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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills | NORML

DENVER, CO — Multiple legislativeproposalsawait action from Democratic Gov.Jared Polis. House Bill 1234establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed retailers. Under the plan, deliveries are limited to one per day per household, and are only permitted in municipalities that explicitly allow for such activities. Deliveries to college campuses are prohibited. The delivery […]

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills | The Daily Chronic

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Report: THC Limits Not Correlated To Driving Impairment

Report: THC Limits Not Correlated To Driving Impairment | NORML

LANSING, MI —The presence of THC in blood is not correlated with driving performance and is not a reliable indicator of psychomotor impairment, according torecommendationsmade by a state-appointed traffic safety task force. Areportissued by the Michigan Impaired Driving Safety Commission finds that peak THC blood levels are not associated with maximal behavioral impairment and further […]

Report: THC Limits Not Correlated To Driving Impairment | The Daily Chronic

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Outgoing FDA-Head Says Crafting CBD-Specific Regulations May Take Years

Outgoing FDA-Head Says Crafting CBD-Specific Regulations May Take Years | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — The outgoing commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, hasreaffirmedhis stance that it could take several years for the agency to create regulations specific to the marketing of certain CBD-infused products. Gottleib insisted that regulating CBD requires a “highly novel rulemaking process” that could take years to finalize. He […]

Outgoing FDA-Head Says Crafting CBD-Specific Regulations May Take Years | The Daily Chronic

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Legal Marijuana Is a Job Creation Machine

Legal Marijuana Is a Job Creation Machine | Phillip Smith

As the marijuana business comes out of the shadows and into the legal marketplace, jobs in the legal cannabis industry are coming with it — by the hundreds of thousands, with more on the way. In fact, the legal marijuana business is forecast to see the greatest increase in demand of any profession over the […]

Legal Marijuana Is a Job Creation Machine | The Daily Chronic

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Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses

Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses | Paul Armentano

HONOLULU, HI — House and Senate lawmakers in Hawaii have finalized andpassedlegislation,House Bill 1383, decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses and vacating past convictions. The legislation now awaits action from Democratic Gov.David Ige. Themeasurereduces penalties involving the possession of up to three grams of marijuana from acriminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, […]

Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses | The Daily Chronic

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New Mexico?s New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Goes Into Effect Next Week

New Mexico’s New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Goes Into Effect Next Week | Paul Armentano

Beginning on Monday, July 1, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico will no longer be classified as a criminal offense. In April, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grishamsigned legislation into lawdecriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. The new law reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to […]

New Mexico’s New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Goes Into Effect Next Week | The Daily Chronic

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Safety of Vaping Cannabis Oil Challenged as Hospital Cases Continue

Vaping is marketed to both tobacco and marijuana smokers as the safer alternative to smoking. But as hundreds of cases of vaping-related illnesses pop up across the country, state and federal health officials are gaining traction in their messaging about the unknown dangers of vape products. “Vaping products contain more than just harmless water vapor. [...]

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North Dakota Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

North Dakota Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties | Paul Armentano

BISMARK, ND — North Dakota‘s Republican Governor Doug Burgum hassignedlegislation into law reducing marijuana possession penalties. House Bill 1050reclassifies the possession of up to one-half ounce (14.175 grams) of cannabis and/or the personal possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia for a first-time offender from acriminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, to a criminal […]

North Dakota Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana; Historic Measure Now Heads to Governor?s Desk

Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana; Historic Measure Now Heads to Governor?s Desk | Marijuana Policy Project

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ? A bill that would legalize and regulate cannabis for adults in Illinois ? The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) ? has received final approval from state legislators and is now headed to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is expected to sign it. With Gov. Pritzker?s signature, Illinois will become […]

Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana; Historic Measure Now Heads to Governor?s Desk | The Daily Chronic

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Iowa Governor Vetoes Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

Iowa Governor Vetoes Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill | NORML

DES MOINES, IA —Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed legislation,House File 732, that would have amended the Iowa’slow-THC access program. The proposal would have expanded the pool of health professionals eligible to recommend medical cannabis products and would have opened the program up to those with severe or chronic pain. It also removed the three […]

Iowa Governor Vetoes Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill | The Daily Chronic

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate | Paul Armentano

CONCORD, NH — Members of the New Hampshire House and Senate haveapprovedversions ofHouse Bill 364, which allows qualified patients the option to grow marijuana at home. Members of both chambers must now finalize the language in conference committee before sending the bill to Republican Governor Sununu. The Governor has not publicly commented on the bill, […]

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate | The Daily Chronic

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Report: Marijuana-Related Violations Comprise Significant Portion of County-Level Arrests

Report: Marijuana-Related Violations Comprise Significant Portion of County-Level Arrests | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —Marijuana-related violations comprise over ten percent of the total number of annual arrests in many counties, particularly those in the Midwest and in Texas, according to ananalysisbyThe Washington Postof newly released county-level arrest figures compiled by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. It reported that Georgia, Idaho, New Jersey, North Dakota, […]

Report: Marijuana-Related Violations Comprise Significant Portion of County-Level Arrests | The Daily Chronic

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How to Grow Mass Scale Hemp in a Light Deprivation Greenhouse

The mainstream cannabis cultivation has taken over the hemp industry by storm, especially after many countries legalized weed. Hundreds of hemp cultivators now have greenhouses in their garden where they grow high-quality cannabis that they sell in local markets. But, when it comes to mass-scale production, one of the techniques that work wonders is the

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Advocates Double Down on Calls for Marijuana Justice and Community Reinvestment, Call MRTA Only True Path to ?Decriminalization?

Advocates Double Down on Calls for Marijuana Justice and Community Reinvestment, Call MRTA Only True Path to ?Decriminalization? | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK, NY — With only a few days remaining in New York?s state legislative session, leading civil and racial justice organizations are forcefully advocating for the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MTRA). The organizations have produced a joint statement highlighting the extensive shortcomings of a standalone decriminalization bill, and urging Governor […]

Advocates Double Down on Calls for Marijuana Justice and Community Reinvestment, Call MRTA Only True Path to ?Decriminalization? | The Daily Chronic

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Guam Legalizes Marijuana Use By Adults

Guam Legalizes Marijuana Use By Adults | NORML

Guam’sDemocratic Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero signed legislation today legalizing the personal possession of marijuana by adults, and establishing regulations governing the plant?s commercial production and retail sale. Guam is a US territory with an estimated population of 165,000 people. Upon signing the measure into law, the Governorannounced: ?We must regulate this illicit drug that is […]

Guam Legalizes Marijuana Use By Adults | The Daily Chronic

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North Dakota Eliminates Jail Time for Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

North Dakota Eliminates Jail Time for Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana | Marijuana Policy Project

BISMARCK, ND ? Governor Doug Burgum has signed a bill into law making North Dakota the 25th state in the nation to eliminate the threat of jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana. House Bill 1050 reclassifies possession of up to a half ounce of marijuana by adults 21 and older as an […]

North Dakota Eliminates Jail Time for Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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International Cannabis Business Conference ? March 14, 2019 ? Barcelona

This year, Barcelona is hosting the world-famous International Cannabis Business Conference, or ICBC, on March 14. It attracts investors in droves, as well as anyone interested in this fast-growing industry. It is an opportunity to network, share ideas, learn about emerging technologies, and generate investment opportunities in this highly competitive market. After moving off continent after two historic conventions in Berlin, the ICBC moves back to Europe this year. Chosen for its progressive culture and vibrant cannabis scene, Barcelona, Spain, will be its second-ever European-located conference. It is collaborating with Spannabis, the biggest cannabis fair in the world, to offer

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Nevada Governor Signs Measure Sealing Past Marijuana Convictions

Nevada Governor Signs Measure Sealing Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

Nevada‘s Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak has signed legislation into law facilitating those convicted of past marijuana crimes to have their records sealed. Assembly Bill 192permits those convicted of marijuana-specific activities which have since been decriminalized or legalized to submit a written request to the court to have those records sealed. Petitioners may not be charged […]

Nevada Governor Signs Measure Sealing Past Marijuana Convictions | The Daily Chronic

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Oregon Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Expungement Measure

Oregon Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Expungement Measure | Paul Armentano

Lawmakers in Oregon‘s House and Senate have voted in favor of legislation,Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. Following a concurrence vote by the Senate, the measure willadvanceto Democratic Gov. Kate Brown ? who is anticipated to sign the bill into law. The measure establishes procedures for persons previously found guilty […]

Oregon Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Expungement Measure | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Banking Bill Passes Critical Committee

Marijuana Banking Bill Passes Critical Committee | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act,HR 1595, by a vote of 45-15. Currently, thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry […]

Marijuana Banking Bill Passes Critical Committee | The Daily Chronic

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North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties | Paul Armentano

North Dakota House and Senate lawmakers havepassedlegislation,House Bill 1050, reducing marijuana possession penalties. The measure now awaits action from RepublicanGov. Doug Burgum. Under the proposal, the possession of up to one-half ounce (14.175 grams) of cannabis or marijuana-related paraphernalia for a first-time offender isreclassified from acriminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, […]

North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Legislature Approves Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Access

Colorado Legislature Approves Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Access | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — This week, the Colorado General Assembly passed two bills expanding patient access to medical marijuana, which now await the Governor?s signature. Colorado’s pro-cannabis Governor,Jared Polis, is expected to sign the measures into law. DPA championedSB19-013, which adds any condition for which a physician could prescribe an opioid to the list of disabling […]

Colorado Legislature Approves Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Access | The Daily Chronic

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House Committee on Small Business Holds Hearing on Cannabis

House Committee on Small Business Holds Hearing on Cannabis | Justin Strekal

Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing entitledUnlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industryto discuss the economic and employment opportunities in the emerging legal cannabis industry and the challenges that federal prohibition and criminalization pose in regards to the Small Business Administration. Currently, the SBA is prohibited from providing support, guidance, […]

House Committee on Small Business Holds Hearing on Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

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NORML Submits Comments to FDA Ahead of CBD Hearing

NORML Submits Comments to FDA Ahead of CBD Hearing | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has submitted written comments to the US Food and Drug Administration ahead of the agency?s scheduled hearing on the regulation CBD-infused products. The agency will betaking in person public testimonyon Friday, May 31, with regard to the ?manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, […]

NORML Submits Comments to FDA Ahead of CBD Hearing | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

Illinois Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, IL —Members of both chambers of the Illinois legislature have advanced legislation,Senate Bill 2023, to expand the state’smedical cannabis access program. The measure expands the pool of patients who are eligible to participate in the state’s medical program to include those diagnosed with autism, chronic pain, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (among other debilitating conditions), facilitates […]

Illinois Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

Illinois Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use | Marijuana Policy Project

SPRINGFIELD, IL ? A bill to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use in Illinois passed in the state Senate Wednesday in a vote of 38-17. The bill, which removes several cannabis possession offenses from criminal histories, now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration. ?MPP is proud to have worked hand-in-hand with state […]

Illinois Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use | The Daily Chronic

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Starting Your Own CBD Business: 5 Things You Need to Know

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, seems to be turning into a household name. Despite only grabbing consumers? attention a few years ago, the popular cannabis compound has created a buzz that nobody could have seen coming. It?s now available in the form of sprays, tinctures, gummies, topicals and even for your pets. It?s easy to see

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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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Study: Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines Following Initiation of Cannabis Therapy

Study: Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines Following Initiation of Cannabis Therapy | NORML

AMHERST, NY —The use of cannabis is associated with symptom mitigation and the reduced consumption of prescription drugs in patients with multiple sclerosis, according todatapublished in the journalNeurology. A team of investigators from the DENT Neurologic Institute in New York performed a retrospective chart review of 77 MS patients undergoing treatment with medical cannabis. The […]

Study: Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines Following Initiation of Cannabis Therapy | The Daily Chronic

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CSU-Pueblo Professor?s Book Dives Into Pot Politics

Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Tim McGettigan recently publishedThe Politics of Marijuana, a book about the past, present and future of cannabis in the political and social sphere. Specifically, he focused on the anti-cannabis crusade of the 1930s and how it influenced the way cannabis is still taboo for many today, despite more nationwide support for [...]

