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

Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law | Marijuana Policy Project SALT LAKE CITY — In a special session today, the Utah Legislature enacted a compromise medical marijuana law that will replace the ballot initiative approved by voters on Election Day. The compromise bill is more restrictive than the law established by Proposition 2, which was supported by the Marijuana Policy Project and Utah advocates. In […] Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. The former law, Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act – was approved by 53 percent of voters on November 6. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri criticized lawmakers’ decision. “Lawmakers should have respected the will of the voters and should have […] Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill | NORML TRENTON, NJ — On Monday, November 26, New Jersey Senate and Assembly lawmakers voted in favor of legislation that seeks to regulate the adult use marijuana market. Members of a 26-member joint committee decided to move forward the legislation: Senate Bill 2703 and Assembly Bill 4497: The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act. Lawmakers […] New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic … Read More

New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019

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New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019 | NORML ALBANY, NY — A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our […] New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019 | The … Read More

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