medical marijuana

Heading to Vote? Highlights of Ballot Measures Across the Country
 

The presidential race isn't the only thing on the ballot. Besides congressional, state and local races, voters in 33 states will also be asked to decide on 157 measures — ranging from marijuana legalization to minimum wage changes — on Nov. 8. Here are some highlights.

Accident Victim: ‘It’s the Wild, Wild West’ Without More Medical Marijuana Research
 

D.C. resident Meredith Bower was an occasional recreational marijuana user until the car accident 10 years ago that almost killed her. Her recovery left her with titanium throughout her body, an amputated lower leg and the chronic sensation that her missing foot is being crushed.

Pot Bills Stalled Despite Increased Support

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

   

Even though Senate support for a medical marijuana bill is building, it’s not getting the backing it needs to advance.  

Senate Trio Launches Medical Marijuana Effort

Booker greets four-year-old Morgan Hintz. (Niels Lesniewski/CQ Roll Call)

It isn't every day that a child can steal the show from three of the Senate's most visible members.  

But that's what happened when Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York joined with Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky in unveiling legislation to reschedule marijuana to make it more available for medicinal and research purposes. Four-year-old Morgan Hintz had at least two minor seizures just during the course of the news conference around lunchtime Tuesday. Her mother Kate said the seizures were an almost daily regular occurrence, and that's what got her into advocating for expanded access to marijuana and its components for medical use.  

Senator: Protect Gun Rights of Medical Marijuana Users

Walsh was sworn in on Feb. 11. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

If you use marijuana in a state that has legalized pot for medicinal purposes, Sen. John Walsh wants to make sure you don't lose your guns.  

The Democratic senator from Montana, appointed earlier this year and facing a difficult race on Nov. 4, has filed an amendment to a spending package being considered on the Senate floor.