Roseanne Barr Losing Her Eyesight, Touts Benefits of Marijuana

Roseanne Barr of the hit TV sitcom Roseanne and a judge on last season’s Last Comic Standing, is going blind. The 62-year-old announced at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday that “her vision is closing in.” “I have macular degeneration…

Alexis Bortell: Texas 9-Year-Old Uses Marijuana To Cure Seizures

Young Alexis Bortell is taking on Texas in her bid to legalize medical marijuana. The 9-year-old from Dallas started having seizures at the age of 7 and was eventually diagnosed with epilepsy. Her doctors initially prescribed medication but it didn’t…

Heritage Pot Farmers’ Market Smokes Up Bargains

“It’s like in a regular farmer’s market,” said one of the organizers of the Heritage Pot Farmers Market this weekend. “People come here to talk to growers, to check that it’s grown without pesticides and that it doesn’t have mold.”…

Marijuana Plants May Decrease Pain Symptoms

In a preliminary study on the effects of medical marijuana on pain symptoms, researchers in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, are finding that medical marijuana has a profound impact on the pain symptoms of those suffering from deadly and chronic…

Most Doctors Support Legalization Of Marijuana Nationwide

Although the consensus isn’t the 100 percent sweep hoped for, more than half of U.S. physicians feel that medical marijuana should be legalized nationwide. Two-thirds of them say patients should have the option to use it as a treatment for…

Medical Marijuana Means More Crime?

Last year, a study was published, and reported on by McClatchey, that showed that marijuana was linked to crime more often than other commonly-abused substances. For example, the study reported, eighty percent of the adult males that had been arrested…

Medical Marijuana Gets Quadriplegic Fired

If you’ve been out looking for a job anytime in the past few years, you know how common it has become for employers to require a drug screen test before hiring someone. That usually involves a trip to a local…

Florida Medical Marijuana Ballot Approved

Although the amendment proposal allowing the medical use of marijuana narrowly passed the state Supreme Court, it made the ballot for Florida voters to decide upon in November. The vote was a 4 to 3 decision in favor of the…

New York To Allow Limited Use Of Medical Marijuana

New York may soon be joining a group of states, most recently Colorado, that have loosened their laws regarding the use of medical and recreational marijuana. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans to announce, this week, an executive…

New York State Will Loosen Marijuana Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is planning an executive action that would allow limited use of marijuana legally in the state. Cuomo, who had long resisted legalizing medical marijuana, seems to be coming around as other…