Politics, Science October 30, 2014
Schedule I Hearing Concludes; Judge’s Ruling Expected In December

Judge Kimberly Mueller announced an end to five days of federal evidentiary hearings on the constitutionality of cannabis' Schedule I status, requesting extensive briefings from the parties which realistically could delay her ruling by two months or more. Read More »

Politics October 30, 2014
“Medicine” On Trial In Cannabis Scheduling Hearing

Competing definitions of the word 'medicine' clashed in the fourth day of hearings over the federal scheduling of cannabis, a day which witnessed fiery exchanges between a NORML lawyer and a government expert. Read More »

Politics October 29, 2014
NORML, Feds Agree On Benefits Of Cannabis

The third day of hearings on the constitutionality of cannabis' federal Schedule I status presented further bizarre twists, as both federal prosecutors and NORML's defense team appeared at times to agree on the medical benefits of cannabis. Read More »

Politics October 28, 2014
Federal Prosecutors Appear to Concede Cannabis’ Medical Benefits

Assistant US Attorney Gregory Broderick stumbled badly in his cross-examination of Dr. Carl Hart in federal evidentiary hearings to determine the constitutional basis of the federal Schedule I classification of cannabis, appearing at times to even tacitly endorse the idea that cannabis has medical value. Read More »

Activism, Politics October 27, 2014
Why Today Is a Historic Day for Cannabis Policy

The three days of federal hearings on the constitutionality of cannabis' continuing Schedule I classification begin today in Sacramento, California - and these historic hearings are a very, very big deal. Read More »

Democratic Marijuana Club Launches in Alameda County

A pro-marijuana legalization Democratic club has been commissioned by the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to support marijuana-friendly candidates and work toward full legalization of the drug by 2016. Read More »

Home Kits Test Halloween Candy for THC But Not Real Danger

Looks like the multi-billion dollar drug testing industry is testing a new market. As CBS News reports, a Colorado-based testing company, CB Scientific, has released a new home testing kit which allows parents to detect the presence of THC in their kids' stash. Read More »

Healing Recipes: Epilepsy – Medicated Skirt Steak Salad

Cannabis has been shown to be an effective treatment for epilepsy, and the following recipe combines cannabis with nutritious ingredients for a "healing" recipe. Read More »

Cannabis in Clinton’s Coffee? You Decide

The next latte, destined for Sen. Udall, featured an artistic rendering of a stylized flower often seen at upscale coffee bars. "Look at you," said the presumptive presidential nominee. "You got like a plant. Is that a marijuana plant?" Read More »

Setting the Record Straight on Two Decades of Cannabis Research

A literature review was released in the journal Addiction, which examined the past twenty years of research on recreational cannabis use. Read More »

Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of caryophyllene are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what studies are currently being done to determine its wide variety of medicinal benefits. Read More »

Texans Take Cannabis Law Into Their Own Hands

Texans have taken the matter of cannabis policy reform into their own hands in various cities all over the great state. Read More »

Healing Recipes: Crohn’s Disease – Pumpkin Potato Soup

Cannabis has been shown time and time again to be an incredibly effective treatment for putting Crohn's into remission. As such, cannabis infused food can be a helpful addition to the diet of anyone suffering from Crohn's. Read More »

Recklessness Compared: Legalization vs. Prohibition

Hickenlooper repeatedly used the word "reckless" to describe the passage of Colorado's pioneering legalization initiative, Amendment 64, apparently forgetting that the initiative had been approved by 55% of the very people whose support he was seeking - the state's voters. Read More »