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Study: Daily Cannabis Use Associated With Grater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment

Study: Daily Cannabis Use Associated With Grater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment | NORML

VANCOUVER, CANADA —Daily cannabis users undergoing therapy for opioid dependence are far more likely to complete their treatment regimen than are non-users, according to clinical trialdatapublished in the journalAddiction. Canadian investigators assessed retention rates among 820 subjects enrolled in either methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone-based treatment programs. Researchers reported, “[I]ndividuals initiating OAT (opioid agonist treatment) were approximately […]

Study: Daily Cannabis Use Associated With Grater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91849/study-daily-cannabis-use-associated-grater-retention-rates-among-subjects-undergoing-opioid-agonist-treatment/

Lawmakers in Utah Approve Compromise Medical Cannabis Bill

Lawmakers in Utah Approve Compromise Medical Cannabis Bill | Kate Zawidzki

As expected, legislators in Utah have enacted a medical cannabis law that will replace the law established by Proposition 2. While it is inferior to Prop 2, the new law will ensure that patients who need medical cannabis can safely access it, and its passage represents a victory for patients and their allies who have […]

Lawmakers in Utah Approve Compromise Medical Cannabis Bill | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92685/lawmakers-in-utah-approve-compromise-medical-cannabis-bill/

Plastic Daggers Finds Catharsis in Noise

The band Plastic Daggers, a noise and punk-rock duo, has been rattling Denver venues since 2015.

https://www.westword.com/music/denver-punk-band-plastic-daggers-finds-catharsis-in-noise-11235969

Singer-Songwriter Claire Heywood Debuts "Old Souls Motel"

Claire Heywood takes songwriting seriously. The 27-year-old Denver-based vocalist, lyricist and guitar player debuts her professed perfectionist tendencies on a new single.

https://www.westword.com/music/denver-singer-songwriter-claire-heywood-drops-new-video-11210780

New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019

New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019 | NORML

ALBANY, NY — A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana ? and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our […]

New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019 | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92498/new-york-cuomo-administration-back-adult-use-marijuana-bill/

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesdayannouncedhis resignation from the Justice Department. Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who onceopined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” As Attorney General, his officerescindedthe 2013 Cole memorandum which directed prosecutors not to interfere in state-sanctioned marijuana activity. However, that action encouraged numerous […]

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92381/us-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-resigns-2/

Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York

Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York | Mary Kruger

How much cannabis do you consume? How much do you pay for your cannabis? How much extra would you pay for cannabis delivery? How often do you share your cannabis with friends? New York State plans to legalize cannabis for adult-use with the 2019 Budget in April. The time is NOW to make your voice […]

Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92716/take-this-short-survey-to-help-shape-marijuana-policy-in-new-york/

Does CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?

With more states legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational use, the plant is becoming a more popular alternative to traditional medications and therapies. But just because it?s becoming more popular does not mean companies are not still drug testing their employees and able to fire them for testing positive for marijuana. Yes, it?s still entirely possible to get fired for testing positive for weed, even if you live in a state where it?s legal. This has led to a lot of confusion in the industry. Some products are extremely potent and will get you higher than you?ve ever been in

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In Seattle, Hundreds of Past Marijuana Convictions Will Soon Disappear

In Seattle, Hundreds of Past Marijuana Convictions Will Soon Disappear | NORML

SEATTLE, WA — Judges on the city’s municipal court haveagreedto a motion,filedby Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes, to vacate hundreds of former low-level marijuana convictions. In anordersigned by all seven municipal court judges, they opine, “Inasmuch as the conduct for which the defendant was convicted is no longer criminal, setting aside the conviction[s] and dismissing […]

In Seattle, Hundreds of Past Marijuana Convictions Will Soon Disappear | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91843/seattle-hundreds-past-marijuana-convictions-vacated/

Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah

Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah | NORML

With the approval of Proposition 2, Utah has become the 33rd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The vote comes ahead of a proposed special legislative session of the Utah legislature to address specific rules and regulations governing medical cannabis patient access. ?It is our hope […]

Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92293/voters-approve-proposition-2-legalizing-medical-marijuana-access-utah/

Canada?s Marijuana Legalization Law to Take Effect Wednesday

Canada?s Marijuana Legalization Law to Take Effect Wednesday | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC ? Marijuana will officially become legal for adults in Canada on Wednesday, with regulated adult sales set to begin in several provinces around the country. Canada?s parliament approved Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, in June. It creates an overarching national regulatory framework and enables each province to establish its own system […]

Canada?s Marijuana Legalization Law to Take Effect Wednesday | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92009/canadas-marijuana-legalization-law-take-effect-wednesday/

Licensed Retail Marijuana Sales Begin in Canada

Licensed Retail Marijuana Sales Begin in Canada | NORML

OTTAWA, ONTARIO —Legislation permitting the possession, use, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabistook effecton Wednesday. Canada is only the second country in the world to explicitly legalize cannabis production and sales nationwide. The new federallawpermits those age 18 and older to legally possess (up to 30 grams) and grow cannabis (up to four plants of […]

Licensed Retail Marijuana Sales Begin in Canada | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92048/canada-licensed-provincial-operations-begin-retail-marijuana-sales/

Study: Crackdowns on Heroin, Pain Pills Gave Rise to Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic

Study: Crackdowns on Heroin, Pain Pills Gave Rise to Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic | Phillip Smith

Anew reporton illicit US drug markets from researchers at the University of San Francisco has found that that the spread of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths last year alone, is tied to enforcement-driven shortages of heroin and prescription opioids, as well simple economics for drug distributors — not because […]

Study: Crackdowns on Heroin, Pain Pills Gave Rise to Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92706/study-crackdowns-on-heroin-pain-pills-gave-rise-to-fentanyl-overdose-epidemic/

O Canada! Marijuana is Now Legal in the Great White North

O Canada! Marijuana is Now Legal in the Great White North | Phillip Smith

As of Wednesday, October 17, marijuana is legal in Canada. Our northern neighbor becomes the second country to fully legalize weed (after Uruguay led the way in 2013), and the first major industrial power to do so. While the Liberal-dominated federal parliament passed the C-45 legalization bill earlier this year, October 17 marks the beginning […]

O Canada! Marijuana is Now Legal in the Great White North | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92055/o-canada-marijuana-now-legal-great-white-north/

Iowa Medical Marijuana Regulators Vote to Keep THC Cap, Add Autism

Iowa Medical Marijuana Regulators Vote to Keep THC Cap, Add Autism | Kate Zawidzki

On Friday, November 2, theboardthat oversees Iowa?s medical marijuana programvoted unanimouslyagainst recommending legislators to remove the current 3% THC limit on products. Additionally, the board voted to recommend that the state add autism to the list ofqualifying conditions, but rejected expanding the program to add ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and ganglioglioma. Unfortunately, Iowa?s low-THC approachleaves […]

Iowa Medical Marijuana Regulators Vote to Keep THC Cap, Add Autism | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92390/iowa-medical-marijuana-regulators-vote-keep-thc-cap-add-autism/

Michigan?s Marijuana Vote Is a Defining Moment for the Legalization Movement

Michigan?s Marijuana Vote Is a Defining Moment for the Legalization Movement | Kate Zawidzki

It?s incredible to see the progress we have made in recent years. Marijuana has been legalized for adults in nine states and Washington, D.C., and polls show two out of three Americans want to end the failed policy of prohibition. But our opponents think they can stop our momentum ? and they?re spending a lot […]

Michigan?s Marijuana Vote Is a Defining Moment for the Legalization Movement | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92221/michigans-marijuana-vote-defining-moment-legalization-movement/

Green Growth Brands to Open CBD Shops in Malls

I’ve been commenting on how CBD has arrived for many years, and with last year’s U.S. Farm Bill passing, it didn’t just arrive, it showed up and crashed the party. Yet another sign that CBD oils are here to stay as a staple in our society is the fact that Green Growth Brands is opening […]

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https://the420times.com/green-growth-brands-to-open-cbd-shops-in-malls/

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Localized Reductions in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Localized Reductions in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths | Paul Armentano

CLAREMONT, CA —Counties that permit the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries possess reduced rates of opioid-related mortality, according to the findings of anacademic research paperpublished on the SSRN online network. Researchers from Claremont McKenna College in California, the University of Georgia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock assessed the localized impact of dispensary […]

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Localized Reductions in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92598/study-marijuana-dispensaries-associated-with-localized-reductions-in-opioid-related-overdose-deaths/

NORML Submits 10,000+ Written Comments to the FDA for the Reconsideration of International Marijuana Prohibition

NORML Submits 10,000+ Written Comments to the FDA for the Reconsideration of International Marijuana Prohibition | Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

On October 31, NORML hand delivered over 10,000 comments written by YOU, recommending that the World Health Organization (WHO) re-think their current prohibition of marijuana. Along with two of our fantastic interns, I drove to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) building in Rockville, Maryland. Earlier this month, The FDA put out a request […]

NORML Submits 10,000+ Written Comments to the FDA for the Reconsideration of International Marijuana Prohibition | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92204/norml-submits-10000-written-comments-fda-reconsideration-international-marijuana-prohibition/

Review: Thousands of Peer-Reviewed Studies Specific to Medical Cannabis Have Been Published Over Past Decade

Review: Thousands of Peer-Reviewed Studies Specific to Medical Cannabis Have Been Published Over Past Decade | NORML

The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according todatapublished the journalPopulation Health Management. Israeli researchersassessedtrends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years 2000 to 2017. They reported: […]

Review: Thousands of Peer-Reviewed Studies Specific to Medical Cannabis Have Been Published Over Past Decade | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92034/review-thousands-of-peer-reviewed-studies-specific-to-medical-cannabis-have-been-published-over-past-decade/

Cannabis Jobs: All You Need To Know About Jobs In The Marijuana Industry

Image Source Work in the cannabis industry is an exciting prospect for marijuana enthusiasts. Who would?ve thought that you could one day make money working with cannabis? In fact, the marijuana industry has become incredibly lucrative for many people, and it creates a lot of potential for jobs in the USA. If you?re having doubts about jobs in the marijuana industry, just use Tom Greenhand as inspiration. He made a job out of being a professional joint roller. If you roll with your passion, you can literally do anything. So if you?re in love with ganja and looking for work,

The post Cannabis Jobs: All You Need To Know About Jobs In The Marijuana Industry appeared first on Hail Mary Jane .

https://www.hailmaryjane.com/marijuana-jobs/

Nebraska Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates Establish Campaign Committee to Support 2020 Ballot Initiative

Nebraska Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates Establish Campaign Committee to Support 2020 Ballot Initiative | Marijuana Policy Project

The group, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, will prioritize a medical marijuana ballot initiative and is researching additional marijuana reform opportunitiesTwo Nebraska state senators, Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, will lead a newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, for the purpose of running a 2020 ballot initiative to reform marijuana laws in […]

Nebraska Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates Establish Campaign Committee to Support 2020 Ballot Initiative | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92759/nebraska-marijuana-policy-reform-advocates-establish-campaign-committee-to-support-2020-ballot-initiative/

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let?s Act Like It

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | Norm Kent

Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed overwhelmingly, with nearly 72 percent of the vote. No recount was required.In this hotly contested and partisan state, no candidate running for statewide office won with that much of a majority. Candidate ?Cannabis? […]

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92794/medical-marijuana-is-florida-law/

Ask a Stoner: Which Pot Industry Jobs Pay the Most?

Dear Stoner:I want to get in the weed industry, but I don?t want to make minimum wage for very long. Which positions should I go after? Denny

The post Ask a Stoner: Which Pot Industry Jobs Pay the Most? appeared first on Toke of the Town.

https://www.westword.com/marijuana/legal-marijuana-is-full-of-jobs-but-which-positions-pay-the-most-11218606#new_tab

California Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions

California Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

SACRAMENTO, CA — California’s Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation,Assembly Bill 1793, facilitating the review and expungement of hundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions. The new law requires ?the Department of Justice, before July 1, 2019, to review the records in the state summary criminal history information database and to identify past convictions […]

California Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91863/california-governor-jerry-brown-signs-legislation-expunging-past-marijuana-convictions/

Cannabis Strains, Rated

Confused by all the cannabis strain names? There are hundreds of them, including one-time varieties named after Jeff Sessions and Peyton Manning. And even strains bearing the same time-honored names can be completely different depending on growing conditions and genetics. But over the years, I?ve come to recognize that you can depend on the quality [...]