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Study: Patients Report Reduced Anxiety, Improved Sleep Following CBD Administration

Study: Patients Report Reduced Anxiety, Improved Sleep Following CBD Administration | NORML

DENVER, CO — The administration of plant-derived CBD is associated with sustained reductions in anxiety and short-term improvements in sleep, according to clinical trialdatapublished inThe Permanente Journal. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado and Colorado State University College of Health and Human Sciences assessed the adjunctive use of CBD in 72 patients […]

Study: Patients Report Reduced Anxiety, Improved Sleep Following CBD Administration | The Daily Chronic

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House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act

House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC —On March 28, the House Financial Services Committee voted in favor of the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. The bill would create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to legitimate cannabis-related businesses, their service providers, and some ancillary businesses, thereby granting state-legal cannabis-related businesses access to the […]

House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Governor to Sign Marijuana Legalization Bill on Tuesday

Illinois Governor to Sign Marijuana Legalization Bill on Tuesday | Marijuana Policy Project

CHICAGO, IL —On Tuesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will sign the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA) into law, making Illinois the 11th state to legalize cannabis. Illinois will become the second state to legalize cannabis possession via the legislative process and the first to legalize retail sales legislatively. The Marijuana Policy Project worked closely […]

Illinois Governor to Sign Marijuana Legalization Bill on Tuesday | The Daily Chronic

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NH Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved by House, Headed to Senate

NH Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved by House, Headed to Senate | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH ?A bill to end marijuana prohibition and regulate cannabis for adult use in New Hampshire was approved Thursday by the state House of Representatives by a vote of 200-163. It will now head to the Senate, where it will be scheduled for a public hearing. House Bill 481 initially passed in the House […]

NH Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved by House, Headed to Senate | The Daily Chronic

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules That Concentrates Are Legal Under State?s Medical Marijuana Law

Arizona Supreme Court Rules That Concentrates Are Legal Under State?s Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano

Manufacturing and possessing concentrated forms of cannabis are legally protected activities under the state?s medical cannabis access law, according to aunanimous decisionissued today by the Arizona Supreme Court. The decision reverses a 2018rulingby the Arizona Court of Appeals. Writing for the Court, justicesopined: ?AMMA (the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act) defines ?marijuana? as ?all parts of […]

Arizona Supreme Court Rules That Concentrates Are Legal Under State?s Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Associated With Self-Reported Declines in Youth Use

Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Associated With Self-Reported Declines in Youth Use | NORML

The enactment of laws regulating the use of cannabis by adultsis associatedwith short-term declines in self-reported marijuana use by young people, according tofindingspublished today in the journalJAMA Pediatrics. ?Ensuring the safety of our kids is always a top priority,? said NORML State Policies Coordinator Carly Wolf. ?And the best way to do that is to […]

Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Associated With Self-Reported Declines in Youth Use | The Daily Chronic

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Why Colorado Tokers Love Garlic Breath

Most words used to describe cannabis smells are terms that only a pothead would love. Generally, people don?t want to hear ?skunky,? ?diesel? and ?dank? associated with their food, drinks or even tobacco. But hand over a nug that smells like a Gerber baby dump wrapped in burnt rubber, and stoners freak out. Finding beauty [...]

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West Virginia Governor Signs Bill Expanding Medical Access

West Virginia Governor Signs Bill Expanding Medical Access | NORML

CHARLESTON, WV —Republican Gov. Jim Justice has signed legislation,Senate Bill 1037, into law amending West Virginia‘s nascent medical cannabisprogram. The new law became effective upon passage. The measure increases the total number of medical cannabis facilities in the state, and also permits those licensed to cultivate cannabis and to manufacture cannabis products to simultaneously operate […]

West Virginia Governor Signs Bill Expanding Medical Access | The Daily Chronic

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Cincinnati City Council Votes to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

Cincinnati City Council Votes to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties | Paul Armentano

CINCINNATI, OH — Members of the Cincinnati City Council havevotedin favor of a municipal measure eliminating criminal and civil penalties for marijuana possession. The new local law takes effect on July 12. Under the ordinance, activities involving the possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana will no longer be subject to local penalties. Cincinnati […]

Cincinnati City Council Votes to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties | 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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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana With a Focus on Fairness and Justice

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana With a Focus on Fairness and Justice | Marijuana Policy Project

CHICAGO, IL — On Tuesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA) into law, making Illinois the 11th state to legalize cannabis. Illinois will become the second state to legalize cannabis possession via the legislative process and the first to legalize retail sales legislatively. The Marijuana Policy Project worked closely with […]

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana With a Focus on Fairness and Justice | The Daily Chronic

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Bill Improving Access to New Mexico?s Medical Cannabis Program Signed by Governor Lujan Grisham

Bill Improving Access to New Mexico?s Medical Cannabis Program Signed by Governor Lujan Grisham | Drug Policy Alliance

SANTA FE, NM — YesterdaySenate Bill 406was signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham. The measure, sponsored by Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Bernalillo) and Representative Deborah Armstrong (D-Bernalillo), will expand access to medical cannabis in New Mexico. Currently many medical cannabis patients still face discrimination and lack access to their medicine. This bill makes […]

Bill Improving Access to New Mexico?s Medical Cannabis Program Signed by Governor Lujan Grisham | The Daily Chronic

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Texas Health Commissioner Signs Order Descheduling Hemp

Texas Health Commissioner Signs Order Descheduling Hemp | NORML

AUSTIN, TX —An amendment authored by the Texas Department of State Health Services removes industrial hemp and certain hemp-derived cannabinoids from the state’s controlled substances act. The ordertakes effecton April 5. Theorderstates that under Texas law, “The term marihuana does not include hemp,” as defined under theprovisionsof the 2018 Farm Act. The language also exempts […]

Texas Health Commissioner Signs Order Descheduling Hemp | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Poised to Legalize Marijuana as of January 1, 2020

Illinois Poised to Legalize Marijuana as of January 1, 2020 | Phillip Smith

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois is poised to become the 11th state to legalize marijuana, as soon as Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs into law alegalization billpassed with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate last week. Pritzker pushed for the bill’s passage. When he signs, Illinois will become the first state to get […]

Illinois Poised to Legalize Marijuana as of January 1, 2020 | The Daily Chronic

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Vape

Vaping is a growing trend that is popular among the younger generations. Many use it as a method to cut back on how much they smoke cigarettes. Others use it to quit smoking altogether. Then there are some that smoke vapes just because. No matter what your reason is behind vaping, there are some things to consider before purchasing one and starting. Whether you’re brand new or have been vaping for years, it’s still worth reading through a few factors to think about. We have five of those factors listed below. Types of Vapes Available One vape isn’t the same.

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Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients | Paul Armentano

The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinicaldatapublished this month in theJournal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease. Eight-one percent of subjects reported ?at least moderate improvement in their condition ? without […]

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Delaware Lawmakers to Hold Hearing Tomorrow on Proposal to Legalize Marijuana

Delaware Lawmakers to Hold Hearing Tomorrow on Proposal to Legalize Marijuana | Marijuana Policy Project

DOVER, DE ? The Delaware House Revenue and Finance Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on a proposal to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis for adults 21 and older. It is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET in the House Chamber of Legislative Hall. ?A strong majority of Delawareans agree it is time to […]

Delaware Lawmakers to Hold Hearing Tomorrow on Proposal to Legalize Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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Maine Regulators Moving Forward With Rules to Govern Retail Marijuana Sales

Maine Regulators Moving Forward With Rules to Govern Retail Marijuana Sales | Paul Armentano

After multiple delays, regulators in Maine are finally moving forward with draft regulations to implement the state?s 2016 voter-approved initiative legalizing the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana. Regulators are now deliberating over a73-page draftof rules governing the adult use marijuana market. The rules will not be finalized until regulators receive input from the […]

Maine Regulators Moving Forward With Rules to Govern Retail Marijuana Sales | The Daily Chronic

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Direct CBD Review

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New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia

New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia | Drug Policy Alliance

SANTA FE, NM —Last night, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 323, sponsored by Senator Joseph Cervantes, into law, decriminalizing 1/2 an ounce or less of marijuana and possession of any drug paraphernalia, not just paraphernalia associated with marijuana use. New Mexico becomes the first state to repeal criminal penalties for possession […]

New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia | The Daily Chronic

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13 Best Stoner Gifts For 420

April 20th is just around the corner, which means it?s about time for the ultimate stoner celebration: 420. We would never want you to get through a 420 celebration without treating yourself to something fun, so here are some gift suggestions for every type of stoner. Best 420 Gifts for Weed Smokers If your preferred smoking method is flower, treat yourself (or a weed-loving friend) to one of these gifts. Wood Rolling Tray This wood rolling tray is as functional as it is stylish, perfect for keeping on your coffee table to pop out when it?s joint-rolling time. Check it

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CRS Report: THC Levels Not Correlated With Driver Impairment

CRS Report: THC Levels Not Correlated With Driver Impairment | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — The presence of THC in blood is not a consistent predictor of either driver performance or impairment, according to the conclusions of a new Congressional Research Servicereportassessing cannabis and psychomotor performance. The report acknowledges: “Research studies have been unable to consistently correlate levels of marijuana consumption, or THC in a person’s body, […]

CRS Report: THC Levels Not Correlated With Driver Impairment | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/94203/crs-report-thc-levels-not-correlated-with-driver-impairment/

FDA Seeking Public Comments Regarding Prospective CBD Marketing Rules

FDA Seeking Public Comments Regarding Prospective CBD Marketing Rules | NORML

SILVER SPRING, MD — The US Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a public hearing to address issues surrounding the “safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale” of products containing hemp-derived cannabinoids such as CBD. Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottliebannouncedthat the public meeting will take place on May 31st at the agency’s White Oak […]

FDA Seeking Public Comments Regarding Prospective CBD Marketing Rules | The Daily Chronic

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Bipartisan Bills to Protect State Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress

Bipartisan Bills to Protect State Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC ? Sen.Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), David Joyce (R-OH), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives Thursday that would end the federal government?s war on marijuana and protect states? rights to enact their own marijuana policies. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States […]

Bipartisan Bills to Protect State Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Senate Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

Illinois Senate Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, IL — For more than 40 years, NORML has been committed to the mission of ending cannabis prohibition, and after decades of hard work by dedicated volunteers and activists from coast-to-coast that mission is one step closer to fruition following the passage of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB1438-SFA2) by the Illinois Senate. […]

Illinois Senate Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act | The Daily Chronic

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Georgia Governor Signs Law Licensing Low-THC Oil Production

Georgia Governor Signs Law Licensing Low-THC Oil Production | Paul Armentano

ATLANTA, GA — Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kempsignedlegislation into law today to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. House Bill 324(aka Georgia?s Hope Act) establishes a regulatory commission to oversee the eventual ?production, manufacturing, and dispensing? of products possessing specified quantities of […]

Georgia Governor Signs Law Licensing Low-THC Oil Production | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Home Deliveries for Cannabis

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Home Deliveries for Cannabis | Paul Armentano

DENVER, CO — Legislation is before Democratic GovernorJared Polistoregulatethe home delivery of cannabis and cannabis-infused products. House Bill 1234establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed retailers. Under the plan, deliveries are limited to one per day per household, and are only permitted in municipalities that explicitly allow such activities. Deliveries to college […]

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Home Deliveries for Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Retail Marijuana Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs

Study: Retail Marijuana Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs | NORML

Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according todatapublished online today in theJournal of Psychoactive Drugs. A team of investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the University of Miami assessed marijuana […]

Study: Retail Marijuana Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs | The Daily Chronic

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California: Sacramento District Attorney?s Office Dismisses Marijuana Convictions

California: Sacramento District Attorney’s Office Dismisses Marijuana Convictions | NORML

SACRAMENTO, CA —Representatives of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office have identified and dismissed several thousand past marijuana convictions, and reduced thousands of others to misdemeanors. According to a Fox Newsanalysis, officials dismissed nearly 2,000 low-level marijuana convictions. They also reduced over 3,300 past felony marijuana convictions to misdemeanors. State lawmakers last year passed legislation,AB […]

California: Sacramento District Attorney’s Office Dismisses Marijuana Convictions | The Daily Chronic

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Utah Governor Signs Law Automating Expungement Procedures for Low-Level Crimes

Utah Governor Signs Law Automating Expungement Procedures for Low-Level Crimes | NORML

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Republican Governor Gary Herbert of New Mexicohas signed legislation into law amending the state’s expungement laws. House Bill 431, The ‘Clean Slate’ Act, creates a process for the automatic expungement and deletion of certain criminal convictions, including misdemeanor convictions for the possession of a controlled substance. To be eligible for […]

Utah Governor Signs Law Automating Expungement Procedures for Low-Level Crimes | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana With a Mission: Brother David?s Quest to Turn the Cannabis Industry Truly Green and Good

Marijuana With a Mission: Brother David’s Quest to Turn the Cannabis Industry Truly Green and Good | Phillip Smith

With the advent of legalization, the marijuana cultivation industry is being transformed — and not always for the better. What was once an illicit lifestyle with mom and pop growers hiding in the hills and playing cat and mouse games with prohibition enforcers is now a legal, above-board economic sector that increasingly resembles industrial agriculture, […]

Marijuana With a Mission: Brother David’s Quest to Turn the Cannabis Industry Truly Green and Good | The Daily Chronic

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Check Out These 7/10 Sales On Dab Rigs, Heady Glass, Vaporizers and More!

