Matt Gaetz, a conservative freshman congressman from Florida’s Panhandle, deserves credit for going where few Republicans dare. Gaetz has filed legislation to reschedule cannabis — the scientific and more respectable name for marijuana — from Schedule 1 status, a category reserved for drugs like heroin and LSD that have no accepted medical value. Instead, he […]

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The use of cannabis some years ago was exclusively considered a taboo but not anymore, how times fly. Nowadays, more than 94 million citizens of the United States admitted to using marijuana at least once in their lifetime. It is also interesting to see the incredible statistics of the cannabis industry. As more states are […]

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Marijuana stocks seem like the Holy Grail for investors. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, legal pot sales (which includes medical and recreational) grew by a scorching 34% in North America to $6.9 billion last year. Albeit, $46.4 billion in sales were still conducted on the black market, meaning there’s a very significant opportunity for […]

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Canadian doctors say it’s time to talk about the impacts of marijuana use on health. The Canadian Medical Association called Thursday for a strong public health approach to legalizing marijuana.  The group aims to: Prevent drug abuse and dependency. Ensure assessment, counselling and treatment services are available for those who wish to stop using. Increase […]

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By Mike RiggsFrom Reason.com     Some U.S. military veterans received unpleasant news last week when they tried enrolling in a clinical trial conducted by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Johns Hopkins University. Upon calling a widely circulated hotline number intended to connect former servicemembers to researchers conducting a study on the […]

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Sue France What country has the highest per-capita number of marijuana users? According to a recent story in U.S. News World Report, that honor belongs to Israel, sometimes called start-up nation for the large number of new enterprises it generates. The magazine says 27 percent of Israelis ages 18-65 have used marijuana in the last […]

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