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Why Health Insurance Still Won’t Cover Medical Weed

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite growing mainstream acceptance, marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug keeps it from being covered by insurance for people who need it most. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 23, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Snooki admits constant boozing during 'Jersey Shore', cat brings home bag of marijuana to owner, and Edward Cocaine sees drug charges dropped. MORE  

Marijuana-Based Drug Could Help Kids Suffering From Epilepsy

By McCarton Ackerman

Epidiolex has shown great promise in early testing, though both the stigma and the high cost might mean a commercial drug is still years away. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Flappy Bird creator vows less addiction, online gambling revenues down in NJ, British teens caught smoking meth on tram, and 'Captain America' LSD seized in Dublin. MORE  

NFL Reportedly Might Change Drug Policy Regarding Weed

By Shawn Dwyer

An anonymous league source told ESPN that the NFL's drug policy regarding marijuana is outdated and needs to change with the times. MORE  

Will Marijuana Become the Next Sports Medicine?

By Paul Gaita

Some big-name athletes are calling for medical marijuana to replace dangerous and addictive prescription painkillers. Pro sports leagues are listening but not acting. How long until that changes? MORE  

Whole Family of Medical MJ Patients Busted for Growing Pot

By Bryan Le

A family of four has been arrested for growing their own medical marijuana, despite being within the legal limit in the state of Washington. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Martin Scorsese's nephew busted for dealing dope, PA governor changes on medical pot, drunk NY cops go on shooting sprees, and pot food truck debuts in Denver. MORE  

Blake Griffin Says NBA Players Should Be Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana

By John Lavitt

Prior to the controversy and turmoil caused by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Griffen came out in favor of players using medical pot over pills to deal with pain. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 30, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dean McDermott talks about alcoholism, Colorado to revisit edible pot, heroin linked to Navy SEALs deaths, and Minnesota panel approves medical weed bill. MORE  

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