Check Out These 7/10 Sales On Dab Rigs, Heady Glass, Vaporizers and More! | Sponsored Content

7/10 is to concentrate lovers what 4/20 is to smokers. To celebrate, many merchants are offering great limited time deals on dab rigs, concentrate vaporizers, accessories and more. Don’t miss out on these stoner savings and dank deals!

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Texas Governor Signs Medical CBD Expansion Law

Texas Governor Signs Medical CBD Expansion Law | NORML

AUSTIN, TX —Republican Governor Greg Abbott hassigned legislationinto law expanding the pool of patents eligible to receive low-THC/high-CBD medical cannabis products in Texas. House Bill 3703permits those patients diagnosed with autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, incurable neurodegenerative disorders and/or terminal cancer to be eligible to register in the […]

Texas Governor Signs Medical CBD Expansion Law | The Daily Chronic

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Alabama: Jefferson County Police to Cite, Rather than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators

Alabama: Jefferson County Police to Cite, Rather than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators | NORML

BIRMINGHAM, AL — A spokesperson for the Jefferson County (population: 658,000) Sheriff’s Office on Mondayannouncedthat local law enforcement will begin citing, rather than arresting, low-level marijuana offenders. Under the new policy, police will issue a summons to those who possess personal amounts of marijuana or cannabis-related paraphernalia. Offenders will no longer be arrested or booked. […]

Alabama: Jefferson County Police to Cite, Rather than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators | The Daily Chronic

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Chairwoman Velzquez Introduces Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition and Promote Small Businesses

Chairwoman Velzquez Introduces Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition and Promote Small Businesses | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velzquez(D-NY) along with Representatives Jared Golden(D-ME) and Dwight Evans(D-PA) introduced a package of legislation, (H.R. 3540,H.R. 3543, andH.R. 3544, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to extend several Small Business Administration (SBA) initiatives to small businesses operating in the cannabis sector. ?Chairwoman Velzquez is […]

Chairwoman Velzquez Introduces Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition and Promote Small Businesses | The Daily Chronic

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Medical Cannabis Enrollees Typically Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Multiple Studies Find

Medical Cannabis Enrollees Typically Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Multiple Studies Find | Paul Armentano

Patients diagnosed with chronic pain and other debilitating conditions typically reduce, or in some cases, eliminate their use of opioids following their enrollment in state-sanctioned medical cannabis access programs. Several peer-reviewed studies now document this trend. In contrast to observational, population-based studies ? which only seek to identify whether an association exists between the passage […]

Medical Cannabis Enrollees Typically Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Multiple Studies Find | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Governor Signs Most Equity-Centric Law in Nation to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Illinois Governor Signs Most Equity-Centric Law in Nation to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis | Press Release

CHICAGO, IL — Surrounded by a bipartisan group of lawmakers and criminal justice reform advocates, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the most equity-centric law in the nation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois, beginning Jan. 1, 2020. House Bill 1438 promotes equity and invests in the communities that suffered through the war on drugs, serving […]

Illinois Governor Signs Most Equity-Centric Law in Nation to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

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New Mexico Passes Expungement Legislation

New Mexico Passes Expungement Legislation | NORML

ALBUQUERQUE, NM —Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexicohassigned legislationinto law allowing for those with a variety of past criminal convictions to petition to have their records expunged. House Bill 370, The Criminal Record Expungement Act, permits those convicted of certain violations, misdemeanors, or felonies — following the completion of their sentence and payment […]

New Mexico Passes Expungement Legislation | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Illinois is now the eleventhstateto legalize adult-use marijuana, and it is the second state to legalize marijuana use via legislative action rather than by voter initiative. The Prairie State is the […]

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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USDA Intends to Finalize Federal Regulations Governing Commercial Hemp Cultivation by Late Summer

USDA Intends to Finalize Federal Regulations Governing Commercial Hemp Cultivation by Late Summer | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —The United States Department of Agriculture is aiming to finalize regulations governing the licensed production of industrial hemp by this August, according to a notice filed this week in the Federal Register and firstreportedby Marijuana Moment. The USDA notice emphasizes that such regulations must be in place in order to facilitate commercial hemp […]

USDA Intends to Finalize Federal Regulations Governing Commercial Hemp Cultivation by Late Summer | The Daily Chronic

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Nevada Marijuana Reform Efforts are Still Alive

Nevada Marijuana Reform Efforts are Still Alive | Josh Kasoff | Nevada NORML

Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in Nevada for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring. Yet unlike the consumption lounges, people?s lives are directly […]

Nevada Marijuana Reform Efforts are Still Alive | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana for Autism

Colorado Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana for Autism | NORML

DENVER, CO — Colorado’s Democratic Governor Jared Polis hassignedlegislation,House Bill 1028, expanding the pool of patients qualified to access medical cannabis to include those with autism spectrum disorder. The measure also mandates the state Board of Health to prioritize grant funding to study the use of cannabis for autism and other pediatric conditions. Recent clinical […]

Colorado Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana for Autism | The Daily Chronic

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North Dakota Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws

North Dakota Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws | Paul Armentano

BISMARK, ND — North Dakota‘sRepublican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday amending and expanding the state?s nascent medical cannabis access program. House Bill 1283permits physician assistants to recommend cannabis to qualified patients.House Bill 1417permits patients with cancer to possess enhanced amounts of cannabis flower (up to six ounces) when explicitly authorized by a recommending […]

North Dakota Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws | The Daily Chronic

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Review: Cannabis Retailers Not Linked to Elevated Crime Rates, Teen Use

Review: Cannabis Retailers Not Linked to Elevated Crime Rates, Teen Use | NORML

SEATTLE, WA —The establishment of licensed cannabis retailers is not associated with negative impacts on local crime rates, adolescent use, or home values, according to a literaturereviewpublished byLeafly.com. Researchers at the website, in partnership with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies at Humboldt State University, identified 42 papers specific to the community impact of cannabis storefronts. […]

Review: Cannabis Retailers Not Linked to Elevated Crime Rates, Teen Use | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Medical Marijuana Card Holders Typically Reduce Their Use of Prescription Drugs

Study: Medical Marijuana Card Holders Typically Reduce Their Use of Prescription Drugs | NORML

PROVIDENCE, RI —State-registered medical cannabis card holders typically report reducing or eliminating their use of prescription pharmaceuticals, including opioids, according todatapublished in the journalSubstance Use & Misuse. A team of investigators from Brown University in Rhode Island conducted a series of qualitative interviews with medical marijuana card holders. Respondents frequently reported cannabis to be “more […]

Study: Medical Marijuana Card Holders Typically Reduce Their Use of Prescription Drugs | The Daily Chronic

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West Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Banking Measure Into Law

West Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Banking Measure Into Law | NORML

CHARLESTON, WV — West Virginia’s Republican Governor Jim Justice hassignedlegislation into law facilitating banking access to licensed medical cannabis businesses. The law takes immediate effect. House Bill 2538states, “The Commissioner of Financial Institutions shall not prohibit, penalize, incentivize, or otherwise impair a financial institution from providing services to a person or entity involved in a […]

West Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Banking Measure Into Law | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl? No, Just Cluelessness by White House Drug Policy Advisor Kellyanne Conway

Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl? No, Just Cluelessness by White House Drug Policy Advisor Kellyanne Conway | Phillip Smith

Among other roles in the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway is the White House’s opioid crisis czar. But a comment she made last week demonstrates how totally clueless and unqualified for the job she is. At a news conference before briefing Trump on the latest developments in the opioid crisis, Conway took on fentanyl, the powerful […]

Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl? No, Just Cluelessness by White House Drug Policy Advisor Kellyanne Conway | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Governor Signs Multiple Marijuana Law Reform Measures

Colorado Governor Signs Multiple Marijuana Law Reform Measures | Paul Armentano

DENVER, CO — Colorado’s Democratic Governor, Jared Polis, hassigned multiple billsinto law amending the state?s marijuana laws. House Bill 1234establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed retailers. Under the plan, deliveries are limited to one per day per household, and are only permitted in municipalities that explicitly allow for such activities. Deliveries […]

Colorado Governor Signs Multiple Marijuana Law Reform Measures | The Daily Chronic

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North Dakota Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Law

North Dakota Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Law | NORML

BISMARCK, ND —Republican Gov.Doug Burgumsigned legislation into law reducingNorth Dakota‘s marijuana possession penalties. House Bill 1050reclassifies the possession of up to one-half ounce (14.175 grams) of cannabis and/or the personal possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia for a first-time offender from acriminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, to a criminal infraction — punishable […]

North Dakota Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Law | The Daily Chronic

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New York: New Report Released Showing Ongoing Extreme Racial Disparities in Marijuana Enforcement at City and County Levels

New York: New Report Released Showing Ongoing Extreme Racial Disparities in Marijuana Enforcement at City and County Levels | Mary Kruger

ROCHESTER, NY — Rochester-based organizations and community groups today releaseda new reportthat comprehensively outlines continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement in the City of Rochester and Monroe County. According to the report, which is based on data from the state Division of Criminal Justice Services from 2010 to 2018, the vast majority of people arrested […]

New York: New Report Released Showing Ongoing Extreme Racial Disparities in Marijuana Enforcement at City and County Levels | The Daily Chronic

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Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings

Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings | NORML

The administration of oral CBD reduces cue-induced cravings and anxiety in subjects with a history of heroin use, according toclinical datapublished inThe American Journal of Psychiatry. Investigators at The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City assessed the effect of CBD versus placebo in 42 drug-abstinent participants with a history of heroin use. In […]

Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/93821/clinical-trial-cbd-administration-reduces-heroin-cravings/

Case Series: Oral THC Administration Mitigates Night Sweats

Case Series: Oral THC Administration Mitigates Night Sweats | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The administration of oral THC (dronabinol) either mitigates or resolves paraneoplastic night sweats, according to acase seriespublished in theJournal of Palliative Medicine. Investigators from UCLA, Stanford University, and San Francisco State University assessed the use of dronabinol in five cancer patients who also suffered from persistent night sweats. Two subjects reported […]

Case Series: Oral THC Administration Mitigates Night Sweats | The Daily Chronic

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Virginia?s New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect

Virginia’s New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect | Jenn Michelle Pedini

Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia?s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019. ?Patient access is critical to the success of Virginia?s medical cannabis program,? said Jenn Michelle Pedini, NORML?s development director and executive director ofVirginia NORML. ?These bills help ensure that all patients are […]

Virginia’s New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect | The Daily Chronic

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Louisiana Governor Signs Herbal Cannabis Access Bill

Louisiana Governor Signs Herbal Cannabis Access Bill | NORML

BATON ROUGE, LA — Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation into law permitting licensed dispensaries to provide herbal formulations of cannabis to qualified patients. House Bill 358permits patients to obtain “medical marijuana in a form to be administered in a metered-dose inhaler.” The new law takes effect on August 1, 2019. Although […]

Louisiana Governor Signs Herbal Cannabis Access Bill | The Daily Chronic

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New York Lawmakers Falter at Last Moment to Pass Cannabis Legalization

New York Lawmakers Falter at Last Moment to Pass Cannabis Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBANY, NY — While many in the country are celebrating Juneteenth and the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery, New York communities of color were dealt a major blow when the Governor and Legislature failed to pass comprehensive cannabis reform and legalization. Assembly Member Peoples-Stokes and Senator Krueger and all of the bill […]

New York Lawmakers Falter at Last Moment to Pass Cannabis Legalization | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Cancer Patients Enrolled in Minnesota?s Medical Marijuana Program Report Symptom Mitigation

Study: Cancer Patients Enrolled in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program Report Symptom Mitigation | NORML

ST. PAUL, MN — Cancer patients enrolled in Minnesota‘s medical cannabis accessprogramreport a significant reduction in disease symptoms following the use of marijuana, according todatapublished in theJournal of Oncology Practice. Investigators with the Minnesota Department of Health assessed patients’ self-reported symptom severity scores at baseline and again following four months of cannabis treatment. Authors reported […]

Study: Cancer Patients Enrolled in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program Report Symptom Mitigation | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/94394/study-cancer-patients-enrolled-in-minnesotas-medical-marijuana-program-report-symptom-mitigation/

Pennsylvania Could Cap Prices on Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania Could Cap Prices on Medical Marijuana | Chris Goldstein

Are you paying too much for medical marijuana? Millions of Americans are legally replacing pharmaceuticals with cannabis and the question of affordability has become critical. All of the state programs are independent and in various stages of maturity. Prices, even for closely similar products, have a wide range. Confused consumers are often paying$1000 per month […]

Pennsylvania Could Cap Prices on Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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Will Social Marijuana Use Spread More Germs?

