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Huge New Development – President Obama’s Staff Clear the Way for Marijuana Research in US

WASHINGTON — The White House took a major step forward on Monday to support research into the medical properties of marijuana, lifting a much-maligned bureaucratic requirement that had long stifled scientific research. By eliminating the Public Health Service review requirement, the Department of Health and Human Services will help facilitate research into the drug. A bipartisan group […]

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Quality US Medical Marijuana Changing the Drug War – Putting Mexican Pot Growers Out of Business

With 23 US states now allowing marijuana farming to some degree, Mexican pot farmers are shifting to other plants for export according to Bloomberg Business. Not because overall supply exceeds demand, but because the quality of US grown medical marijuana far exceeds its south of the border peers. Also because cultivation technologies are enabling US […]

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Why Law Enforcement Agencies Oppose Legalized Marijuana – The Real Story

Why do law enforcement unions oppose decriminalization of marijuana? Jobs. Plain and simple. This applies to all government agencies part of the criminal justice system at state and federal levels. Many of their jobs are directly connected to the increased level of prosecution of marijuana laws the US saw from 1990 into the 2000s. Fortunately […]

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History of Marijuana and Cannabis Laws in the US

The history of marijuana use and regulation in the US is indeed incredibly fascinating. Many of this country’s founding fathers and greatest patriots actually grew hemp as one of their farm’s main crops. They were literally “pot” farmers. It was not until many generations later in the 1900s that hemp/cannabis/marijuana became “bad plants” for reasons […]

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Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States. If the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post. “In the last year, the rise of the cannabis industry went from an interesting cocktail conversation […]

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