What Effect Does Cannabis Have on Mental Health?

By Joan Eberhardt Who Benefits? Advocates for veterans will tell you that many vets use cannabis as a way of coping with the negative effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There’s plenty of data to back up that more veterans are using cannabis to cope with PTSD, but while studies are underway to determine … More What Effect Does Cannabis Have on Mental Health?

Democrats Adopt Pro-Marijuana Platform

By Joan Eberhardt   The Democrats put marijuana on the platform The Democratic Party intends to address marijuana policy reform on its official platform. The platform is expected to be adopted by the party at the national convention in Philadelphia in July. The 15-person decisionmaking panel, of whom Bernie Sanders appointed 5, agreed to add … More Democrats Adopt Pro-Marijuana Platform

Illinois Tweaks its Medical Marijuana Pilot Program

By Joan Eberhardt Illinois marijuana reforms At the tail end of its legislative session, the Illinois House and Senate were able to pass a fairly significant package of reforms to the state’s ailing medical marijuana pilot program. The package of reforms, which Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he would sign, extends the pilot program to … More Illinois Tweaks its Medical Marijuana Pilot Program