Bureaucratic Hurdles & Spotty Access To Medicinal Cannabis Gives Rise To ‘Cannabis Refugees’

“I tried to everything I could while in Alabama, but now that we are here [in California] it’s much better and we have a support system,” the mother of a daughter with epilepsy tells MintPress of their decision to pack their bags and head to a state where medicinal cannabis is available. Continue reading

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DEA Chief Pressured To Resign After Calling Medical Marijuana ‘A Joke’

“We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke.” Continue reading

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Senate Approves Funding Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana For Veterans

This bill includes a stipulation for the first time ever to allow doctors in the Veterans Administration to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where it is legal. Continue reading

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Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis

“Marijuana is illegal because it makes people rich,” said Sean Kiernan, who turned to marijuana to treat his PTSD after pharmaceuticals failed him.
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With Harsh Restrictions, Medical Marijuana Becomes Available For Patients In Illinois

Despite harsh restrictions, many of the ill in Illinois will finally have an alternative to expensive, and often dangerous traditional treatments. Continue reading

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