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https://www.westword.com/marijuana/cannabis-strains-rated-11215072#new_tab

Repeated Cannabis Exposure Associated With Reduced Impact On Cognitive, Psychomotor Performance

Repeated Cannabis Exposure Associated With Reduced Impact On Cognitive, Psychomotor Performance | NORML

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM —Regular users of cannabis demonstrate limited, or in some cases, no impairment on measurements of either cognitive or psychomotor performance, according todatapublished in the journalNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. British researchers conducted a systematic review of all human trials examining whether subjects exhibit tolerance to the effects of cannabis following repeated dosing. Thirty-six […]

Repeated Cannabis Exposure Associated With Reduced Impact On Cognitive, Psychomotor Performance | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92230/meta-analysis-repeated-cannabis-exposure-associated-reduced-impact-cognitive-psychomotor-performance/

Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid

Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid | Paul Armentano

One of Congress? most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress? 32nd District. Sessions wasdefeatedby Democratic challenger Colin Allred. Representative Sessions used his position as Chairman of the House Rules Committee to block House floor members from voting onover three-dozen marijuana-related amendmentsduring his leadership tenure. […]

Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92276/texas-leading-marijuana-prohibitionist-fails-congressional-re-election-bid/

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Begin; Rep. Joe Kennedy Supports Legalization

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Begin; Rep. Joe Kennedy Supports Legalization | Justin Strekal

Citizens of the Bay State have much to be thankful for this week. On November 20th, just two days before Thanksgiving, adults over the age of 21 were able to legally purchase marijuana in the state of Massachusetts for the first time in over a century. Massachusetts was thefirst stateto enact marijuana prohibition ? doing […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Begin; Rep. Joe Kennedy Supports Legalization | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92489/massachusetts-marijuana-sales-begin-rep-joe-kennedy-supports-legalization/

Congress Lifts Longstanding Ban on Industrial Hemp Production

Congress Lifts Longstanding Ban on Industrial Hemp Production | NORML

House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ?The Farm Bill?), which for the first time includes provisions lifting the United States? centuries-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. President Trump is anticipated to sign the bill into law in the coming days. ?The significance of this law change […]

Congress Lifts Longstanding Ban on Industrial Hemp Production | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92763/congress-lifts-longstanding-ban-on-industrial-hemp-production/

Marijuana, Midterm Elections and the 86th Texas Legislature

Marijuana, Midterm Elections and the 86th Texas Legislature | NORML

Prohibitionist Pete Sessions has been ousted from office by Collin Allredand a huge number of volunteers, voters and cannabis activists! Cannabis was a huge part of this race?s conversation. We are hopeful that this huge shake up will help marijuana bills move more expeditiously at the Federal level as Sessions has been a huge roadblock […]

Marijuana, Midterm Elections and the 86th Texas Legislature | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92397/midterm-elections-86th-texas-legislature/

Major Medical Marijuana Compromise Reached in Utah

Major Medical Marijuana Compromise Reached in Utah | Kate Zawidzki

On October 4 in Salt Lake City, medical marijuana supporters and opponentsannounced that they have reached an agreement on a compromise medical marijuana lawthat will be enacted during a November special session after the 2018 election. Regardless of the outcome of Prop 2 ? the medical marijuana ballot initiative that MPP helped to draft ? […]

Major Medical Marijuana Compromise Reached in Utah | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91907/major-medical-marijuana-compromise-reached-utah/

Canada: Far Fewer Young People Using Cannabis

Canada: Far Fewer Young People Using Cannabis | NORML

WATERLOO, ON — Cannabis use among Canadian adolescents has declined significantly in recent years, and fewer teens say that it is easy to obtain, according todatapublished in the journalPreventive Medicine. Investigators at the University of Waterloo in Ontario assessed teen marijuana use trends for the years 2004 to 2015. Researchers reported that adolescent use fell […]

Canada: Far Fewer Young People Using Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92157/canada-far-fewer-young-people-using-cannabis/

Every Day Optimal Review

Every Day Optimal may be one of the lesser known CBD brands out there, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a high quality offering of products. In fact, there are many things that set them apart from the rest of the pack, and I’ll explain that today in my Every Day Optimal Review. Use […]

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https://the420times.com/every-day-optimal-review/

Don't Lament a Lost Dive Bar: The Kentucky Inn Still Has a Heart

The Kentucky Inn may have been upgraded from its rough dive bar days, but it's still a great neighborhood joint with a heart.

https://www.westword.com/restaurants/denver-neighborhood-bars-washington-park-wests-kentucky-inn-11236736

Report: More Banks Providing Services to Cannabis-Specific Businesses

Report: More Banks Providing Services to Cannabis-Specific Businesses | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —A growing number of banks and credit unions are providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses, according todatareleased by FinCEN (the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) and first publicized by the news portalMarijuanaMoment.net. The report acknowledged that the number of financial institutions actively banking with marijuana-related businesses rose from 401 in October […]

Report: More Banks Providing Services to Cannabis-Specific Businesses | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92663/report-more-banks-providing-services-to-cannabis-specific-businesses/

Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms

Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms | Phillip Smith

The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. The only loss for weed came in North Dakota, where voters had approved medical marijuana two years ago, but weren’t ready to take the next step this year. In Michigan, […]

Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92298/green-wave-marijuana-initiatives-go-three-four-midterms/

Kannaway Review

Using a direct sales model, Kannaway operates in a very different manner when compared to other CBD companies. Using “Ambassadors” to circulate their product marketing and create a buzz, they are along the same lines as Amway in terms of a business model. I can’t stand network marketing and “MLM’s” but I’m trying my best […]

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Colorado Passes $6 Billion in Overall Pot Sales as 2018 Tops Previous Year

It came down to the last month of the year, but 2018’s dispensary sales ultimately edged out the previous year’s total for Colorado. According to the state Department of Revenue, Colorado pot shops have sold over $6 billion worth of legal marijuana since retail sales began on January 1, 2014. For the fifth year in [...]

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https://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-passes-6-billion-in-overall-marijuana-sales-as-2018-tops-previous-year-11226726#new_tab

Two New Polls Suggest Marijuana Prohibition?s Days Are Numbered

Two New Polls Suggest Marijuana Prohibition’s Days Are Numbered | Phillip Smith

Two of the country’s top polling organizations have released surveys this month showing support for marijuana legalization continues to increase and is now at record highs. AGallup pollreleased Monday had support at 69 percent, while aPew Research Center pollreleased two weeks earlier had support at 62 percent. The Gallup figure is up two points over […]

Two New Polls Suggest Marijuana Prohibition’s Days Are Numbered | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92130/two-new-polls-suggest-marijuana-prohibitions-days-numbered/

California Governor Vetoes Several Marijuana-Related Bills, Signs Others

California Governor Vetoes Several Marijuana-Related Bills, Signs Others | Kate Zawidzki

California Govermor Jerry Brown recently acted on a raft of cannabis bills that passed this year. Here is a quick breakdown of what was signed and what was vetoed. Among the bills signed into law: AB 1793allows adults convicted of cannabis-related offenses that are no longer considered illegal to have them automatically removed from their […]

California Governor Vetoes Several Marijuana-Related Bills, Signs Others | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91889/california-governor-vetoes-several-marijuana-related-bills-signs-others/

Study: Patients With Tourette Syndrome Report Benefits from Cannabis

Study: Patients With Tourette Syndrome Report Benefits from Cannabis | NORML

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Patients suffering from Tourette syndrome (TS) report symptomatic benefits following the use of medical cannabis, according todatapublished in the journalParkinsonism and Related Disorders. Israeli researchers surveyed 42 patients with TS who had approval from the Health Ministry to use medical marijuana. Subjects typically reported reduced tic severity, better sleep, and improved […]

Study: Patients With Tourette Syndrome Report Benefits from Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92369/study-patients-tourette-syndrome-report-benefits-cannabis/

Missouri?s Largest County Stops Prosecuting Marijuana Possession

Missouri?s Largest County Stops Prosecuting Marijuana Possession | Dan Viets | Missouri NORML

Two years after suing to keep medical marijuana off the ballot, on Tuesday, Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that her office will stop prosecuting most marijuana possession cases. In June of this year, the St. Louis City Prosecuting Attorney, Kim Gardner, took similar action on simple possession cases of up to […]

Missouri?s Largest County Stops Prosecuting Marijuana Possession | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92453/missouris-largest-county-stops-prosecuting-marijuana-possession/

Marijuana Legalization Poised to Move Forward in New Mexico

Marijuana Legalization Poised to Move Forward in New Mexico | Drug Policy Alliance

The outcome of today?s election puts New Mexico in position to advance marijuana legalization through the state legislature. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who won the governor?s race, has been an ardent supporter of the state?s medical cannabis program, from helping implement the program while she was Secretary of Health to supporting congressional legislation to allow veterans […]

Marijuana Legalization Poised to Move Forward in New Mexico | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92281/marijuana-legalization-poised-move-forward-new-mexico/

Mexico?s Supreme Court Effectively Legalizes Marijuana Possession, Cultivation, and Use

Mexico’s Supreme Court Effectively Legalizes Marijuana Possession, Cultivation, and Use | Phillip Smith

In an earth-shaking development, Mexico’s Supreme Courtruled last Wednesdaythat the country’s prohibition of marijuana use, possession, and personal cultivation is unconstitutional. The decision came in a pair of cases challenging the ban on weed, and because these rulings mark the fifth time the court has ruled similarly, the opinions are now legal precedent in the […]

Mexico’s Supreme Court Effectively Legalizes Marijuana Possession, Cultivation, and Use | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92247/mexicos-supreme-court-effectively-legalizes-marijuana-possession-cultivation-use/

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions? Departure from DOJ

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions? Departure from DOJ | Phillip Smith

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of office Wednesday after less than two years in office, and while there is intense concern about the impact the move could have on ongoing investigations of Trump campaign and administration misdeeds, for drug and criminal justice reform advocates that concern is leavened by joy and relief […]

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions? Departure from DOJ | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92354/good-riddance-drug-reformers-applaud-sessions-departure-doj/

Connecticut Voters Put Legalization on the Agenda for 2019

Connecticut Voters Put Legalization on the Agenda for 2019 | Kate Zawidzki

Last week, Connecticut voters made it possible that marijuana prohibition will be brought to an end during the next legislative session. For the first time in history, Connecticut has voted to elect a governor, Ned Lamont, who supports the legalization, regulation, and taxation of cannabis for use by adults. ?It?s an idea whose time has […]

Connecticut Voters Put Legalization on the Agenda for 2019 | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92402/connecticut-voters-put-legalization-agenda-2019/

Midterm Elections Shakeup Indiana State Legislature

Midterm Elections Shakeup Indiana State Legislature | Justin See | Indiana NORML

On Tuesday, November 6th, Indiana voters took their final opportunity to vote in the 2018 midterm election. While Indiana did not have the opportunity to vote directly on cannabis propositions as in other states, there were numerous candidates on the ballot supportive of reforming our cannabis laws. Many of them did not win their races, […]

Midterm Elections Shakeup Indiana State Legislature | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92423/indiana-norml-midterm-elections-shakeup-state-legislature/

Congressional Committee Approves Legislation to Expand Pool of Federally Licensed Marijuana Growers

Congressional Committee Approves Legislation to Expand Pool of Federally Licensed Marijuana Growers | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the US House Judiciary Committee havevotedin favor of legislation, HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate FDA-approved clinical trials involving whole-plant cannabis. The Act mandates the federal government to license multiple providers of research-grade marijuana, among other changes. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers […]

Congressional Committee Approves Legislation to Expand Pool of Federally Licensed Marijuana Growers | The Daily Chronic

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United Kingdom Health Regulators to Reclassify Certain ?Cannabis-Derived Medicinal Products?

United Kingdom Health Regulators to Reclassify Certain ‘Cannabis-Derived Medicinal Products’ | NORML

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — British regulators haveannouncedtheir intent to reclassify certain marijuana-derived products so that they may be made available by prescription. The proposed scheduling change follows a July 2018 government review, whichconcluded, “[T]here is now conclusive evidence of medicinal benefit of cannabis-based products for certain medical conditions.” A number of parentswho sought accessto cannabis-based […]

United Kingdom Health Regulators to Reclassify Certain ‘Cannabis-Derived Medicinal Products’ | The Daily Chronic

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Ohio Initiative Would End Prison for Drug Possession

Ohio Initiative Would End Prison for Drug Possession | Phillip Smith

Progressive voters in battleground Ohio will have one more reason to head to the polls next month. Not only do they have a chance to put a Democrat in the governor’s mansion and reelect US Senator Sherrod Brown, but they also will have the opportunity to enact a dramatic sentencing reform that will keep thousands […]

Ohio Initiative Would End Prison for Drug Possession | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory | Kate Zawidzki

Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who has been a vocal supporter of legalizing, taxing, and regulating cannabis for adults? use, appears to have handily won Illinois?s gubernatorial election. While official election results are still pending, both theChicago Tribuneand theChicago Sun-Timesreported a margin of victory of around 55% of the vote. In the race for state attorney […]

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory | The Daily Chronic

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David Crosby Stars in Radio Ads for North Dakota Measure 3

David Crosby Stars in Radio Ads for North Dakota Measure 3 | Erik Altieri

Music legend David Crosby is the star of a new radio advertising campaign in support of Measure 3. The radio ad will be premiering on Thursday, November 1st in markets around the state and will run through Election Day. David Crosby is a musician, songwriter, author, and activist who was the founding member of two […]

David Crosby Stars in Radio Ads for North Dakota Measure 3 | The Daily Chronic

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Pew Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

Pew Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-two percent of US adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according tonational survey data compiled by the Pew Research Center and released last week. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Pew, which has been tracking Americans’ views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. […]

Pew Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal | The Daily Chronic

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Why This Michigander is Hoping Prop. 1 Passes

Why This Michigander is Hoping Prop. 1 Passes | Kate Zawidzki

Having worked in states across the country to pass humane, sensible marijuana laws, it?s exciting that in just two weeks voters in my home state, Michigan, will have a chance to legalize marijuana! Growing up in Michigan, I saw firsthand how marijuana prohibition failed my home state. When I was in high school, teenagers had […]

Why This Michigander is Hoping Prop. 1 Passes | The Daily Chronic

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Election 2018: Marijuana Legalization and Other Drug Policy Reforms on the Ballot

Election 2018: Marijuana Legalization and Other Drug Policy Reforms on the Ballot | Drug Policy Alliance

This Election Day is shaping up to be a crucial moment for the movement to end the war on drugs ? with Michigan and North Dakota voting on marijuana legalization, Utah and Missouri deciding on medical marijuana, and Ohio choosing whether to reduce drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. The results are expected […]

Election 2018: Marijuana Legalization and Other Drug Policy Reforms on the Ballot | The Daily Chronic

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CBD-Rich Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Study Finds

CBD-Rich Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Study Finds | NORML

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — The daily administration of CBD-dominant cannabis extracts is associated with improved outcomes in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and severe behavioral problems, according to clinicaldatapublished in theJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Israeli researchers assessed the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis extracts in a cohort of children with ASD. Participants were administered […]

CBD-Rich Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

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Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | NORML

FORT COLLINS, CO —The opening of marijuana retailers is positively associated with rising neighborhood home values, according todata published in the journalContemporary Economic Policy. Colorado State University researchers assessed the impact of dispensary openings in Denver on home prices in the immediate vicinity. They reported: “[A] new dispensary opening increases house prices by 7.7 percent […]

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | The Daily Chronic

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What is Butane Hash Oil & How Is It Made?

