Aug 222014
 August 22, 2014
Florida Medical Marijuana Funder Not Worried About Jeb Bush, Sheldon Adelson

Florida voters will get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this November during the 2014 Election. In order to pass, at least 60% of voters will have to vote ‘yes’ on Election Day. The campaign battle has been fierce, with the opposition making outlandish claims, such as that medical marijuana cookies will become the new date rape drug of choice by predators. The opposition has enlisted Jeb Bush, who has came out recently against the Florida medical marijuana measure. The opposition is largely funded by Sheldon Adelson, a very wealthy [...]

Aug 202014
 August 20, 2014
An Ice Bucket Challenge Is Good, But Recommending Marijuana Is Good Too

The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ has taken America by storm. For the two people in America that don’t know what the Ice Bucket Challenge is, essentially a person is challenged to either dump a bucket of ice water on their head, or make a donation to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is characterized by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and breathing. I think that the Ice Bucket Challenge is a [...]

Aug 202014
 August 20, 2014
Canadian Doctors Will Not Join Anti-Marijuana Campaign

Health Canada oversees the country’s medical marijuana program. Health Canada is planning an upcoming anti-marijuana campaign targeting Canada’s youth. Health Canada asked leading doctor organizations if they would join the campaign, inviting Canadian doctors to ‘co-brand and provide expert advice’ to the program. Canadian doctors decided to not participate in the reefer madness, politically fueled campaign. Per CBC: “The educational campaign has now become a political football on Canada’s marijuana policy,” said a joint statement released Saturday by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), Canadian Medical Association (CMA) [...]

Aug 192014
 August 19, 2014
President Of Colombia Endorses Medical Marijuana

Last month a bill was introduced in Colombia by Senator Juan Manuel Galan that would legalize medical marijuana. The bill would legalize medical marijuana distribution and would task the Colombian government with being responsible for overseeing distribution. The goal of the bill is not only to help patients in Colombia, but also to hurt the black market, which is entrenched in Colombia. Per ABC News: President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. [...]

Aug 192014
 August 19, 2014
Canada Court Rules In Favor Of Marijuana Edibles And Topicals

Marijuana infused products are not new, but they are certainly growing in popularity. Marijuana edibles like brownies and cookies are a great way to medicate. They don’t require inhaling anything, and the effects can be felt for a lot longer compared to inhaling vapor or smoke. Marijuana topicals are very effective at treating arthritis and tendinitis. I have bad tendinitis, and the only thing that works for me is marijuana topicals. Pharmaceuticals, over the counter or prescription, have done nothing for me. Health Canada allows medical marijuana to be consumed [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Inspections Begin

The Oregon medical marijuana industry has been very entertaining to watch. Oregon started its medical marijuana program in 1998. Medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services started in the 2000′s, and were few and far between. Near the end of the 2000′s, dispensaries started popping up all over the place, even though they were technically against the law. The dispensaries called themselves clubs or collectives, and relied upon hazy-at-best areas of the medical marijuana law to operate. That all changed recently when the Oregon Legislature finally passed a bill regulating medical [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative Certified For 2016 Election

Arkansas voted on medical marijuana during the 2012 Election. While the initiative didn’t pass, it laid the groundwork for future efforts, and started a very worthwhile discussion. 2014 efforts didn’t get on the ballot, but I think that 2016 is actually a better year for Arkansas. Getting medical marijuana approved at the ballot box in Arkansas is not going to be easy, but 2016 will hopefully see Arkansas join the list of other states that have passed medical marijuana initiatives. The 2016 efforts are already ramping up, and have already [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gets Contract In Delaware

Safe access to medical marijuana is vital to a successful medical marijuana program. Without safe access points, patients are forced to either grow medical marijuana themselves or acquire it on the black market. Not everyone has the skills or means to grow their own medical marijuana, so without safe access or the ability to home cultivate, patient’s only other option is to buy marijuana on the street, which poses many issues. The black market does not test its marijuana, so the patient has almost no way of knowing what they [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Jeb Bush - Medical Marijuana Is A State's Rights Issue

Jeb Bush does not support medical marijuana, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. But what is surprising is that Jeb Bush seems to think that states, and not the federal government, should decide medical marijuana laws. The state’s rights stance falls in line with conservative views, but usually doesn’t seem to be applied to marijuana. Most Republicans believe in state’s rights on most things, but seem to single out marijuana. Per the Miami Herald: Former Gov. Jeb Bush opposes Florida’s medical-marijuana initiative, but the potential GOP presidential candidate said he’s not sure [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Follow The 2014 Marijuana Reform Campaigns On Social Media

2014 is an exciting year for marijuana reform, especially considering it’s a midterm election. Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. are going to be voting on marijuana legalization on Election Day 2014. Oregon voters saw marijuana legalization on the 2012 ballot as well. The initiative was defeated for various reasons, all of which have been improved upon in the 2014 initiative. Florida voters will be voting on medical marijuana legalization. There are also a number of local elections that involve marijuana reform. One way that you can keep up to date [...]