FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis

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FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug that contains an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, Epidiolex, an oral solution containing cannabidiol (CBD), will be the first and only FDA-approved CBD drug on the market. The FDA has approved Epidiolex for use only in the treatment of two […]

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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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Trump Cuts the Legs Out from Under Sessions’ War on Weed

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Trump Cuts the Legs Out from Under Sessions’ War on Weed | Phillip Smith

President Trump last week signaled a dramatic turnaround in administration marijuana policy, telling Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner that the Justice Department would not go after state-legal marijuana in Colorado and that he would support moves to address the contradiction between legal marijuana states and federal pot prohibition. That puts Trump in line with his […]

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Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds

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Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

The enactment of adult use marijuana regulation in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to other states with similar pre-legalization […]

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Kentucky House Votes to Ask Congress to Remove Hemp from Controlled Substances Act

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Kentucky House Votes to Ask Congress to Remove Hemp from Controlled Substances Act | Press Release

FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky House voted Wednesday to ask Congress to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act. The request would be made under House Concurrent Resolution 35, sponsored by Rep. DJ Johnson, R-Owensboro, who told the House that hemp, like marijuana, is a variety of the cannabis […]

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Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates

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Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded the 2013 memo created by then Deputy Attorney General James Cole known as the Cole Memorandum, which highlighted eight priorities when it came to the federal enforcement of medical and recreational cannabis laws including preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors and preventing diversion. The […]

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —  A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly recommending it as a therapeutic option in states where the substance is legal. The updated directive urges V.A. doctors to foster discussions with veterans about their cannabis […]

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NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions

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NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions | Erik Altieri

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted his Department of Justice would be required to abide by budget amendments that restrict their use of funding to go after state-legal medical marijuana programs. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) grilled Sessions on a number of his Reefer Madness talking points including his comments stating marijuana consumers […]

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Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits from Medical Marijuana

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Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits from Medical Marijuana | NORML

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Patients with Parkinson’s disease report long-term therapeutic benefits from the daily use of medical cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Tel Aviv University in Israel conducted a retrospective assessment of the daily use of cannabis in 47 patients with Parkinson’s disease over a period […]

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Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars

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Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars | NORML

Revenues from Colorado’s legal cannabis industry have surpassed over a half-billion dollars since retail sales began on January 1, 2014. According to an analysis by VS Strategies, cannabis-related taxes and fees have yielded $ 506,143,635 in new state revenue over the past three and one-half years. Local tax revenue was excluded from the analysis. Much of […]

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