Election 2017: Amesbury, MA Voters Reject Ban on Marijuana Stores

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Election 2017: Amesbury, MA Voters Reject Ban on Marijuana Stores | Marijuana Policy Project BOSTON, MA — In a local election held Tuesday, Amesbury voters rejected a proposed ban on marijuana retail stores by a margin of 2,046 to 1,133. Last November, 58% of Amesbury voters approved the 2016 ballot initiative that legalized marijuana in Massachusetts. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the organization that led the 2016 Yes on 4 […] Election 2017: Amesbury, MA Voters Reject Ban on Marijuana Stores … Read More

Election 2017: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

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Election 2017: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana | NORML ATHENS, OH — The Athens Cannabis Ordinance – better known as “TACO” – to completely remove all penalties for possessing, cultivating, and gifting of up to 200 grams of marijuana was approved by voters on election day by a vote of 77 percent to 23 percent. In November 2016, four Ohio municipalities – Newark, Logan, Roseville, […] Election 2017: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Advocates Urge Towns to Allow Regulated Businesses, Follow Marshfield Example

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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Advocates Urge Towns to Allow Regulated Businesses, Follow Marshfield Example | Marijuana Policy Project BOSTON, MA — Towns passing legal cannabis bans and moratoriums are guaranteeing continued market control by criminals and street dealers, the group behind the legalization measure passed by voters last November said today. The group praised Marshfield voters for rejecting a measure at a town meeting yesterday that would have banned marijuana retail facilities in […] Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Advocates Urge Towns to … Read More

Medical Marijuana Programs Associated With Reductions in Violent Crimes

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Medical Marijuana Programs Associated With Reductions in Violent Crimes | NORML HAVERFORD, PA — Medical cannabis regulatory programs are associated with reductions in the prevalence of certain types of violent crimes, according to a thesis paper published online on the International Scholar website. The paper evaluates the relationship between state-sanctioned medical cannabis programs and violent crime rates over a two-decade period. It finds that cannabis medicalization laws are […] Medical Marijuana Programs Associated With Reductions in Violent Crimes | The Daily Chronic … Read More

Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best to Enforce the Laws as We’re Required to Do

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best to Enforce the Laws as We’re Required to Do | Justin Strekal In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant. Earlier this year Cully Stimson of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank that has a tremendous amount […] Jeff Sessions: We Will Do … Read More

Colorado’s Top Doc Debunks Fears of Marijuana Legalization

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Colorado’s Top Doc Debunks Fears of Marijuana Legalization | Paul Armentano Contrary to the claims of many marijuana prohibitionists, regulating the adult use of cannabis in Colorado has not been associated with any significant adverse effects on public safety. So affirmed Colorado’s top doctor, Larry Wolk, Chief Medical Officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health, in an interview Tuesday with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Specifically, […] Colorado’s Top Doc Debunks Fears of Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

Peru Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Regulate Medical Cannabis Oils

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Peru Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Regulate Medical Cannabis Oils | NORML LIMA, PERU — Lawmakers have approved legislation to oversee the production and regulation of certain cannabis-derived oil products. Passage of the measure comes months after lawmakers had depenalized activities specific to the medical use of cannabis for “serious and terminal diseases.” Regulators have 60 days to iron out the details of the new program. Other South American […] Peru Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Regulate Medical Cannabis Oils | The Daily Chronic … Read More

Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits from Medical Marijuana

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Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits from Medical Marijuana | NORML TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Patients with Parkinson’s disease report long-term therapeutic benefits from the daily use of medical cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Tel Aviv University in Israel conducted a retrospective assessment of the daily use of cannabis in 47 patients with Parkinson’s disease over a period […] Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits from Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Congressional Lawmakers Demand the VA Study Medical Marijuana

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Congressional Lawmakers Demand the VA Study Medical Marijuana | Paul Armentano Members of the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs are demanding the Department of Veterans Affairs facilitate protocols to assess the efficacy of medical cannabis in veterans suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress. Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA […] Congressional Lawmakers Demand the VA Study Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease

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Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease | Paul Armentano Adults with a history of cannabis use are less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than are those who have not used the substance, according to data published online in the journal PLoS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 […] Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease | The Daily … Read More

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