As more and more states legalize recreational cannabis, numerous studies investigate potential long-term effects, such as youth use and addiction. But one new study shows that puffing and passing carries a more immediate risk: a head cold. That sharing pipes, bongs and joints would increase exposure to bacteria only makes sense but research by a [...]

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CBD-Infused Drinks: What Comes With The New Beverage Trend?

The wave of legalization of cannabis across the US, especially when it comes to recreational one, has lead to a launch of numerous cannabis-infused products. Nevertheless, the first thing that comes to mind concerning cannabis is smoking it, eating it, and eventually vaping it. The idea of drinking it wasn?t on the radar until recently,

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Iowa Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill

Iowa Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill | Paul Armentano

DES MOINES, IA — Lawmakers in Iowa’s House and Senate haveapprovedlegislation,House File 732, to expand the state?s medical cannabis access program. The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov.Kim Reynolds. Under existinglaw, licensed dispensaries may only dispense plant-derived extracts possessing CBD and no more than three percent THC. House Fill 732 eliminates the THC cap. […]

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Colorado Governor Signs Law Allowing Doctors to Recommend Cannabis in Place of Opioids

Colorado Governor Signs Law Allowing Doctors to Recommend Cannabis in Place of Opioids | NORML

DENVER, CO — Colorado’s Democratic Governor Jared Polis hassigned legislationinto law expanding the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis recommendations. Senate Bill 13permits physicians for the first time to recommend cannabis therapy for any condition for which he/she “could prescribe an opioid.” The new law takes effect August 2, 2019. Clinical trials have […]

Colorado Governor Signs Law Allowing Doctors to Recommend Cannabis in Place of Opioids | The Daily Chronic

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Saint Kitts Court Upholds Right to Consume Marijuana in Private

Saint Kitts Court Upholds Right to Consume Marijuana in Private | NORML

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS —Adults in the Caribbean island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (population: 55,000) may legally consume cannabis in private, according to arulingfrom the nation’s highest court. The court determined that provisions outlawing the blanket use and possession of cannabis infringed upon citizen’s constitutional freedoms. The ruling does not negate existing laws outlawing […]

Saint Kitts Court Upholds Right to Consume Marijuana in Private | The Daily Chronic

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Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections

Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC —In a change of trajectory, the powerful Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states. Included in the appropriations package are two sections that address the growing tension between the federal prohibition and criminalization of […]

Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections | The Daily Chronic

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Sen. Schumer and Rep. Jeffries to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

Sen. Schumer and Rep. Jeffries to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries announced their intentions to re-introduce legislation known as theMarijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), thus ending the nearly century-long federal policy of criminalization and prohibition. ?It?s time to decriminalize marijuana, and […]

Sen. Schumer and Rep. Jeffries to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | The Daily Chronic

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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,

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Virginia: City of Portsmouth to Dismiss All Marijuana Possession Cases

Virginia: City of Portsmouth to Dismiss All Marijuana Possession Cases | NORML

PORTSMOUTH, VA —Officials for the city of Portsmouth (population 95,000) willno longerseek to criminally prosecute low-level marijuana possession offenses. “Effective immediately, please be advised that this office hereby moves for dismissal … on all possession of marijuana charges in the Portsmouth General District Court,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie N. Morales stated in an April 8thcorrespondenceto judges. […]

Virginia: City of Portsmouth to Dismiss All Marijuana Possession Cases | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Synthetic Cannabis Use Associated With Greater Risk Of Mental Health Issues

Study: Synthetic Cannabis Use Associated With Greater Risk Of Mental Health Issues | NORML

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — Adults who frequently consume illicitly-produced synthetic cannabinoid agonists (e.g.,JWH-018) are significantly more likely to report experiencing mental health issues than are similarly matched controls who only use cannabis, according todatapublished in the journalPsychopharmacology. A team of European researchers surveyed consumers of both natural cannabis and illicitly produced synthetic cannabinoid analogues. They […]

Study: Synthetic Cannabis Use Associated With Greater Risk Of Mental Health Issues | The Daily Chronic

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Maine Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales

Maine Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | Paul Armentano

Maine’s Democratic Governor, Janet Mills, on Thursdaysigned legislationfinalizing regulations governing the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. With the passage of the new rules, it isestimatedthat marijuana retailers may be operational by March 2020. Under therules, commercial licenses will initially (until 2021) be granted only to state residents. State employees, active members […]

Maine Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | The Daily Chronic

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Court: California Law Doesn?t Criminalize Marijuana Possession by Inmates

Court: California Law Doesn’t Criminalize Marijuana Possession by Inmates | NORML

SACRAMENTO, CA —The possession of small amounts of cannabis by inmates is not explicitly criminalized under the state’s marijuana laws, justices for the 3rd District Court of Appeals haveruled. Justicesdeterminedthat “the plain language” of the law excludes marijuana consumption by those incarcerated, but does not criminalize activities specific to its possession. Nonetheless, the Department of […]

Court: California Law Doesn’t Criminalize Marijuana Possession by Inmates | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Poised to Legalize Marijuana

Illinois Poised to Legalize Marijuana | Phillip Smith

Illinois is poised to become the 11th state to legalize marijuana, as soon as Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs into law alegalization billpassed with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate last week. Pritzker pushed for the bill’s passage. When he signs, Illinois will become the first state to get a legalization bill […]

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New York City will Ban Drug Testing for Marijuana as a Condition of Employment, Probation

New York City will Ban Drug Testing for Marijuana as a Condition of Employment, Probation | Paul Armentano

NEW YORK, NY — New York City lawmakers have successfully passed a pair of municipal bills limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for past cannabis exposure. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday permitted both bills to become law absent his signature. ?These reforms protect the civil liberties […]

New York City will Ban Drug Testing for Marijuana as a Condition of Employment, Probation | The Daily Chronic

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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Hear Three Cannabis Bills

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Hear Three Cannabis Bills | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —On April 30, theHouse Veterans? Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing for multiple pieces of legislation, including the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, the Veterans Equal Access Act and the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act. In the last Congress, the previous iteration of the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act […]

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Hear Three Cannabis Bills | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Reviews New Social Equity Marijuana Business Licenses

New marijuana business licenses reserved for low-income demographics are set to launch in Colorado in 2020, but questions remain about who should receive these licenses and how they should be regulated. Created by Senate Bill 224, a 2019 law that overhauls the state’s medical and recreational marijuana regulations, the new licenses are intended to add [...]

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FDA Hearing On ?Hemp-Derived CBD? Today

FDA Hearing On ?Hemp-Derived CBD? Today | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the US Food and Drug Administration is taking in-person public testimony with regard to the ?manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale? of CBD-infused retail products. ?The rapidly evolving hemp-derived CBD marketplace sadly includes a number of bad faith actors selling the equivalent of modern day snake-oil,?said NORML Political Director Justin […]

FDA Hearing On ?Hemp-Derived CBD? Today | The Daily Chronic

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Maine Lawmakers Finalize Rules For Retail Marijuana Sales

Maine Lawmakers Finalize Rules For Retail Marijuana Sales | NORML

AUGUSTA, ME —Maine lawmakers have finalized rules and regulations governing the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. The proposed guidelines now await action from Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who isexpected to signthe provisions into law. Under the proposedrules, commercial licenses will initially (until 2021) be granted only to state residents. State employees, […]

Maine Lawmakers Finalize Rules For Retail Marijuana Sales | The Daily Chronic

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US House Votes to Protect Legal Marijuana States from Federal Interference

US House Votes to Protect Legal Marijuana States from Federal Interference | Phillip Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — In a history-making vote Thursday, the House voted 267-165 to approve a bipartisan measure aimed at protecting state marijuana policies from federal interference. The vote came on anamendmentto the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that prohibits the Justice Department from using funds to prevent states, US territories, and the […]

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With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out

With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out | Phillip Smith

The ever-swelling field of Democratic presidential contenders has plenty of things to disagree about and plenty of issues where candidates can try to set themselves apart from the pack. But on the issue of marijuana policy, support for some form of marijuana legalization is almost universal. With one glaring exception: Joe Biden. The former vice-president […]

With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Medical Marijuana Access Linked to Greater Employment Among Older Adults

Study: Medical Marijuana Access Linked to Greater Employment Among Older Adults | NORML

BALTIMORE, MD —The enactment of medical cannabis access laws isassociatedwith better reported health outcomes among older Americans and greater labor participation, according todatapublished inThe Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. A pair of researchers from the John Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore and Temple University in Philadelphia assessed the relationship between medical […]

Study: Medical Marijuana Access Linked to Greater Employment Among Older Adults | The Daily Chronic

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Oregon Passes Bill Prohibiting Landlords from Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Oregon Passes Bill Prohibiting Landlords from Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients | NORML

SALEM, OR — Lawmakers in Oregon haveadvancedlegislation,Senate Bill 970, prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions. The measure awaits action from Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. Themeasurestates that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant’s “status as a medical marijuana patient” or whether they […]

Oregon Passes Bill Prohibiting Landlords from Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Philadelphia?s Maverick Prosecutor Takes Aim at the War on Drugs

Philadelphia’s Maverick Prosecutor Takes Aim at the War on Drugs | Phillip Smith

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner made waves last week by reportedly saying he is “very close” to implementing a policy that would decriminalize the possession of all drugs, but that was just the latest salvo in the former criminal defense and civil rights lawyer’s war on the war on drugs. Since taking office in January […]

Philadelphia’s Maverick Prosecutor Takes Aim at the War on Drugs | The Daily Chronic

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Review: Oral Fluid Tests Not Sufficiently Accurate for Cannabis Detection

Review: Oral Fluid Tests Not Sufficiently Accurate for Cannabis Detection | NORML

Roadside oral fluid detection devices are ineffective at accurately identifying past cannabis exposure, according to a literaturereviewpublished in the journalPublic Health. Canadian investigators performed a systematic review of published studies evaluating the performance of on-site oral fluid detection technologies. They reported that available devices do not meet acceptable standards of sensitivity and accuracy, that products […]

Review: Oral Fluid Tests Not Sufficiently Accurate for Cannabis Detection | The Daily Chronic

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US House Votes to Block DOJ from Interfering State Marijuana Laws, Including Adult Use

US House Votes to Block DOJ from Interfering State Marijuana Laws, Including Adult Use | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC ? The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure 267-165on Thursday that is intended to prevent the federal government from interfering with state laws regulating marijuana for all purposes, including adult use. ?Today?s vote is the most significant step Congress has ever taken toward ending federal marijuana prohibition,? said Steven Hawkins, executive director […]

US House Votes to Block DOJ from Interfering State Marijuana Laws, Including Adult Use | The Daily Chronic

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The Five States with the Most Drug Arrests Per Capita (and the Five with the Fewest)

The Five States with the Most Drug Arrests Per Capita (and the Five with the Fewest) | Phillip Smith

Thanks to anew report on state-by-state drug issues, courtesy of WalletHub, we now have a good idea which are the most perilous for people who use drugs, whether its marijuana, mushrooms, or methamphetamines. (The report doesn’t break down which drugs people were arrested for.) The Five States with the Highest Rates of Drug Arrests South […]

The Five States with the Most Drug Arrests Per Capita (and the Five with the Fewest) | The Daily Chronic

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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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Illinois: Cook County State?s Attorney to Expunge Thousands of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

Illinois: Cook County State?s Attorney to Expunge Thousands of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions | Paul Armentano

CHICAGO, IL — Cook County State?s Attorney Kim Foxx haspledged that her office will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions in the coming months. Cook County, which includes Chicago, is the second-most populous county in the United States. Foxx?s office is negotiating with the same non-profit group that assisted the San Francisco District Attorney?s […]

Illinois: Cook County State?s Attorney to Expunge Thousands of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions | The Daily Chronic

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Hurdle in Delaware

Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Hurdle in Delaware | Tyler McFadden

Today, dozens of advocates from across the state of Delaware came together at Legislative Hall to supportHouse Bill 110, a bill that seeks to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis for adult-use in the First State. The House Revenue and Finance Committee was the first hurdle that HB110 needed to pass. Greatly outnumbering the […]

Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Hurdle in Delaware | The Daily Chronic

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Allowing Osteopaths to Recommend Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Allowing Osteopaths to Recommend Medical Marijuana | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK —Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation into law expanding the pool of health professionals who may issue medical cannabis recommendations in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 162explicitly permits those licensed by the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners to issue medical cannabis recommendations to their patients. The new law takes immediate effect. Separate legislation,Senate […]

