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more conservative group, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a radical change in direction from the nation’s outdated policies on marijuana.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…

Cannabis genome project will allow for new crops, better medicine

Marijuana is slowly gaining public and legal acceptance, but there’s still a lot to be learned about the plant. With that in mind, researchers from the University of California Davis have started a project to map the cannabis genome. Hemp and marijuana are two different species, but they’re both strains of the cannabis (Cannabis sativa) plant. The main…

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Panel Approves 5 New Qualifying Conditions

Anxiety and migraine sufferers may get a chance to use medical cannabis as a treatment in the Garden State New Jersey’s notoriously strict medical marijuana program may be on the road to expansion, thanks to the approval of five new ailments as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis by state regulators. Patch reports that the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel…

Maryland cannabis businesses cleared of conflict of interest, approved for launch

The Medical Cannabis Commission also issued dispensary licenses to two additional businesses, bringing the total number approved to sell medical marijuana to 6 Medical marijuana regulators in Maryland have approved licenses for two cannabis businesses that were under investigation for potential conflicts of interest, after concluding that no evidence had been uncovered that should preclude…