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Blocking of medical marijuana protection by House Rules Committee stirs debate

09-08   Blocking of medical marijuana protection by House Rules Committee stirs debate

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The multibillion-dollar marijuana industry may seem like a lucrative venture for those vying to break into this business due to the growing recognition, acceptance and usage of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. However, marijuana-related businesses are mired in a series of legal hurdles, financial challenges and political entanglements due to the illegal status of […]


First-time marijuana users in college peak in 3 years

06-16   First-time marijuana users in college peak in 3 years

Marijuana is the most highly used illicit drug in the United States. The young adults and teens are even more enticed by marijuana. They use marijuana for its hallucinogenic effects. According to a recent study, the number of first-time marijuana users in colleges at present has peaked in the last three years. The study, conducted […]


DEA chief reiterates ‘marijuana is not medicine’

06-08   DEA chief reiterates ‘marijuana is not medicine’

Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA), acting chief Chuck Rosenberg has repeated his earlier stance that marijuana is not a medicine. He said this during a speech at a non-profit hospital in Cleveland in May 2017. This is not the first time that Rosenberg has spoken about marijuana in a disparaging tone. Even during former president Obama’s […]


National Prevention Week: Young adults with OCD more likely to abuse marijuana

05-19   National Prevention Week: Young adults with OCD more likely to abuse marijuana

Mental health problems have become a grave health concern in the United States. Approximately one in five adults suffer from some kind of mental illness in a given year, says the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The effects of some of these psychological illnesses can be so devastating that the patient may resort to […]


Can cannabis bail out Illinois from deep financial trouble?

04-25   Can cannabis bail out Illinois from deep financial trouble?

The state of Illinois is in a deep financial crisis. The state’s financial comptroller says that the books are dreadfully abysmal. However, there could be a silver lining to the current scenario where cannabis comes to the rescue. If Illinois becomes the first state in the Midwest to decriminalize and tax the recreational use of […]


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