Federal Policy


Editor’s Note:  Policy changes seem inevitable with respect to cannabis under the Trump Administration.  But this article reveals there is division with regard to the appropriate way to proceed.     Source: On weed, homeland security chief and attorney general could hardly be further apart – The Washington Post

On weed, homeland security chief and attorney general could hardly ...


The resolution, if approved, would direct the hospital’s administrative and medical staff to review and research the clinical and legal implications of using medical marijuana in the hospital and report back to the board. …. The California Hospital Association, which opposes Prop. 64, does not keep any information on whether […]

Marin hospital could be first in state to allow medical ...


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dronabinol oral solution (Syndros, Insys Therapeutics, Inc) for the treatment of anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS and for nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who fail to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments, according […]

FDA Approves THC product from Insys | O’Shaughnessy’s



As one who has been involved in the medical marijuana movement from literally the very beginning and who brings to this issue 40 years of perspective, I can say with certainty that we have never been at a more opportune time to effect dramatic and positive change. Everyone is aware, […]

The U.S. Must Create a New Schedule for Cannabis: An ...


In this Brookings Essay, John Hudak writes on the uncertainty and inconsistency surrounding federal and state laws for medical marijuana use, distribution, and research, which is placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of suffering patients, their families, and the people trying to help them. Source: The medical marijuana mess: A […]

The medical marijuana mess: A prescription for fixing a broken ...


Today, on the House floor, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) addressed the serious opioid abuse epidemic across America, highlighting medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive prescription opioids in treating chronic pain. In his remarks, Representative Blumenauer called for further reforms to our medical marijuana laws, including making sure our […]

Congressman Blumenauer: Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Abuse Epidemic