Democratic Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Marijuana Opposition

A prominent Democratic U.S. senator is slamming pharmaceutical companies for opposing marijuana legalization. “To them it’s competition for chronic pain, and that’s outrageous because we don’t have the crisis in people who take marijuana for chronic pain having overdose issues,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said. “It’s not the […]

Lacking Applicants, Secret Service Eases Restrictions on Marijuana Use for Potential Employees

It has become so difficult for the U.S. Secret Service to find recruits that have never before experimented with marijuana that the agency’s new director, Randolph Alles, has thrown his hands in air on the issue, announcing last week that he has relaxed the drug policy for potential new hires. […]

Scientists, Advocates and Political Operatives Celebrate Progress at D.C. Medical Cannabis Conference – Cannabis Business Executive

By David Hodes The 5th annual Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Medical Unity Conference held at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., April 7-11, was both a celebration of the life of the advocacy organization (now in its 15th year) and a sort of bookmark reference point in both […]