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Medical marijuana spreads like a good weed to D.C.

Image from public domain. During my fourteen years as a Washington, D.C., resident, through 2002, I felt dissonance about being in a colony that had taxation without representation in Congress, and where I believe that D.C. would have been much closer to statehood today were...

A view into now: Where medical marijuana dispensaries are lawful

Recently, I heard Steve DeAngelo speak live about medical marijuana. During his talk, he showed his above-displayed video about the Harborside Health Center in San Jose, California, where he is the executive director. The center provides medical marijuana and holistic services. I know that the...

Feds to finally stop raids where medical marijuana is legal

In early February 2009, I wrote about the dissonance between the then-recent federal raid on several Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries and Barack Obama’s disinclination –expressed during the campaign — to waste federal resources to interfere with medical marijuana activities in states that permit doctors to...

ACP recognizes benefits of medical marijuana

Image from public domain. In a recent position paper, the American College of Physicians recognized real benefits of medical marijuana, called for continuing research, and acknowledged the importance of rescheduling marijuana from its Schedule I status. The report’s executive summary states: "Marijuana has been smoked...

Legalize medical marijuana

Thanks to Robert Guest for posting this video of Drew Carey presenting compelling reasons to legalize medical marijuana, including a fascinating visit to a California state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary, and interviews with beneficiaries of medical marijuana. Sadly, the federal government — with the U.S. Supreme Court’s...