As the opioid crisis has mushroomed into a national epidemic, the number of truck and bus drivers, commercial pilots, railroad operators and pipeline workers who failed federal drug tests has jumped by 77 percent since 2006, federal data shows.
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Maryland Del. Dan Morhaim will not seek another term in the General Assembly, ending a 24-year run in which he helped launch the state’s medical marijuana program.
Some doctors who had signed up for medical marijuana programs promptly backed out when Sessions reversed the hands-off policy of the Obama era.
As marijuana becomes legal in more states, some are allowing people to ask to have their old marijuana convictions expunged or reduced.
A bill that would allow physicians to recommend CBD for patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage.
With the advancement of big data, quality testing and cultivation methods, more career opportunities are becoming available in the marijuana industry.
Statistics show what appears to be a broad, long-term decoupling of homicide rates and the illegal drug trade in many U.S. cities.
The most common reason for gynecomastia — enlarged breasts — among 18-to-35-year-old men is frequent use of pot, according to a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in treating the condition
Sessions is making the case Trump administration anti-crime policies are working, even though the trend already was apparent when he repeatedly warned that crime was out of control.
Officials from GW Pharmaceuticals, the company that developed Epidiolex announced promising results from a randomized study on 171 patients.
A 24-year-old former Trump campaign worker who rose rapidly to a senior post in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will step down by the end of the month.
A new directive from the Veterans Health Administration urges vets and their physicians to open up on the subject of medical marijuana, but whether vets will do so remains to be seen.
The résumé of Taylor Weyeneth, a rising star in the Trump administration’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, is raising eyebrows in Washington, D.C.
A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies – only to find out they contained medical marijuana.
Two new medical marijuana entrepreneurs are concerned about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent rescinding of the Cole Memo.
Discrimination in Maryland’s broader business climate justifies giving minority and women-owned businesses preferences for entering the medical marijuana market, according to a report released Wednesday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.
At 23, Taylor Weyeneth, was a political appointee and rising star at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the White House office responsible for coordinating the federal government’s multibillion dollar anti-drug initiatives.
Matriarch Dr. Janice Knox led the family’s move into medical marijuana in 2012, when she retired from a decades-long career in anesthesiology.
Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the next decade, according to a new study.
As a former senator from the South known for trumpeting the sovereignty of state power over federal overreach, Sessions’ defense of overturning practices that had been initiated by state ballots seems contradictory, even hypocritical.
The U.S. is not gearing up for a large-scale prosecution of legal marijuana users, according to initial indications from the dozen or so U.S. attorneys who are now authorized make that call.
Opinion: It is no longer tenable for Session to remain atop the Justice Department, as he cannot credibly lead the FBI, and has repeatedly lied to the Senate.
“One of the reasons why, I hate to say it, it’s that the African Americans, they were basically users and they basically responded the worst off those drugs just because their character makeup, their genetics and that.”
Democrats from likely to dark horse candidates for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination denounced Sessions’ move to reduce state marijuana protections.
Jeff Sessions may get what he wants for now. But in the end he probably did a great service to the legalization movement.
With the proposed crackdown on marijuana, the Trump administration created huge political headaches for scores of Republicans who were already facing a tough environment in 2018.
In Maryland, a community bank is working with the state’s newly launched medical marijuana industry, offering a way to avoid the security concerns of cash.
California recreational marijuana is official on Jan. 1, but consumers hoping to score some weed that day in some of its biggest cities are out of luck.
Second-generation cannabis farmer Chiah Rodriques warns new regulations may sacrifice her farm to big business.
While some towns and residents are excited about California’s move to legalize recreational marijuana, there is another prevalent sentiment: concern.
More women – especially younger women – are testing positive for marijuana use during pregnancy in northern California, according to a new study.
The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016, driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opiates, according to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
California is offering a second chance to people convicted of marijuana crimes, with the opportunity to have their criminal records cleared or the charges sharply reduced.
Rolling back marijuana policy is likely to cause political headaches for the Trump administration given widespread public support, the economic clout of the marijuana industry and the supporters legal marijuana businesses have won over in Congress.
Maryland’s medical marijuana regulators on Thursday approved 12 new dispensaries, bringing the total number of fully-approved legal storefronts to 22.
Many Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries have run out of inventory in the opening days of sales or have been forced to limit sales to preregistered patients.
Maryland medical marijuana patients can officially purchase cannabis products in December 2017. Get info on qualifying conditions, finding a doctor, where to buy & more.
Alcoholic beverage sales fell by 15 percent following the introduction of medical marijuana laws in a number of states, according to a new working paper by researchers.
In Italy, medical cannabis is legal, but the only place it can be legally grown is a heavily guarded military facility in Florence where, this year, two greenhouses produced a yield of about 220 pounds.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon wasn’t just using drugs in college; he was selling them – making as much as $10,000 a month from the sale of marijuana, according to a new interview.
If the opioid epidemic was simply a problem of supply – people being able to access drugs too easily – then a targeted new effort in Appalachia announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week would be a huge stride toward combating the crisis.
The first cannabis dispensaries are set to open in Maryland, nearly five years after state lawmakers legalized marijuana for medical use.
Handcuffed and duct-taped, a man bolted from the trunk of a car, the driver of which was planning to turn him over for 30 pounds of marijuana.
There are millions of painkiller-dependent users inhabiting a vast gray zone somewhere between medical patient and drug addict, who are finding themselves suddenly abandoned in droves by the medical system.
From young tokers to elderly first-timers to avid gardeners, the grow-your-own scene has bloomed in Washington, D.C. For the customers crowding a grow store, home growing is on par with home brewing. The regulars swap tips, buy supplies, brag about their results.
Nelly, whose songs extol the virtues of marijuana, alcohol, and scantily clad women may be challenged as to repertoire.
State legislators across the country, including Maine, are resisting the will of the people by gutting or even repealing citizen initiatives.
Washington Post op-ed: Veterans’ compelling stories about how medical cannabis helped them differ starkly from VA’s federally imposed silence and lack of guidance.
President Donald Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis called Wednesday for a nationwide system of drug courts and easier access to alternatives to opioids for people in pain.
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