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Allowing Osteopaths to Recommend Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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New Jersey Lawmakers Expected to Place Legalization Question Before Voters

New Jersey Lawmakers Expected to Place Legalization Question Before Voters | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney indicated this week that lawmakers will likelylet voters decidein 2020 on whether to legalize the adult use of marijuana. Senator Sweeneyacknowledgedon Wednesday that lawmakers are at an impasse regarding pending legislation to tax and regulate the adult use marijuana market. As a result, he says that […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Expected to Place Legalization Question Before Voters | The Daily Chronic

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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law | Paul Armentano

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey‘s Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy, signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state?s medical cannabis accessprogram. The new law takes immediate effect. Assembly Bill 20, The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, institutes various changes to the program to better facilitate patients? access to the substance. Specifically, […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law | 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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Weed Tea: Recipes and Best Brands

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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Review: CBD Holds Promise in Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

Review: CBD Holds Promise in Treating Alcohol Use Disorder | NORML

BRON, FRANCE — The use of cannabidiol (CBD) holds promise in the treatment of alcoholism and may offer protection against alcohol-induced liver damage and brain damage, according to areviewof preclinical data published in the journalFrontiers in Pharmacology. A team of French scientists reviewed experimental data finding that CBD administration reduces alcohol intake and cravings in […]

Review: CBD Holds Promise in Treating Alcohol Use Disorder | The Daily Chronic

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Report: More Financial Institutions Are Working with the Marijuana Industry

Report: More Financial Institutions Are Working with the Marijuana Industry | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —The total number of financial institutions willing to work directly with state-licensed cannabis business continues to grow, according to quarterlydataprovided by the US Treasury Department andfirst reportedby MarijuanaMoment.net. Since theclose of last year, the number of banks actively servicing marijuana businesses increased over 10 percent. The total number of credit unions servicing the […]

Report: More Financial Institutions Are Working with the Marijuana Industry | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois to Become Eleventh State to Legalize Marijuana

Illinois to Become Eleventh State to Legalize Marijuana | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate haveadvanced legislation to the governor legalizing the adult use of cannabis and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzer is anticipated to sign the measure into law imminently. Under the proposal, Illinois residents who are 21 or older may legally possess […]

Illinois to Become Eleventh State to Legalize Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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Best Marketing Ideas for Online Marijuana Dispensaries

More and more states are lifting bans on the production and sale of marijuana, for both medical and recreational reasons. If you have decided to turn your passion for weed into a business, you may not know exactly how to promote your business properly. After all, many people have the same idea as you do.

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Report: Majority of Commercially Available CBD Products ?Contaminated? With Heavy Metals

Report: Majority of Commercially Available CBD Products “Contaminated” With Heavy Metals | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — CBD-infused products commercially available in retail stores and online often contain heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic, and typically contain less-than-advertised quantities of cannabidiol, according to a network newsinvestigationof third-party testing results. Investigators reviewed results for over 240 CBD-infused products. Their analysis determined that “70 percent” of the products were found […]

Report: Majority of Commercially Available CBD Products “Contaminated” With Heavy Metals | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado CBD Study Recruiting Retired Athletes

Calling all retired jocks: cannabis doctors want you try out CBD. Cannabis Clinicians Colorado, a group of healthcare professionals dedicated to studying medical marijuana, is recruiting sixteen retired athletes to participate in a study to see how using CBD affects qualities of life such as sleep and chronic pain. Former athletes who have played collegiate [...]

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Texas Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill

Texas Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill | NORML

AUSTIN, TX —House and Senate lawmakers in Texas have approved legislation,House Bill 3703, to expand the state’slow-THC medical access program. The bill’s language must be finalized in conference committee prior to being sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure expands the pool of patients eligible for low-THC therapy to include those diagnosed with: all […]

Texas Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill | The Daily Chronic

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There's an Art to Eating on Santa Fe Drive

Unlike the RiNo Art District, which now has more restaurants than galleries, art remains the draw on Santa Fe Drive.

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Among Pancreatitis Patients

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Among Pancreatitis Patients | NORML

MIAMI, FL — Acute pancreatitis (AP) patients with a history of cannabis use have lower hospitalization costs and possess lower rates of in-patient mortality than do those without exposure to the substance, according todatapublished in the journalPancreas. Researchers with the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine assessed the impact of cannabis exposure […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Among Pancreatitis Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Federal Legislation to Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced

Federal Legislation to Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. ?Interstate commerce is good for both patients and consumers, as it will decrease the amount of time it takes for recently enacted medical programs to see products on […]

Federal Legislation to Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced | The Daily Chronic

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New Nevada Law Bars Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers

New Nevada Law Bars Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers | Paul Armentano

Nevada‘s Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak hassigned legislationinto law prohibiting certain employers from refusing to hire a worker because he or she tested positive for cannabis. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020. Assembly Bill 132makes it ?unlawful for any employer in [Nevada] to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the […]

New Nevada Law Bars Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers | The Daily Chronic

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Congress to Hold Hearing on ?Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform?

Congress to Hold Hearing on ?Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform? | Mason Tvert

WASHINGTON ? The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism,and Homeland Security will hold ahearing next Wednesday, July 10, on ?Marijuana Laws inAmerica: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform.? The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. It will be the firstcongressional hearing in history […]

Congress to Hold Hearing on ?Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform? | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Seniors Report That Cannabis Positively Impacts Their Quality of Life

Study: Seniors Report That Cannabis Positively Impacts Their Quality of Life | Paul Armentano

Seniors who report the use of cannabis over the past year say that it improves their overall quality of life, according tosurvey datapublished in the journalGerontology & Geriatric Medicine. Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine surveyed 274 older respondents (mean age = 72.5 years) regarding their cannabis use patterns. Authors reported, ?Past […]

Study: Seniors Report That Cannabis Positively Impacts Their Quality of Life | The Daily Chronic

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Podcast Profiles: Josh Hyde of American Filmmaker

So many Denver creatives have embraced the medium of podcasting that you have a seemingly endless supply of stories and perspectives available for your listening pleasure. Podcast Profiles is here to help you navigate the crowded waters of this growing pool of podcasts. Grab your earbuds and get ready to...

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Study: Hospice Professionals Overwhelmingly Support Medical Marijuana Access

Study: Hospice Professionals Overwhelmingly Support Medical Marijuana Access | NORML

BALTIMORE, MD —Health professional overwhelminglysupport the use of medical cannabis among patients in hospice care, according todatapublished inThe Journal of Palliative Medicine. Investigators from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy surveyed a nationally representative sample of 310 hospice professionals (primarily nurses) from 40 states. Ninety-one percent of respondents endorsed the use of medical cannabis […]

Study: Hospice Professionals Overwhelmingly Support Medical Marijuana Access | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications

Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications | NORML

NEW YORK, NY —Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according todatapublished in theJournal of Psychoactive Drugs. A team of investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the University of Miami assessed […]

Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications | The Daily Chronic

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Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana

Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana | NORML

We. Did. It. For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. The importance of this 267 to 165 bipartisan vote on the Blumenauer amendment cannot be overstated.Today, nearly one in four Americans reside in a jurisdiction […]

Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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New Mexico Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession

New Mexico Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession | NORML

SANTA FE, NM — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham hassignedlegislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis in New Mexico. Senate Bill 323, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor ?punishableby up to 15 […]

New Mexico Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession | The Daily Chronic

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Survey: Majority of Voters Support Sealing Records for Federal Marijuana Offenders

Survey: Majority of Voters Support Sealing Records for Federal Marijuana Offenders | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —Over 70 percent of registered voters support sealing the records of those convicted of violating federal marijuana laws, according to nationwidepolling datacompiled by the survey research firm GBA Strategies and commissioned by the Center for American Progress. Seventy-one percent of respondents ? including 80 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of Independents, and 62 […]

Survey: Majority of Voters Support Sealing Records for Federal Marijuana Offenders | The Daily Chronic

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Ask a Stoner: Tipping Budtenders

Dear Stoner:What is proper tipping for budtenders? Tip jars are everywhere now, and I generally know what I want without help, so why tip a budtender for handing me pre-packaged weed? If I ask questions, then I?ll leave a tip. Some budtenders act like they expect one just for ringing me up. Social Filter

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Fewer Disease-Related Complications In Crohn?s Disease Patients

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Fewer Disease-Related Complications In Crohn’s Disease Patients | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Crohn’s disease patients seeking hospitalization who use marijuana possess fewer disease-related complications as compared to matched controls, according todatapublished in the journalDigestive Diseases and Sciences. A team of investigators from the John H. Stroger Hospital in Chicago, the SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in New York City, and the Digestive Disease Institute in […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Fewer Disease-Related Complications In Crohn’s Disease Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Massachusetts Marijuana Regulators Grant Initial Approval to Social Use Spaces

Massachusetts Marijuana Regulators Grant Initial Approval to Social Use Spaces | Paul Armentano

BOSTON, MA — Members of Massachusetts?s Cannabis Control Commission havedecidedto advance plans to regulate social marijuana use facilities. Regulators voted 3 to 2 in favor of the proposal, which seeks to establish a pilot program in up to a dozen self-selected cities throughout the state. However, implementing the plan will require additional legislative action from […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Regulators Grant Initial Approval to Social Use Spaces | The Daily Chronic

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Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses

Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses | NORML

HONOLULU, HI —House and Senate lawmakers in Hawaii on Tuesday finalized andpassedlegislation,House Bill 1383, decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses and vacating past convictions. The legislation now awaits action from Democratic Gov.David Ige. The measurereducespenalties involving the possession of up to three grams of marijuana from acriminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, […]

Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses | The Daily Chronic

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New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBANY, NY — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that marijuana legalization will not be included in the state budget, which must be passed by April 1. This means that for Governor Cuomo to follow through on his promises to legalize marijuana, it must instead get passed into law via stand-alone legislation in the […]

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget | The Daily Chronic

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MMJ America Founder Launches Hemp and CBD Company

A new hemp and CBD company has hit Colorado retail outlets, and the founder has a familiar name to Colorado marijuana. Jake Salazar, the founder of Denver dispensary chain MMJ America, has moved on to launch Solari Hemp, a line of hemp and CBD gummies, lotions, gel capsules, tinctures and more. Solari co-founders Salazar, Colin [...]

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Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, July 10th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled ?Marijuana Laws in America:Racial Justice and the Need for Reform? to discuss pathways forward as the Congress prepares for a substantial shift in public policy. ?For the first time in recent memory, there […]

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America | The Daily Chronic

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Americans for Safe Access Releases Patient?s Guide to CBD

Americans for Safe Access Releases Patient?s Guide to CBD | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has released thePatient?s Guide to CBDin response to the May 31 public hearing at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds. During the hearing, ASA was one of nearly 140 speakers chosen to formally present scientific information with slides and data […]

Americans for Safe Access Releases Patient?s Guide to CBD | The Daily Chronic

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Las Vegas City Council Approves Ordinance Licensing Cannabis Lounges

Las Vegas City Council Approves Ordinance Licensing Cannabis Lounges | NORML

LAS VEGAS, NV —Members of the Las Vegas City Council havevotedin favor of a proposed municipal ordinance permitting licensed facilities to allow on-site marijuana consumption. Under the new measure, customers must be at least 21 years of age and bring their own cannabis. Licensed social use venues will not be able to provide patrons with […]

Las Vegas City Council Approves Ordinance Licensing Cannabis Lounges | The Daily Chronic

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Veterans Move One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis Access

Veterans Move One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis Access | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC —The health subcommittee of the Veterans Affairs heard testimony on three medical cannabis bills, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 712), Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act (H.R. 2191), and The Veterans Equal Access Act (H.R. 1647). This trio of bills will greatly improve medical cannabis access for veterans. […]

Veterans Move One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis Access | The Daily Chronic

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Michigan Supreme Court: Police Search of Passenger?s Personal Property is Unconstitutional

Michigan Supreme Court: Police Search of Passenger?s Personal Property is Unconstitutional | Paul Armentano

The warrantless search of a passenger?s personal property during a traffic stop is unconstitutional, according to arulingby the Michigan Supreme Court. The judgement overturns a 2007 decision that barred passengers from challenging similar searches by members of law enforcement. Justices unanimously opined that the driver?s voluntary consent to allow the police to search her vehicle […]

Michigan Supreme Court: Police Search of Passenger?s Personal Property is Unconstitutional | The Daily Chronic

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New Jersey Lawmakers Delay Marijuana Legalization Vote

New Jersey Lawmakers Delay Marijuana Legalization Vote | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — Leaders in the New Jersey legislature on Mondaypostponedscheduled floor votes on legislation that sought to legalize and regulate the adult use marijuana market. The delay was announced after it became unclear whether the measure possessed enough votes to pass on the Senate floor. Despite the delay, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy continues to […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Delay Marijuana Legalization Vote | The Daily Chronic

