MedicalMarijuana

Pot-Based Prescription Drug Looks for FDA OK

A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant itself could soon be making their way to pharmacy shelves, according to drug companies, small biotech firms and university scientists.

Medical Marijuana: Who's on Hook for Consumer Safety?

Last week, a new bill was introduced by lawmakers that would remove the federal ban on marijuana and let states produce, regulate and tax it. Though it's unclear how much traction the bill will achieve, it shifts the debate from a moral to an economic one and raises a number of questions about consumer safety.

Weed making inroads among retirees

Although California has a huge population of residents carrying prescriptions for medical marijuana, the social stigma attached to the drug has led...

Oaksterdam votes today on pot tax

Voting ends today in Oakland, Calif. on a measure to create a new business category, for the first time officially recognizing medical marijuana...