Image Source Butane hash oil, more commonly known as BHO, is a concentrated form of cannabis created using the chemical butane as a solvent. BHO may have many various nicknames commonly known in the cannabis world, such as wax, shatter, budder, hash oil, honey, errl, honeycomb, and more. However it may be known, BHO has recently earned a reputation as one of the more dangerous by-products of cannabis, but this is a common misconception. In this article, we will teach you the difference between solvents when making cannabis concentrates, and how BHO can be made safely, and enjoyed effectively. Please

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Alabama: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses

Alabama: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses | NORML

MONTGOMERY, AL —African Americans are arrested in Alabama for violating marijuana laws at rates significantly higher than that of whites, according to areportpublished by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Authors assessed statewide marijuana arrest data for the years 2012 to 2016. In 2016, police arrested African Americans for low-level marijuana possession offenses at a rate […]

Alabama: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses | The Daily Chronic

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Here are the Wisconsin Counties Voting on Marijuana this November 6th

Here are the Wisconsin Counties Voting on Marijuana this November 6th | NORML

With the marijuana midterms right around the corner, it?s imperative that you know who and what is going to be on your ballot leading up to Election Day on November 6th. To see who themost pro-cannabis reform candidates are in your district, check out NORML’sSmoke the Votescorecard and voter guide. In addition, if you live […]

Here are the Wisconsin Counties Voting on Marijuana this November 6th | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | NORML

Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories on election night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida:Sixty-three percent of Florida votersapproved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions ? including tens of thousands of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Passage of the […]

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | The Daily Chronic

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions todayannouncedthat he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who onceopined, ?Good people don?t smoke marijuana.? As Attorney General, his officerescindedthe 2013 Cole memorandum […]

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | The Daily Chronic

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New West Summit ? October 11-13, 2018 ? Oakland, CA

If you?ll be in the northern California area in this month and would like to discover the latest trends, disruptions, and happenings taking place within the cannabis industry, the New West Summit in Oakland, CA is the place to be. With 150 dynamic speakers, 100 exhibits, 50 panels, a career fair, and an investment symposium to pitch your ideas, this event is an opportunity to discover how technology, media, science, and investment opportunities are shaping the current cannabis industry while meeting cool people and discovering exciting new opportunities for yourself. Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, or simply an enthusiast

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Washington Marijuana Regulators Pause Proposed Edible Candy Ban

Washington Marijuana Regulators Pause Proposed Edible Candy Ban | NORML

OLYMPIA, WA — Washington State regulators have temporarilyhalteda previously announcedplanto prohibit the retail sale of certain cannabis-infused products, such as hard candies and fruit chews. Members of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will now take public comments on the proposed new rules, and “considerany alternative proposals from the industry.” The agency is also […]

Washington Marijuana Regulators Pause Proposed Edible Candy Ban | The Daily Chronic

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Poll: Health Specialists Support Legalizing Cannabis

Poll: Health Specialists Support Legalizing Cannabis | NORML

PORTLAND, OR —Health professionals support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, according tosurvey datacompiled by MedScape. Eighty-two percent of nurses, 82 percent of psychologists, 71 percent of pharmacists, and 67 percent of physicians agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be legalized nationally.” Majorities in each profession also endorsed legalizing the […]

Poll: Health Specialists Support Legalizing Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

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Review Paper: Marijuana?s Driving Impact Less Than That of Alcohol

Review Paper: Marijuana’s Driving Impact Less Than That of Alcohol | NORML

LOS ANGELES, CA — Cannabis’ impact on driving performance is generally less pronounced than that of alcohol, according to areview paper published by a pair of New York University researchers andBOTEC Analysis, LLC. Authors reported that the use of cannabis, absent the simultaneous use of other drugs or alcohol, creates “only a fraction of the […]

Review Paper: Marijuana’s Driving Impact Less Than That of Alcohol | The Daily Chronic

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FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year, Far Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year, Far Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes | Paul Armentano

The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the second consecutive year, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the FBI?s Uniform Crime Report, police made 659,700 arrests for marijuana-related violations last year. That total is more than21 percent higherthan […]

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year, Far Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes | The Daily Chronic

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ASA Launches 2018 Medical Marijuana Voter Scorecard

ASA Launches 2018 Medical Marijuana Voter Scorecard | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched itsVote Medical Marijuanavoter guide. The campaign features an interactive online voter’s guide that grades members of Congress on their votes and sponsored bills on the issue of medical cannabis legislation. ASA?s Voter Guide provides voters with a complete analysis of the current political landscape of […]

ASA Launches 2018 Medical Marijuana Voter Scorecard | The Daily Chronic

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Cities Across Georgia Continue to Ease Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Cities Across Georgia Continue to Ease Penalties for Marijuana Possession | Kevin Mahmalji

Following the lead of municipalities around the state, the City Council of Kingsland, Georgia, voted to approve a new ordinance to ease penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. ?I?m glad to see the Kingsland City Council unanimously approve this ordinance. They join Clarkston, Atlanta, Savannah, Forest Park, South Fulton and Fulton County in enacting […]

Cities Across Georgia Continue to Ease Penalties for Marijuana Possession | The Daily Chronic

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Utah: Make Your Voice Heard; Make Your Vote Count

Utah: Make Your Voice Heard; Make Your Vote Count | NORML

Lawmakers are planning to convene a special session beginning on Monday, December 3 to debate replacing Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Yet, the reason a majority of Utah voters decided in favor of Prop. 2 was precisely because many of these same lawmakers, year after year, failed to adequately address this issue in […]

Utah: Make Your Voice Heard; Make Your Vote Count | The Daily Chronic

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CBD Pure Review

As far as supplementation goes, medical claims can’t be made as far as curing or treating any disease because CBD oil is not evaluated by the FDA. However, it’s no secret that there is a wide variety of health benefits derived from taking CBD. We’ve always been keen on keeping up with the latest news […]

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New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion

New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | Justin Strekal

Just two days after Veteran?s Day, Congressman Seth Moulton has introduced a series of bills aimed at addressing the therapeutic use of marijuana among veterans. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or death. Moreover, failure of VA policy to allow physicians to openly talk about cannabis or […]

New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | The Daily Chronic

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Missouri: Not All Medical Marijuana Efforts are Created Equal #YesOn2

Missouri: Not All Medical Marijuana Efforts are Created Equal #YesOn2 | Erik Altieri

Voters this November have the opportunity to make Missouri the 32nd state to allow for the physician-recommended use of marijuana, and based on the latest polling data, they will likely do so. Therefore, the important question before voters is no longer if the Show-Me State should legalize medical cannabis access, but how Missouri will do […]

Missouri: Not All Medical Marijuana Efforts are Created Equal #YesOn2 | The Daily Chronic

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CBD Dosing Modulates Brain Activity in Those at High Risk for Psychosis, Study Finds

CBD Dosing Modulates Brain Activity in Those at High Risk for Psychosis, Study Finds | NORML

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Cannabidiol (CBD) administration is associated with changes in brain activity that may potentially lower subjects’ risk for a psychotic episode, according to clinical trialdatapublished in the journalJAMA Psychiatry. Researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands assessed the brain activating effects of a single dose of 600mg of CBD in subjects […]

CBD Dosing Modulates Brain Activity in Those at High Risk for Psychosis, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

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New Oklahoma City Ordinance Reduces Penalty for Marijuana Possession

New Oklahoma City Ordinance Reduces Penalty for Marijuana Possession | Kate Zawidzki

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Starting on October 26, Oklahoma City?s maximum penalty for simple possession of marijuana will be reduced to a fine of up to $400. The Oklahoma City Councilapproved the proposalto remove jail time and reduce the penalty for marijuana possession last week. Until the new law takes effect, the maximum fine for […]

New Oklahoma City Ordinance Reduces Penalty for Marijuana Possession | The Daily Chronic

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Tomorrow: Canada to Become Second Country With Legal Marijuana

Tomorrow: Canada to Become Second Country With Legal Marijuana | Drug Policy Alliance

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, adults in Canada will be able to purchase legal marijuana, following approval of The Cannabis Act by the Canadian Parliament in June. In 2013,Uruguay became the first countryto legalize marijuana on a national scale. ?Canada?s move to legalize marijuana is a historic rebuke to the disastrous global war on drugs, […]

Tomorrow: Canada to Become Second Country With Legal Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry

Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | Phillip Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Even though you […]

Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | The Daily Chronic

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Louisiana: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses

Louisiana: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses | NORML

African Americans in Louisiana are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana possession offenses, according to ananalysisof 2016 arrest data conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Investigators reported that blacks were arrested for marijuana possession at approximately three times the rate of whites. In some regions of the state, this disparity was significantly higher. For example, […]

Louisiana: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses | The Daily Chronic

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Michigan: Gov-Elect Considering Using Clemency Powers to Free Those Incarcerated for Marijuana-Related Convictions

Michigan: Gov-Elect Considering Using Clemency Powers to Free Those Incarcerated for Marijuana-Related Convictions | NORML

LANSING, MI —Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer (D)saysthat she will pursue executive action to free those incarcerated for certain marijuana-related violations and to expunge the records of those with past convictions. Whitmer, whoendorsedMichigan’s adult use legalization initiative, defeated Republican candidate Bill Schuette. The initiative becomes law ten days after the midterm election results are certified. “For conduct […]

Michigan: Gov-Elect Considering Using Clemency Powers to Free Those Incarcerated for Marijuana-Related Convictions | The Daily Chronic

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Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons

Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons | NORML

Florida voters today passed Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions. Under Florida law, first-time possession of marijuana in amounts greater than 20 grams (less than one ounce) isclassifiedunder state law as a felony offense. Only one other state, Arizona, classifies minor marijuana offenses so […]

Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons | The Daily Chronic

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Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana in Illinois Would Yield $525 Million in Annual Revenue

Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana in Illinois Would Yield $525 Million in Annual Revenue | NORML

LA GRANGE, IL — Regulating the adult use and sale of marijuana to adults would yield an estimated $525 million dollars in new annual revenue, according to aneconomic analysispublished by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute. Authors estimate that regulating marijuana would reallocate $18.4 million annually in law enforcement costs, while creating over 23,000 new jobs, […]

Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana in Illinois Would Yield $525 Million in Annual Revenue | The Daily Chronic

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill

New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — On Monday, November 26, New Jersey Senate and Assembly lawmakers voted in favor of legislation that seeks to regulate the adult use marijuana market. Members of a 26-member joint committee decided to move forward the legislation:Senate Bill 2703and Assembly Bill 4497: The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act. Lawmakers […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic

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Reconciled Farm Bill Includes Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban

Reconciled Farm Bill Includes Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to a reconciled versionofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill), whichincludesprovisions lifting the federal prohibition of industrial hemp. ?For the first time in nearly a hundred years, commercial hemp production will no longer be federally prohibited in the United States,? […]

Reconciled Farm Bill Includes Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban | The Daily Chronic

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Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines

Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines | Drug Policy Alliance

Arrests for low-level marijuana possession have plummeted 90 percent since new NYPD marijuana enforcement guidelines took effect in September. There were 151 arrests for low-level marijuana in the entire city of New York in September 2018, less than 10 percent of the 1,500+ arrests last September and 3 percent of the 4,300+ arrests that took […]

Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines | The Daily Chronic

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Will New Jersey Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana?

