Legal MMJ Reduces Medicare Spending
Jul18

Legal MMJ Reduces Medicare Spending

Medical cannabis is prescription medicine.  You want proof?  Compare the sales volume of other prescription drugs used before cannabis became legal.  What do you see?  If cannabis didn’t “work” those other drugs would still be selling.  Here’s more: Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and physicians’ prescribing patterns in 17...

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Why Is Cannabis Illegal?
Jul15

Why Is Cannabis Illegal?

Here is discussion material for the weekend.  Enjoy. [image: youtube.com] Puff and Pass this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to...

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Will Congress Authorize Cannabis Research?
Jul14

Will Congress Authorize Cannabis Research?

Both sides in Congress are interested in cannabis research.  Will it actually happen? A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate lawmakers have proposed legislation, the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016 and the Marijuana Effective Drug Studies Act, to facilitate and accelerate clinical investigations into the safety and efficacy of cannabis. Passage of the measures – House Bill 5549 and Senate Bill 3077 – would...

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Will 2016 Be A Friendly Election for Cannabis?
Jun10

Will 2016 Be A Friendly Election for Cannabis?

Overall, from the cannabis point of view, how do things look for the upcoming election?   “This is the most marijuana-friendly field of presidential candidates in history,” said Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project director of federal policies. “All of the candidates support legal access to medical marijuana, and most of them support making it legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol. Even the least...

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Cannabis “Problems” Declining With Re-Legalization
Jun06

Cannabis “Problems” Declining With Re-Legalization

At lest two of the “problems” the power structure associates with cannabis are declining.  There are fewer prosecutions for trafficking in cannabis, and fewer young people are being classified as having a problem with cannabis.  Here’s more: Trafficking: “Federal marijuana trafficking prosecutions have declined significantly since the passage of statewide laws regulating the plant’s production and retail...

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“Dear Next President . . .”
Jun05

“Dear Next President . . .”

If you come to Hail Mary Jane to join the on-going talk about cannabis politics, you will want to read this post.  The Brookings Institution has produced a memo to the next president on the issue of cannabis.  It’s a longer piece and worth every word.  Here’s a taste: Public opinion on marijuana policy has changed rapidly over the past 20 years. Huge majorities of Americans nationally and at the state-level support medical...

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