Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day

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Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON — Voters in four states could pass major state-level marijuana policy reform measures on Tuesday. Local marijuana policy measures are also on ballots in two additional states. In two states, voters will decide whether to make marijuana legal for adult use. In Michigan, Proposal 1 would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. In North […] Voters in Four States Could … Read More

Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana | Phillip Smith With less than two weeks to go to Election Day, its looking like a mixed picture for state-level marijuana policy initiatives. There are two states — Michigan and North Dakota — with marijuana legalization on the ballot and there are two more states — Missouri and Utah — with medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot. […] Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana | … Read More

Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S.

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Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON, DC — A new Gallup poll released Monday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record high of 66 percent, up from 64 percent last year. Only 32 percent are opposed. The poll found majority support spans the political spectrum, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents in favor. Support among […] Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | The … Read More

New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal

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New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal | NORML Sixty-six percent of US adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according to national survey data compiled by the Gallup. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Gallup, which has been tracking Americans’ views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. Support was strongest among Millennials (78 percent), Democrats (75 percent), […] New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal … Read More

What Science Says About Cannabis Legalization

by docmonstereyes Among the roaring marijuana debate between liberal leftists and the reserved right wing, the science world has remained considerably mute on the issue of cannabis. Despite holding vast quantities of information on the plant, scientists and doctors lie in the shadows behind overt politicians, new-age musos and enraged soccer moms. A plethora of statements encircle pot politics, where the touted pain-relieving properties of medicinal marijuana are stacked against the feared health hazards of cannabis use. Do clinical evidence … Read More

Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

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Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use | NORML HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Patients who consume plant-derived cannabis extracts in the form of an oral lozenge report reductions in chronic pain and opioid use, according to clinical data published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Investigators from the United States, the Netherlands, and Spain assessed the safety and efficacy of the Trokie brand lozenge in a cohort […] Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Almost Three Million Wisconsin Voters to Consider Legalization Questions on Election Day

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Almost Three Million Wisconsin Voters to Consider Legalization Questions on Election Day | Kate Zawidzki This November, ballot measures in 15 counties and two cities will allow voters to weigh in on marijuana policies in Wisconsin. The results could serve as a springboard for reform. The non-binding, advisory questions vary by jurisdiction — with some concerning medical cannabis and some focusing on legalizing marijuana for adults’ use. Voters will consider […] Almost Three Million Wisconsin Voters to Consider Legalization Questions … Read More

Brooklyn District Attorney Plans to Wipe Away Records for up to 20,000 with Past Marijuana Convictions

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Brooklyn District Attorney Plans to Wipe Away Records for up to 20,000 with Past Marijuana Convictions | Drug Policy Alliance NEW YORK, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will announce at a Brooklyn press conference later today an initiative to help up to 20,000 New Yorkers wipe away pass records for marijuana convictions. “It’s a little unfair to say we’re no longer prosecuting these cases, but to have these folks carry these convictions for […] Brooklyn District Attorney Plans … Read More

New Mexico Secretary of Health Again Refuses to Add Opioid Use Disorder to Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions

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New Mexico Secretary of Health Again Refuses to Add Opioid Use Disorder to Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions | Drug Policy Alliance SANTA FE, NM — On Friday, September 7th, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Secretary Lynn Gallagher would not allow people suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) to qualify for medical cannabis in New Mexico. This is the second time the Medical Advisory Board’s (MAB) recommendation to add opioid use disorder was denied; […] New Mexico Secretary … Read More

New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

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New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano BROOKLYN, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a press conference today announced his intent to vacate over ten thousand low-level marijuana convictions. Though state lawmakers decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis “in public view” remains a criminal misdemeanor. City police have made several hundred thousand arrests since the late 1990s for violation of the […] New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana … Read More

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