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New Jersey to Greatly Expand Number of Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

New Jersey to Greatly Expand Number of Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries | NORML

TRENTON, NJ —Representatives of the New Jersey State Department of Healthannouncedthis week that regulatorsintend to licenseup to 108 additional medical cannabis facilities over the coming months. Up to half of the new facilities will operate as dispensaries while others will operate as cultivators and manufacturers. Prior to this week’s announcement, regulators had capped the total […]

New Jersey to Greatly Expand Number of Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries | The Daily Chronic

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New Mexico: Cannabis Therapy Approved For Opioid Use Disorder

New Mexico: Cannabis Therapy Approved For Opioid Use Disorder | NORML

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — New Mexico state officials haveapprovednew expanded regulations to permit medical cannabis access to patients with dependence to opioids and other controlled substances. State regulators had twice before advanced a similar measure, only to have itrejectedby the administration of former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham backed the expanded policy […]

New Mexico: Cannabis Therapy Approved For Opioid Use Disorder | The Daily Chronic

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CBS Poll: Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization at All-Time High

CBS Poll: Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization at All-Time High | Paul Armentano

Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the use of marijuana by adults ?should be legal,? according to nationalpolling datacompiled by CBS News. That figure is six percentage points above last year?s total, and is the highest percentage of support ever recorded in a CBS poll. Majorities of Democrats and Republicans back legalization, and most respondents […]

CBS Poll: Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization at All-Time High | The Daily Chronic

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Israel: Private Use of Cannabis No Longer Criminalized

Israel: Private Use of Cannabis No Longer Criminalized | NORML

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Adults may possess orcultivatepersonal use amounts of cannabis in their homes, under new policies thattook effectin Israel earlier this month. Under the amended law, which took effect on April 1, the private possession of cannabis is no longer classified as either a criminal or a civil violation. The possession or use of […]

Israel: Private Use of Cannabis No Longer Criminalized | The Daily Chronic

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In Historic Come-from-Behind Victory, Denver Magic Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative Passes

In Historic Come-from-Behind Victory, Denver Magic Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative Passes | Phillip Smith

Hours after numerousmedia outletshad the Denver magic mushroom initiative going down to defeat Tuesday night, it managed a near-miraculous last-minute comeback to squeak out a victory by a margin of 50.56% to 49.44%, late Wednesday afternoon, according tounofficial Denver Election Division results. Election officials tweeted that “the results remain unofficial” until the city certifies them […]

In Historic Come-from-Behind Victory, Denver Magic Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative Passes | The Daily Chronic

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Most Health Professionals Supportive of the Use of Medical Cannabis in Clinical Practice

Most Health Professionals Supportive of the Use of Medical Cannabis in Clinical Practice | NORML

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA —The majority of health professionals — including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists — express support for the use of medical cannabis in clinical practice, according to asystematic reviewof the relevant literature published in the journalPLOS One. An international team of investigators reviewed over 100 studies assessing health professionals’ opinions with regard to medical cannabis. […]

Most Health Professionals Supportive of the Use of Medical Cannabis in Clinical Practice | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/94256/most-health-professionals-supportive-of-the-use-of-medical-cannabis-in-clinical-practice/

ASA and Aurelius Data Join Forces to Create a Research Platform to Benefit Cannabis Patients

ASA and Aurelius Data Join Forces to Create a Research Platform to Benefit Cannabis Patients | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC —Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a leading advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to marijuana for therapeutic use and research, andAurelius Data, Inc.(AD), the premier patient perception big data company, have announced a bold new partnership to gather and analyze millions of data points from cannabis patients. ASA and AD […]

ASA and Aurelius Data Join Forces to Create a Research Platform to Benefit Cannabis Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Federal Employment Protections Demanded in Appropriations Bill

Federal Employment Protections Demanded in Appropriations Bill | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — For the first time, the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Appropriations hasincludedlanguage seeking to protect the employment of federal employees who consume cannabis in legal jurisdictions. ?Denying responsible adults access to federal employment opportunities for engaging in state legal conduct is counterproductive and it disproportionately impacts the veteran community. […]

Federal Employment Protections Demanded in Appropriations Bill | The Daily Chronic

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Veteran Marijuana Reform Activist Doug Greene Dead at 52

Veteran Marijuana Reform Activist Doug Greene Dead at 52 | Phillip Smith

NEW YORK, NY — Longtime New York-based drug reform activist Doug Greene died Tuesday evening in a subway accident on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He was only 52. According to police and media reports, Greene and fellow activist Todd Hinden had attended a George Clinton concert in Central Park, then parted ways as Hinden hopped […]

Veteran Marijuana Reform Activist Doug Greene Dead at 52 | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Passes Law Allowing Doctors to Recommend Cannabis Instead of Opioids

Colorado Passes Law Allowing Doctors to Recommend Cannabis Instead of Opioids | Americans for Safe Access

DENVER, CO — ColoradoGovernor Jared Polis has signed into law SB-013, a bill that allows Colorado physicians to authorize individuals to use medical cannabis instead of opioids, including for acute pain. The bill also removes specific specialist requirements for physicians for minor patients and allows minor patients to consume non-smokable forms of cannabis on school […]

Colorado Passes Law Allowing Doctors to Recommend Cannabis Instead of Opioids | The Daily Chronic

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Holland?s Half-Baked Attempt to Return to the Marijuana Mainstream

Holland’s Half-Baked Attempt to Return to the Marijuana Mainstream | Phillip Smith

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Holland was the world’s marijuana mecca. Under the quite sensible policy ofgedogen(pragmatic tolerance), Dutch authorities didn’t quite legalize marijuana but instead effectively turned a blind eye, allowing licensed retail establishments — the famous coffeeshops — to sell five grams or less of marijuana, and to let their customers consume the products […]

Holland’s Half-Baked Attempt to Return to the Marijuana Mainstream | The Daily Chronic

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New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget | Mary Kruger

Sixty-five percent of New York residents support the legalization of cannabis. Democrats control the Governor?s office as well as majorities in both the Assembly and the Senate for the first time in a decade. After repeated calls over by politicians to pass adult-use as part of New York?s budget, New Yorkers are waking up on […]

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget | The Daily Chronic

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New York City Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation

New York City Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation | Paul Armentano

NEW YORK, NY — Members of the New York City Council approved a pair of municipal bills this week limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for the past use of cannabis. Council members overwhelminglyvotedin favor of a municipal proposal (No.1445) barring employers from drug testing certain job applicants […]

New York City Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation | The Daily Chronic

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Utah, New Mexico Enact Legislation Facilitating Expungement for Low-Level Crimes

Utah, New Mexico Enact Legislation Facilitating Expungement for Low-Level Crimes | Paul Armentano

Governors in two western states have signed legislation into law to facilitate the process of permitting those past criminal convictions to have their records expunged. In Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signedHouse Bill 431: The Clean Slate Act into law. The measure creates a process for the automatic expungement and deletion of certain criminal convictions, […]

Utah, New Mexico Enact Legislation Facilitating Expungement for Low-Level Crimes | The Daily Chronic

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Behind the Scenes of Meow Wolf's Three-Day Denver Rave, Dark Palace

The Santa Fe arts and entertainment company will explore a "contemporary-ruin" aesthetic at a three day rave.

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Bill to Allow Home Cultivation

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Bill to Allow Home Cultivation | NORML

CONCORD, NH —Members of the House and Senate haveapprovedversions ofHouse Bill 364, which allows qualified patients the option to grow marijuana at home. The measure now heads to the desk of Republican Governor Sununufor final approval. The governor has not publicly commented on the bill, but has previouslyspoken out against broaderlegalization efforts. The measure permits […]

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Bill to Allow Home Cultivation | The Daily Chronic

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US House Approves Measure to Protect State Cannabis Programs Against Federal Interference

US House Approves Measure to Protect State Cannabis Programs Against Federal Interference | Mason Tvert

WASHINGTON ? In a historic vote Thursday,the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisanmeasure toprotect state cannabis programsagainst federal interference. Theamendmentto the Commerce,Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill prohibits theJustice Department from using funds to prevent states, U.S. territories, and theDistrict of Columbia from implementing laws authorizing theuse, distribution,possession, and cultivation of marijuana. The […]

US House Approves Measure to Protect State Cannabis Programs Against Federal Interference | The Daily Chronic

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Hawaii Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization Become Law

Hawaii Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization Become Law | Paul Armentano

Hawaii’s Democratic Governor, David Ige, publiclystatedthis week that he does not intend to veto pending legislation to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses. The Governor has until July 9th to take action on the measure, or it will become law absent his signature. House Bill 1383reduces penalties involving the possession of up to three grams of […]

Hawaii Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization Become Law | The Daily Chronic

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Nevada Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure

Nevada Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure | Paul Armentano

Nevada‘s Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak has signed legislation,Senate Bill 430, expanding the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis therapy. The measure allows patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders, autism, chronic pain, opioid dependency, and other conditions to obtain a recommendation for medical cannabis. The act becomes effective on July 1, 2019. An estimated 18,000 Nevadans […]

Nevada Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure | The Daily Chronic

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Seniors Say That Marijuana Use Positively Impacts Their Quality Of Life

Seniors Say That Marijuana Use Positively Impacts Their Quality Of Life | NORML

AURORA, CO —Seniors who report having consumed cannabis within the past year say that it improves their overall quality of life, according tosurvey datapublished in the journalGerontology & Geriatric Medicine. Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine surveyed 274 older respondents (mean age = 72.5 years) regarding their cannabis use patterns. Authors reported, […]

Seniors Say That Marijuana Use Positively Impacts Their Quality Of Life | The Daily Chronic

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Arizona Governor Signs Law Mandating Quality Control Testing for Medical Cannabis Products

Arizona Governor Signs Law Mandating Quality Control Testing for Medical Cannabis Products | NORML

PHOENIX, AZ — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation into law amending the state’s medical cannabis accessprogram. Senate Bill 1494requires that all medical marijuana products sold in licensed dispensaries be independently lab tested by November 1, 2020. Testing labs must be accredited and must have no financial relationship with any dispensaries. The measure also […]

Arizona Governor Signs Law Mandating Quality Control Testing for Medical Cannabis Products | The Daily Chronic

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Majority of Voters Support Sealing Records for Federal Marijuana Offenders

Majority of Voters Support Sealing Records for Federal Marijuana Offenders | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —Over 70 percent of registered voters support sealing the records of those convicted of violating federal marijuana laws, according to nationwidepolling datacompiled by the survey research firm GBA Strategies and commissioned by the Center for American Progress. Seventy-one percent of respondents ? including 80 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of Independents, and 62 […]

Majority of Voters Support Sealing Records for Federal Marijuana Offenders | The Daily Chronic

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Georgia Lawmakers Advance Bill To Regulate Low-THC Oil Production

Georgia Lawmakers Advance Bill To Regulate Low-THC Oil Production | Paul Armentano

ATLANTA, GA —House and Senate lawmakers haveapprovedlegislation,House Bill 324, to regulate the production and dispensing of low-THC oil extracts to qualified patients in Georgia. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has stated that he intends to sign the bill into law. Themeasureamends existing law to provide for the licensed in-state ?production, manufacturing, and dispensing? of products possessing […]

Georgia Lawmakers Advance Bill To Regulate Low-THC Oil Production | The Daily Chronic

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Connecticut Board of Physicians Authorizes Expanded Use of Medical Marijuana

Connecticut Board of Physicians Authorizes Expanded Use of Medical Marijuana | NORML

HARTFORD, CT —State regulators in Connecticut have moved toexpandthe pool of patients eligible to receive cannabis therapy. Earlier this month, members of the state’s Board of Physicians voted to allow doctors to recommend medical cannabis to patients diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, MALS syndrome (medial arcuate ligament syndrome), vulvodynia (burning irritation), interstitial cystitis, and neuropathic pain […]

Connecticut Board of Physicians Authorizes Expanded Use of Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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Activists Create Fake ?Country Club Cannabis? Brand, Urging New York State to ?Legalize It Right?

