Canada eyes plan to legalize marijuana by 2018

The legislation "seeks to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis, and it will make Canada safer," said Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice, on Thursday....

Marijuana’s Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In

So far, more than half of all U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and eight (plus the District of Columbia) have legalized the drug for recreational use. Varieties of cannabis available today are more potent than ever and come in many forms, including oils and leaves that can…read more →

After states legalized medical marijuana, traffic deaths fell

The decrease in traffic fatalities was particularly striking - 12 percent - in 25- to 44-year-olds, an age group with a large percentage of registered medical marijuana users, the authors report in the American Journal of Public Health....

Marijuana States Get Protected from DEA

As expected, language in the $1.8 trillion federal spending bill recently passed by Congress seeks to protect patients in medical marijuana states such as California....

High on Health: CBD in the Food Supply

In fact, it was the effort by scientists to understand the exact mechanism by which cannabis works in the body that led to the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System little more than a decade ago. ...

The White House Just Lifted Restrictions on Cannabis Research

“The Obama Administration has actively supported scientific research on whether marijuana or its components can be safe and effective medicine. Eliminating the Public Health Service review should help facilitate additional research to advance our understanding of both the adverse effects and potential therapeutic uses for marijuana or its components.”...