Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bernie Sanders may be Adding the Pro-Cannabis Vote to His List of Supporters

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders may be adding the pro-cannabis vote to his list of supporters.  This afternoon, Sanders officially announced his support for removing marijuana from the government’s list of dangerous drugs during a town hall meeting at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Sanders’ endorsement makes him the first presidential candidate to call for the complete removal of […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana System is Finally Getting off the Ground

After almost 2 ½ years of delays, Maryland’s medical marijuana system is finally getting off the ground. For the past month, investors and entrepreneurs have been meeting with the government officials across the state, and the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission expecting to approve 15 licenses to produce medical cannabis by late 2015 or early 2016.

Maryland’s General Assembly approved the […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Illinois could become the First State to Recognize Autism as a Qualifying Condition

Earlier this month, an Illinois panel, The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, voted to add chronic pain syndrome, chronic postoperative pain, intractable pain, chronic pain due to trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and autism to the list of 39 existing qualifying conditions for the use of medical marijuana.

The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, composed of doctors, pharmacists, nurses, […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Marijuana Use is on the Rise in the U.S.

Marijuana use is on the rise in the U.S., according to new research from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.  The study, which compared marijuana usage among adults from 2001 to 2013, found that usage more than doubled in recent years.

According the study, in 2001 only 4.1% of adults used marijuana, but by 2013 that number […]

By |October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Legalization of Cannabis may be Coming to Canada

Full legalization of cannabis may be coming to Canada sooner than expected.  In a shocking election on Monday, Justin Trudeau, the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, claimed a surprising victory over the country’s current prime minister and Conservative Party leader, Stephen Harper.  Trudeau’s win has excited cannabis enthusiasts throughout the country due to his pledge to fully legalize marijuana […]

By |October 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Standard Tax Deductions not Granted to Marijuana Businesses

Since the legalization of cannabis in states like Washington, Oregon, and Colorado; a slew of new businesses have opened, fueled by entrepreneurs eager to cash in on this lucrative new industry. Unfortunately for most of them, though, the vast majority of their profits will go straight to the IRS.

The problem lies with a small clause in our Federal […]

By |October 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

New Study Finds Cannabis is Safe Treating Chronic Pain

The use of cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain has been long debated, but in the face of increasing evidence of the profound health benefits provided by medical marijuana, the question of its safety has remained unanswered, but a new study finds cannabis is safe treating chronic pain.

According to a new study published by The Journal of Pain, […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|