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10 Top-Rated States for Medical Marijuana


By Chris Morris, CNBC Newson February 19, 2016 While it’s still controversial, medical marijuana is edging toward normality. Forty states (and the District of Columbia) now have some form of law on the books that allow the drug to be used for a variety of ailments, and sales are soaring—

Senator Warren Asks The CDC To Look At Marijuana As Potential Cure For Opioid Overdose Rate

Embarrassed by the failure of the CDC to rein in our nation’s catastrophic opioid habit, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) fired off a letter to the director of the Centers for Disease Control on Monday. According warren.senate.gov, her request was straightforward and on point: The CDC should collaborate with other federal agencies and explore the very real […]

Federal Bill Would Prevent College Kids With Drug Convictions From Losing Financial Aid


A group of bipartisan lawmakers emerged this week with a piece of legislation intended to repeal the law that has crippled so many students from furthering their education because a drug offense disqualified them from financial aid.

Elizabeth Warren Asks CDC to Consider Legal Marijuana as Alternative Painkiller

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to consider the role legal marijuana could play in the prescription opioid epidemic. Warren asked for more research into medical marijuana and painkiller addiction in a letter to the CDC director, Thomas Friedan. “Opioid abuse is a national concern and warrants swift and immediate action,” Warren wrote. Her request comes as politicians, including the presidential nominees, search for the best response…

Where The State Senators Stand On Marijuana

Eight state senators traveled to Denver this month to study the highs and lows of marijuana in Colorado, one of four states where voters have legalized the drug’s recreational use. With Massachusetts voters likely to vote on a legalization ballot question in November, the senators quizzed top officials about how legal pot impacts everything from public health to drugged driving to taxes. They aimed to gain an understanding of how to regulate the new industry,…

The Next States Likely To Legalize Marijuana

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Alaska, Oregon, and Washington DC all legalized recreational marijuana this past year, and we at Stoned Girls couldn’t be happier for them.  With all that hype dying down a bit, we were wondering what states were likely to follow suit.