MMJ Patients Push DEA Chief to Quit

A growing group of medical marijuana patients is calling for the resignation of DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg after he called MMJ a “joke.” The Marijuana Majority, a national pro-reform group, launched a petition seeking Rosenberg’s firing or resignation. As of Nov. 12, the petition had gathered roughly 30,000 signatures. Rosenberg’s comments came earlier in […]

Synthetic Weed Ring Busted in California

Federal agents have busted what they called a major synthetic marijuana ring in Southern California. A dozen arrests were announced in October by the U.S. attorney’s office for Los Angeles. The suspects are all California residents and allegedly sold synthetic pot to homeless people in the city’s Skid Row neighborhood, near downtown. Synthetic weed, also […]

California Finally Gets MMJ Regulations

After years of practical and political chaos, California’s medical marijuana system is finally subject to statewide regulation. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed three bills in October that will impose a set of licensing and operational rules on cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries across the state. His signature marks the first time California’s MMJ system […]

Study: Weed Is Good for PTSD

Among marijuana’s many medical uses, one of the most promising is its treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This serious mental illness afflicts 5.2 million Americans each year, with 8 percent of the population suffering symptoms at some point in their lives. New research now suggests marijuana is a highly effective treatment for PTSD, […]