Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Claims that Legal Marijuana is Diverted to Illegal States

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Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Claims that Legal Marijuana is Diverted to Illegal States | NORML SAN DIEGO, CA — There is little evidence to substantiate claims that large quantities of cannabis produced legally in adult use states are being diverted to neighboring jurisdictions where the plant remains illegal, according to an analysis published online ahead of print in the Boston College Law Review. A professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in […] Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Claims … Read More

House Committee Denies Vote on Medical Marijuana Protection Amendment

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House Committee Denies Vote on Medical Marijuana Protection Amendment | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON, DC — An amendment that would keep the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs was voted “out of order” by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, preventing the House from including it in its version of the FY 2018 federal budget. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, introduced by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) […] House Committee Denies Vote on Medical Marijuana Protection Amendment | The … Read More

Delaware Marijuana Legalization Task Force to Hold First Public Meeting

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Task Force to Hold First Public Meeting | Marijuana Policy Project DOVER, DE — The task force created by the Delaware Legislature to study the best way for the state to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use will hold its first meeting on Wednesday in Dover. The meeting will be open to the public. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force “shall study adoption of a […] Delaware Marijuana Legalization Task Force to Hold First Public Meeting … Read More

American Legion Resolves in Support of Expanding Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana

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American Legion Resolves in Support of Expanding Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana | Paul Armentano The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, has adopted a resolution calling on federal officials to expand veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The resolution, passed Thursday at the Legion’s annual convention, urges the “United States government to permit VA medical providers to be able to discuss with veterans the use of marijuana […] American Legion Resolves in Support of Expanding Veterans’ Access … Read More

FDA Seeking Public Comments on Cannabidiol (CBD)

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FDA Seeking Public Comments on Cannabidiol (CBD) | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soliciting public comments with regard to the therapeutic utility and abuse liability of various substances, including cannabidiol (CBD). The agency will consider these comments prior to preparing a formal response to the World Health Organization, which is considering placing the substances within their international drug scheduling code. Cannabidiol is defined by […] FDA Seeking Public Comments on Cannabidiol (CBD) | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Review: Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Mortality

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Review: Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Mortality | NORML SOUTH BEND, IN — Marijuana use is associated with reduced rates of obesity, diabetes, opioid abuse, and other conditions that may lead to premature mortality, according to a scholarly review paper published by the biology department chair at the University of Indiana, South Bend. According to the review, an estimated 23,500 to 47,500 premature deaths could be prevented annually if marijuana […] Review: Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Mortality | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease

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Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease | NORML SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Neither current nor the long-term cumulative use of cannabis is associated with negative effects on the kidneys, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Investigators at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the […] Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease | The … Read More

Del. Norton Files Amendment to Strike Anti-Home-Rule Rider for DC

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Del. Norton Files Amendment to Strike Anti-Home-Rule Rider for DC | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — The District of Columbia’s lone congressional voice, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), has introduced an amendment to strike all four anti-home-rule riders from the House fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia Appropriations bill. This amendment would strike the riders that prohibit DC from spending its local funds on marijuana commercialization and on […] Del. Norton Files Amendment to Strike Anti-Home-Rule Rider for DC | The … Read More

California Could Be the First State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms

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California Could Be the First State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms | Phillip Smith It could be up to California voters to make the state the first in the nation to allow for the use and sale of psilocybin, the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms. On Friday, Kevin Saunders, a candidate for mayor in the Monterrey County town of Marina, filed the California Psilocybin Legalization Initiative with the state […] California Could Be the First State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms | … Read More

Bipartisan Amendment Would End Arbitrary License Suspensions

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Bipartisan Amendment Would End Arbitrary License Suspensions | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) with Representatives Amash (R-MI), Jeffries (D-NY), Nadler (D-NY) have introduced an amendment to the appropriations bill that the House is expected to take up next month. The amendment would eliminate the funding for enforcement of Section 159 of title 23, which reduces highway funding for states if they […] Bipartisan Amendment Would End Arbitrary License Suspensions | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

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