Will California Legalize Cannabis in 2014? Probably Not

It looks as if the bigger groups behind cannabis law reform are marshaling their forces for 2016


Medical Cannabis Used to Treat Alcoholism

As the world struggles to understand the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis, one topic of inquiry is the use of medical cannabis to treat alcoholism. Though several studies indicate that medical cannabis may effectively reduce the pains of alcohol withdrawal, other researchers remain unconvinced. A recent meta-analysis indicates that overall more research is required before

California Democrats Back Marijuana Legalization

California Democrats have approved a party platform including a plank calling for marijuana legalization, marking a major shift for the state party. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, state party delegates moved Sunday to adopt a platform that includes support for “the legalization, regulation and taxation of pot in a manner similar to that of tobacco or alcohol.” The platform was adopted by a near-unanimous voice vote

Christian Pot Dispensary Takes on IRS

At Lanette Davies’ shop in Sacramento, everyone stops what they’re doing at 6 p.m. Some patrons come especially for this moment in the day, while others just happen to be there. “We have prayer every night, for our community and our patients,” she says. And those patients are all taking at least one of the same prescriptions: medical marijuana. Her shop, Canna Care, is a “Christian-based dispensary,” where the owners believe in both the powers of Christ and cannabis