Category: News

Ohio Activists Prepare Again to Gather Signatures to Put Legalization on the Ballot

In 2015, Ohio voters had the opportunity to pass a ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana for adult use – before the state had even legalized medical marijuana. Unfortunately, the nature of the initiative aimed to create a monopoly on the cannabis industry by limiting grow sites to 10 and giving those sites away to campaign investors – and that was enough to lose support of many pro-legalization groups and ultimately lead to its defeat. Then, in 2016 lawmakers took it upon themselves to legalize medical marijuana, and the law went into effect immediately. However, it has taken...

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Is Smoked Marijuana Medicine?

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb shot down the idea that marijuana in smokeable form would ever become an FDA-approved medical substance. “I prescribed blood pressure pills and all kinds of other things to my patients when I was a practicing physician not too long ago,” Gottlieb said. “I never told a patient to go home, crush up a pill, roll it in a piece of paper and smoke it.” This seems like a rather flippant and ignorant remark by a man running the FDA. While pills are made specifically for oral...

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Illinois Sheriff Claims Legal Cannabis Will Lead to Dead Dogs

Prohibitionists say the strangest things. Jeff Sessions claiming that ‘good people don’t smoke marijuana’ is just the tip of the iceberg. Some of the most disturbing anti-weed prohibitionist propaganda we’ve seen recently has come from a sheriff in Illinois. As state officials and lawmakers debate whether to legalize recreational cannabis and possession of up to an ounce, one prohibitionist is pulling on the heart strings of animal lovers. Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett claimed that if cannabis is legalized in the state, drug-sniffing K-9s would have to be replaced, and that some may even be euthanized. “The biggest thing...

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Congress to Vote on Allowing Cannabis Research and Treatment for Veterans

Veterans have been fighting for the right to use medical marijuana for years – and the VA has continuously maintained that as long as it was federally illegal, it was not an option for treatment. However, this may change as House lawmakers appear likely to pass a bill that would encourage the Department of Veterans Affairs to research the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously to advance the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act to the House floor for a final vote. “I am not opposed to using marijuana extracts,...

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Five Maine Men Charged with Lying to Firearms Dealers About Marijuana Use

The issue of medical marijuana patients and their gun rights has come up quite a few times here at The Marijuana Times. The seeming disconnect between ailing citizens of the United States having to choose between using a safer alternative to deadly and addictive prescription drugs to treat their ailments and their Second Amendment rights under the Constitution strikes many as unnecessary and against everything this republic supposedly stands for. Now comes news that between February 22, 2015 and March 10, 2017, five men allegedly bought firearms from gun dealers in Maine after giving false information as to whether...

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05-01-2018 – Cannabis News with Joe Klare

Joe Klare discusses whether or not President Trump will keep his word on marijuana law reform, what moves the Trump Administration has made in the opposite direction and more from Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his new show on CNN. 05-01-2018 – Ep. 127 | Marijuana Times Show https://www.marijuanatimes.org/will-president-trump-keep-his-pledge-on-marijuana-law-reform/ https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/30/trump-administrations-new-crack-down-on-legal-weed.html https://youtu.be/_0ojs3AFono Sponsor: http://naturecidecannabis.com/ TroyFlowers Author description...

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