Activism

Across the United States — and among former professional athletes, especially — people are telling stories of how cannabis curtailed their epileptic seizures, helped manage their chronic pain, and gave them their lives back.

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Gathered under clouds of weed smoke on the University of Michigan Diag, cannabis enthusiasts young and old passed joints and smoked bowls.

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"We see cannabis not as a gateway drug. We see it as an exit path off opiates."

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TV travel guide Rick Steves is best-known for his mild-mannered jaunts across Europe, but he traveled to Chicago to speak out Tuesday on a favorite side project: legalizing marijuana.

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Just over a year ago, British actor Sir Patrick Stewart publicly discussed his use of medical cannabis for the very first time.

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State regulators awarded a $1 million, three-year contract this week to a New Jersey-based company to operate a toll-free help line for patients, caregivers and doctors accessing Ohio's new medical marijuana program. 

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The increase has come amid increasingly visible advocacy from veterans’ groups.

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The show is a mix of pre-recorded and live segments, with about 20 minutes of talk spread over an hour – brought to you by the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine.

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Legalization advocates in 420-unfriendly states like Kansas and Oklahoma have many hurdles to overcome, but they want the outside world to know they haven’t given up the fight.

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Medical cannabis ultimately led him on a journey from Maryland to Colorado and back again, giving him a unique perspective on the dramatic differences in state MMJ programs.

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Spearheaded by younger tribal members who are eager to join the legalization movement sweeping the country, the tribe has taken steps to become the first vertically integrated Native American pot operation — growing pot on the reservation and selling it off-site.

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Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

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American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old.

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Connecticut cannabis activists believe that legalization of recreational cannabis isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

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From cultivation to managing shops to keeping them secure, veterans find a calling in all levels of the cannabis industry.

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Bros and blunts are cool, but ganja's more of a girl thing these days. With cannabis America's fastest-growing industry, and Los Angeles the capital of that industry, women are determined not to be left out.

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“Jeff Sessions is an old dinosaur with old ideas,” said one dispensary customer. “We have a younger, newer, more educated population who will vote that out. It won’t last."

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DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado cannabis companies have found it is hard for them to be charitable.

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The American Legion wants the federal government to focus on cannabis as potential treatment for PTSD and other ailments.

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Good music and good cannabis can really make me feel the same way," said keynote speaker Steve DeAngelo, "they both activate the brain-heart connection, they stimulate each other and put one in touch with the other.”

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Several former NFL players advocated the use of cannabis as a healing medicine Saturday during the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in Phoenix.

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PBS travel guru Rick Steves appeared in front of Congress to tell Jeff Sessions his idea of pot users is wrong – and the Senate is moving on it.

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One of the world’s most famous scientists says that the U.S. government’s classification of marijuana has absolutely nothing to do with science.

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A medical cannabis dispensary is opening its doors and donating medicine to those displaced by the wildfires that have ravaged northern California over the last few days.

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Christine Gordon is battling the Kansas Legislature for access to medical marijuana for her 6-year-old daughter, Autumn, who has a form of epilepsy that leaves her with persistent seizures that have not responded to traditional medicines.

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The Cleveland School of Cannabis says it received approval from the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools this week.

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A local physicians' group is offering free evaluations and registration assistance to military veterans who are interested in using medicinal marijuana in Maryland.

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If you're only familiar with his travel show, "Rick Steves' Europe," you might not guess that the mild-mannered PBS personality is one of America's most prominent advocates for marijuana legalization.

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If you were watching Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans, you may have noticed a particularly green set of cleats on Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan.

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The site is the first step in the state's public education campaign to inform California residents about the drug as it becomes more widely used and available.

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CSR can boost the cannabis sector’s image and bottom line, industry leaders said during a keynote panel at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale Show in Denver.

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The comic duo Cheech and Chong, who rose to fame in the 1970s and 80s with routines centered around smoking marijuana, shared an apparent Facebook post by a Standish town councilor advocating for the medicinal use of the drug.

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