It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t a fan of cannabis. One of the first things he did as AG was appoint a task force that was meant to study the legalization of marijuana in states that have allowed for both medical and recreational usage in adults. It was thought that the task force would specifically look for any reason to suggest Sessions should crack down on the industry,
Dr. Matt Layton, a psychiatrist and researcher at Washington State University, studies alternatives to prescription opioids in pain management. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 15,000 Americans died from opioid usage in 2015. Dr. Layton is one of many researchers that wishes to find alternatives to opioid usage in order to manage pain.
The use of marijuana in New Hampshire has taken a new twist. New Hampshire governor, Chris Sununu has signed into law a bill decriminalizing the use of Marijuana. The state joins other 21 states that have significantly reduced the severity of punishment meted for being in possession of weed. According to the new law,
Recreational marijuana has been sold legally for less than two weeks in Nevada, but dispensaries are already running out of weed, as reported by the Nevada Department of Taxation. On Friday, the state’s governor, Brian Sandoval, endorsed the Taxation Department’s “statement of emergency,” regarding marijuana sales, which calls for the licensing of more distributors;
Recently a miracle happened in the Sunshine State. Doug Bench, a former Florida judge notorious for his hatred of marijuana and harsh punishment of those using it for medicinal or recreational purposes, did a sharp 180. A surprise diagnosis of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) turned Bench from a staunch opponent of marijuana to a cannabis crusader.