The U.S. could soon be one step closer to allowing marijuana sales at your local drugstore. But while that might mean good news for patients, it could also overturn 20 years of development in the medical marijuana industry.
Voters in California will decide this November whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state. California's secretary of state announced Tuesday that the measure had obtained enough signatures to be placed on the ballot. Its supporters have raised $3.53 million,
Whole Foods isn’t the most lucrative retail outfit. Apple stores, jewelry stores, Costco stores and now marijuana dispensaries actually tally more annual revenue per square foot.
In the past several years, women have become a driving force in the growth of the cannabis industry here and across the United States. As one magazine cover proclaimed recently, “Legal marijuana could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men.”
An oil derived from marijuana plants proved effective in a rare form of epilepsy that afflicts 30,000 Americans, its maker said this morning.
A group of Democratic lawmakers is renewing pressure on the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove marijuana from its current position on a list of the most dangerous drugs, a category that includes heroin and ecstasy.
The startup drew headlines last week after Microsoft announced it would make Kind’s Agrisoft Seed to Sale software available for sale on its cloud computing platform that services government clients – a move that marks Microsoft’s foray into the marijuana business.
Few industries have been able to change their narratives as drastically as legal marijuana, and it has done so with the help of two sympathetic groups: Football players with a traumatic brain disease and sick children.
Supporters of Arkansas’ medical marijuana turned in thousands of signatures Monday in an effort to put their legalization proposal on the state’s ballot this fall, and called on backers of a competing ballot measure to end their campaign.
One out of every five Colorado teens say they have used marijuana in the last month, but that rate has not increased since pot was legalized in the state and is in line with the national average, according to a new report from the state Health Department.
Starting Wednesday (June 22), simple possession of marijuana in New Orleans will carry far fewer consequences for repeat offenders. Police have been able since 2010 to issue a court summons to someone caught for the first time with weed. Now that option will extend to subsequent offenses.
International Business Times sat down with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, to hear about his stance on legalizing marijuana. Only four states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana.
Medical marijuana reduces the side effects of Alzheimer’s disease and provides relief to those suffering from this illness. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million American's are living with the disease. And it’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the country.
After the legalization of medical or recreational marijuana in more than 20 states, Microsoft on Thursday will announce its first-ever partnership with a software company that supports the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Stephen Mandile spent 10 years on a host of pills after he was injured in Iraq in 2005. Now, he uses medical marijuana to treat his pain and wants to help other vets get the same opportunity.
On Tuesday, a New Jersey lawmaker will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss how a similar law might work here. Still, it's a safe bet legalization remains a long way off in the Garden State. Here's a look at what likely needs to happen for New Jersey to legalize recreational pot.
Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization heard in recent years.
Gov. John Kasich signed a plan to legalize medical marijuana into law Wednesday, making Ohio the 25th state to approve its use.
American voters are more unified over medical marijuana than gun control, immigration and taxes, yet presidential candidates keep blowing smoke. Nearly 90% of Americans — 81% of Republicans and 94% of Democrats — support the legal use of medical marijuana.
Using pot, even over decades, was only linked to one negative health effect in a new study. Even after years of heavy use, marijuana doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the physical health of the body. The only bad effects pot seemed to have were on the teeth.