Marijuana Becomes a Player in California Politics and It’s Putting Its Money on Gavin Newsom

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Marijuana Becomes a Player in California Politics and It’s Putting Its Money on Gavin Newsom | Phillip Smith

Marijuana is already a multi-billion dollar a year business in California, and with recreational sales to adults coming online next year, it’s about to get even bigger. Now, the legal pot industry is beginning to throw its weight around in state office-level politics, and it’s doing it the old-fashioned way: with a checkbook. Fund-raising for […]

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National Conference of State Legislatures Endorses Resolution Calling for Marijuana to Be Descheduled

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National Conference of State Legislatures Endorses Resolution Calling for Marijuana to Be Descheduled | NORML

BOSTON, MA — The National Conference of State Legislatures has endorsed a resolution calling for marijuana to be removed from the US Controlled Substances Act. The plant and all of its organic constituents are classified under federal law as a schedule I controlled substance – the most restrictive categorization available. Over three-quarters of legislators participating in this […]

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Court: Marijuana’s Schedule I Status Does Not Justify Workplace Discrimination Against State-Qualified Patients

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Court: Marijuana’s Schedule I Status Does Not Justify Workplace Discrimination Against State-Qualified Patients | NORML

HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court judge has determined that marijuana’s illicit status under federal law does not preempt statewide protections explicitly prohibiting qualified medical cannabis patients from facing discrimination in the workplace. The defendant in the case, Bride Brook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, argued that marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug under the US Controlled […]

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Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Patients Find Relief in Medical Marijuana

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Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Patients Find Relief in Medical Marijuana | NORML

FORT COLLINS, CO — Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis report that cannabis effectively mitigates many of their symptoms, according to survey data published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Five hundred and ninety-five subjects responded to an online questionnaire hosted on the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpages. Respondents reported […]

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Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

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Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization | NORML

BOSTON, MA — Members of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators have for the first time voted in favor of a resolution in support of decriminalizing marijuana. The NHCSL is a non-partisan group that represents the interests of Hispanic state lawmakers from all fifty states. The resolution states that federal cannabis criminalization is “unconstitutional” because it was initiated by “racist politicians” […]

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Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive

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Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive | TJ Baker

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Advocates hoping to place an initiative on Utah’s midterm election ballot next year will officially launch their signature collection campaign on Thursday. The Utah Patients Coalition, backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, will kick off the signature collection campaign at a Thursday morning event at the Gallivan Center in Salt […]

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Study: Marijuana Users Have Lower Mortality Rates in Intensive Care

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Study: Marijuana Users Have Lower Mortality Rates in Intensive Care | Paul Armentano

Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed the in-hospital […]

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws | Justin Strekal

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) has reintroduced the State Marijuana And Regulatory Tolerance (SMART) Enforcement Act (H.R. 3534). This bill prohibits state-sanctioned marijuana consumers and businesses from being prosecuted by the federal government. By a margin of more than 6 to 1, Americans say that individual states should be able to make their own laws governing […]

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Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market

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Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market | NORML

SANTA MONICA, CA — Herbal cannabis is far more popular among consumers than are plant-derived edibles or extracts, according to an analysis of retail sales data in Washington state. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and from the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica reviewed data from over 36 million separate retail cannabis transactions in Washington. Sales occurred […]

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No One Has Applied to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Arkansas (Yet)

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No One Has Applied to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Arkansas (Yet) | TJ Baker

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Arkansas is halfway through the application period for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries for their fledgling medical marijuana program, and so far the total number of applications received is zero. While some naysayers could claim this shows little interest in the upcoming medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, a spokesperson for the state […]

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