The Berkeley City Council approved an ordinance that will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away free cannabis to very low-income patients. According to the ordinance: the amount of free cannabis must equal 2 percent of a dispensary’s gross weight sold and will be re-evaluated every 6 months. The quality of the free cannabis is […]

Update (7/20/14): The Farmers market for medical marijuana users has been temporarily shut down after an L.A. County Superior Court judge agreed to halt operation of the Boyle Heights cannabis marketplace. Original Story: Medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend. Los Angeles’s first medical marijuana […]

Legally obtaining and using marijuana just got easier for patients of one Arizona Valley-based home-hospice service. Starting this month, Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care offers an in-house doctor who will recommend cannabis for patients who qualify under state law. To avoid trouble with Medicare, which often pays the hospice’s bills for patients, the hospice requires the […]

Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws. An appropriations amendment offered by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) prohibiting the DEA from spending funds to arrest state-licensed medical marijuana patients […]

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A survey of 1,339 people with fibromyalgia conducted by The National Pain Foundation and NationalPainReport.com, revealed that those who have used marijuana to treat their symptoms find it significantly more effective than any of the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder. The three drugs approved for the treatment […]