Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the CDC to look into marijuana as a possible antidote to painkiller deaths.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow its doctors to discuss medical marijuana with patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.

Wichita’s marijuana ballot initiative has been struck down by the Kansas Supreme Court.

The case, which pitted the city against the state, hinged on whether the initiative conflicted with statewide laws prohibiting marijuana possession and whether activists complied with the requirements for ballot initiatives.

New research shows 52% of Americans, including a majority of adults under 65, support legalizing marijuana.

Marijuana advocates hoping for a substantial shift in federal marijuana policy in the last year of the Obama administration are likely to be disappointed.