Progress for Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Program

Yesterday’s News – June 29, 2015      MMJ in Maryland WRK’s home state moves closer to a functioning medical cannabis program with Friday’s publication of the draft regulations from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The rules will be open for public comment until the end of July, but commission members feel that several prior […]

Field Guide Documents Cannabis in Photos

Yesterday’s News – May 21, 2015     Cannabis Coffee Table Book Featured on NPR Everyone’s favorite quiet talkers are celebrating what they call a “glamour moment” for cannabis, the publication of Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana. The coffee table book, by strategist Dan Michaels and California photographer Erik Christiansen, documents almost 200 strains […]

Morgan Freeman on Marijuana Legalization

Yesterday’s News – May 7, 2015     Morgan Freeman Loves Marijuana Morgan Freeman has long been vocal about his cannabis use, and he recently talked with The Daily Beast about legalization. The 77-year-old actor credits cannabis with relieving fibromyalgia pain brought on by devastating injuries he sustained in an automobile accident seven years ago […]

Big Changes for MMJ in Washington

Yesterday’s News – April 27, 2015   Washington to Overhaul Medical Marijuana System Washington’s medical marijuana program will see major changes after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that will align the state’s medical system with the voter-approved recreational cannabis laws. Though medical cannabis has been legal in Washington since 1998, the program is largely […]

Senate to Consider Federal Medical Marijuana Legislation

Yesterday’s News – March 10, 2015     In an historic attempt to overturn the federal ban on medical cannabis, a bipartisan group of three lawmakers will introduce legislation today that would “allow patients, doctors, and businesses in states that have already passed medical-marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution.” […]

Yesterday’s News – January 21, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Yay! What better way to start the day than with more Economist infographics on cannabis statistics? This particular link features several different maps with information on legality, price, public opinion, and sales. These colorful data are becoming my new favorite things: economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/01/daily-chart-11     If you’re a […]

Yesterday’s News – January 16, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     For all those visual learners out there, The Economist has a nifty, colorful infographic that explains the “disunited state of cannabis” in the U.S. and estimates that full legalization is five to ten years away: economist.com/news/business/21639574-american-marijuana-industry-maturing-high-times     Though it was one of the first to legalize […]

Yesterday’s News – January 6, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     There’s still no clear plan in Washington to rectify the legal debacle around medical cannabis in the age of I-502, but Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Mayor Ed Murray both issued memos on the topic in the past two days. Holmes presents a cogent argument for […]

Yesterday’s News – December 22, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     The Denver Post Editorial Board offers a compelling response to the lawsuit filed against Colorado and its cannabis regulations by Nebraska and Oklahoma, echoing Colorado AG’s assertion that the legal action is “without merit.” The Post urges the Supreme Court to refuse to take up the case, […]