Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Crime

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 7:28 am

States that adopted medical marijuana laws didn’t see an increase in crime according to a new study from the University of Texas Dallas. In fact, the study found legalizing medical marijuana might be correlated with a small reduction in homicides and assaults. The study looked at crime data from 11 medical marijuana states from 1990-2006 [...]

Even in Iowa, Voters Support Medical Marijuana By Almost 5-1

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 7:27 am

Support for medical marijuana is overwhelming everywhere in the country, even in Iowa. An incredible 81 percent of Iowa voters think it should be legal to use marijuana for medical purposes if prescribed by a doctor according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Just 17 percent of voters in the state oppose medical cannabis. Support is [...]

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program, in Name Only

By: Friday February 21, 2014 9:28 am

Last year Maryland approved a medical marijuana law. The problem is that the rules governing it are so restrictive it might not help anyone for years, if ever. The rules are so bad even the guy in charge of the program is pessimistic about its success. From the Balitmore Sun: [Dr. Paul W.] Davies told [...]

Epilepsy Foundation Calls for Immediate Action on Medical Marijuana

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 11:28 am

With multiple accounts of medical marijuana proving profoundly beneficial at reducing patients’ seizures, the Epilepsy Foundation is now calling for immediate action to make medical marijuana more available. From the foundation: The Epilepsy Foundation supports the rights of patients and families living with seizures and epilepsy to access physician directed care, including medical marijuana. Nothing should [...]

The Catch-22 of Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Monday February 3, 2014 6:55 am

The controversy caused by President Obama lying about his ability to reschedule marijuana has sparked a debate about how important such a move would really be. For example, Professor Mark Kleiman claims it would have almost no impact because there is currently no FDA approved marijuana.

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