Money Flowing For and Against Re-Legalization
Sep27

Money Flowing For and Against Re-Legalization

Money, big money, is flowing for and against the re-legalization of cannabis. AGAINST: Billionaire casino founder Sheldon Adelson has given another $1 million to the campaign against medical marijuana in Florida, recent records from the Florida Divisions of Elections show. Adelson gave $1 million to the Drug Free Florida committee between Sept. 3 and Sept. 9. Drug Free Florida/Vote No on 2 is the campaign actively working against...

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Let Congress Hear From You (They Need Your Help)
Sep19

Let Congress Hear From You (They Need Your Help)

The U.S. Congress needs your help deciding what to do.  Keep reading, please: For the past two years, Congress has passed annual spending bills which included a provision protecting those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice. However, members of Congress have yet to taken action to reauthorize this provision and therefore the law is set to expire...

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About Tomorrow:  Now, We Lead
Sep16

About Tomorrow: Now, We Lead

Labor Day has passed.  About ten weeks to the election.  Ten weeks till nine states — four considering medical use; five considering outright re-legalization — answer ballot questions about cannabis.  It is time for a big push lasting all the way to election day.   At Hail Mary Jane we say “work to re-legalize” on the street where you live. Now we are going to ask you to add one more task to your day. Pick out one of...

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Medical Cannabis Fights Pain in Minnesota
Sep15

Medical Cannabis Fights Pain in Minnesota

Medical cannabis is on the font lines fighting chronic pain in Minnesota. There are now more patients with chronic pain signed up for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program than there are patients with cancer epilepsy, and terminal illness combined, according to a report from the Star Tribune. The Department of Health added the condition on Aug. 1 and now patients with chronic pain represent one out of three patients enrolled in the...

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Big Pharma Opposes Arizona Re-Legalization
Sep14

Big Pharma Opposes Arizona Re-Legalization

A short time back HMJ’s About Tomorrow column claimed “Remember — It’s a Fight.”  Here’s more on those trying to derail our efforts.  In Arizona Proposition 205 aims to regulate cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol. The opposition to that effort is lining up and opening its’ wallet. . . . the opposition campaign’s decision to accept a massive contribution from a pharmaceutical company with...

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Body Mass Index vs. Cannabis
Sep13

Body Mass Index vs. Cannabis

Here’s another study saying long term cannabis use is associated with a lower body mass index. Cannabis use is associated with lower body mass index (BMI) over time, according to data published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. Investigators at the University of Miami assessed the relationship between marijuana use and BMI in a nationally representative longitudinal sample (The National Longitudinal Study of...

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