The DEA Wants To Study The Medical Benefits Of Cannabis, But The DOJ Is Stonewalling Them

Although CNN reported that a study found little evidence that marijuana helps treat chronic pain and PTSD, we beg to differ…

Two studies published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that there was little scientific evidence to support either the effectiveness or safety of medical marijuana.

If Marijuana is Dangerous, Opioids are Nuclear

Six Republicans and Six Democrats Re-Introduce Respect State Marijuana Laws Act

Six Congressional Republicans and six Democratic co-sponsors re-introduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act. The legislation was submitted in 2013 and it would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by giving states the freedom to develop their own marijuana policies. The bipartisan bill would effectively end the federal war on marijuana in states that have legalized it.

Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General Nominee, Does Not Support Marijuana Legalization

During her confirmation speech on Wednesday, Loretta Lynch, the nominee for Attorney General, said that she does not support the growing trend of marijuana legalization. Supporters of marijuana hope that her uneducated stance will not end up being a road block for industry growth.  

During her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, the Republican Senator from Alabama, asked, "Do you support the legalization of marijuana?"

President Obama expects to see more states legalize marijuana

Not too long ago, an aide for the Obama administration said that the President does not plan on doing anything new regarding the marijuana policy during his final two years in office. His statement upset some marijuana advocates around the country and on Thursday, President Obama broke his silence. President Obama said on a YouTube interview that he expects to see more states experiment with marijuana legalization.

Legal Marijuana Generates a Mixed Reaction with Native American Tribes Following the DOJ Decision

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the United States Department of Justice changed the landscape of the legal marijuana industry. They did so by stating that Indian tribes across the country can now grow and sell marijuana for recreational use on their sovereign lands. The tribes must follow the federal guidelines in the four states where the drug has been legalized for recreational use.