Hartford City Council Unanimously Endorses Marijuana Legalization

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Florida Lawsuit Challenges Regulators’ Failure to Fully Implement Medical Marijuana Law

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Florida Lawsuit Challenges Regulators’ Failure to Fully Implement Medical Marijuana Law | NORML

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida patients and growers have filed a lawsuit over regulators’ failure to meet deadlines associated with the state’s 2016 voter-approved medical cannabis law. Plaintiffs argue that the state Department of Health has failed to issue licenses for additional dispensaries despite an October deadline. “Florida law required the DOH to issue ten additional licenses by October […]

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Research Act

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Research Act | NORML

MADISON, WI — Members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate have unanimously approved legislation, Senate Bill 119, to establish a state-sponsored pilot program to “study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp.” The measure now awaits final approval from Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Under a 2014 federal law, states may license hemp cultivation as part of a university sponsored […]

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Illinois Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana

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Illinois Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana | TJ Baker

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Advocates hoping to bring upwards of $ 700 million in new revenue to Illinois by legalizing marijuana next year spoke to lawmakers at a joint House-Senate committee hearing Tuesday. A measure legalizing marijuana for adults in Illinois in order to spur economic development while protecting public safety is expected to be considered by the […]

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