Activists Create Fake ?Country Club Cannabis? Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right” | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK – Today, theDrug Policy Alliance (DPA)urged New York State to end marijuana prohibition andLegalize It Rightby reminding New Yorkers about the urgent need to legalize with a lens on equity and justice for those most harmed by the war on drugs. DPA partnered with creative agency Virtue and revealedCountry Club Cannabis (CCC), a […]

Activists Create Fake ?Country Club Cannabis? Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right” | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Plant-Derived THC/CBD Extracts Reduce Dementia Symptoms

Study: Plant-Derived THC/CBD Extracts Reduce Dementia Symptoms | NORML

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —The daily administration of plant-derived extracts containing a two-to-one ratio of CBD to THC is associated with a reduction in agitation and behavioral problems in patients with severe dementia, according toclinical datapublished in the journalMedical Cannabis and Cannabinoids. A team of Swiss investigators assessed the use of cannabis extracts over a two-month period […]

Study: Plant-Derived THC/CBD Extracts Reduce Dementia Symptoms | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/94317/study-plant-derived-thc-cbd-extracts-reduce-dementia-symptoms/

Maryland Governor Signs Bill Allowing Edible Medical Marijuana Products; Facilitating University-Sponsored Research Trials

Maryland Governor Signs Bill Allowing Edible Medical Marijuana Products; Facilitating University-Sponsored Research Trials | NORML

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan hassignedlegislation into lawpermittingqualified patients to access cannabis-infused edible products from state-licensed facilities. House Bill 17permits dispensaries for the first time to sell “edible cannabis products.” Separate provisions in the law permit academic institutions and research facilities seeking to conduct research on the “medical use, properties, or composition […]

Maryland Governor Signs Bill Allowing Edible Medical Marijuana Products; Facilitating University-Sponsored Research Trials | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Veterans Often Substitute Medical Marijuana for Alcohol, Prescription Drugs

Study: Veterans Often Substitute Medical Marijuana for Alcohol, Prescription Drugs | Paul Armentano

Military veterans who participate in a state?s medical marijuana access program frequently report substituting cannabis for alcohol and other controlled substances, according todatapublished inThe American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. A team of investigators from Palo Alto University in California, Harvard University, and the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia surveyed marijuana use patterns […]

Study: Veterans Often Substitute Medical Marijuana for Alcohol, Prescription Drugs | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Pain Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Initiation of Medical Cannabis

Study: Pain Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Initiation of Medical Cannabis | NORML

ST. PAUL, MN —Chronic pain patients typically decrease their daily intake of opioids following their enrollment in a state-sanctioned medical cannabis access program, according todatapublished in the journalAnnals of Pharmacotherapy. Investigators from HealthEast Care Systems, a non-profit health care provider, assessed the use of opioids and benzodiazepines in 77 intractable pain patients newly enrolled in […]

Study: Pain Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Initiation of Medical Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

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Washington Governor Signs Law to Allow Medical Marijuana Use On School Grounds

Washington Governor Signs Law to Allow Medical Marijuana Use On School Grounds | NORML

OLYMPIA, WA — Washington state’sDemocratic Governor Jay Insleehassignedlegislation,House Bill 1095,permitting qualified patients access to cannabis-infused products while on school grounds. The newlawexplicitly permits parents or guardians “to administer marijuana-infused products to the student while the student is on school grounds.” It also mandates that school districts “permit a student [who is a qualified medical cannabis […]

Washington Governor Signs Law to Allow Medical Marijuana Use On School Grounds | The Daily Chronic

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Study: THC Enhances Analgesic Effects of Opioids in Animal Model

Study: THC Enhances Analgesic Effects of Opioids in Animal Model | NORML

LA JOLLA, CA — The administration of THC enhances the analgesic effects of oxycodone, according to preclinicaldatapublished in the journalNeuropharmacology. A team of investigators at The Scripps Research Institute in California assessed the efficacy of THC and oxycodone in a group of female and male rats. Researchers reported that the co-administration of both substances produced […]

Study: THC Enhances Analgesic Effects of Opioids in Animal Model | The Daily Chronic

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Why Vaping Weed is Better than Smoking It?

People use marijuana for different purposes. Weed lovers just want to get ?high?. Some people want to relieve the symptoms of some disease or condition as cannabis is claimed to help with sleep disorders, regulate insulin production, reduce social anxiety and depression, relieve multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other forms of pain. There?re also users who

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New York Lawmakers Advance Bill Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions

New York Lawmakers Advance Bill Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions | Paul Armentano

ALBANY, NY — New York State lawmakers late last weekadvanced legislationto the Governor?s desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic expungement of prior, low-level cannabis convictions. The legislation,Assembly Bill 8420-A, reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 fine. It also amends penalties for […]

New York Lawmakers Advance Bill Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions | The Daily Chronic

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor

Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor | Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

AUSTIN, TX — On Thursday, April 25, members of the Texas House of Representatives arescheduledto consider a marijuana decriminalization bill. House Bill 63 would reduce penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana from aclass B misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail, to […]

Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor | The Daily Chronic

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Report: Many CBD Products Inaccurately Labeled

Report: Many CBD Products Inaccurately Labeled | NORML

BOSTON, MA — CBD-infused products commercially available in retail stores or online seldom provide accurate information on their label,accordingto Channel 7 News Boston investigation. Reporters randomly purchased nine commercially available CBD-infused products, including oils and candies, and submitted them to a third-party laboratory analysis. In every instance, the percentage of CBD identified in the products […]

Report: Many CBD Products Inaccurately Labeled | The Daily Chronic

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Involvement With Marijuana Grounds for Denying Citizenship

Involvement With Marijuana Grounds for Denying Citizenship | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —Those applying for US citizenship may be denied if they have personally used marijuana, or if they have been employed in the cannabis industry — including in jurisdictions where such activities are legally authorized, according to a newly releasedguidance memoby US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency. The memoopinesthat any involvement with marijuana […]

Involvement With Marijuana Grounds for Denying Citizenship | The Daily Chronic

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FDA Responds to Testimony Regarding Marketing of CBD Products

FDA Responds to Testimony Regarding Marketing of CBD Products | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — A representative of the US Food and Drug Administration responded today-long public testimonyregarding the establishment of regulations governing the retail sale of CBD-infused products. On May 31, the agency held its first-everpublic hearingdedicated to issues surrounding the “manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale” of hemp-derived CBD-infused retail products. NORML providedwritten testimonyahead […]

FDA Responds to Testimony Regarding Marketing of CBD Products | The Daily Chronic

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Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Just prior to the closing of the 2019 legislative session, both chambers of the Illinois statehouse passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB1438-SFA2) to legalize cannabis and regulate it?s production, manufacture, and distribution. ?Cannabis criminalization in Illinois is coming to an end. While this bill isn?t perfect, it does provide a […]

Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act | The Daily Chronic

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North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties | NORML

BISMARCK, ND —House and Senate lawmakers in North Dakota havepassedlegislation,House Bill 1050, reducing marijuana possession penalties. The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov.Doug Burgum. Under the proposal, the possession of up to one-half ounce (14.175 grams) of cannabis or marijuana-related paraphernalia for a first-time offender isreclassifiedfrom acriminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days […]

North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties | The Daily Chronic

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Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico | Paul Armentano

SANTA FE, NM — As of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexicois no longer be classified as a criminal offense. Thenew lawreduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor ? formerly punishable by up to 15 days in jail ? […]

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico | The Daily Chronic

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Georgia Poised to Allow In-State Production of Medical Cannabis Oil

Georgia Poised to Allow In-State Production of Medical Cannabis Oil | Americans for Safe Access

ATLANTA, GA —Late in the evening of April 2, the Georgia Legislature approved a bill that would allow for the in-state cultivation and production of medical cannabis. The bill passed by a vote of 147-16 in the House and 34-20 in the Senate. The bill still limits the amount of THC content that patients can […]

Georgia Poised to Allow In-State Production of Medical Cannabis Oil | The Daily Chronic

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Report: Marijuana Legalization Leads to Increased Home Values

Report: Marijuana Legalization Leads to Increased Home Values | Paul Armentano

The passage of statewide adult use marijuana laws is associated with an immediate uptick in housing prices, according to anassessmentpublished by the online service Clever Real Estate. The study determined: ?States that legalize recreational cannabis see an immediate bump in home values following legalization, even without retail dispensaries opening up. From 2017 to 2019, cities […]

Report: Marijuana Legalization Leads to Increased Home Values | The Daily Chronic

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Licensed Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in Arkansas

Licensed Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in Arkansas | Paul Armentano

Qualified patients in Arkansas now have limited access to medical cannabis products, after the state?s first licensed dispensaries beganmaking salesthis week. Voters initially approved medical cannabis access by passing a statewide initiative in November 2016. Under thelaw, qualified patients may obtain both herbal preparations of cannabis and infused cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries. Products must […]

Licensed Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in Arkansas | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Presence of THC in Blood Not Associated with Crash Culpability

Study: Presence of THC in Blood Not Associated with Crash Culpability | Paul Armentano

Drivers testing positive for the presence of THC in blood do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident, according todatapublished in the journalAddiction. Investigators from the University of British Columbia compared the likelihood of crash responsibility in drivers testing positive for THC and/or other substances as compared […]

Study: Presence of THC in Blood Not Associated with Crash Culpability | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/93817/study-presence-of-thc-in-blood-not-associated-with-crash-culpability/

New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Expedited Expungement Legislation

New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Expedited Expungement Legislation | NORML

TRENTON, NJ —Members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on Mondayadvancedlegislation to the desk of Governor Phil Murphy facilitating the expungement process for those with past marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 3205revises the state’s expungement procedures. Specifically, it expands the pool of crimes eligible for expungement and it establishes an expedited process for those with […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Expedited Expungement Legislation | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/94212/new-jersey-lawmakers-advance-expedited-expungement-legislation/

Target Corporation Drug Testing Policies

Have an interview coming at Target? Or are you a new employee wondering if the company does random drug tests on employees? You?ve come to the right place. Today I?m going to tell you all about the drug policy of Target. Does Target Drug Test? To answer your question in the shortest way possible, yes

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Study: Combined Administration of Opioids and Cannabinoids Safe and Effective in Animal Model

Study: Combined Administration of Opioids and Cannabinoids Safe and Effective in Animal Model | NORML

SAN ANTONIO, TX —The co-administration of morphine and synthetic cannabinoids is efficacious and is not associated with significant changes in either behavior or cognition, according toanimal trial datapresented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Investigators from the University of Texas Health Science Center assessed the safety and efficacy […]

Study: Combined Administration of Opioids and Cannabinoids Safe and Effective in Animal Model | The Daily Chronic

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New York: Rochester District Attorney to Cease Prosecuting Low Level Marijuana Offenses

New York: Rochester District Attorney to Cease Prosecuting Low Level Marijuana Offenses | NORML

ROCHESTER, NY —The District Attorney for Monroe County (population 748,000),Sandra Doorley, hasannouncedher intent to no longer prosecute minor marijuana possession offenses. Her decision follows meetings with representatives of NORML’s Rochesteraffiliate. “A marijuana arrest and prosecution is a barrier for those trying to access public assistance, employment and education opportunities, when dealing with child protective services, […]

New York: Rochester District Attorney to Cease Prosecuting Low Level Marijuana Offenses | The Daily Chronic

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DPA Joins New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Working Group

DPA Joins New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Working Group | Drug Policy Alliance

SANTA FE, NM ? New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced the establishment of the Cannabis Legalization Working Group, a convening of stakeholders and policy experts who will, through the summer and fall, study proposals to legalize the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the state of New Mexico, identify best practices […]

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Case Reports: Patients With Fragile X Syndrome Show Functional Benefits Following CBD Dosing

Case Reports: Patients With Fragile X Syndrome Show Functional Benefits Following CBD Dosing | NORML

AURORA, CO — Patients diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), a rare genetic disorder that is associated with learning disabilities and delayed development, show functional improvements following the daily use of cannabidiol, according to acase seriespublished in the journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research. A team of investigators from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and […]

Case Reports: Patients With Fragile X Syndrome Show Functional Benefits Following CBD Dosing | The Daily Chronic

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Washington Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

Washington Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law | Paul Armentano

OLYMPIA, WA — Washington state’s Democratic GovernorJay Insleehas signed legislation,Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The measurestates: ?Every person convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana offenses, who was 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense, may apply to the sentencing court for a vacation of the […]

Washington Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients | NORML

PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL —The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinicaldatapublished in theJournal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease. Eight-one percent of subjects reported “at least moderate improvement in their condition … […]

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Delaware: Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Bill Reducing Penalties for Juvenile Offenders

Delaware: Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Bill Reducing Penalties for Juvenile Offenders | NORML

DOVER, DE —Lawmakers in Delaware haveadvanced legislationamending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws. The bill now awaits action from Democratic Gov. John Carney. Senate Bill 45eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses (up to one ounce) for those under the age of 21. Instead, juvenile offenders will face a […]

Delaware: Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Bill Reducing Penalties for Juvenile Offenders | The Daily Chronic

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients Home Cultivation Option

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients Home Cultivation Option | NORML

