FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis

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FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug that contains an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, Epidiolex, an oral solution containing cannabidiol (CBD), will be the first and only FDA-approved CBD drug on the market. The FDA has approved Epidiolex for use only in the treatment of two […]

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Canada Becomes Second Country in the World – and First G-20 Nation – to Legalize Marijuana

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Canada Becomes Second Country in the World – and First G-20 Nation – to Legalize Marijuana | Drug Policy Alliance

Last night, the Canadian Senate approved The Cannabis Act, making Canada the second country in the world to legally regulate all aspects of the marijuana market – including production, sale and consumption – following Uruguay’s historic move to do so in 2013. The bill has already passed the House of Commons and has the support of Prime […]

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Colorado Lawmakers Form Nation’s First Statewide Cannabis Caucus

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Colorado Lawmakers Form Nation’s First Statewide Cannabis Caucus | NORML

DENVER, CO — With Colorado lawmakers well into their fifth legislative session since the retail sale of adult-use marijuana was enacted, the need to coordinate the various policy discussions around the issue has never been greater. Since Colorado voters approved the law change in 2012, there have been ongoing debates surrounding various aspects of the […]

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program | Paul Armentano

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday calling on state regulators to review the state’s eight-year-old medical cannabis access program and to recommend ways to increase participation from patients and physicians. “Our goal is to modernize the program in New Jersey, bring it up to current standards, and put patients first,” he said. […]

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Controversial New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission to Hold First Meeting Tuesday

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Controversial New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission to Hold First Meeting Tuesday | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — On Tuesday, the inaugural meeting of New Hampshire’s marijuana legalization study commission will take place in Concord. The commission, which was created by the passage of HB 215, is tasked with studying the potential impacts of legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana for adults’ use. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Room 201 of […]

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Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission to Hold First Meeting Thursday

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Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission to Hold First Meeting Thursday | Marijuana Policy Project

MONTPELIER, VT — On Thursday, the inaugural meeting of the commission created by Gov. Phil Scott to make recommendations relative to marijuana regulation in Vermont will take place in Waterbury. The Marijuana Advisory Commission was created through executive order after Gov. Scott vetoed a popular bill that would have made marijuana legal for adults in the […]

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Task Force to Hold First Public Meeting

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Task Force to Hold First Public Meeting | Marijuana Policy Project

DOVER, DE — The task force created by the Delaware Legislature to study the best way for the state to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use will hold its first meeting on Wednesday in Dover. The meeting will be open to the public. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force “shall study adoption of a […]

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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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After 17 Years, Hawaii’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Finally Opens

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After 17 Years, Hawaii’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Finally Opens | TJ Baker

It’s been 17 years since Hawaii first legalized medical marijuana, and now the Aloha State’s first dispensary is open for business. Maui Grown Therapies, located in Kahului, began dispensing medical cannabis to patients on Tuesday, one day after receiving approval to open following their final onsite retail inspection by the Department of Health. “Clearly this is […]

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Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Wednesday

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Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Wednesday | Drug Policy Alliance

Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents on July 19. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by former President José Mujica in 2012 as part of a comprehensive package aimed at improving public safety. Uruguay’s parliament gave final approval to the measure in December 2013, making theirs the first country in the world […]

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