Florida became the 26th state to legalize medical marijuana a week ago. Amendment 2 was on the ballot in 2014 but failed to pass, receiving 58% of the vote (Florida requires 60% or more for constitutional amendments). The second time was the charm, as the 2016 version of the initiative received 71% of the vote.…

Cannabis plants were arranged across the body of a middle-aged man before his burial in Turpan, China, around 2,500 years ago.  PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY HONGEN JIANG By Kristin Romey Story first ran on National Geographic.  PUBLISHED OCTOBER 4, 2016 Archaeologists are hailing the discovery of an “extraordinary cache” of cannabis found in an ancient burial in…

Posted November 19, 2016 02:51 pm – Updated November 21, 2016 08:34 am By Drew Dixon [email protected] While over 70 percent of Florida voters approved constitutional Amendment 2 on Nov. 8 to legalize medicinal marijuana, the economic impact of the measure will remain hazy for at least months if not years. The modification to the…

People are forever wandering onto KINDLAND territory and wondering out loud: What makes you people so goddamn smart? Well, scientific findings recently published in Frontiers in Pharmacology may have cleared up that mystery once and for all. Preliminary investigations by medical researchers from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University indicate that pot use…

DENVER (AP) -Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana in bars and restaurants.      Denver voters weighed in on Proposition 300 as eight other states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes last week.      The city measure allows bars and restaurants to apply to allow marijuana use. Patrons…

It was a big day for pot in America. USA TODAY (Photo: tvirbickis, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Supporters of medical marijuana on Wednesday celebrated the landslide victory of Amendment 2 as long-needed relief for Florida’s sickest patients. But it will likely be many months before most of the estimated 450,000 people who qualify for the drug will…

By WFLA Web Staff Published: November 8, 2016, 5:16 pm Updated: November 8, 2016, 10:19 pm AP file photo (WFLA) – Florida voters have approved a medical cannabis amendment. Amendment 2, the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, will let licensed physicians prescribe medical marijuana. Patients have to have one of the following diseases: Cancer Epilepsy Glaucoma HIV…

Javier Hasse BenzingaNovember 11, 2016  Americans in nine states voted on marijuana laws this week. California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana; North Dakota, Arkansas, Florida and Montana passed medical marijuana laws — or amendments, in the latter case. The only one of the nine states with marijuana on…

TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters’ approval of a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for a broad swath of patients might have spurred a green rush into the state by investors eager to cash in on what will soon be the nation’s second-largest pot market. Investors and operators are seeking to get in on the ground floor…