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Nevada Bans Discrimination Against Any Job Seekers Testing Positive for Marijuana Except in Public Safety

This first-of-its-kind piece of legislation will protect thousands of marijuana users from facing potential discrimination while applying for jobs.

Seattle Judges Finally Throw Out 15 Years Worth of Marijuana Convictions

Since the ruling was unanimously approved this week, the charges are expected to be dismissed by mid-November.

Canada Becomes First Western Nation to Legalize Marijuana

The bill's approval is being hailed as a “historic milestone for progressive policy in Canada.”

City is Using $300,000 in Marijuana Tax Revenue to Fund Safe Streets Program

The city of Portland, Oregon has unveiled a multi-faceted campaign to end traffic fatalities in the municipality – and a large chunk of the...

Seattle to Vacate and Dismiss Old Marijuana Charges Following California’s Lead

Because the city has already legalized marijuana possession, the mayor is now working to erase misdemeanor charges for thousands of state residents who received convictions before the ruling.

New Hampshire Passes Bipartisan “Commonsense Reform” Decriminalizing Marijuana

New Hampshire has just joined the ranks of U.S. states that are implementing “commonsense marijuana reform”. That's because the state recently passed House bill 640-FN,...

Traffic Fatalities Decline in States with Medical Marijuana Laws

Based on data collected over the last three decades, states with medical marijuana laws saw a 26% drop in traffic fatalities than states without.

Most Complete Study to Date Says Marijuana Can Treat Addiction, Mental Health

Though research has supported the medicinal use of marijuana in the past, this University of British Colombia study confirmed what we've always known.

Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Allow for Production of Oils

Virginia lawmakers unanimously passed a bill that will allow families to be able to legally buy medical marijuana for treating epileptic seizures in the...

Congress Quietly Ends Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition

Buried in the 1,600 pages of Congress’ new spending plan is a quiet little passage that radically alters the way America treats medical marijuana. The...

Marijuana Fills Dire Medical Needs of Families; Science, States Try to Catch Up

Unthinkable two decades ago, parents are joining together to fight for their children’s right to use marijuana – and many legislators and researchers are...

U.S. House Votes to Halt Federal Meddling in Medical Marijuana

For the first time ever, Congress has taken action to protect medical marijuana users and the legal dispensaries where they get their prescriptions filled. In the wee...
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Feds Will Not Block State Marijuana Laws

The Obama administration said Thursday that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states strongly...

US Halts Medical Marijuana Raids (w/ Video)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday he's halting federal raids on medial marijuana distributors in the 13 states that allow marijuana...

Marijuana May Help Stave off Alzheimer’s

New research shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may prevent the progression of the disease by preserving levels of an important neurotransmitter that...

US Presbyterians Urge Medicinal Use of Marijuana

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the seventh major religious organization in the United States to support the use of medical marijuana, an issue...

Cannabis Can Be 30x More Powerful Than Aspirin for Inflammation, Says New Study Eyeing Future Opioid Substitute

The researchers say that the discovery could help create a natural—and potent—form of pain relief without the risk of addiction of other painkillers.

Good News in History, July 8

Happy 70th Birthday to Chef Wolfgang Puck, the Austrian restaurateur and businessman who learned cooking from his pastry-chef mother. Puck moved to the U.S....

Good News in History, April 29

120 years ago, the musician and composer Duke Ellington, one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, was born in Washington, DC....

Good News in History, April 7

Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time was born 80 years ago today. His bout with polio as a youngster...