Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect

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Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect | Kate Zawidzki Today, the omnibus medical marijuana bill that was passed last spring goes into effect. The bill makes major improvements to Maine’s medical marijuana program. Among some of the changes, the legislation: removes the qualifying condition list so that any Mainer can use medical marijuana so long as their doctor thinks it would be helpful for them; eliminates […] Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect

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Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect | NORML SPRINGFIELD, MO — Missouri’s Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical […] Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Psychoactive Adulterants Identified In Some Liquid CBD Products

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Psychoactive Adulterants Identified In Some Liquid CBD Products | NORML RICHMOND, VA — Liquid formulations of CBD available on the commercial market have been identified to contain synthetic cannabinoids and other psychoactive constituents, according to a scientific analysis published in the journal Forensic Science International. A team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University evaluated the content of nine commercially available CBD e-liquid products obtained from a single manufacturer, Diamond CBD. […] Psychoactive Adulterants Identified In Some Liquid CBD Products | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | Phillip Smith WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Even though you […] Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | … Read More

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

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Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease | NORML NEW HAVEN, CT — Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who utilize medicinal cannabis require fewer hospitalizations as compared to SCD patients who refrain from the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Blood. Investigators from Yale University in Connecticut and from the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel compared rates of hospital admissions over a six-month […] Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased … Read More

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients | NORML ROSWELL, NM — The use of medical cannabis for a period of one-month or more is associated with reduced opioid intake in patients with cancer and/or rheumatic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators from the Kymera Independent Physicians medical group in New Mexico assessed the relationship between the […] Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients … Read More

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | Norm Kent Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed overwhelmingly, with nearly 72 percent of the vote. No recount was required.  In this hotly contested and partisan state, no candidate running for statewide office won with that much of a majority. Candidate “Cannabis” […] Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | The Daily … Read More

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers

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Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | NORML FORT COLLINS, CO — The opening of marijuana retailers is positively associated with rising neighborhood home values, according to data published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. Colorado State University researchers assessed the impact of dispensary openings in Denver on home prices in the immediate vicinity. They reported: “[A] new dispensary opening increases house prices by 7.7 percent […] Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’

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Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’ | NORML MIDDLEBURY, VT — The interbreeding of cannabis plants has resulted in a dearth of pure ‘indica‘ or ‘sativa‘ strains, according to a review published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. In most cases, these classifications are used arbitrarily, the author states. “Categorizing cannabis as either ‘sativa‘ and ‘indica‘ has become an exercise in futility,” he concludes. “Ubiquitous interbreeding […] Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’ | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano Utah lawmakers convened a special legislative session Monday to debate proposed replacement legislation to the state’s newly approved voter-initiated medical cannabis access law. A majority of voters in November decided ‘yes’ on Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Legislators are now seeking to significantly curtail the law by replacing it with separate so-called ‘compromise’ legislation. Lawmakers […] Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily … Read More

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