New Mexico Secretary of Health Again Refuses to Add Opioid Use Disorder to Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions

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New Mexico Secretary of Health Again Refuses to Add Opioid Use Disorder to Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions | Drug Policy Alliance

SANTA FE, NM — On Friday, September 7th, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Secretary Lynn Gallagher would not allow people suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) to qualify for medical cannabis in New Mexico. This is the second time the Medical Advisory Board’s (MAB) recommendation to add opioid use disorder was denied; […]

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New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion

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New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion | NORML

SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico’s Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher has agreed to proposed changes in the state’s medical cannabis law that would permit patients with obstructive sleep apnea to access marijuana; but she rejected calls to expand access to patients with other debilitating conditions, including Tourette’s syndrome (TS) and opioid dependency. “I cannot say with any degree of […]

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Study: Use of CBD Products for Health Becoming Widespread

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Study: Use of CBD Products for Health Becoming Widespread | NORML

SAN DIEGO, CA — The use of cannabidiol (CBD) products for the treatment of either a specific health condition or for general well-being is becoming prevalent among the general public, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers at San Diego State University and at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon […]

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Why Does the New York State Department of Health Want to Legalize Weed?

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Why Does the New York State Department of Health Want to Legalize Weed? | Phillip Smith

Acknowledging that his previous opposition to marijuana legalization was being undercut by popular opinion and the spread of legalization in nearby states such as Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in January called for an assessment of the possible impact of legalizing the herb in the state. The state Health Department […]

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Poll: Americans Believe that Alcohol Poses Greater Risks to Health Than Marijuana

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Poll: Americans Believe that Alcohol Poses Greater Risks to Health Than Marijuana | NORML

ASBURY PARK, NJ — By a margin of three to one, Americans say that booze is more dangerous than is marijuana, according to a nationwide Rasmussen Reports poll. Forty-six percent of respondents perceived alcohol to be more dangerous than marijuana, versus only 15 percent of respondents who said that cannabis is most dangerous. Thirty percent of […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Approves Advisory Board Recommendations

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Approves Advisory Board Recommendations | Patrick K. Nightingale, Esq

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis law created an Advisory Board to make recommendations to the Department of Health. The Board is comprised of medical professionals, law enforcement representatives, patient advocates and appointees from the majority and minority parties. Pursuant to section 1201(f) the Board “shall have the power to prescribe, amend and repeal bylaws, rules and regulations […]

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Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana

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Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — Most Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses fewer harms to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a nationwide Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents […]

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Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue

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Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) this week announced 12 total awards to communities to support behavioral health and law enforcement partnerships in collaboration with CDHS’ Office of Behavioral Health. The awards will fund two distinct initiatives—Co-Responder Programs and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). Eight communities will implement Co-Responder Programs designed to divert […]

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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls

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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls | NORML

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD(cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Stated WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for […]

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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD

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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD | Paul Armentano

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Authors of the report declare that CBD is “not associated with abuse potential” and that it does […]

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