Some Massachusetts physicians have resigned from marijuana companies after being told by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigators they must do so or be faced with relinquishing federal licenses to prescribe certain medications, The Boston Globe reports.
A measure passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week would end federal interference in state medical marijuana laws.
Health insurance companies are not covering medical marijuana, which can cost up to $1,000 monthly, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Government researchers will have access to an increased supply of marijuana for medical research, the Drug Enforcement Administration has announced.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 11- Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Advocates of medical marijuana came to Capitol Hill this week to urge legislators to pass a measure that would ban the federal government from restricting state medical marijuana laws.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have found no increase in crime in states that legalized medical marijuana. They analyzed rates of murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and auto theft.
Medical marijuana researchers are a step closer to being able to start a study on whether the drug helps treat post-traumatic stress disorder, after the Public Health Service gave its approval to the study. The Drug Enforcement Administration must still approve the research.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, February 28- Thursday, March 6, 2014.
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