Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day

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Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON — Voters in four states could pass major state-level marijuana policy reform measures on Tuesday. Local marijuana policy measures are also on ballots in two additional states. In two states, voters will decide whether to make marijuana legal for adult use. In Michigan, Proposal 1 would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. In North […]

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The Opioid Crisis Could Cost a Half Million Lives in the Next Decade

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The Opioid Crisis Could Cost a Half Million Lives in the Next Decade | Phillip Smith

The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released in mid-August, showed a record 72,000 drug overdose deaths last year, with 49,000 related to heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids. According to the authors of a study released last week in the American Journal of Public Health, that could be the new normal. The study, by […]

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This Surprising State Could Be the Next to Legalize Marijuana

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This Surprising State Could Be the Next to Legalize Marijuana | Phillip Smith

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Monday that a marijuana legalization initiative sponsored by the grassroots group Legalize ND has qualified for the November ballot. The group had handed in more than 17,000 raw signatures last month and needed 13,452 valid voter signatures to qualify. On Monday, Jaeger reported 14,637 signatures were valid. “The Legalize ND campaign […]

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North Dakota Could Vote on Legalizing Marijuana in November

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North Dakota Could Vote on Legalizing Marijuana in November | NORML

BISMARK, ND — Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota on Monday turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 of those signatures in order to qualify the measure for […]

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Vermont Lawmakers Could Revive Marijuana Legalization Effort This Week

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Vermont Lawmakers Could Revive Marijuana Legalization Effort This Week | TJ Baker

Lawmakers in Vermont are expected to take up a revised marijuana legalization bill, Senate Bill 22, in early January, possibly as early as this week. Gov. Phil Scott (R) had vetoed the bill over concerns around drugged driving and youth use after passing both chambers of the legislature last year. Lawmakers in the Senate amended the […]

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A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near You

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A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near You | Phillip Smith

Voters in Maine narrowly approved marijuana legalization last November, and since then, the state legislature has been busily trying to come up with rules and regulations for the legal weed market. Now, they are envisioning something of a rarity: allowing customers to buy their weed at drive-up windows. Of the five states that currently allow […]

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California Could Be the First State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms

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California Could Be the First State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms | Phillip Smith

It could be up to California voters to make the state the first in the nation to allow for the use and sale of psilocybin, the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms. On Friday, Kevin Saunders, a candidate for mayor in the Monterrey County town of Marina, filed the California Psilocybin Legalization Initiative with the state […]

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National Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicaid $1 Billion, Study Finds

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National Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicaid $ 1 Billion, Study Finds | NORML

ATHENS, GA — Patients use fewer prescription drugs in states where access to medical cannabis is legally regulated, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the association between medical cannabis regulations and the average number of prescriptions filled by Medicaid beneficiaries between the years 2007 and […]

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Israel Could Soon Decriminalize Personal Marijuana Use

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Israel Could Soon Decriminalize Personal Marijuana Use | HWN

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel could soon decriminalize personal use and possession of marijuana, a leading government official said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Tel Aviv, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said if the government approves his policy suggestion, those caught possessing or smoking small amounts of marijuana would face fines instead of arrested […]

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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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