CONCORD, NH —Members of the New Hampshire House and Senate haveapprovedversions ofHouse Bill 364, which allows qualified patients the option to grow marijuana at home. Governor Chris Sununuhas not publicly commented on the bill, but has previouslyspoken out against broaderlegalization efforts. The measure permits registered patients (or their designated caregivers) to cultivate up to three […]

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients Home Cultivation Option | The Daily Chronic

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Congress to Hear Testimony Tomorrow Challenging Marijuana Criminalization

Congress to Hear Testimony Tomorrow Challenging Marijuana Criminalization | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, July 10th at 10am, members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hear expert testimony challenging the federal government?s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. The hearing,entitled?Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,? will discuss alternative policy options ? including ending cannabis? […]

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Black Leaf Bongs Review

When you look for high quality glass pieces, smoking accessories, and even vaporizers, you have to take a long, hard look at Black Leaf. Based in Germany, their product offering is massive and offers a range of products from basic hand pipes to exotic styles that are one of a kind. To me, the Black

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Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law | Paul Armentano

SALEM, OR — Oregon’s Democratic Governor Kate Brown has signed legislation,Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The measure establishes procedures for persons previously found guilty of low-level (up to one ounce) marijuana possession offenses to file a motion with the court to have their convictions set aside. Petitioners may not […]

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law | The Daily Chronic

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Colorado Legislature Passes First Hurdle for Equitable Marijuana Regulations

Colorado Legislature Passes First Hurdle for Equitable Marijuana Regulations | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO —Tuesday night the Colorado Senate Finance Committee approved the recreational marijuana sunset proposal, and, in doing so, passed amendment L.005. Under the amendment, a new set of licenses will be created for an accelerator program allowing people to cultivate and create marijuana-infused products at the facility of a current marijuana cultivator or infused […]

Colorado Legislature Passes First Hurdle for Equitable Marijuana Regulations | The Daily Chronic

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New Hampshire Senate Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Home Grow

New Hampshire Senate Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Home Grow | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH ?The New Hampshire Senate approved a bill Thursday (14-10) to allow participants in the state’s therapeutic cannabis program to cultivate their own cannabis. House Bill 364 will now head back to the House, where it passed in a voice vote on March 7. If the House concurs with the Senate version, it will […]

New Hampshire Senate Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Home Grow | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Cannabis Use Not Independently Associated With Psychosis in Young People

Study: Cannabis Use Not Independently Associated With Psychosis in Young People | NORML

LOGROO, SPAIN —Adolescents’ cannabis use history is not an independent predictor of an elevated risk of psychosis, according todatapublished in the journalAdicciones. Investigators affiliated with the University of La Rioja in Spain explored the relationship between psychotic-like experiences and cannabis use in a representative sample of over 1,500 Spanish adolescents. They reported that initially identified […]

Study: Cannabis Use Not Independently Associated With Psychosis in Young People | The Daily Chronic

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2019/94281/study-cannabis-use-not-independently-associated-with-psychosis-in-young-people/

New Mexico Governor Signs Laws Expanding Legal Protections For Cannabis Patients

New Mexico Governor Signs Laws Expanding Legal Protections For Cannabis Patients | NORML

ALBUQUERQUE, NM —Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed a pair of bills into law amending New Mexico’s medical cannabis program to expand patients’ access to the plant and to provide additional legal protections. Senate Bill 406expands the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy to include those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress, severe chronic pain, […]

New Mexico Governor Signs Laws Expanding Legal Protections For Cannabis Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp

Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp | Paul Armentano

Marijuana grown by the University of Mississippi for clinical research purposes is genetically divergent from strains of cannabis commercially available in retail markets, according to ananalysisprepared by researchers at the University of Northern Colorado. Since 1968, the University of Mississippi farm, which is governed by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, has held theonly […]

Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp | The Daily Chronic

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Iowa Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill

Iowa Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill | NORML

DES MOINES, IA –Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, a Republican, has vetoed legislation,House File 732, that would have amended the state’slow-THC access program. The proposal would have expanded the pool of health professionals eligible to recommend medical cannabis products and would have opened the program up to those with severe or chronic pain. It also removed […]

Iowa Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill | The Daily Chronic

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Top 4 Tastiest and Healthiest CBD Gummies on the Market

CBD is easily the most popular cannabinoid of 2019, thanks to the hemp provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. This is because CBD is known to produce a calming effect that reduces anxiety and helps resolve symptoms experienced from a lot of medical disorders. People experiencing stress, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and even fibromyalgia report positive

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Washington Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions

Washington Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

This week, House and Senate lawmakers in Washington state approved legislation,Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The legislation now awaits action by Democratic Gov.Jay Inslee, who has previouslycalled for pardoningthose with criminal records for marijuana violations. Themeasureprovides the courts with the discretion to vacate any misdemeanor marijuana conviction. Those seeking […]

Washington Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions | The Daily Chronic

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Report: CBD Content In Commercial Products Typically Less Than Advertised

Report: CBD Content In Commercial Products Typically Less Than Advertised | NORML

VAN NUYS, CA — Third-party lab testing of a variety of commercially available CBD products finds that many contain only trace quantities of cannabidiol, according to ananalysisfirst reported by BusinessInsider.com. Representatives from CannaSafe Laboratories, a California-based analytical testing company, assessed 20 CBD-infused products, including vape cartridges, beverages, edibles, and skin creams. Only three of the […]

Report: CBD Content In Commercial Products Typically Less Than Advertised | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Cannabis Protective Against Diabetes Among Those Overweight

Study: Cannabis Protective Against Diabetes Among Those Overweight | NORML

A history of cannabis use is associatedwith lower fasting insulin levelsin obese subjects, according todata published inThe Journal of Diabetes. Canadian researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis consumption and fasting insulin levels and insulin resistance in a nationally representative sample of over 129,000 adults. They reported that both current and past cannabis use was associated […]

Study: Cannabis Protective Against Diabetes Among Those Overweight | The Daily Chronic

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Study: Past Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality Among Heart Attack Patients

Study: Past Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality Among Heart Attack Patients | NORML

AURORA, CO —Heart attack patients with a past history of self-reported marijuana use possessgreater in-hospital survival rates, according todatapublished in the journalPLOS One. Investigators from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or had tested positive for it […]

Study: Past Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality Among Heart Attack Patients | The Daily Chronic

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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Should Not Face Discrimination for Off-The-Job Cannabis Use, Appellate Court Rules

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Should Not Face Discrimination for Off-The-Job Cannabis Use, Appellate Court Rules | NORML

TRENTON, NJ —Employers may not discriminate against medical marijuana patients who consume cannabis while away from the job, according to a state Appellate Courtdecision. The Appellate Court’s decision reverses a lower court opinion. While the Courtopinedthat employers are not required to accommodate the use of medical cannabis by patients “in any workplace,” the justices also […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Should Not Face Discrimination for Off-The-Job Cannabis Use, Appellate Court Rules | The Daily Chronic

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Georgia Governor Signs Law Allowing In-State Low-THC Oil Production

Georgia Governor Signs Law Allowing In-State Low-THC Oil Production | NORML

ATLANTA, GA Republican Gov. Brian Kemp hassignedlegislation into law to facilitate the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC in Georgia. House Bill 324(aka Georgia’s Hope Act) establishes a regulatory commission to oversee the eventual “production, manufacturing, and dispensing” of products possessing specified quantities of plant-derived THC […]

Georgia Governor Signs Law Allowing In-State Low-THC Oil Production | The Daily Chronic

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Two Congressional Hearings on Marijuana Expected Next Week in DC

Two Congressional Hearings on Marijuana Expected Next Week in DC | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC —Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. The first will beheldon Wednesday, June 19th, in the Small Business Committee, entitledUnlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry. Currently, in the 10 states that have legalized adult use cannabis and the 33 states that have […]

Two Congressional Hearings on Marijuana Expected Next Week in DC | The Daily Chronic

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Report: Fewer Colorado Companies Sanctioning Employees Over Marijuana Failures

Report: Fewer Colorado Companies Sanctioning Employees Over Marijuana Failures | NORML

DENVER, CO — The percentage of Colorado companies that engage in pre-employment screening for cannabis is declining, as is the percentage of businesses that impose policies calling for the dismissal of employers who test positive for THC metabolites on a drug screen, according tosurvey datacompiled by the Denver-based Employers Collective. According to the survey, only […]

Report: Fewer Colorado Companies Sanctioning Employees Over Marijuana Failures | The Daily Chronic

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New York City to Limit Marijuana Drug Testing for Employment, Probation

New York City to Limit Marijuana Drug Testing for Employment, Probation | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — New York City Lawmakers have successfully passed a pair of municipal bills limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for past cannabis exposure. Democratic Mayor Bill DeBlasio permitted both bills to become law absent his signature. Bill No. 1427states, “The department of probation shall not […]

New York City to Limit Marijuana Drug Testing for Employment, Probation | The Daily Chronic

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Maine Governor Signs Law Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales

Maine Governor Signs Law Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | NORML

AUGUSTA, ME — Maine Governor Janet Mills, a Democrat, has signed legislationinto law finalizing regulations to oversee the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Commercial licenses will initially (until 2021) be granted only to state residents. State employees, active members of law enforcement, those with felony drug convictions, and those who have […]

Maine Governor Signs Law Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | The Daily Chronic

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Judges Reject Effort to Expunge Thousands of Cannabis Convictions in Baltimore

Judges Reject Effort to Expunge Thousands of Cannabis Convictions in Baltimore | NORML

BALTIMORE, MD —A pair of judges havestruck downan attempt by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to expunge the records of 4,800 citizens previously convicted of minor marijuana-related crimes. In January, Ms. Mosby publiclyannouncedthat her office would no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession violations, and that she would seek to vacate the records of those with […]

Judges Reject Effort to Expunge Thousands of Cannabis Convictions in Baltimore | The Daily Chronic

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Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings

Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — The administration of oral CBDreducescue-induced cravings and anxiety in subjects with a history of heroin use, according toclinical datapublished inThe American Journal of Psychiatry. Investigators at The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City assessed the effects of CBD versus placebo in 42 drug-abstinent participants with a history of heroin […]

Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings | The Daily Chronic

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NORML Storms New Jersey

NORML Storms New Jersey | Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

TRENTON, NJ — NORML New Jersey stormed the halls of the state legislature during Monday?s press conference, rally, and lobby day to help break the legalization deadlock and demand that state lawmakers take action in support of adult use cannabis legalization in the Garden State. The crowd of activists and press heard from NORML?s state […]

NORML Storms New Jersey | The Daily Chronic

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Poll: 63 Percent of Adults Support ?Legalizing Marijuana on a National Level?

Poll: 63 Percent of Adults Support “Legalizing Marijuana on a National Level” | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — More than six in ten US adults believe that the personal use of cannabis ought to be legal in every state in the country, according to nationwidepolling datacompiled by Survey Monkey and the news portal Axios. Sixty-three percent of respondents said that they support “legalizing the recreational use of marijuana on […]

Poll: 63 Percent of Adults Support “Legalizing Marijuana on a National Level” | The Daily Chronic

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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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Attorney General Barr Prefers Marijuana Reform to Current Federal Law

Attorney General Barr Prefers Marijuana Reform to Current Federal Law | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON ?At a Senate Appropriations hearing Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr said he would prefer a proposed federal marijuana policy reform bill overthe current system of conflicting state andfederal laws. The comments came after Barr was asked about the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, which was introduced in the House and […]

Attorney General Barr Prefers Marijuana Reform to Current Federal Law | The Daily Chronic

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5 Awesome Health Benefits Of Vaping Cannabis

The benefits of using cannabis for a variety of purposes has been increasingly accepted everywhere. There are now 33 states that have medical marijuana programs and 11 that allow for recreational use of cannabis. There?s no arguing the facts any longer. Cannabis is something that benefits a lot of people and isn?t going to be

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Oregon Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords from Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Oregon Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords from Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients | Paul Armentano

SALEM, OR — Oregon’s Democratic Governor Kate Brown has signed legislation,Senate Bill 970, prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions. Themeasurestates that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant?s ?status as a medical marijuana patient? or whether they have a ?conviction based solely […]

Oregon Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords from Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients | The Daily Chronic

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Most Teens Aren?t Smoking More Marijuana Following Legalization in Washington

Most Teens Aren’t Smoking More Marijuana Following Legalization in Washington | NORML

SPOKANE, WA — The enactment of adult use marijuana sales in Washington state isnot associatedwith upticks in self-reported marijuana use by most teens, according todatapublished inThe Journal of Adolescent Health. A team of investigators from Washington State University, the University of Massachusetts, and the Colorado School of Public Health assessed trends in teen marijuana use […]

Most Teens Aren’t Smoking More Marijuana Following Legalization in Washington | The Daily Chronic

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