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Calling BS on Marijuana Research + Video on Effects of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Politicizing Research? A slew of news articles flooded the print, broadcast, and internet media this week about two new studies published in Monday’s online issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. One study found that states with medical marijuana laws are associated with reductions in Medicare Part D opioid prescriptions, compared to states that do not have such laws. The […]


Once Pot Friendly North California County Bans Marijuana

Last week, Calaveras County’s new Board of Supervisors banned all marijuana cultivation within its boundaries. This rural county the size of Rhode Island has a population of 44,000. Financially challenged, it needed the money the previous Board thought legalizing cultivation would bring. That Board legalized marijuana cultivation for medical use in 2016 after a devastating […]


Study: The Surprising Effect of Marijuana Legalization on College Students

Researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Michigan studied marijuana use among 10,924 college students at one large Oregon university and six other universities in states that have not legalized marijuana. Using data from the Health Minds Survey, they looked at marijuana use before and after Oregon legalized the drug for recreational use. […]


America’s Ramshackle Marijuana Laws

I was speaking to a legislator this week readying himself for his vote on Florida’s medical marijuana legislation when he posed an interesting question: How can we defend voting in favor of any medical marijuana legislation if in so doing we are essentially passing a state law that is prohibited by federal law? It’s a […]


The Illusion of Marijuana As Medicine

Since speaking of the fantastical nature of medical marijuana, I have been bombarded with commentaries and concerns regarding the legal status of the plant in Florida. Sadly, most of the comments have been hateful, demeaning, and designed only to intimidate. But hidden amongst the hate speech are some communications that honestly raise questions of a […]


Limit the number of Marijuana Dispensaries in Pinellas County

On Tuesday, April 25th, the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners will consider an ordinance to regulate marijuana cultivation sites and dispensaries. We have analyzed the ordinance and are concerned with the number of dispensaries it would allow. The proposed ordinance says that it would allow each approved licensee with the state to have 2 dispensaries […]


Since legalization export of Colorado marijuana increased by 1,700%

The latest Marijuana Report states: The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area just released a supplement to its 2016 report titled The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact, Volume 4, September 2016. The supplement includes several metrics, including seizures of Colorado marijuana the US Postal Inspection Service has made since 2009, when the […]


Time for the U.S. Department of Justice to crack down on Marijuana

President Trump said during his address to a joint session of Congress, I have further ordered the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, along with the Department of State and the Director of National Intelligence, to coordinate an aggressive strategy to dismantle the criminal cartels that have spread across our Nation. We will stop the […]


Marijuana causes psychotic behavior and violence — Trump to the rescue

In the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana was classified as a Schedule I drug because it was considered to have no “accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.” Recently John Bolton, one of the candidates on Donald Trump’s short list for Secretary Of State, said on the Fox News program “Out Numbered” that […]


Facts you need to know about the medical marijuana Amendment 2 — Must see videos

Early voting begins today in 50 of Florida’s 67 counties! To find your county’s early voting dates and locations click here. We encourage you to visit before heading to the polls, for information about the candidates and amendments. CRITICAL FACTS YOU NEED KNOW ABOUT AMENDMENT 2 “MEDICAL MARIJUANA” We agree there is a real need to help people […]


Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops finds Marijuana Amendment 2 Problematic

The following is a statement by the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops titled “AMENDMENT 2: Concerns to Weigh Before Voting” dated September 19, 2016: On Election Day, Floridians will vote on an amendment to the Florida Constitution that would allow the “use of marijuana for debilitating medical conditions.” At first glance, the proposed amendment appeals […]