Will New Jersey Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana? | Phillip Smith

Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will have a chance to legalize marijuana on Election Day, but lawmakers in New Jersey could beat them to the punch. After much back-and-forth all year long, legislators have finally crafted a bill to legalize marijuana. The bill, building on an earlier proposal by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), […]

Will New Jersey Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana? | The Daily Chronic

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62% of Americans Say the Use of Marijuana Should be Legalized, Pew Poll Finds

62% of Americans Say the Use of Marijuana Should be Legalized, Pew Poll Finds | Drug Policy Alliance

Anew Pew Research Center Pollfinds 62% of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legalized, double what it was in 2000. The poll also finds, ?nearly seven-in-ten Democrats (69%) say marijuana use should be legal, as do 75% of independents who lean toward the Democratic Party. Republicans are divided, with 45% in favor of […]

62% of Americans Say the Use of Marijuana Should be Legalized, Pew Poll Finds | The Daily Chronic

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The Fight for Measure 3 Is Heating up in North Dakota

The Fight for Measure 3 Is Heating up in North Dakota | Kate Zawidzki

With less than three weeks until Election Day, efforts to pass Measure 3, which would legalize marijuana for adults in North Dakota, are ramping up. While opponents rely on the standard prohibitionist fear tactics, the Yes on 3 team issharing a positive messageof personal freedom and criminal justice reform with their neighbors across the state. […]

The Fight for Measure 3 Is Heating up in North Dakota | The Daily Chronic

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New Jersey Governor Signs Hemp Cultivation Bill Into Law

New Jersey Governor Signs Hemp Cultivation Bill Into Law | Justin Strekal

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation into law permitting the state to establish a pilot program to assess and promote the cultivation of industrial hemp. Assembly Bill 1330/Senate Bill 3145authorizesthe Department of Agriculture to partner with Rutgers University “to study and promote the cultivation of industrial hemp to the maximum […]

New Jersey Governor Signs Hemp Cultivation Bill Into Law | The Daily Chronic

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Connecticut Governor-Elect Reaffirms Support for Adult Use Marijuana Legalization

Connecticut Governor-Elect Reaffirms Support for Adult Use Marijuana Legalization | NORML

HARTFORD, CT — Governor-elect Ned Lamont reaffirmed his support for regulating the adult use cannabis market in Connecticut. Lamont isone of four gubernatorial candidatesto be elected in November after campaigning on a platform that included legalizing marijuana. Speaking with reporters last week, Lamontsaidthat he would work with lawmakers in 2019 to enact legislation to regulate […]

Connecticut Governor-Elect Reaffirms Support for Adult Use Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease | NORML

NEW HAVEN, CT — Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who utilize medicinal cannabis require fewer hospitalizations as compared to SCD patients who refrain from the substance, according to clinicaldatapublished in the journalBlood. Investigators from Yale University in Connecticut and from the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel compared rates of hospital admissions over a six-month […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease | The Daily Chronic

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PA: Lancaster City Council Votes in Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

PA: Lancaster City Council Votes in Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | NORML

LANCASTER, PA —Members of the city council of Lancaster (population 59,000) havevotedin favor of a municipal ordinance amending penalties for low-level marijuana offenses. Under the policy, those within city limits found to be in the possession of either marijuana (up to one ounce) or marijuana paraphernalia will most likely face a summary charge punishable by […]

PA: Lancaster City Council Votes in Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | The Daily Chronic

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California Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions

California Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions | NORML

SACRAMENTO, CA — California’s Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation,Assembly Bill 1793, facilitating the review and expungement of hundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions. The new law requires ?the Department of Justice, before July 1, 2019, to review the records in the state summary criminal history information database and to identify past convictions […]

California Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday

Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday | NORML

Key provisions of the state?s voter-initiated marijuana measure,Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is thetenthUS state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and it is the ninth to do so via voter initiative. ?The legalization of the […]

Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Thursday | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92657/marijuana-possession-becomes-legal-in-michigan-this-thursday/

Thousands of Peer-Reviewed Studies on Medical Marijuana Have Been Published Over Past Decade

Thousands of Peer-Reviewed Studies on Medical Marijuana Have Been Published Over Past Decade | NORML

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL —The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according todatapublished the journalPopulation Health Management. Israeli researchersassessedtrends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years 2000 to 2017. […]

Thousands of Peer-Reviewed Studies on Medical Marijuana Have Been Published Over Past Decade | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92146/review-thousands-peer-reviewed-studies-specific-medical-cannabis-published-past-decade/

CBD Beard Oils

It’s no secret that you can get just about anything with CBD these days, so it shouldn’t alarm you that there are now CBD Beard oils! If you are a man with a beard, and you are into the beard oils, today I’ll dive into the benefits of grooming your beard with an oil that […]

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Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Anxiety in Healthy Volunteers

Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Anxiety in Healthy Volunteers | NORML

RIBEIRAO, BRAZIL — The administration of cannabidiol reduces anxiety in healthy subjects, according to placebo-controlled clinical trialdata published inThe Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry. Investigators from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and Hebrew University in Israel compared the efficacy of varying doses of CBD versus placebo in a cohort of 57 participants performing a […]

Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Anxiety in Healthy Volunteers | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92240/clinical-trial-cbd-administration-reduces-anxiety-healthy-volunteers/

Study: Cannabis Use Not Associated with Fibrosis Progression, Inversely Linked with Fatty Liver Disease

Study: Cannabis Use Not Associated with Fibrosis Progression, Inversely Linked with Fatty Liver Disease | NORML

STANFORD, CA —Cannabis use is not linked to either hepatic fibrosis or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to ameta-analysis published in theEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people in the United States. Investigators with Stanford […]

Study: Cannabis Use Not Associated with Fibrosis Progression, Inversely Linked with Fatty Liver Disease | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91996/study-cannabis-use-not-associated-fibrosis-progression-inversely-linked-fatty-liver-disease/

Marijuana Smoke Doesn?t Harm Your Lungs or Cause Cancer, Study Finds

Marijuana Smoke Doesn’t Harm Your Lungs or Cause Cancer, Study Finds | NORML

LOS ANGELES, CA —Cannabis smoke exposure is not particularly detrimental to lung health and is not associated with the onset of lung cancer, emphysema, or COPD, according todatapublished in the journalChest. Donald Tashkin of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine reviewed dozens of studies assessing cannabis smoke exposure and lung health, involving thousands of subjects. […]

Marijuana Smoke Doesn’t Harm Your Lungs or Cause Cancer, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92141/study-cannabis-smoke-exposure-doesnt-significantly-impact-lung-health/

Lazarus Naturals CBD Review

Have you been searching for a new type of CBD product to try? We recently found one that offers an all-natural approach to all of your health needs while remaining a top notch product! Lazarus Naturals has been in business for over five years and found their niche in the cannabinoid isolation when they saw […]

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NORML Delivers Over 10,000 Public Comments to FDA Regarding International Classification of Cannabis

NORML Delivers Over 10,000 Public Comments to FDA Regarding International Classification of Cannabis | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — NORML staffers on Wednesdayhand-deliveredover 10,000 public comments to the US Food and Drug Administration calling on the agency to recommend amending the substance’s illicit status under international treaties. The agency hadrequestedpublic comments so that they could be “considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization regarding […]

NORML Delivers Over 10,000 Public Comments to FDA Regarding International Classification of Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92245/norml-delivers-10000-public-comments-fda-regarding-international-classification-cannabis/

Marijuana Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan

Marijuana Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan | Marijuana Policy Project

Marijuana became legal for adults in Michigan today when Proposal 1 officially took effect. The initiative was approved by 56 percent of voters in the November midterm election. Proposal 1 allows adults 21 and older to possess and transport up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, including up to 15 grams in the form of marijuana […]

Marijuana Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92667/marijuana-becomes-legal-for-adults-in-michigan/

New Endorsements Made by NORML PAC for November Elections

New Endorsements Made by NORML PAC for November Elections | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced their most recent slate of bi-partisan endorsements of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and a Governorship, including both incumbents and challengers. ?In 2018, more and more politicians are realizing that ending our nation?s failed […]

New Endorsements Made by NORML PAC for November Elections | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92025/new-endorsements-made-norml-pac-november-elections/

Governor Signs Bill Making CNMI First U.S. Territory to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

Governor Signs Bill Making CNMI First U.S. Territory to Legalize Marijuana for Adults | Marijuana Policy Project

Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torressigned H.B. 20-178 into law Friday, making the Northern Mariana Islands the first U.S. territory to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use. It is also the first U.S. jurisdiction to do so through its legislature, rather than via ballot initiative. H.B. 20-178, titled the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of […]

Governor Signs Bill Making CNMI First U.S. Territory to Legalize Marijuana for Adults | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91769/governor-signs-marijuana-bill-making-cnmi-first-u-s-territory-legalize-adults/

Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border

Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | Justin Strekal

Following Canada?s decision to become the first country in North America to legalize the use and retail sale of cannabis, the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency published a memorandum affirming that those Canadians either involved or invested in the legal cannabis industrymay be barredadmission into the United States. The […]

Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92755/demand-protection-for-cannabis-consumers-at-the-canadian-border/

Canadian Legalization Day is Here!

Canadian Legalization Day is Here! | NORML

Today, Canada becomes the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whopromisedin 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. Further, the new law willincludeexpungements of […]

Canadian Legalization Day is Here! | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92027/canadian-legalization-day/

Friends and Loved Ones Mourn Former CU Football Player T.J. Cunningham

Friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of Anthony "T.J." Cunningham, a Buffs football alum and assistant principal in Aurora.

https://www.westword.com/news/loved-ones-mourn-loss-of-former-buffs-football-player-anthony-tj-cunningham-11237060

Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ?Sativa? or ?Indica?

Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’ | NORML

MIDDLEBURY, VT —The interbreeding of cannabis plants has resulted in a dearth of pure ‘indica‘ or ‘sativa‘ strains, according to areviewpublished in the journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research. In most cases, these classifications are used arbitrarily, the author states. “Categorizing cannabis as either ‘sativa‘ and ‘indica‘ has become an exercise in futility,” he concludes. “Ubiquitous interbreeding […]

Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’ | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92695/study-little-distinction-exists-among-sativa-or-indica/

Beware of This Frightful Marijuana Menace!

Beware of This Frightful Marijuana Menace! | NORML

It?s not the myth of ?marijuana-laced candy,? devilish ghouls, or vampire bats that are terrifying Americans this Halloween. It?s Jeff Sessions. This monster wants to lock up law abiding citizens who choose to responsibly consume marijuana. This fiendish freak shrieks ?good people don?t smoke marijuana.? This reefer madness zombie believes marijuana has no medical use […]

Beware of This Frightful Marijuana Menace! | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92188/beware-frightful-marijuana-menace/

Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments

Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019. ?Unlike my predecessor, I?m not going to block amendments for marijuana,? hesaid. ?Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and […]

Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92406/congress-new-house-rules-chairman-pledges-allow-floor-votes-marijuana-related-amendments/

Advocates Decry Trump?s Attorney General Pick William Barr

Advocates Decry Trump’s Attorney General Pick William Barr | NORML

Today, President Trumpannounced his intentiontonominateformer Attorney General William Barr to be considered by the Senate to replace former Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. In response, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) issued the following statement: ?With every move by the Department of Justice facing intense public scrutiny, maintaining Jeff Sessions? policy […]

Advocates Decry Trump’s Attorney General Pick William Barr | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92675/a-norml-statement-on-william-barr-as-attorney-general-nominee/

Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide Released, Early Voting Begins October 22

Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide Released, Early Voting Begins October 22 | Kate Zawidzki

Our allies at Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy released avoter guidefor the upcoming election. Early voting starts today, so pleasecheck it out, spread the word, and head to the polls! Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy?s coalition partners surveyed state and federal candidates and provided their unedited responses. They also included voting records from the last […]

Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide Released, Early Voting Begins October 22 | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92076/texas-marijuana-policy-voter-guide-released-early-voting-begins-october-22/

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language ofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation is currently being debated by leadership in conference committee. ?If there?s a […]

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92349/senate-majority-leader-guarantees-end-federal-hemp-ban/

Revised Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Reintroduced in the Senate Today

Revised Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Reintroduced in the Senate Today | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Judiciary Committee ChairmanChuck Grassley (R-IA) intends to file a new version of criminal justice reform legislation, the Senator announced on Wednesday. The news came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday that the Senate will take up criminal justice reform legislation. ?This compromise legislation is far from perfect, but […]

Revised Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Reintroduced in the Senate Today | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92714/revised-criminal-justice-reform-bill-to-be-reintroduced-in-the-senate-today/

Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People

Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People | Paul Armentano

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Marijuana use by young people is not predictive of later conduct problems, such as school truancy or theft, according todatapublished in the journalAddiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the Netherlands assessed the long-term association between self-reported marijuana use and conduct problems in a cohort of 364 racially and […]

Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92712/study-marijuana-use-not-positively-associated-with-conduct-problems-in-young-people/

Bluebird Botanicals Review

A brief overview? You?ll probably agree that it can be quite challenging to find top-quality CBD oil of premium blends. Or at least it used to be. Hemp Complete from Bluebird Botanicals is a formula specifically designed to take extracts from various hemp plants. So when you use this oil, you are getting cannabinoids in […]

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With New York on Brink of Marijuana Legalization, Fierce Debate on Where Tax Revenue Should Go

With New York on Brink of Marijuana Legalization, Fierce Debate on Where Tax Revenue Should Go | Drug Policy Alliance

With the Democrats regaining control of the New York Senate and Assembly for the first time since 2010, New York is on the cusp of legalizing marijuana. The question is no longer should New York legalize marijuana, but what legalization will look like. There is a fierce debate right now about where tax revenue should […]

With New York on Brink of Marijuana Legalization, Fierce Debate on Where Tax Revenue Should Go | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92671/with-new-york-on-brink-of-marijuana-legalization-fierce-debate-on-where-tax-revenue-should-go/

Oklahoma City: Council Approves Cite and Release Ordinance

Oklahoma City: Council Approves Cite and Release Ordinance | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK —Members of the Oklahoma City City Council havepasseda citywide ordinance shielding minor marijuana offenders from arrest and jail. While the policy does not amend the criminal classification of cannabis-related violations under local law, it does change how police interact with low-level offenders. Under the ordinance, which takes effect October 26, police will […]

Oklahoma City: Council Approves Cite and Release Ordinance | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91929/oklahoma-city-council-approves-cite-release-ordinance/

Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day

Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON ? Voters in four states could pass major state-level marijuana policy reform measures on Tuesday. Local marijuana policy measures are also on ballots in two additional states. In two states, voters will decide whether to make marijuana legal for adult use. In Michigan,Proposal 1would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. In North […]

Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92252/voters-four-states-pass-major-state-level-marijuana-policy-reform-measures-election-day/

Survey: Cannabis Use Becoming Common Among Older Adults

Survey: Cannabis Use Becoming Common Among Older Adults | NORML

The use of cannabis is relatively common among those over the age of 65 who reside in a legal marijuana state, according todatapublished online in theJournal of the American Geriatrics Society. Investigators from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus anonymously surveyed older adults at a pair of ambulatory geriatric primary care clinics in Colorado. […]

Survey: Cannabis Use Becoming Common Among Older Adults | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91964/survey-cannabis-use-becoming-common-among-older-adults/

Iowa Medical Marijuana Sales Begin; Reforms Still Needed

Iowa Medical Marijuana Sales Begin; Reforms Still Needed | Kate Zawidzki

WINDSOR, IA — On Saturday, December 1, Iowa?s first medical marijuana dispensary opened to the public. MedPharm opened in Windsor and will sell low-THC oil to qualifying patients. Unfortunately, MedPharm may only sell medical marijuana oil, and the oil may not contain more than three percent THC. While this reform is an important victory for […]

