WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senators Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, and Tammy Duckworth, on Wednesday introduced legislation, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to provide funding for the expungement of criminal records for those with past marijuana convictions. “The time to decriminalize […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Voters approved State Question 788 on Tuesday, making Oklahoma the 30th state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 56-44 with 85 percent of precincts reporting when the New York Times called the election. The Oklahoma State Department of Health has already begun drafting rules for a Medical […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 — a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to those patients who will benefit from it. Oklahoma is now the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. “Public […]
GRAND FORKS, ND — On Monday, the Legalize ND campaign, the campaign in support of legalizing recreational marijuana, released an internal poll showing a plurality of support for the effort. As the campaign winds down its petition gathering process, and transitions to full-on campaign mode, the groundswell of support for the recreational marijuana measure is […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted market approval for Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The FDA’s decision was not unexpected, as the proprietary extract formulation — developed by the […]
Things are about to change again in California, and this time many medical marijuana and adult users have one last opportunity to stock up as retailers brace for a July 1 deadline that could force them to destroy hundreds of pounds of high-grade cannabis inventory. Nobody wants that. Efforts to allow the unsold stockpile to […]
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U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
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For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice in January went practically unnoticed in this quiet town a half-hour's drive north of San Francisco, where some say the normalization of America's marijuana culture got its start.
Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll. Majorities of Democrats (77 percent), Independents (62 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back legalization. The results of a […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Even though recreational marijuana remains criminalized in a majority of US states, more and more municipalities are moving ahead with local laws decriminalizing the possession of cannabis within city limits. For the first time, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has released a comprehensive breakdown of these citywide and countywide decriminalization […]
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Delegates for the Texas Republican Party have adopted a series of legislative priorities specific to reforming marijuana policies. Delegates voted overwhelmingly to approve the new policy positions at the party’s annual convention. Specifically, the Party acknowledged support for changing state law so that marijuana possession is treated as a civil rather than as a criminal […]
ATLANTA, GA — The enactment of medical cannabis laws is not independently associated with a significant uptick in drug prevalence among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. An investigator with Georgia State University assessed the relationship between the passage of medical marijuana access laws and the prevalence of fatally-injured drivers testing […]
NEW YORK, NY — New York state health commissioner Howard Zucker announced on Monday that a forthcoming report by his office will recommend lawmakers legalize and regulate the possession and sale of marijuana by adults. Speaking at a press conference, he announced that the Health Department has concluded that “a regulated, legal marijuana program [ought […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll. Majorities of Democrats (77 percent), Independents (62 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back legalization. The results of […]
With final approval by the Senate Tuesday night, the Canadian parliament has legalized marijuana. That makes Canada the second country to legalize marijuana (after Uruguay), with what will be the world’s second-largest legal marijuana market (after California). Canada also becomes the first G7 country to free the weed. While nine US states and the District […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma voters will decide on Tuesday on State Question 788 – a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients. Under the proposed plan, licensed medical marijuana patients may cultivate up to six mature plants, and may possess personal use quantities of marijuana flowers, edibles, or infused concentrates. Republican […]
“If a veteran is drug tested without consent or thinks a doctor is using a drug test result punitively, it is the practitioner who is violating VA policy, not the patient,” said Michael Krawitz, a long-time veteran activist who had a hand in writing the policy. He wants vets to know their rights and to […]
A third illegal marijuana grow this week was busted Friday in Pueblo County, according to the sheriff's office, and the latest discovery uncovered 420 plants worth an estimated $1.2 million.
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Another major beermaker is looking at ways to enter the marijuana business.
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New Hampshire’s Republican Gov. Chris Sununu recently signed legislation into law that will enable two more cannabis dispensaries to can operate within the state legally. An estimated 3,500 patients are registered with the state to access cannabis, according to 2017 data. Under its initial medical marijuana law, no more than four dispensaries were permitted in New Hampshire. Patients […]
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