Bill Filed in US Senate to Give Cannabis Industry Access to Banks

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Bill Filed in US Senate to Give Cannabis Industry Access to Banks | The Daily Chronic Staff

WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of Senators led by Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have introduced legislation in the United States Senate that would ensure legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. Joining Sen. Merkley as co-sponsors of the measure are Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren […]

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Study: Cannabis Often Substituted for Prescription Medications

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Study: Cannabis Often Substituted for Prescription Medications | Paul Armentano

Adults often substitute cannabis for the use of prescription medications, according to data published in the Journal of Pain Research. Investigators from the Bastyr University Research Institute assessed the frequency of drug substitution among a self-selected national sample of 2,774 self-identified marijuana consumers. Just under half of respondents (46 percent) reported using cannabis in place […]

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Oregon Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Cannabis Consumers’ Privacy

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Oregon Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Cannabis Consumers’ Privacy | NORML

SALEM, OR — Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law this week limiting the ability of government officials to obtain data identifying customers who purchase marijuana at state-licensed retail facilities. Voters legalized the commercial production and retail sales of cannabis in November 2014. Retail sales of cannabis to those age 21 or older began in […]

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Oregon Agency Rejects Adoption of Per Se Traffic Safety Laws for Cannabis

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Oregon Agency Rejects Adoption of Per Se Traffic Safety Laws for Cannabis | NORML

SALEM, OR — Lawmakers should not amend the state’s traffic safety laws or institute per se thresholds for cannabinoids, according to the recommendations of a new report issued by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which had been tasked with reviewing the state’s driving laws following the passage of legislation in 2015. Authors concluded that intoxication due […]

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Massachusetts: Over a Century of Cannabis Criminalization Comes to an End

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Massachusetts: Over a Century of Cannabis Criminalization Comes to an End | Paul Armentano

Massachusetts today became the sixth US state to enact legislation eliminating criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. The law change ends over a century-long policy of criminal cannabis prohibition in the Bay State. Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to criminalize the use of marijuana — a […]

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Study: Opioid Prevalence Falls Following Medical Cannabis Legalization

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Study: Opioid Prevalence Falls Following Medical Cannabis Legalization | Paul Armentano

The implementation of medical marijuana programs is associated with a decrease in the prevalence of opioids detected among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers at Columbia University in New York and the University of California at Davis performed a between-state comparison of opioid positivity rates in […]

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Victoria could allow 'edibles' at cannabis dispensaries

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Victoria could allow 'edibles' at cannabis dispensaries
The City of Victoria is considering rules for its illegal cannabis dispensaries that would be more permissive than Vancouver's landmark bylaw, permitting the sale of controversial “edibles” and allowing pot shops to be located closer to schools …
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Ex-policeman David Lister fronts court on ice trafficking, cannabis growing
North West Regional Crime Squad detectives say they have dismantled the cartel, which is linked to shootings and cannabis crop run-throughs in Melbourne's western suburbs, after Monday's raids and the charging of eight alleged key syndicate members, …
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What is Decarboxylation, and Why Does Your Cannabis Need It?
Here's a scenario we have all seen in film before: Somebody consumes an entire bag of raw cannabis in order to avoid getting caught with it. Eyes pop wide open and gasps ensue. “You just ate that whole bag!” somebody shouts. However, the aftermath of …
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Liquor, Cannabis Licenses

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Liquor, Cannabis Licenses
Raul G. Galvan and Palomera C. Delfina, for a license to sell spirits, beer and wine at La Perla Tapatia, 121 E. Fourth St., La Center. Joseph Chmiko and Alder Suttles, for a license to sell beer and wine at Nonavo Pizza, 110 W. Sixth St., Vancouver …
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The Shake: Walgreens Acknowledges the Reality of Medical Cannabis
Give it up for… Walgreens? Last week the pharmacy chain quietly put up a web page discussing how medical cannabis is used. The drug store (which, its page notes, “is not a licensed medical marijuana provider”) includes a simple description of cannabis …
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Police 'sniffed out' drug dealer's cannabis at Biddulph Country Park
The 22-year-old and his then girlfriend, Katie Lee, were detected by chance after police smelled cannabis in their vehicle at Biddulph Grange Country Park. Officers found a small amount of cocaine in Adams's pocket. They searched the car and recovered …
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Medical cannabis could end addiction to painkillers and heroin
A study published in Journal of Pain this year found that after taking medical cannabis, chronic pain sufferers significantly reduced their opioid use. Another study published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association claimed …
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Latest Cannabis News

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New medical cannabis referral clinic opens in QCA
FULTON, Ill. (KWQC) – Some people in the Quad Cities area are one step closer to getting prescriptions for medical cannabis as Star Flower Clinic and Wellness opened it's doors to patients in March. The clinic will provide referrals to patients in …
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Warm Springs breaking ground on large cannabis greenhouse
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Warm Springs Ventures and business partner Sentinel Strainwise held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for a 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation greenhouse.
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Heavy Cannabis Use in Adolescence Linked to Premature Death

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Heavy Cannabis Use in Adolescence Linked to Premature Death
"This is the first study to show that mortality rate among heavy cannabis users in adolescence is significantly higher than that of individuals who never used cannabis," first author Edison Manrique-Garcia, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institutet …
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NDLEA arrests 60-year-old woman, others for farming cannabis in Edo
The NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, in a statement, said the suspects included 60 males and 13 females, were apprehended in Edo state with 10,094.75kgs of cannabis. Ofoyeju said the arrests were made between January and March 2016.
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There's a Cannabis Grow Kit for Kids Called 'My First Grow'
The UK-based company includes a message on its website assuring the weary that “hemp is part of the cannabis family but without the psychoactive properties; perfect for your child's first grow.” Founder Greg Lonsdale is aware the kits will inspire …
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