Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | Justin Strekal Congressional leadership voted to enact a two-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 22, 2017. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own […] Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Teen Marijuana Use Drops in Colorado, Now Lower Than Before Legalization

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Teen Marijuana Use Drops in Colorado, Now Lower Than Before Legalization | Marijuana Policy Project DENVER, CO — The federal government published survey data Monday that shows the rate of current marijuana use among Colorado teens decreased significantly last year and is now lower than it was prior to the state’s legalization of marijuana for adult use. The rate of past-month marijuana use by individuals ages 12-17 dropped nearly 20% […] Teen Marijuana Use Drops in Colorado, Now Lower Than … Read More

WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD

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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD | Paul Armentano The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Authors of the report declare that CBD is “not associated with abuse potential” and that it does […] WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD | The Daily … Read More

Hartford City Council Unanimously Endorses Marijuana Legalization

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Hartford City Council Unanimously Endorses Marijuana Legalization | Marijuana Policy Project HARTFORD, CT — At a meeting Monday evening, the Hartford Court of Common Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of making cannabis legal and regulated for adults in Connecticut. The resolution specifically recommends that the Hartford Delegation of elected representatives support the passage of state legislation to legalize and tax cannabis […] Hartford City Council Unanimously Endorses Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Signed Into Law

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Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Signed Into Law | NORML MADISON, WI —  Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation into law to establish a state-sponsored pilot program to “study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp” in Wisconsin. Members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate had unanimously approved the measure earlier this year. Senate Bill 119 defines cannabis with no more than .03 percent THC as […] Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Signed Into Law | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Study Finds Gelatin CBD Capsules “Safe and Efficient”

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Study Finds Gelatin CBD Capsules “Safe and Efficient” | NORML TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The oral administration of gelatin capsules containing purified cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and efficient in human subjects, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development. Israeli investigators evaluated the safety and tolerability of 10mg and 100mg oral doses of CBD encapsulated in a proprietary gelatin […] Study Finds Gelatin CBD Capsules “Safe and Efficient” | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program

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Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program | NORML ST. PAUL, MN — State health regulators in Minnesota have decided to expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include patients diagnosed with autism and sleep apnea. Advocates petitioned health officials to add the two new qualifications, as well as several other diagnoses – such as anxiety – that regulators ultimately rejected. Health officials also denied requests to expand the program to […] Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Improving Medical Marijuana Programs Will Help Combat Opioid Crisis

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Improving Medical Marijuana Programs Will Help Combat Opioid Crisis | Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Safe Access has released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” Released Thursday, the blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic. Medical cannabis is a proven alternative to […] Improving Medical Marijuana Programs Will Help Combat Opioid Crisis | … Read More

Alcohol Sales Fall Following Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds

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Alcohol Sales Fall Following Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds | Paul Armentano Sales of alcoholic beverages decline following the enactment of medical marijuana access laws, according to a working paper authored by a team of researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. Authors evaluated the relationship between medical marijuana laws and retail alcohol sales for more than 2,000 US counties for the years 2006 to 2015. Alcohol sales […] Alcohol Sales Fall Following Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

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