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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Happy New Year! Legal Adult Marijuana Sales Start in California

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Happy New Year! Legal Adult Marijuana Sales Start in California | Phillip Smith

The world’s largest legal marijuana economy gets underway on January 1, as California’s voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana commerce goes into effect. It’s been legal to possess and grow small amounts of weed since shortly after votes passed Prop 64 in November 2016, but as of New Year’s Day, we see the unleashing of what […]

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —  A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly recommending it as a therapeutic option in states where the substance is legal. The updated directive urges V.A. doctors to foster discussions with veterans about their cannabis […]

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again)

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again) | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional leadership voted to enact a four-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing […]

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Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels

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Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels | NORML

ANN ARBOR, MI — Self-reported rates of past year marijuana use by teens increased 1.3 percent from 2016 to 2017, but remain well below past years’ levels, according to survey data released by the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future report. “When combining responses in all three grades (8th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade), data suggest […]

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These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

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These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 | Phillip Smith

Election Day 2016 was a big day for marijuana: Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all supported successful legalization initiatives, doubling the number of states to have done so since 2012 and more than quadrupling the percentage of the national population that now lives in legal marijuana states. Only Arizona lost, and it garnered […]

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CT: Hartford City Council Unanimously Votes for Marijuana Legalization

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CT: Hartford City Council Unanimously Votes for Marijuana Legalization | NORML

HARTFORD, CT — City council members representing the city of Hartford (population 123,200) have unanimously voted in favor of a resolution endorsing the regulation of the adult use cannabis market. Connecticut state lawmakers debated several legislative proposals this past spring seeking to regulate the adult use and sale of marijuana. However, momentum for these efforts stalled after Democrat […]

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Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger has announced that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obstructive sleep apnea have been added to the list of qualifying conditions approved for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said […]

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | Justin Strekal

Congressional leadership voted to enact a two-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 22, 2017. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own […]

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Teen Marijuana Use Drops in Colorado, Now Lower Than Before Legalization

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Teen Marijuana Use Drops in Colorado, Now Lower Than Before Legalization | Marijuana Policy Project

DENVER, CO — The federal government published survey data Monday that shows the rate of current marijuana use among Colorado teens decreased significantly last year and is now lower than it was prior to the state’s legalization of marijuana for adult use. The rate of past-month marijuana use by individuals ages 12-17 dropped nearly 20% […]

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