Medical Marijuana, Compassionate Use, And Public Policy: Expert Opinion Or Vox Populi?

Medical Marijuana, Compassionate Use, And Public Policy: Expert Opinion Or Vox Populi?

A recent article in the Hastings Center Report reviewed the Supreme Court’s current (but undoubtedly not final) delineation of the boundaries of federal power as set forth by the Constitution’s commerce clause. (1) The question before the Court was straightforward: Did federal authority asserted under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 (CSA) trump California’s legalization […]

Court Rules on Marijuana (Courts) (Oregon's High Court Affirms That Employers are Not Obligated to Accept a Worker's Use of Medical Marijuana)

Court Rules on Marijuana (Courts) (Oregon’s High Court Affirms That Employers are Not Obligated to Accept a Worker’s Use of Medical Marijuana)

Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard In a Eugene case with national implications, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers do not have to accommodate a worker’s medical marijuana use – even if it’s off the job.

Healing with Medical Marijuana

Healing with Medical Marijuana

Imagine that there is an effective treatment for dozens of serious ailments—from cancer and Parkinson’s disease to headaches and depression. Now imagine that the government is preventing you from using it because it is derived from a controversial herb. Cannabis, more commonly called marijuana, is still looked upon by many people as a social evil; […]