Kansas to Colorado Medical Marijuana Patient: Give Up Pot and We'll Give Back Your Kids

Andy Cush · 01/14/16 04:27PM

A Gulf War veteran who legally uses medical marijuana to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder is fighting with Kansas child welfare officials for custody of five of his children, who were taken from him after a dispute in April, the Denver Post reports. According to their story, Raymond Schwab was told that a condition of the children’s return was that he provide four months of drug-free urinalysis tests, including cannabis.

Cops Say Video of Them Mocking a Disabled Woman Violates Their Privacy

Ashley Feinberg · 08/04/15 02:03PM

This past June, three Santa Ana police officers were suspended after a video surfaced of them joking about kicking a woman in a wheelchair “in the fucking nub” and eating (what appears to be) weed-infused edibles during a raid of a medical marijuana dispensary. And now, those same cops want to ban that video from ever becoming evidence—because they didn’t realize they were on camera.

Aleksander Chan · 06/19/14 05:44PM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers announced today a tentative deal to legalize medical marijuana in New York state, restricted to patients who consume edibles, take pills, or vaporize. Cuomo's administration were reportedly successful in their push for a no-smoking provision in the deal.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/23/13 01:50PM

Sanjay Gupta supports medical marijuana now, but that didn't stop his employer from trying to shut down sales of a new “Sanjay Gupta Kush” strain in Colorado. Why does CNN hate agriculture?

Sanjay Gupta Is All For Weed Now

Hamilton Nolan · 08/08/13 09:02AM

Alert, medical professionals: television doctor and 2003 People magazine "Sexiest Man Alive" runner-up Sanjay Gupta now supports medical marijuana. Please update your science textbooks.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/05/13 03:03PM

Medical marijuana for pets.

Two Anecdotes About My Parents and Marijuana

Lauren Oyler · 05/18/13 01:46PM

Last year, my boyfriend and I went to West Virginia to visit my mother while she was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. It was the second time she’d been diagnosed in three years, and the side effects from these treatments were much worse. My previous understanding of cancer had come pretty exclusively from pastel paperbacks, all dignified vomiting and heads shaved in solidarity, but the reality seems more Dante than Nicolas Sparks. A half-joke about supplemental painkillers was soon brought, tentatively, to the table.

Medical Marijuana Industry Discovers Foolproof Legal Strategy

Hamilton Nolan · 11/15/11 09:38AM

Medical marijuana is a very controversial issue for cities across America, pitting individual freedoms against municipal concerns with a backdrop of blah blah, [boilerplate "on the one hand, on the other hand" here]. The real question is: how can medical marijuana win, forever? A foolproof legal strategy is now emerging.

Oh, Weed Spots Don't Actually Reduce Crime

Hamilton Nolan · 10/25/11 08:18AM

What if I told you that having a medical marijuana dispensary near you could actually reduce crime in your neighborhood? You'd probably be like "duuuude," or some other stereotypically "stoner" thing, because your "glaucoma treatment" has been particularly good lately. Well, snap out of it, man: I'm here to tell you that a medical marijuana dispensary does not reduce crime in your neighborhood after all!