Iowa Medical Marijuana Sales Begin; Reforms Still Needed | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92680/iowa-medical-marijuana-sales-begin-reforms-still-needed/

Study: Long-Term Use of Epidiolex Reduces Seizure Frequency in Subset of Pediatric Patients

Study: Long-Term Use of Epidiolex Reduces Seizure Frequency in Subset of Pediatric Patients | NORML

NEW YORK, NY —The long-term use ofEpidiolexis associated with reduced seizure frequency in a subset of patients with pediatric, refractory epilepsy, according toclinical datapublished in the journalCNS Drugs. A team of investigators from Columbia University in New York and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the efficacy and tolerability of a proprietary CBD extract […]

Study: Long-Term Use of Epidiolex Reduces Seizure Frequency in Subset of Pediatric Patients | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92691/study-long-term-use-of-epidiolex-reduces-seizure-frequency-in-subset-of-pediatric-patients/

NY Adds Acute Pain Management as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

NY Adds Acute Pain Management as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana | TJ Baker

On Monday, September 24, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill(S8987A/A 11011-B) that adds acute pain management to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be recommended as an alternative to opioid use. The bill also allows substance use disorder treatment providers to recommend medical marijuana to help patients manage underlying […]

NY Adds Acute Pain Management as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91808/ny-medical-marijuana-program-adds-acute-pain-management-qualifying-condition/

North Dakota is Ready to End the Criminalization of Cannabis

North Dakota is Ready to End the Criminalization of Cannabis | Justin Strekal

Last week, I did something that I had never done before: I traveled to North Dakota. This summer, the grassroots groupLegalizeND successfully collected enough petition signatures to place a statewide marijuana legalizationinitiative (Measure 3) on this November?s general election. If enacted in November, North Dakota would become the tenth state ? and by far the […]

North Dakota is Ready to End the Criminalization of Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91802/north-dakota-ready-end-criminalization/

Flaming Lips and the Colorado Symphony Perform The Soft Bulletin Again

There were a lot of moving parts when the Flaming Lips teamed up with the Colorado Symphony to perform the 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2016.

https://www.westword.com/music/wayne-coyne-on-the-flaming-lips-collaborations-with-the-colorado-symphony-11237294

Here Are the Ohio Cities Voting on Marijuana on Tuesday November 6th, 2018

Here Are the Ohio Cities Voting on Marijuana on Tuesday November 6th, 2018 | NORML

With the marijuana midterms right around the corner, it?s imperative that you know who you?re voting for, what issues are going to be on your ballot, and whereyour voting locationis leading up to Election Day this Tuesday November 6th. To see who themost pro-cannabis reform candidates are in your district, check out ourSmoke the Votescorecard […]

Here Are the Ohio Cities Voting on Marijuana on Tuesday November 6th, 2018 | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92209/ohio-cities-voting-marijuana-tuesday-november-6th/

Reconciled Farm Bill to Include Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban

Reconciled Farm Bill to Include Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — House and Senate lawmakers haveagreedin principle to a reconciled version ofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill), whichincludesprovisions lifting the federal prohibition of industrial hemp. The hemp-specific provisions – which Senate Majority Speaker Mitch McConnell (R-KY) included in the Senate version of the bill, but were […]

Reconciled Farm Bill to Include Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92698/reconciled-farm-bill-to-include-provisions-lifting-federal-hemp-ban/

Washington Regulators Walk Back Prior Approval of Certain Cannabis-Infused Products

Washington Regulators Walk Back Prior Approval of Certain Cannabis-Infused Products | NORML

OLYMPIA, WA —Representatives of Washington State’s Liquor and Cannabis Board have re-evaluated their stance with regard to the retail sale of a variety of cannabis-infused products, such as hard candies and fruit chews. Following a review by staff, regulatorsannouncedlast week that sales of infused products that may be “especially appealing” to children will no longer […]

Washington Regulators Walk Back Prior Approval of Certain Cannabis-Infused Products | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91994/washington-regulators-walk-back-prior-approval-certain-cannabis-infused-products/

Music Legend David Crosby: Join Me and NORML and Let?s Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Music Legend David Crosby: Join Me and NORML and Let?s Legalize Marijuana Nationwide | Guest Author

Hello. My name is David Crosby. You might know me as a founding member of rock legends The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. But today I?m wearing a very different hat. Today, I am writing to you to personally introduce myself as the newest member of NORML?s Advisory Board. Why have I decided […]

Music Legend David Crosby: Join Me and NORML and Let?s Legalize Marijuana Nationwide | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92043/music-legend-david-crosby-join-norml-lets-legalize-marijuana-nationwide/

America Can't Look Away from Murder Details of Colorado Mom Kelsey Berreth

The alleged murder of Woodland Park mom Kelsey Berreth is the latest Colorado crime to go national, and international.

https://www.westword.com/news/kelsey-berreth-murder-details-america-cant-look-away-11238097

Study: Cannabis Strains Often Possess Similar Plant Chemistry

Study: Cannabis Strains Often Possess Similar Plant Chemistry | NORML

KELOWNA, BC —Various ‘strains’ of cannabis possess nearly identical ratios of the primary cannabinoids THC and CBD, according todata published in the journalScientific Reports. Researchers from the University of British Columbiaanalyzedthe cannabinoid composition of 33 separate cannabis strains, obtained from five licensed producers. They reported that most strains, regardless of their origin, name, or whether […]

Study: Cannabis Strains Often Possess Similar Plant Chemistry | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92074/study-cannabis-strains-often-possess-similar-plant-chemistry/

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Diabetes Risk

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Diabetes Risk | NORML

TORONTO, ON —The past use of cannabis is significantly associated with lower odds of diabetes in adults, according todatapublished in the journalDrug and Alcohol Review. Investigators with the University of Toronto assessed the association between cannabis use and diabetes in a nationally representative sample, while accounting for a range of potential confounders ? including lifestyle […]

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Diabetes Risk | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92068/study-marijuana-use-associated-lower-diabetes-risk/

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients | NORML

ROSWELL, NM —The use of medical cannabis for a period of one-month or more is associated with reduced opioid intake in patients with cancer and/or rheumatic pain conditions, according to clinicaldatapublished in theJournal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators from the Kymera Independent Physicians medical group in New Mexico assessed the relationship between the […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92790/study-medical-cannabis-associated-with-reduced-opioid-intake-in-pain-patients/

5 Best Cannabis Tours For An Epic Holidays

You have never had a holiday until you have experienced a cannabis tour. Not a real one, anyway. Think wine or cheese tours, just with the finest quality marijuana instead. These pot-tasting trips incorporate a myriad of exciting and educational activities for stoners everywhere. In fact, so popular are cannabis tours that they are now the main attraction for millions of tourists visiting the United States these days. Weed-friendly tours are the latest craze in the tourism industry. A tour guide takes you behind the scenes to grow houses, production sites, and dispensaries, smoking cannabis all the while to your

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Study: Cannabis Use Doesn?t Negatively Impact Organ Transplants

Study: Cannabis Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Organ Transplants | NORML

LOMA LINDA, CA —A history of cannabis use is not associated with an increased likelihood of adverse outcomes among either those donating or receiving kidney organ transplants, according todatapublished in theClinical Kidney Journal. A team of California researchers assessed whether cannabis use detrimentally impacts the health of those undergoing kidney transplants. Hospital staff in several […]

Study: Cannabis Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Organ Transplants | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92547/study-cannabis-use-doesnt-negatively-impact-organ-transplants/

Minnesota Approves Alzheimer?s for Medical Marijuana, Other Conditions Rejected

Minnesota Approves Alzheimer?s for Medical Marijuana, Other Conditions Rejected | TJ Baker

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that they have approved adding Alzheimer?s disease as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, but rejected petitions to add opioid use disorder, hepatitis C, traumatic brain injury, and insomnia to the program. Alzheimer?s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects elderly people. It is the most common […]

Minnesota Approves Alzheimer?s for Medical Marijuana, Other Conditions Rejected | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92689/minnesota-approves-alzheimers-for-medical-marijuana-other-conditions-rejected/

Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cbd/Thc Extracts Safe and Effective for Children with Intractable Epilepsy

Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cbd/Thc Extracts Safe and Effective for Children with Intractable Epilepsy | NORML

The long-term administration of cannabis-plant derived extracts containing a 50 to 1 ratio of CBD to THC is safe and effective in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, according toclinical trial datapublished in the journalAnnals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Canadian researchers assessed the adjunctive use of a proprietary CBD/THC extract (aka TIL-TC150, manufactured byTilray Inc.) over […]

Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cbd/Thc Extracts Safe and Effective for Children with Intractable Epilepsy | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91990/clinical-trial-plant-derived-cbd-thc-extracts-safe-effective-children-intractable-epilepsy/

US Territory Legalizes Adult Marijuana Use

US Territory Legalizes Adult Marijuana Use | NORML

SAIPAN, CNMI —The governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island (CNMI), a USterritoryof approximately 54,000 people, hassignedlegislation into law legalizing the use and retail sale of cannabis. House and Senate lawmakers hadpreviously approvedthe measure in August by a vote of 24 to 1. Under the newlaw, those over the age of 21 will […]

US Territory Legalizes Adult Marijuana Use | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91858/us-territory-legalizes-adult-marijuana-use/

Store your cannabis flower like a pro

Image Source There?s a reason that most seasoned cannabis smokers will always choose freshly cured cannabis over flower that?s been sitting around for a while. That?s because, Yes, your cannabis does have an expiration date, as the older it is the more it?s smell and taste will have degraded. This happens because the precious flavonoids and terpenes that provide flavor are the most sensitive molecules in the plant, and are prone to breaking down or degrading over time.While, these generally don?t have much effect on the THC level, smoking tasty cannabis is always nice. The active cannabinoids will still degrade

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Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S.

Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC ? Anew Gallup pollreleased Monday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record high of 66 percent, up from 64 percent last year. Only 32 percent are opposed. The poll found majority support spans the political spectrum, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents in favor. Support among […]

Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92088/gallup-finds-record-high-66-support-marijuana-legalization-u-s/

Customs Agency Formalizes Policy Barring Canadians Involved In Legal Cannabis Industry From Entering United States

Customs Agency Formalizes Policy Barring Canadians Involved In Legal Cannabis Industry From Entering United States | NORML

A newly releasedmemorandumby the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency reaffirms that those working in the legal cannabis industry in Canada or in other jurisdictions may be denied entry into the United States. The memo formalizessentimentspublicly expressed by a US Customs representative last week.It states: “Generally, any arriving alien who is […]

Customs Agency Formalizes Policy Barring Canadians Involved In Legal Cannabis Industry From Entering United States | The Daily Chronic

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NORML Welcomes David Crosby to Advisory Board

NORML Welcomes David Crosby to Advisory Board | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is pleased to welcome world famous musician David Crosby (founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Byrds) to its Advisory Board. ?I?d like cannabis to be legal everywhere. I knew people who were in jail for years over a couple of joints […]

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Gubernatorial Victories Bode Well for 2019 Statewide Marijuana Reform Prospects

Gubernatorial Victories Bode Well for 2019 Statewide Marijuana Reform Prospects | NORML

Voters on election day decided in favor of several gubernatorial candidates who campaigned on promises to either address or enact statewide marijuana law reforms as Governor. ?In four states ? Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois ? voters elected Governors who openly campaigned on a platform that included legalizing adult marijuana use,” NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano […]

Gubernatorial Victories Bode Well for 2019 Statewide Marijuana Reform Prospects | The Daily Chronic

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FDA Seeks Public Comments Regarding International Classification of Cannabis

FDA Seeks Public Comments Regarding International Classification of Cannabis | Justin Strekal

The US Food and Drug Administration isseeking public commentsspecific to whether changes ought to be recommended regarding the international classification of cannabis as a controlled substance. Members of the public have until October 31, 2018 to submit their comments to the FDA for consideration. The FDAsaysthat the comments ?will be considered in preparing a response […]

FDA Seeks Public Comments Regarding International Classification of Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92021/fda-seeks-public-comments-regarding-international-classification-cannabis/

Employers Can?t Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients, US District Court Judge Rules

Employers Can’t Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients, US District Court Judge Rules | NORML

NEW HAVEN, CT —A federal judge for the US District Court of Connecticut hasruledthat an employer engaged in discrimination by rescinding a job offer to an employee solely based on her status as a medical cannabis patient. Opining for the Court, Judge Jeffrey Alker Mayerwrote: “[T]here is no legitimate dispute that defendant’s rescinding of plaintiff’s […]

Employers Can’t Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients, US District Court Judge Rules | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91847/employers-cant-discriminate-medical-cannabis-patients-us-district-court-judge-rules/

Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization

Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — DenverMayor Michael B. Hancock has announced a citywide effort to vacate low-level marijuana convictions that occurred before marijuana legalization. The initiative is framed as part of an effort to address the disproportionate impact of marijuana prohibition on communities of color and low-income populations, and is being presented as part of a broader […]

Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92645/denver-to-vacate-low-level-marijuana-convictions-that-occurred-before-legalization/

Canadian Police Report No Change in Drugged Driving Behavior Following Marijuana Legalization

Canadian Police Report No Change in Drugged Driving Behavior Following Marijuana Legalization | NORML

TORONTO, ON —Canadian police agencies have not reported an uptick in incidences of marijuana-impaired driving in the initial weeks following its legalization, according to an analysis by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Legislation legalizing marijuana use and retail salestook effecton October 17. Police agencies in numerous cities and provinces ? including Manitoba, Newfoundland, Regina, and […]

