Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans

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Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans | Justin Strekal

Lawmakers have removed language from pending federal legislation that sought to facilitate veterans’ access to medical cannabis in jurisdictions that regulate it. The decision to strip out the Veterans Equal Access Amendment flies in the face of the horrific medical realities that our nation’s heroes who are desperate to mitigate. This move thwarts the will of the […]

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Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado

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Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado | NORML

AURORA, CO — The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students […]

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Medical Marijuana Access Leads to Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Access Leads to Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with significant reductions in prescription opioid use among Medicaid enrollees, according to just-published data in the journal Addiction. Investigators with the University of California at San Diego assessed the relationship between medical cannabis legalization and opioid use among Medicaid enrollees over a period of 21 years (1993 to 2014). […]

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Expand Medical Marijuana Access

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Expand Medical Marijuana Access | Paul Armentano

Legislation to significantly expand patients’ access to medical cannabis in Maine will become law later this fall following Monday’s decision by lawmakers to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto. By a vote of 119 to 23 in the House and 25 to 8 in the Senate, Maine lawmakers rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1539. The bill will become […]

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Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

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Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law | NORML

PHOENIX, AZ — A ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals has found that the possession of concentrated forms of cannabis resin is not protected by the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The 2 to 1 decision upholds the two-and-one-half year prison sentence of a state-registered patient, Rodney Jones, for the possession of […]

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Oklahoma Becomes 31st State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Access

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Oklahoma Becomes 31st State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Access | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 – a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients who may benefit from it. Oklahoma is the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. State Question 788 permits licensed […]

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Americans for Safe Access Announces Partnership with Releaf App Aimed at Creating a New Class of Patient-Focused Dispensaries

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Americans for Safe Access Announces Partnership with Releaf App Aimed at Creating a New Class of Patient-Focused Dispensaries | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a non-profit organization promoting safe and legal access to medical cannabis since  2002, and Releaf App, an experience tracking tool for cannabis patients, have announced a partnership to empower medical cannabis patients and establish a new class of like-minded U.S. medical cannabis dispensaries. The partnership aims to elevate the patient experience […]

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Studies Refute Claims That Medical Marijuana Access Encourages Teen Use

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Studies Refute Claims That Medical Marijuana Access Encourages Teen Use | Paul Armentano

The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the RAND Corporation, the University of California at Davis, and the Boston School […]

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NORML Endorses Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Access Initiative SQ 788

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NORML Endorses Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Access Initiative SQ 788 | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) this week announced their endorsement of Oklahoma’s State Question 788, a statewide ballot measure that provides patients regulated access to medical cannabis. Oklahomans will go to vote on the measure on June 26. State Qestion 788 is a patient-centric plan that empowers […]

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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 […]

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