Support for the Senate MMJ Bill
Mar16

Support for the Senate MMJ Bill

A group called "Patients Out of Time" has endorsed the bill now in the U.S. Senate.  Here's what that bill will do when it becomes law.   The Senate bill represents the most far-reaching reform of the nation’s drug laws since passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. If enacted in its present form the bill would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana, allowing states to set their own policies. The bill also...

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U.S. Senate to Consider MMJ?
Mar13

U.S. Senate to Consider MMJ?

Just because a bill is introduced does not mean it will become law.  But, finally, the U.S. Senate may consider medical marijuana.  Here's the press release from Rep. Blumenauer's office:   “Senators Paul, Booker, and Gillibrand took an historic step today by introducing a medical marijuana bill in the United States Senate – the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act. This bill would bring much needed...

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Oregon’s Rep. Blumenauer Strikes Again
Feb25

Oregon’s Rep. Blumenauer Strikes Again

Got to love a Congressperson who shows up in HMJ with some regularity.  Let's see what Rep. Blumenauer and his friends are up to today.   Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced two bills that together would legalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. Representative Blumenauer’s legislation, H.R. 1014, the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act of 2015, creates a federal excise tax on...

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THC NOT Causing Car Crashes
Feb19

THC NOT Causing Car Crashes

Another scare tactic is falling in light of real evidence.  This time -- THC positive drivers are NOT more likely to be involved in traffic accidents.  And it's the government saying that.   " . . . according to a case-control study released last week by the United States National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Authors reported that drivers who tested positive for the presence of THC possessed an...

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Surgeon General Says “Marijuana Helpful”
Feb18

Surgeon General Says “Marijuana Helpful”

The Surgeon General later tried to walk the statement back, but first he spoke the truth.   Newly appointed US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS News last week that he believes that cannabis is a beneficial therapy for some patients. Speaking on the program 'CBS This Morning,' Murthy said: "We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms that marijuana can be helpful." He added, "I think...

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Rep. Blumenauer Says “MMJ for PTSD”
Feb12

Rep. Blumenauer Says “MMJ for PTSD”

We met Oregon's Representative Blumenauer a few days ago when he was calling out the FDIC.  Now he's trying to help veterans.  Imagine, someone in Congress trying to do the right thing.  Wish that would catch on.   Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), along with eight bipartisan cosponsors, will introduce the Veterans Equal Access Act to make it easier for qualified veterans to access medical marijuana in states where it is...

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