Pennsylvania Is Very Close to Becoming the 24th to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Can marijuana’s expansion be stopped? The answer at the state level looks to be a resounding “No!” Since California became the first state to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes two decades prior, a grand total of 23 states have legalized its medical use, with the latest being New York. It now appears … Read more

Medical Marijuana Is Finally Coming to the Keystone State

Following 14 excruciating months of infighting and delays, Pennsylvania legislators are expected to legalize medical marijuana at their next session’s March 14, 2016 kickoff. Specifically, Pennsylvania’s State House will vote on “Senate Bill 3” which the Senate overwhelmingly approved in a different form on Jan. 26, 2015. In the interim, Senate Bill 3 was substantially … Read more


If legalized marijuana starts falling like dominoes in more states, hug a scientist. A new study from Science Reports has found that weed is even safer than previously believed. It was already known that marijuana has a very low probability as a lethal substance, but the new study shows how far below alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, … Read more

Former NFL Players Call for Medical Marijuana to be Taken Off Banned List

To understand football, Nate Jackson says, you need to remember one inherent truth about the game: a human body was not made to absorb that kind of punishment. “There’s no safe way to get hit by a truck,” Jackson puts it. Jackson, author of the football memoir Slow Getting Up, spent six seasons playing tight … Read more

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Again

On Tuesday the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 3, a legislative proposal that would create a functional medical cannabis program in the state. Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) co-sponsored the legislation and built up bipartisan support that lead to the bill’s passage by a margin of 40-7. “The support of so many … Read more


The drug, Epidiolex, is derived from cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant that doesn’t produce the “high” feeling commonly associated with pot. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a series of clinical trials to test Epidiolex’s efficacy at treatment centers around the world, including 10 in the United States. … Read more