A New Era in Medical Marijuana Research?

David Noonan | Scientific American | April 2016

For neuroscientist Chuanhai Cao, the problem with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug can be summed up in two words: dead mice.

Cao, a researcher at the University of South Florida’s Byrd Alzheimer’s […]

The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana

David Downs | Scientific American | April 2016

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion.

Speculation is growing about the possibility that the U.S. […]

Marijuana Was More Popular Than Many Victorious Politicians On The Same Ballot

Matt Ferner | Huffington Post | November 2104

In the three states and the District of Columbia that had marijuana legalization measures on the 2014 ballot, ending some prohibition on a plant was more popular than many politicians who ran for statewide office and won. That was true even in Florida, […]

Poll Shows Dramatic Shifts In Public Support for Legalization

Pew Research Center

Views on drugs and drug policy in the United States have shifted significantly in the last few years, as Americans become more amicable to the idea of lenient punishment for drug users than ever before, according to a new survey.

The poll, Pew Research Center’s first comprehensive look […]

Support for Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Policy Project

Support from the Public

A May 2013 Fox News poll found that 85% of Americans think “adults should be allowed to use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician prescribes it.” Voters in 11 states have enacted medical marijuana laws by statewide ballot initiatives. In Michigan in […]