Topic: medical marijuana

Sigh … Court Upholds Marijuana Classification As “Dangerous Drug With No Accepted Medical Use”

Sigh ... Court Upholds Marijuana Classification As "Dangerous Drug With No Accepted Medical Use"

With a wave of states passing liberal marijuana and medical marijuana policies, it’s easy to forget that federal laws concerning the drug are still really terrible. Under current federal drug policy, marijuana is still considered “a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.” And once again, a federal appeals court has rejecting a petition to change that classification, finding no “adequate and well-controlled studies confirming the efficacy of marijuana for medicinal uses.” More »

It’s Surprisingly Easy To Get A Medical Marijuana License On Vacation In California

Itâs Surprisingly Easy To Get A Medical Marijuana License On Vacation In California

This may not surprise you, I don’t know; it surprised me: I was visiting California for one week and I had no trouble purchasing medical marijuana. Maybe I shouldn’t say “no trouble”—I spent some money, told a few minor lies and had an embarrassing encounter involving Burger King coupons. Overall, though, it was surprisingly easy to get a doctor’s letter saying I could purchase prescription weed in Los Angeles. More »

98.9% Of You Agree With Ron Paul…About Legalizing Marijuana

98.9% Of You Agree With Ron Paul...About Legalizing Marijuana

Ron Paul said some interesting things about legalizing marijuana to Jay Leno the other night (mainly that it should be legalized—or not—by state laws; not federal), causing quite the stir on Blisstree: While he’s all for taking control of your own body when it comes to drugs, he’s much less into freedom of choice when it comes to reproductive rights, which led to quite the debate between commenters yesterday. But whatever you think of his stance on abortion, our poll makes it clear: Nearly everyone (98.9%, last time we checked) agrees with Ron Paul that marijuana isn’t something the federal government should be trying to control. More »

Poll: Do You Agree With Ron Paul About Legalizing Marijuana At The State Level?

Poll: Do You Agree With Ron Paul About Legalizing Marijuana At The State Level?

Earlier today we told you about Ron Paul‘s latest stance on legalizing marijuana and how he believes this is really an issue that should be regulated at the state level–not the federal level. If he has his way come next November, Paul would insist that each state should be allowed to make their own marijuana laws. Some are applauding this view and agreeing that the federal government’s job is not to control what we do or don’t put in our bodies. On the other hand, opponents believe this policy could end up being highly controversial with inconsistent laws from one state to the next that would just end up in more drug trafficking and medical marijuana injustices. More »

Doctors Say Legalizing Pot Is A Good Idea; 50% of Americans Agree

Doctors Say Legalizing Pot Is A Good Idea; 50% of Americans Agree

Legalizing marijuana would help doctors make better use of it in medical treatments, says the California Medical Association, in an official endorsement for legalizing the drug. California’s largest physician organization couldn’t have picked a better time to announce this update to it’s ‘cannabis policy’: Popular support for pot legalization (for whatever reason) has reached a record high, a new Gallup poll finds. More »