Canada: Lawmakers Reconcile and Pass Historic Marijuana Legalization Legislation

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Canada: Lawmakers Reconcile and Pass Historic Marijuana Legalization Legislation | Paul Armentano

OTTAWA, ON — Members of the Canadian House and Senate have reconciled and given final approval to C-45, sweeping legislation amending the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act so that those over the age of 18 may legally possess, purchase, and grow personal use quantities of cannabis. Majorities of both chambers had previously approved slightly different versions […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Announces Support for Marijuana Law Reforms

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Congressional Black Caucus Announces Support for Marijuana Law Reforms | NORML

Last Friday, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) announced its position on various marijuana law reforms. “Some of the same folks who told African Americans ‘three strikes and you’re out’ when it came to marijuana use and distribution, are now in support of decriminalizing the drug and making a profit off of it,” CBC Chairman Cedric L. […]

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More Pennsylvania Cities Push for Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances

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More Pennsylvania Cities Push for Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances | NORML

BETHLEHEM, PA — Members of the Bethlehem city council have moved toward the enactment of a local ordinance that seeks to make first-time minor marijuana possession offenses punishable by a $ 25 fine. Members decided unanimously in favor of the proposal on its first reading. A final vote is anticipated in about two weeks. However, it remains unclear […]

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Chronic Pain Patients Are Replacing Opioids With Medical Marijuana

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Chronic Pain Patients Are Replacing Opioids With Medical Marijuana | NORML

CLEVELAND, OH — More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, according to data published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Investigators from the United States and Canada assessed the use of medical cannabis and prescription drugs in a cohort of over 2,000 Canadian patients licensed […]

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Louisiana Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws Take Effect

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Louisiana Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws Take Effect | NORML

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana patients suffering from intractable pain, post-traumatic stress, and other medical conditions are now eligible to receive medical cannabis access under newly enacted legislation. House Bill 627 expands the pool of patients eligible to receive cannabis therapy to include those with symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, such as self-injuring behavior or an inability […]

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Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Releases General Assembly Voter Guide, Grades Candidates’ Marijuana Policy Positions Ahead of June Primary

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Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Releases General Assembly Voter Guide, Grades Candidates’ Marijuana Policy Positions Ahead of June Primary | Marijuana Policy Project

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition released a General Assembly voter guide Thursday that documents and grades candidates’ positions on cannabis policy. The release comes exactly two weeks before early voting begins in the 2018 primary election (June 14). In March, the Marijuana Policy Project released a separate guide to the Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates. The General Assembly voter guide is based on […]

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DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017

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DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017 | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated 3.38 million marijuana […]

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Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional

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Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional | NORML

TALLAHASSEE, FL — A Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis by qualified patients is unconstitutional. State lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A – which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. […]

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Certified for 2018 Ballot

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Certified for 2018 Ballot | Paul Armentano

State regulators in Utah today certified a voter-initiated medical cannabis access measure for the 2018 ballot. Officials announced that proponents gathered nearly 154,000 validated initiative signatures from registered voters — far exceeding the total necessary to place the measure before a statewide vote. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act permits qualified patients to obtain either herbal cannabis or cannabis-infused products […]

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The FDA Wants to Hear From You About Marijuana Scheduling

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The FDA Wants to Hear From You About Marijuana Scheduling | NORML

This year, the United Nations World Health Organization is due to review the current international classification of marijuana, THC, cannabidiol, and other related compounds and preparations this year. In the lead-up, the WHO is asking member nations submit feedback, of which no nation is more influential than the United States. Between now and April 23rd, the U.S. […]

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