Pennsylvania opens medical marijuana registry for patients, caregivers

For George Armstrong, a veteran with chronic pain and PTSD, marijuana is medicine. The Chester County resident, along with other patients and caregivers, recently added his name to Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana registry. He said cannabis helps him more than stronger stuff, such as opioids. “You know, I’m no longer getting six, seven prescriptions a month,”…

California Marijuana Businesses Get Their First Commercial Insurer

Golden Bear Insurance Company is the first commercial provider that is able to offer coverage for California’s licensed marijuana business   California’s licensed marijuana business owners are now able to purchase commercial insurance for the first time, the state insurance commissioner announced Thursday. Golden Bear Insurance Company was approved to begin offering commercial insurance to…

Survey says veterans strongly back legalizing medical marijuana

Veterans tend to be an older, more conservative group, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a radical change in direction from the nation’s outdated policies on marijuana. The American Legion, represents many conservative veterans, but that doesn’t stop it from taking progressive positions on certain key issues. A survey released Thursday by the American…

The Next 15 States to Legalize Marijuana

1. Arizona > Possession decriminalized: No > Amount decriminalized: N/A > Max. fine for less than 2 lbs.: $150,000 > Annual adult usage: 12.7% (19th highest) In ballot initiative states, citizens can vote directly on proposed laws. As a result, because politicians who may fear political fallout are out of the equation, states that allow ballot initiatives are much…