Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study | NORML

ATHENS, GA — Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in […]

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care. Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to […]

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Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

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Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump reached an agreement late last week with Congressional leadership to enact a three-month continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 8, 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 […]

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House Committee Denies Vote on Medical Marijuana Protection Amendment

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House Committee Denies Vote on Medical Marijuana Protection Amendment | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — An amendment that would keep the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs was voted “out of order” by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, preventing the House from including it in its version of the FY 2018 federal budget. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, introduced by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) […]

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American Legion Resolves in Support of Expanding Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana

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American Legion Resolves in Support of Expanding Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana | Paul Armentano

The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, has adopted a resolution calling on federal officials to expand veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The resolution, passed Thursday at the Legion’s annual convention, urges the “United States government to permit VA medical providers to be able to discuss with veterans the use of marijuana […]

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Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Patients Find Relief in Medical Marijuana

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Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Patients Find Relief in Medical Marijuana | NORML

FORT COLLINS, CO — Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis report that cannabis effectively mitigates many of their symptoms, according to survey data published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Five hundred and ninety-five subjects responded to an online questionnaire hosted on the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpages. Respondents reported […]

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Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive

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Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive | TJ Baker

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Advocates hoping to place an initiative on Utah’s midterm election ballot next year will officially launch their signature collection campaign on Thursday. The Utah Patients Coalition, backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, will kick off the signature collection campaign at a Thursday morning event at the Gallivan Center in Salt […]

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No One Has Applied to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Arkansas (Yet)

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No One Has Applied to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Arkansas (Yet) | TJ Baker

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Arkansas is halfway through the application period for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries for their fledgling medical marijuana program, and so far the total number of applications received is zero. While some naysayers could claim this shows little interest in the upcoming medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, a spokesperson for 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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Missouri Medical Marijuana Drive Reaches Signature Milestone

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Drive Reaches Signature Milestone | Paul Armentano

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have gathered over 50,000 signatures over the past several weeks. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 signatures by May 6, 2018 in six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts in order to qualify the measure for […]

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