Canadian Police Report No Change in Drugged Driving Behavior Following Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic

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McConnell Dampens Prospects for Federal Sentencing Reform in 2018

McConnell Dampens Prospects for Federal Sentencing Reform in 2018 | Phillip Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — Prospects for a major federal sentencing reform bill brightened on Wednesday withPresident Trump’s announcement that he would support the effort, but by week’s end, those prospects dimmed as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the presidenthe wouldn’t bring the bill to a floor vote this year. The bill is known as […]

McConnell Dampens Prospects for Federal Sentencing Reform in 2018 | The Daily Chronic

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Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine Now Available in US Pharmacies

Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine Now Available in US Pharmacies | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of the plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), isnow availablein pharmacies in all 50 states. The US Food and Drug Administrationapprovedthe product in June for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy:Lennox-Gastaut syndromeandDravet syndrome. In September, the US Drug Enforcement Administrationreclassifiedit from Schedule I toSchedule […]

Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine Now Available in US Pharmacies | The Daily Chronic

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Coalition Pushes for a More Equitable Marijuana Industry in Colorado

Coalition Pushes for a More Equitable Marijuana Industry in Colorado | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO —A coalition spearheaded by the nonprofitDrug Policy Alliance(DPA) has made several recommendations to the state?s Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) to improve marijuana?s current regulatory framework. ?Since Colorado became the first state to legally regulate marijuana, the national conversation has shifted from whether we?ll legalize to how we should do it,? saidArt Way, […]

Coalition Pushes for a More Equitable Marijuana Industry in Colorado | The Daily Chronic

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Taxes From Oregon?s Retail Marijuana Sales Exceed Initial Projections

Taxes From Oregon’s Retail Marijuana Sales Exceed Initial Projections | NORML

SALEM, OR — Tax revenue in Oregon from the sales of retail cannabis products is exceeding initial projections, according to aneconomic analysis published by state officials. For the period beginning January 1, 2017, “tax collections have come in seven percent higher than expected,” the report finds. Authors add, “Since Oregon levies its recreational marijuana tax […]

Taxes From Oregon’s Retail Marijuana Sales Exceed Initial Projections | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92494/oregon-taxes-retail-marijuana-sales-exceed-initial-projections/

Marijuana Policy Project Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors

Marijuana Policy Project Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC ? The nation?s largest marijuana policy organization, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced Tuesday the election of three new members to serve on its board of directors. The expansion of the board, which now includes nine members, comes on the heels of MPP hiring Steve Hawkins to serve as its new executive director. ?MPP […]

Marijuana Policy Project Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91951/marijuana-policy-project-adds-three-new-members-board-directors/

Study: Marijuana?s Legal Status Doesn?t Increase Likelihood of Problematic Use

Study: Marijuana’s Legal Status Doesn’t Increase Likelihood of Problematic Use | NORML

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Statewide cannabis legalization is not positively associated with an increased risk of adults abusing the substance, according todatapublished in the journalDrugs In Context. Australian researchers assessed whether the legal status of cannabis in US states impacted the likelihood of adults using it problematically. They concluded: “Our results also show that legalization status in […]

Study: Marijuana’s Legal Status Doesn’t Increase Likelihood of Problematic Use | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92005/study-marijuanas-legal-status-doesnt-increase-likelihood-problematic-use/

Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri

Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri | NORML

With the approval of Amendment 2, Missouri has become the 32nd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The amendment was one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use in Missouri. Of the three, NORML only endorsed Amendment 2. That is because […]

Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri | The Daily Chronic

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What Are the Ten Most Popular Ways to Consume Marijuana?

What Are the Ten Most Popular Ways to Consume Marijuana? | Phillip Smith

The stereotypical picture of marijuana consumption is someone toking up buds in a joint or bong, but as weed comes out from the shadows and into the legal marketplace, entrepreneurs are busily concocting all sorts of pot products. From vape pens to concentrates to edibles, drinks, tinctures, and even creams and topical lotions, marijuana is […]

What Are the Ten Most Popular Ways to Consume Marijuana? | The Daily Chronic

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Incoming House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments

Incoming House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019. ?Unlike my predecessor, I?m not going to block amendments for marijuana,? hesaid. ?Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and […]

Incoming House Rules Chairman Pledges to Allow Floor Votes on Marijuana-Related Amendments | The Daily Chronic

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ASA Evaluates Utah Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill

ASA Evaluates Utah Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill | Americans for Safe Access

On October 4, 2018 Utah legislators released draft text of legislation known as the Utah Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill.This bill was drafted in response to Proposition 2, a citizen led initiative that legalizes the medicinal use of cannabis in Utah, and was intended to fix perceived issues and shortcomings with the initiative. Americans for Safe […]

ASA Evaluates Utah Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92108/americans-safe-access-evaluates-utah-compromise-bill-medical-cannabis/

Study: Medical Cannabis Offsets Chemotherapy-Related Adverse Events

Study: Medical Cannabis Offsets Chemotherapy-Related Adverse Events | NORML

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The use of medical cannabis mitigates many of the side-effects associated with cancer chemotherapy, such as pain and nausea, according todatapublished in the international medical journalActa Haematologica. Israeli researchers assessed the efficacy of medical cannabis administration in controlling chemotherapy-induced adverse effects in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). They reported that the […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Offsets Chemotherapy-Related Adverse Events | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92359/study-medical-cannabis-offsets-chemotherapy-related-adverse-events/

Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana | Phillip Smith

With less than two weeks to go to Election Day, its looking like a mixed picture for state-level marijuana policy initiatives. There are two states ? Michigan and North Dakota ? with marijuana legalization on the ballot and there are two more states ? Missouri and Utah ? with medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot. […]

Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92161/marijuana-midterms-prospects-state-level-legalization-medical-marijuana/

Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano

Utah lawmakersconvened a special legislative sessionMonday to debate proposed replacement legislation to the state?s newly approved voter-initiated medical cannabis access law. A majority of voters in November decided ?yes? on Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Legislators are now seeking to significantly curtail the law by replacing it with separate so-called ?compromise? legislation. Lawmakers […]

Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92619/utah-lawmakers-seek-to-replace-voter-initiated-medical-marijuana-law/

Oregon Initiative Seeks to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms in 2020

Oregon Initiative Seeks to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms in 2020 | Phillip Smith

An initiative that would decriminalize most psilocybin offenses and open the door to regulated production and therapeutic use of the psychedelic substance in Oregon is moving forward. Late last month, the secretary of stateapproved ballot title languagefor theOregon Psilocybin Service Initiative. The next step is a signature-gathering drive to qualify the measure for the 2020 […]

Oregon Initiative Seeks to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms in 2020 | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92710/oregon-initiative-seeks-to-decriminalize-magic-mushrooms-in-2020/

Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Outcomes in Bipolar Patients

Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Outcomes in Bipolar Patients | NORML

BELMONT, MA —Cannabis use is associated with an alleviation of clinical symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, and does not negatively impact cognitive performance, according to clinical trialdatapublished in the journalPLoS One. Investigators with Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital in Massachusetts assessed the impact of marijuana use on mood symptomology and cognitive […]

Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Outcomes in Bipolar Patients | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92179/cannabis-use-associated-improved-outcomes-bipolar-patients/

Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions | NORML

TUSCALOOSA, AL — The enactment of laws legalizing the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes is associated with reduced rates of prescription opioid use and with a reduction of the total number of days for which opioids are prescribed, according to aworking paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators […]

Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92116/cannabis-access-laws-associated-fewer-opioid-prescriptions/

Guam Governor Signs Home Grow Legislation into Law

Guam Governor Signs Home Grow Legislation into Law | NORML

HAGATNA, GUAM — Eddie Calvo, the Governor for the US territory of Guam, hassigned legislationpermitting qualified medical cannabis patients and their caregivers the ability to grow personal use amounts of cannabis at home. Under the new law, applicants can apply to the Department of Health and Social Services to receive a home cultivation permit. Approved […]

Guam Governor Signs Home Grow Legislation into Law | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91998/guam-governor-signs-home-grow-legislation-law/

Colorado Issues Report Assessing Legalization?s Impact on Public Safety

Colorado Issues Report Assessing Legalization’s Impact on Public Safety | NORML

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Public Safety has issued its first-ever baselinereportassessing the impact of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado. Lawmakers in 2013 passed legislation authorizing regulators to conduct the five-year review, which seeks to better identify ways in which legalization has impacted public health and safety. Authors reported that the total […]

Colorado Issues Report Assessing Legalization’s Impact on Public Safety | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92225/colorado-state-issues-report-assessing-legalizations-impact-public-safety/

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law | NORML

SALT LAKE CITY, UT —Lawmakersvotedin a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. Republican Gov. Gary Herbertsignedthe bill,House Bill 3001, into law that same day. The new law, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, takes immediate effect. The former law, Proposition 2, wasapprovedby 53 percent of voters on November […]

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92702/utah-lawmakers-replace-voter-initiated-medical-cannabis-law/

Senate Majority Leader: Farm Bill Will Lift Federal Hemp Ban

Senate Majority Leader: Farm Bill Will Lift Federal Hemp Ban | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reaffirmed that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the engrossed language ofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation is currently being debated by leadership in conference committee. “If there’s a Farm […]

Senate Majority Leader: Farm Bill Will Lift Federal Hemp Ban | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92457/senate-majority-leader-farm-bill-will-lift-federal-hemp-ban/

US Senate: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out As Judiciary Committee Chair

US Senate: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out As Judiciary Committee Chair | NORML

One of the US Senate?s leading marijuana prohibitionists, Iowa Republican Charles “Chuck” Grassley, will no longer be heading the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Senator Grassleyannouncedlast week that he is stepping down as Chair of the Committee. As Chair, Grassleyrefusedto hold any hearings or votes on marijuana-related legislation, including bipartisan legislative efforts likethe […]

US Senate: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out As Judiciary Committee Chair | The Daily Chronic

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Election Brings New Hope, but Challenges Remain in Wisconsin

Election Brings New Hope, but Challenges Remain in Wisconsin | Kate Zawidzki

On Election Day,around a million Wisconsin voters approved advisory questionson their ballots calling for more humane marijuana laws. More than half of the state?s population saw cannabis-related measures on their ballots, and every single one of the measures passed. Medical cannabis questions received between 67% and 89% in the 11 counties and two cities where […]

Election Brings New Hope, but Challenges Remain in Wisconsin | The Daily Chronic

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Maine?s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect | Kate Zawidzki

Today, theomnibus medical marijuana billthat was passed last spring goes into effect. The bill makes major improvements to Maine?s medical marijuana program. Among some of the changes, the legislation: removes the qualifying condition list so that any Mainer can use medical marijuana so long as their doctor thinks it would be helpful for them; eliminates […]

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect | The Daily Chronic

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano

Lawmakersvotedin a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state?s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. The former law, Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act ? wasapprovedby 53 percent of voters on November 6. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri criticized lawmakers? decision. ?Lawmakers should have respected the will of the voters and should have […]

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92627/utah-lawmakers-replace-voter-initiated-medical-marijuana-law/

Microdosing Weed, applications and health benefits

When it comes to cannabis, a little can go a long way. weedmicrodosing is more than just a trend. As it turns out, there are some real benefits to keeping doses low. Curious? Here?s the scoop onmicrodosingmarijuana and how it works. What is microdosing weed?   Whether it?s soft psychedelics, cannabis, or vitamins, the concept of ?microdosing? has really taken off in the health and supplement world. Microdosing is just what it sounds like, taking very small doses of just about any given substance. With cannabis, a microdose is so small that it will not cause a psychotropic ?high? or

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Study: Adjunctive Cannabis Use Improves Treatment Retention in Opioid-Dependent Subjects

Study: Adjunctive Cannabis Use Improves Treatment Retention in Opioid-Dependent Subjects | NORML

ST. LOUIS, MO —The intermittent use of cannabis can play a positive role in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing treatment, according to areviewpublished in the journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis assessed data evaluating the relationship between the use of cannabis and opioids. They reported, “Adjunct cannabis use […]

Study: Adjunctive Cannabis Use Improves Treatment Retention in Opioid-Dependent Subjects | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91913/study-adjunctive-cannabis-use-improves-treatment-retention-in-opioid-dependent-subjects/

Pennsylvania Committee Approves Partial Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Pennsylvania Committee Approves Partial Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | Kate Zawidzki

Although 59% of Pennsylvania voters think it should be legal for adults to use marijuana, state law lags far behind popular sentiment. Pennsylvanians found with cannabis can still be locked in a jail cell and branded criminals. But that could change soon. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved a decriminalization bill, H.B. 928. Unfortunately, however, […]

Pennsylvania Committee Approves Partial Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91960/pennsylvania-committee-approves-partial-marijuana-decriminalization-bill/

Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill

Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed legislation that legalizes industrial hemp, the H.R. 2, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 87-13 and the House by a margin of 369-47. The legislation is still awaiting the president?s signature to become law. […]

Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92718/congress-legalizes-industrial-hemp-through-the-2018-farm-bill/

National Survey Finds Growing Support for Marijuana Legalization in U.S.

