat vague statements...
Posted: 2017-06-02 21:53:00
“No More Delays” Rally in Baltimore a Success
Dozens of medical cannabis patients and industry advocates gathered this morning in front of the courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland to protest further delays to the state’s medical cannabis...

Posted: 2017-08-04 01:12:15
The attorney general personally opposes marijuana, and seems willing to ignore evidence. Bummer.
Posted: 2017-07-27 22:10:40
Earlier this year, the Attorney General urged lawmakers to drop the policy.
Posted: 2017-07-25 17:03:23
This year, Vermont came close to becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through the Legislature. Other
Posted: 2017-07-20 16:34:53
Uruguay, First Country In The World To Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales
A historic moment in the fight to end the disastrous War on Drugs.
Posted: 2017-06-23 20:51:03
Stop Justifying Killing Based On Marijuana Use
The officer who killed Philando Castile said the smell of marijuana made him fear for his life.
Posted: 2017-06-22 19:15:58
Majority Of Americans Want Trump To Respect State Marijuana Laws
Trump could face "huge backlash from across the political spectrum" if he fails to respect state policies, advocates say.
Posted: 2017-06-13 19:36:00
Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry
“Just because I don’t use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others."
Posted: 2017-06-01 16:46:37
'All Scientific Hands On Deck' To End The Opioid Crisis
By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, NIH) In 2015, 2 million people had a prescription opioid use
Posted: 2017-05-30 12:20:35
These Vintners In Oregon Are Growing Medical Marijuana
Some Oregon winemakers are using their experience growing grapes to excel in the cannabis industry.
Posted: 2017-05-25 17:28:01
Joint Challenges: HR And Legalized Marijuana
Legalized marijuana may soon become a nationwide reality—possibly within the next year. Even if it doesn’t, more states could

Posted: 2017-08-03 21:10:16
Earlier this year, the Virginia General Assembly empowered the state’s Crime Commission to consider whether Virginia should decriminalize marijuana possession. Now, the commission wants to...
Posted: 2017-08-03 20:49:46
The New Jersey Medical Marijuana Review Panel has issued initial recommendations to add several new qualifying conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program: chronic pain related to musculoskeletal...
Posted: 2017-08-03 18:02:23
MPP is teaming up with Cards Against Humanity, the makers of the popular party card game of the same name, to end marijuana prohibition in Illinois. In a press release today, the Chicago-based...
Posted: 2017-08-01 21:15:36
PTSD Patients Can Now Access Medical Marijuana in Minnesota
Last year, MPP helped local advocates at Sensible Minnesota with their successful petition to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the state’s medical cannabis program. Patients suffering...
Posted: 2017-08-01 19:24:45
Sen. Cory Booker Introduces Comprehensive De-Scheduling Bill
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who has been a leader in federal marijuana policy reform efforts, introduced one of the most comprehensive bills to date to end federal prohibition...
Posted: 2017-07-31 17:36:03
Utah Patients Coalition Launches Public Hearings
As required by state election law, Utah Patients Coalition (UPC) is holding eight hearings throughout the state of Utah to collect public comment on the proposed citizens’ initiative petition,...
Posted: 2017-07-28 17:29:21
Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Compromise Bill
On Friday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the compromise bill that makes changes to Question 4. While the tax rate has increased and local control has been amended slightly, the...
Posted: 2017-07-27 17:58:06
Alaska Gets Initial Approval for On-Site Consumption at Marijuana Retailers
The regulatory body in charge of marijuana policy in Alaska has just taken steps to become the first state to allow on-site consumption at retail marijuana stores. Alaska Dispatch News reports:...
Posted: 2017-07-27 17:43:08
Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Renew Protections for Medical Marijuana
On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) approved an amendment in a voice vote that would continue to protect state medical marijuana...
Posted: 2017-07-27 17:40:39
Pennsylvania Launches Practitioner Registration
On Wednesday, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced important steps forward for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program — practitioners can now register online, and the...

Posted: 2017-08-03 05:54:50
Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law today a bill that establishes the Oregon Cannabis Commission. The commission  – which will meet quarterly – is designed to to oversee the...
Posted: 2017-08-03 05:30:21
Legislation introduced in Main would fully repeal a voter-approved law that legalized marijuana for everyone 21 and older. LD 667 was introduced by Senator Scott Cyrway along with eight other...
Posted: 2017-08-02 22:36:31
The first federal anti-marijuana law in the United States was signed into law 80 years ago today. President Franklin Roosevelt signed House Bill 6385 – the Marihuana Tax Act – into...
Posted: 2017-08-01 17:32:51
Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Expunge Marijuana Crimes, Introduced in U.S. Senate
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, which would legalize marijuana on the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. The Marijuana...
Posted: 2017-07-31 23:11:34
2028 Summer Olympics to be First to Occur in Area with Legal Marijuana
The Los Angeles Organizing Committee has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, making it the first Olympic Games to occur...
Posted: 2017-07-31 22:54:25
Federal Legislation Introduced to End Industrial Hemp Prohibition
Congressmen James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) have introduced federal legislation to the federal prohibition on industrial hemp. The Industrial...
Posted: 2017-07-31 22:44:02
This Marijuana Stock Is Up 2,500%
By Sean Williams, The Motley Fool The legal-marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and marijuana-stock investors simply can’t help taking notice. Last year, according to cannabis research...
Posted: 2017-07-31 22:37:53
Poll: 78% of Utah Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Marijuana
According to new polling, 78% of voters in Utah are in favor of a proposed initiative that would legalize medical marijuana for those with certain medical conditions. The initiative, proposed...
Posted: 2017-07-31 18:09:55
Lawmakers in York Pass Ordinance to Decriminalize Marijuana for Those 18+
The York City Council has given approval to an ordinance that decriminalizes the possession of slightly over an ounce of marijuana. The ordinance, approved on a 4 to 1 vote, decriminalizes the...
Posted: 2017-07-28 17:11:38
Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Compromise Bill Into law
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law today a marijuana compromise bill sent to him last week by the Legislature, which sets the stage for creation of the regulatory structure...