National Survey Finds Growing Support for Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON ?Survey results released Mondayby the Pew Research Center show a growing majority of Americans support ending marijuana prohibition. The national survey of 1,754 U.S. adults found 62% think marijuana should be made legal, while only about one-third of Americans (34%) think it should remain illegal. ?A growing majority of Americans are ready to end […]

National Survey Finds Growing Support for Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91939/national-pew-survey-finds-growing-support-marijuana-legalization-u-s/

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults | NORML

With the approval of voter-initiated Proposal 1, Michigan has become the 10th state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said,?Voters in Michigan sent a resounding rebuke to their state?s failed policy of prohibition and elected to follow a new, more sensible path of regulation and legalization. […]

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults | The Daily Chronic

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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Would Generate $520 Million in New Tax Revenue over Five Years

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Would Generate $520 Million in New Tax Revenue over Five Years | Kate Zawidzki

A recent study of the potential fiscal impacts of legalizing marijuana in Michigan found that passage of Prop 1 would generate over half a billion dollars in additional revenue for the state in the first five years of implementation. Much of the revenue generated from marijuana would be directed to Michigan?s roads, schools, and local […]

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Would Generate $520 Million in New Tax Revenue over Five Years | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Jury Rejects Civil RICO Complaint in Marijuana Smell Case

Colorado Jury Rejects Civil RICO Complaint in Marijuana Smell Case | NORML

DENVER, CO — A Denver jury hasrejecteda civil complaint that sought to use federal anti-racketeering (RICO) laws as a mechanism to shut down licensed marijuana operators. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was initially backed by the anti-drug organization Safe Streets Alliance, argued that the presence of a nearby licensed marijuana retailer was detrimental to their […]

Colorado Jury Rejects Civil RICO Complaint in Marijuana Smell Case | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92385/colorado-jury-rejects-civil-rico-complaint-marijuana-smell-case/

As Canada Prepares to Go Legal, Never Forget That a Single Interaction Can Make All the Difference

As Canada Prepares to Go Legal, Never Forget That a Single Interaction Can Make All the Difference | Paul Armentano

On Wednesday, Canada will become the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whopromisedin 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. But PM Trudeau was […]

As Canada Prepares to Go Legal, Never Forget That a Single Interaction Can Make All the Difference | The Daily Chronic

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Congress? Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Trails in Latest Poll

Congress? Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Trails in Latest Poll | Paul Armentano

Texas Republican and ardent marijuana prohibitionist Pete Sessions trails by four points in his re-election bid, according topolling datareleased yesterday. According to the survey results, Sessions is behind Democratic challenger Colin Allred by a margin of 46 percent to 42 percent in the race for Texas? 32nd Congressional District. As a member of Congress, Sessions […]

Congress? Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Trails in Latest Poll | The Daily Chronic

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Case Reports: Cannabis Extracts Improve Painful Skin Condition

Case Reports: Cannabis Extracts Improve Painful Skin Condition | NORML

GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS — The oral administration of cannabis extracts containing THC and CBD is associated with pain reduction in patients suffering from the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB), according to threecase reportspublished inThe British Journal of Dermatology. Epidermolysis bullosais a rare genetic condition that results in blistering skin. Dutch researchers assessed the use of […]

Case Reports: Cannabis Extracts Improve Painful Skin Condition | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92549/case-reports-cannabis-extracts-improve-painful-skin-condition/

KNUS's Peter Boyles Cheers Death (for Now) of Safe-Use Site Proposal

Talk-show host Peter Boyles, who led the campaign against safe-use sites in Denver, celebrates the proposal's demise.

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Ask a Stoner: What Should I Do With Joint Roaches?

Dear Stoner:Should I do anything with all these joint roaches that have been piling up in my room? It seems like a waste to toss them. Chris

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Rhode Island Dept. of Health Approves Medical Marijuana for Autism

Rhode Island Dept. of Health Approves Medical Marijuana for Autism | Kate Zawidzki

PROVIDENCE, RI —The Rhode Island Department of of Health has announced that Rhode Island families can now access medical marijuana to treat autism. The decision was issued this week after a petition was filed in April to add autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. The announcement imposes some […]

Rhode Island Dept. of Health Approves Medical Marijuana for Autism | The Daily Chronic

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Cuckoo for Cannabis: 1906 Chocolates Aim for Specific Effects

When Peter Barsoom moved to Colorado in 2015, he didn’t just leave New York. He left his finance career of over twenty years and dove into the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Shortly after researching retail pot, Barsoom noticed three issues in the edibles market that he wanted to pounce on. From that came 1906.

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A Legal Marijuana Market in New Hampshire Could Yield $58 Million in New Annual Revenue

A Legal Marijuana Market in New Hampshire Could Yield $58 Million in New Annual Revenue | NORML

CONCORD, NH —Regulating New Hampshire’s existing adult use cannabis market would yield as much as $58 million per year in new annual revenue, according to ananalysisauthored by the state’s Department of Revenue. Analysts’ estimates are based upon the application of a 15 percent tax rate on commercial transactions. The Department’s report was provided to the […]

A Legal Marijuana Market in New Hampshire Could Yield $58 Million in New Annual Revenue | The Daily Chronic

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FDA Calls for Public Comments Regarding International Classification of Cannabis

FDA Calls for Public Comments Regarding International Classification of Cannabis | NORML

ROCKVILLE, MD —The US Food and Drug Administration isseeking public commentsspecific to whether changes ought to be recommended regarding the international classification of cannabis as a controlled substance. Members of the public have until October 31, 2018 tosubmit their commentsto the FDA for consideration. The FDAsaysthat the comments “will be considered in preparing a response […]

FDA Calls for Public Comments Regarding International Classification of Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

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Several Marijuana Reform Bills Advance in New Jersey

Several Marijuana Reform Bills Advance in New Jersey | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey state lawmakers last week advanced a series of bills to regulate the adult use and medical cannabis markets, and to vacate past marijuana-related convictions. On Monday, members of a 26-person joint committee movedSenate Bill 2703/Assembly Bill 4497to the floor. The measure, entitled “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid […]

Several Marijuana Reform Bills Advance in New Jersey | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92608/several-marijuana-reform-bills-advance-in-new-jersey/

Pot Banking Gets Attention but No Action in Hyped Hearing

The United States House of Representatives held a hearing on the challenges of marijuana business banking on February 13, gaining attention and praise for doing what congressional leaders had not done in the past: actually consider federal marijuana reform. The House Financial Services Committee hearing on Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter’s SAFE Banking Act provided more [...]

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FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the second consecutive year, according todatareleased on Monday by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the 2017 edition of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police made 659,700 arrests for marijuana-related violations last year. That is […]

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike for Second Straight Year | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91854/fbi-marijuana-arrests-spike-second-straight-year/

Eight Songs for a Mad King Is a Dream Come True

Conrad Kehn was singing in the metal band Skull Flux when he first heard the avant-garde song cycle Eight Songs for a Mad King, a work with a birdhouse-shaped score by composer Peter Maxwell Davies that left mouths hanging open in the audience when it was first performed in 1969.

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Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Week

Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Week | NORML

LANSING, MI —Key provisions of the state’s voter-approved marijuana measure will take effect next week. Members of the Board of State Canvassers certified the midterm election results on November 26, andProposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Actbecomes lawon Thursday, December 6. Provisions specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis will […]

Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Michigan This Week | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Synthetic CBD Administration Associated With Anti-Cancer Activity in Patients

Study: Synthetic CBD Administration Associated With Anti-Cancer Activity in Patients | NORML

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM —Patients with advanced forms of cancer exhibit a clinical response to the long-term use of synthetic CBD, according todatapublished in the journalAnticancer Research. British investigators assessed the effects of twice-daily CBD administration on 119 cancer patients over a four-year period. Synthetic CBD oil extracts were provided by the British biotechnology firmSTI Pharmaceuticals. […]

Study: Synthetic CBD Administration Associated With Anti-Cancer Activity in Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Gallup: Two in Three Americans Endorse Marijuana Legalization

Gallup: Two in Three Americans Endorse Marijuana Legalization | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —Sixty-six percent ofAmericans believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according to nationwidepolling data compiled by Gallup. The total marks an increase in support of almost 30 percent since 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize adult marijuana use, and is the highest level of […]

Gallup: Two in Three Americans Endorse Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic

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One Key Congressman?s Bold Plan to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Next Year

One Key Congressman’s Bold Plan to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Next Year | Phillip Smith

Last week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) unveiled a plan for a Democratically-led House to push through federal marijuana legalization by the end of 2019. In aneight-page memoto the House Democratic leadership,Blumenauer laid out his roadmap to ending Reefer Madness. Blumenauer isn’t just any old congressman. The longtime stalwart marijuana reformer is the founder of the […]

One Key Congressman’s Bold Plan to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Next Year | The Daily Chronic

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DEA Reclassifies Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine to Schedule V

DEA Reclassifies Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine to Schedule V | NORML

Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), has beenreclassifiedtoday by the US Drug Enforcement Administration toSchedule V? the lowest restriction classification available under federal law. The US Food and Drug Administration hadpreviously approvedthe product in June for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy:Lennox-Gastaut syndromeandDravet syndrome. It […]

DEA Reclassifies Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine to Schedule V | The Daily Chronic

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against San Francisco Cops for Targeting African-Americans in Drug Busts

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against San Francisco Cops for Targeting African-Americans in Drug Busts | Phillip Smith

San Francisco’s Tenderloin is a heavily populated, racially mixed neighborhood in the heart of one of America’s iconic progressive cities. Yet when the San Francisco Police Department and the DEA targeted the neighborhood to crack down on drug dealing between 2013 and 2015 as part of “Operation Safe Schools,” the only people they managed to […]

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against San Francisco Cops for Targeting African-Americans in Drug Busts | The Daily Chronic

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There is an ?Elegant Way? to End Global Prohibition Agreements

There is an “Elegant Way” to End Global Prohibition Agreements | Phillip Smith

Uruguay legalized marijuana in 2013. Canada legalized it last week. In doing so, both countries put themselves in clearly violation of the UN anti-drug treaties that are the legal backbone of global drug prohibition. The US arguably continues to do so through state-level legalization accommodated by federal practice. Not much has happened. That’s because the […]

There is an “Elegant Way” to End Global Prohibition Agreements | The Daily Chronic

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Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law

Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law | Marijuana Policy Project

SALT LAKE CITY ? In a special session today, the Utah Legislature enacted a compromise medical marijuana law that will replace the ballot initiative approved by voters on Election Day. The compromise bill is more restrictive than the law established by Proposition 2, which was supported by the Marijuana Policy Project and Utah advocates. In […]

Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic

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North Dakota: Let?s Make History

North Dakota: Let?s Make History | Erik Altieri

Can you believe that we are less than four weeks away from Election Day? This year, the stakes have never been higher. North Dakotans on November 6th have the unique opportunity to end the state?s failed experiment with marijuana prohibition and to cease arresting adults for marijuana-related offenses. By voting ?yes? on Measure 3, you […]

North Dakota: Let?s Make History | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in New Jersey Legislature

Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in New Jersey Legislature | Marijuana Policy Project

TRENTON, N.J. ?A proposal to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older advanced in the New Jersey Legislature Monday. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved S2703, sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari, (7-2-4), and the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved A4497, sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, (6-1-2). The measures will now go to the […]

Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in New Jersey Legislature | The Daily Chronic

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How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

Many people wonder just how long does weed stay in your system? The short answer is that it varies depending on how much of it is in your system. Today I’ll break down the facts behind the question that many people have as well as offer up some solutions to get weed out of your […]

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New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal

New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal | NORML

Sixty-six percent of US adults believe that ?the use of marijuana should be made legal,? according tonational survey datacompiled by the Gallup. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Gallup, which has been tracking Americans? views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. Support was strongest among Millennials (78 percent), Democrats (75 percent), […]

New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal | The Daily Chronic

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Legal Marijuana Sales to Begin in Massachusetts on Tuesday

Legal Marijuana Sales to Begin in Massachusetts on Tuesday | Marijuana Policy Project

Legal adult marijuana sales will begin in Massachusetts Tuesday, with retailers in Northampton and Leicester reportedly set to be the first to open. The state is the seventh in the nation to establish a regulated marijuana market for adults. Adults 21 and older with a valid ID will be able to purchase up to one […]

Legal Marijuana Sales to Begin in Massachusetts on Tuesday | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Use of Opioids

Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Use of Opioids | NORML

SAN DIEGO, CA — The enactment of state laws regulating the use of marijuana by adults is associated with a reduction in the use of schedule III opioid drugs among Medicaid enrollees, according todatapublished in the journalDrug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators with the University of California, San Diego assessed the relationship between recreational marijuana access […]

Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Use of Opioids | The Daily Chronic

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Missouri?s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect

Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Missouri’sAmendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of votersapprovedthe measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have180 daysfrom the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Likelihood of Liver Cirrhosis Among Hepatitis C Patients

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Likelihood of Liver Cirrhosis Among Hepatitis C Patients | NORML

SALEM, MA — Hepatitis C patients who use cannabis are less likely to contract liver cirrhosis as compared to matched controls, according to clinicaldatapublished in theCanadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. A team of researchers from the United States and Canada assessed the effect of cannabis use on chronic liver disease in a cohort of […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Likelihood of Liver Cirrhosis Among Hepatitis C Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Utah Medical Marijuana Campaign Reaches Compromise with Lawmakers, LDS Church

Utah Medical Marijuana Campaign Reaches Compromise with Lawmakers, LDS Church | Marijuana Policy Project

SALT LAKE CITY ?Backers of the Utah medical marijuana initiative joined other organizations and lawmakers at a press conference Thursday to announce they have reached an agreement on an alternative medical cannabis law that will be enacted in a special session following the election. Proposition 2 will still appear on the 2018 ballot, but it […]

Utah Medical Marijuana Campaign Reaches Compromise with Lawmakers, LDS Church | The Daily Chronic

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass

Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | Marijuana Policy Project

The initiative to legalizemedical marijuana in Utah is reportedlyheaded toward victory.Fox 13 News Utah projectedProposition 2 will pass, andthe measure was leading 54-46with68percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold,Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law.Last month, backers of Proposition […]

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Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out as US Senate Judiciary Chair

Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out as US Senate Judiciary Chair | NORML

One of the US Senate?s leading marijuana prohibitionists, Iowa Republican Charles “Chuck” Grassley, will no longer be heading the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Senator Grassleyannouncedtoday that he is stepping down as Chair of the Committee. As Chair, Grassleyrefusedto hold any hearings or votes on marijuana-related legislation, including bipartisan legislative efforts likethe STATES […]

Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out as US Senate Judiciary Chair | The Daily Chronic

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Grateful and Determined this Veterans Day

Grateful and Determined this Veterans Day | NORML

This Veterans Day, you will likely read and hear many political leaders paying lip service to honor our nation?s veterans. But as they list out their policy prescriptions, one that directly impacts nearly one-in-four veterans will be suspiciously absent: Marijuana. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or […]

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Psychoactive Adulterants Identified In Some Liquid CBD Products

Psychoactive Adulterants Identified In Some Liquid CBD Products | NORML

RICHMOND, VA — Liquid formulations of CBD available on the commercial market have been identified tocontainsynthetic cannabinoids and other psychoactive constituents, according to a scientificanalysispublished in the journalForensic Science International. A team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University evaluated the content of nine commercially available CBD e-liquid products obtained from a single manufacturer, Diamond CBD. […]

Psychoactive Adulterants Identified In Some Liquid CBD Products | The Daily Chronic

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Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Amendment 2

Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Amendment 2 | Marijuana Policy Project

Voters in Missouri approved Amendment 2 on Tuesday, making it the 31st state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 64-36 with 49 percent of precincts reporting when The New York Times called the election. Effective medical marijuana laws have now been adopted in 31 states, including Missouri, […]

Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Amendment 2 | The Daily Chronic

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Rick Steves to Tour Michigan in Support of Legalization Ballot Measure

Rick Steves to Tour Michigan in Support of Legalization Ballot Measure | Kate Zawidzki

Next week, legendary travel host Rick Steves will be visiting Michigan to give talks in support of Prop 1, the ballot initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana. Known for his hit PBS series ?Rick Steves? Europe,? Rick?s engaging personality and first-hand experience seeing the benefits of legalization in his home state of Washington make this […]

Rick Steves to Tour Michigan in Support of Legalization Ballot Measure | The Daily Chronic

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Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use | Marijuana Policy Project

Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative Tuesday to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. Proposal 1 was leading 58-42 with 54 percent of precincts reporting when CNN called the election. Michigan is the 10th state to make marijuana possession legal for adults 21 and older, and it is the ninth state to […]

Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use | The Daily Chronic

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Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | Kate Zawidzki

The Marijuana Control Board will hear public testimony next Wednesday, December 19 from supporters and opponents of proposed rules allowing regulated, on-site cannabis consumption. While it is legal for adults 21 and over to purchase cannabis, it is illegal to consume it in most locations outside a private residence. This is a catch-22 for the […]

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92720/alaska-public-hearing-next-week-to-discuss-allowing-on-site-cannabis-consumption/

Pennsylvania Marijuana Legalization Bill Has Been Introduced

Pennsylvania Marijuana Legalization Bill Has Been Introduced | Kate Zawidzki

The drum beat for sensible marijuana policy is picking up in Pennsylvania. Last Monday, Rep. Jake Wheatley introduced House Bill 2600, which would legalize marijuana for adults 21 or older. This bill would also expunge the records of people who have been convicted of certain cannabis offenses. If you are a Pennsylvania resident,email your state […]

Pennsylvania Marijuana Legalization Bill Has Been Introduced | The Daily Chronic

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North Dakota Ready to Say Yes to Legalizing Marijuana, Latest Poll Finds

North Dakota Ready to Say Yes to Legalizing Marijuana, Latest Poll Finds | NORML

This November, Measure 3 will be on the ballot in North Dakota to prohibit the prosecution of any person over the age of 21 for any nonviolent, marijuana-related activity and seal the records of adults with past nonviolent marijuana charges. The measure also would add penalties for individuals under the age of twenty-one in possession […]

North Dakota Ready to Say Yes to Legalizing Marijuana, Latest Poll Finds | The Daily Chronic

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Connecticut?s Race for Governor May Determine State?s Future on Marijuana Policy

Connecticut?s Race for Governor May Determine State?s Future on Marijuana Policy | Kate Zawidzki

The Connecticut general election will take place next Tuesday, November 6. Voters who care about marijuana policy reform should know that there is a very clear contrast between the candidates for governor: Democratic candidate Ned Lamont strongly supports legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. ?It?s an idea whose time has come, and I?m going to […]

Connecticut?s Race for Governor May Determine State?s Future on Marijuana Policy | The Daily Chronic

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Best Marijuana Websites

Top 50 Cannabis Websites 1. LEAFLY Leafly is the world?s largest cannabis information resource. They make the process of finding the right strains and products for you fast, simple, and comfortable, allowingusers to rate and review different strains of cannabis and cannabis dispensaries. 2. WEEDMAPS Weedmaps is a community where businesses and consumers can search and discover cannabis products, become educated on all things cannabis, review cannabis businesses and connect with other like-minded users. 3. HIGH TIMES From cultivation and legalization, to entertainment and culture, to hard-hitting news exposing the War on Drugs, High Times has been the preeminent source

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Why Colorado Tokers Love Cataract Kush

I?m not sure whether it?s the cold nights or caring too much about who did what onTrue Detective, but I?ve been sleeping like shit lately, waking up in positions that make my neck and shoulder feel like a couple of tenderized pork loins. Dealing with the soreness has slightly affected my patience and attitude (maybe [...]

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Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy | Kevin Mahmalji

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a ?drug-free? environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught possessing and/or consuming marijuana onsite, everyone living in the property was at risk of being evicted. Fortunately, in 2014 theObama Administrationamended this policy to no […]

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Legalization: Is it Working?

Marijuana Legalization: Is it Working? | Kevin Mahmalji

We as advocates of marijuana law reforms have never been in a better position than we are today to further our cause. Prior to states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and others, legalizing and regulating marijuana, there was very little data to support our arguments to end marijuana prohibition. But, things have changed. So, is […]

Marijuana Legalization: Is it Working? | The Daily Chronic

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The Beginner?s Guide To Growing Marijuana

Growing marijuana can be tricky, especially when it?s your first time around. Mistakes are easy to make and can lead to a disappointing yield in the end. No one wants to have a frustrating first try since it can become discouraging and make the grower wonder why he or she is even trying it to begin with. Never fear: a little research can make a world of difference. Check out this beginner?s grow guide to get started on the right track. Setting things up There are several decisions to make before you even start growing marijuana. The first question to

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Weed Tea Recipes: How To Make Marijuana Tea Step By Step

Tea leaves and cannabis are two herbs that have been used both medicinally and spiritually for thousands of years, so it?s probably no surprise that marijuana tea is a popular delicacy and healing beverage consumed all around the world. Whether you are looking to consume weed tea to get high or you just want something to do with your extra stems and trimmings, there are several easy ways to make a soothing cup of tea that contains the healing benefits of cannabis. Here are some of our favorite ways to make a nice cup of cannabis tea with stems, flowers,

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Vermont?s Addison County Will Host Two Expungement Events in October

Vermont?s Addison County Will Host Two Expungement Events in October | Kate Zawidzki

Now that Vermont?s marijuana legalization law has taken effect, the state?s attorney for Addison County has announced that two expungement clinics will be held to assist Vermonters with having their records cleared of misdemeanor marijuana offenses. Volunteerswill assist people who have been convicted of marijuana possession in Addison County with filling out expungement petitionson Friday, […]

Vermont?s Addison County Will Host Two Expungement Events in October | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety: A Short-Lived Hysteria

Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety: A Short-Lived Hysteria | Kevin Mahmalji

With 47 states and the District of Columbia permitting the use of marijuana or its extracts in some form, new questions concerning employers? rights, lawful marijuana use by employees, and maintaining a safe workplace have been raised. The biggest issue? While it?s legal to possess and consume marijuana in several states, it?s still illegal under […]

Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety: A Short-Lived Hysteria | The Daily Chronic

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American Shaman Review

American Shaman makes a good point to say that it uses high-tech equipment to produce it’s CBD products and they won me over (like many CBD companies before them) by being transparent with their Certificate of Analysis for lab testing. More impressive is that they have a Compassionate Care program for people who suffer from […]

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Why Colorado Tokers Love Grease Ball

The Sopranosjust celebrated its twentieth anniversary, and I?m re-watching it for the first time. On top of making me crave baked ziti and manicotti, the show has me laughing much more than it did the first time around. Maybe it?s just the binge factor, but now The Sopranos basically seems likeThe Simpsonswith a Mob twist [...]

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Mike Wird Breaks Down Denver's Hip-Hop Scene

While other rappers throw Benjamins into the air and wax their Ferraris, MC and B-boy Mike Wird waxes about the virtues of healthy living and eco-friendly shelters known as earthships.

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Pew Poll: 62 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal

Pew Poll: 62 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal | NORML

Sixty-two percent of US adults believe that ?the use of marijuana should be made legal,? according tonational survey datacompiled by the Pew Research Center. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Pew, which has been tracking Americans? views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. Support was strongest among Millennials (74 percent), Democrats […]

Pew Poll: 62 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/91955/pew-poll-62-percent-americans-want-marijuana-legal/

Five Things for Art Lovers to See and Do This Weekend in Denver

This weekend you can see work by a Denver old-guard artist or buy an affordable collage by the one and only Phil Bender, Famous Artist; revel in the culture of Casa Bonita as interpreted by local creatives; gain insights at a photorealist's talk; or take in a new 2019 Month of Photography exhibition of photos by veterans.

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Canada: Licensed Provincial Operators to Begin Retail Marijuana Sales This Week

Canada: Licensed Provincial Operators to Begin Retail Marijuana Sales This Week | NORML

Legislation permitting the possession, use, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis takes effect this Wednesday, October 17. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieriis hailing the policy change. ?We applaud Canada for showing legislators in the United States what can be accomplished with true leadership and dedication to sound public policy,? he said. ?America?s leaders would be […]

Canada: Licensed Provincial Operators to Begin Retail Marijuana Sales This Week | The Daily Chronic

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Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin Approve Municipal Reform Measures

Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin Approve Municipal Reform Measures | Paul Armentano

Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin approved a series of binding and non-binding local marijuana reform initiatives on Election Day. In Ohio, voters infive cities? including Dayton (population 140,000) ? approved municipal ordinances seeking to either eliminate or significantly reduce local fines and penalties associated with marijuana-related offenses. Voters approved similar measures in the communities of […]

Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin Approve Municipal Reform Measures | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Use Among Patients With Lower Back Pain

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Use Among Patients With Lower Back Pain | NORML

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL —Fibromyalgia (FM) patients suffering from lower back pain respond favorably to medical cannabis treatment, according to clinicaldatapublished in the journalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Israeli researchers assessed the analgesic efficacy of both opioids and medical cannabis in 31 FM patients with lower back pain. Participants were treated with inhaled cannabis of relatively low THC […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Use Among Patients With Lower Back Pain | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92546/study-medical-cannabis-associated-with-reduced-opioid-use-among-patients-with-lower-back-pain/

Growblox Sciences Jumps 29.90% on Monday

If you are looking for an opportunity to invest in the marijuana and cannabis space, you may want to take a glance at a Las Vegas, Nevada based company called Growblox Sciences. Not only is the company priced cheaply at just over a quarter, it jumped almost 30% on Monday, and will be something to […]

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New Poll Shows Rhode Islanders Support Legalization by 20-Point Margin

New Poll Shows Rhode Islanders Support Legalization by 20-Point Margin | Kate Zawidzki

PROVIDENCE, RI — Anew surveyconfirms that an overwhelming majority of Rhode Island voters support legalizing marijuana for adults. The poll, commissioned by WPRI-TV 12 and Roger Williams University and conducted by Fleming & Associates, found that 56% of respondents favor ending marijuana prohibition, while only 37% were against the idea. Another 7% were undecided. Leaders […]

New Poll Shows Rhode Islanders Support Legalization by 20-Point Margin | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92197/new-poll-shows-rhode-islanders-support-legalization-20-point-margin/

Why Colorado Tokers Love Super Silver Haze

Strains that stand the test of time merit proper respect. Seeing a jar of Super Silver Haze gleaming on a dispensary shelf slapped that sentiment into my skull on a gloomy Monday afternoon, just when I needed something to brighten my day. If you feel like Super Silver Haze has been around for a while, [...]

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Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Ban

Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Ban | Paul Armentano

Justices for Mexico?s Supreme Court haveruledthat laws criminalizing the private use and cultivation of cannabis by adults are unconstitutional. Justices opined, ?The effects caused by marijuana do not create an absolute prohibition on its consumption.? In accordance with theruling, lawmakers may enact regulatory policies governing adults? personal marijuana use, but they must repeal those laws […]

Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Ban | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2018/92200/mexico-supreme-court-strikes-marijuana-ban/

Renewing the Fight For and Against Red Flag Legislation, Impact of Suicides

Two very different views of a proposed law that would create a process to take guns from those deemed a danger to themselves or others.

https://www.westword.com/news/red-flag-law-fight-in-colorado-and-the-impact-of-suicides-11238335

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Law Eliminating License Suspension Penalty for Marijuana-Related Offenses, Other Crimes

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Law Eliminating License Suspension Penalty for Marijuana-Related Offenses, Other Crimes | NORML

HARRISBURG, PA — Democratic Governor Tom Wolf hassigned legislation into law eliminating mandatory driver’s license suspensions for a wide range of non-driving related crimes, including marijuana-related offenses. House Bill 163amends existing law so that those age 21 or older convicted of certain drug-related offenses unrelated to driving are no longer subject to the revocation of […]

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Law Eliminating License Suspension Penalty for Marijuana-Related Offenses, Other Crimes | The Daily Chronic

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