SANTA FE, NM — As of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico is no longer be classified as a criminal offense. The new law reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor — formerly punishable by up to 15 days in jail — […]
Study: Retail Marijuana Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs
Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according to data published online today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. A team of investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the University of Miami assessed marijuana […]
TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey‘s Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy, signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect. Assembly Bill 20, The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, institutes various changes to the program to better facilitate patients’ access to the substance. Specifically, […]
AUGUSTA, ME — Maine Governor Janet Mills, a Democrat, has signed legislation into law finalizing regulations to oversee the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Commercial licenses will initially (until 2021) be granted only to state residents. State employees, active members of law enforcement, those with felony drug convictions, and those who have […]
WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing next Wednesday, July 10, on “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. It will be the first congressional hearing in history […]
WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, July 10th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform” to discuss pathways forward as the Congress prepares for a substantial shift in public policy. “For the first time in recent memory, there […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The total number of financial institutions willing to work directly with state-licensed cannabis business continues to grow, according to quarterly data provided by the US Treasury Department and first reported by MarijuanaMoment.net. Since the close of last year, the number of banks actively servicing marijuana businesses increased over 10 percent. The total number of credit unions servicing the […]
MIAMI, FL — Acute pancreatitis (AP) patients with a history of cannabis use have lower hospitalization costs and possess lower rates of in-patient mortality than do those without exposure to the substance, according to data published in the journal Pancreas. Researchers with the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine assessed the impact of cannabis exposure […]
NEW YORK, NY — Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according to data published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. A team of investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the University of Miami assessed […]
ROCHESTER, NY — The District Attorney for Monroe County (population 748,000), Sandra Doorley, has announced her intent to no longer prosecute minor marijuana possession offenses. Her decision follows meetings with representatives of NORML’s Rochester affiliate. “A marijuana arrest and prosecution is a barrier for those trying to access public assistance, employment and education opportunities, when dealing with child protective services, […]
The enactment of laws regulating the use of cannabis by adults is associated with short-term declines in self-reported marijuana use by young people, according to findings published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. “Ensuring the safety of our kids is always a top priority,” said NORML State Policies Coordinator Carly Wolf. “And the best way to do that is to […]
DOVER, DE — Lawmakers in Delaware have advanced legislation amending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws. The bill now awaits action from Democratic Gov. John Carney. Senate Bill 45 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses (up to one ounce) for those under the age of 21. Instead, juvenile offenders will face a […]
WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, July 10th at 10am, members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hear expert testimony challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” will discuss alternative policy options — including ending cannabis’ […]
A history of cannabis use is associated with persistent lower fasting insulin levels in obese subjects, according to new data published in The Journal of Diabetes. A new product using bio-encapsulation hopes to streamline the absorption of cannabinoids to enhance this effect. Canadian researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis consumption, fasting insulin levels and insulin resistance in a nationally representative […]
A bill has been introduced into Congress to facilitate interstate shipping of cannabis between legalized states.
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State by state legalization has left cannabis patients with a patchwork maze of rules to follow. Here's how you can play it safe when you apply.
Nevada's Democratic governor made good on a promise to reduce discrimination against cannabis consumers by restricting pre-employment drug screening.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is known to have relieving qualities. The widely recognized cannabis extract, which makes up at least 40 percent of the commonly smoked hemp by recreational users, is gaining momentum not only in the medical industry but also in the beauty and wellness sector. Products infused with CBD extracts are […]
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico announced his plan to pursue a dramatic shift away from drug prohibition. Mexico currently only has a national medical marijuana program that is restricted to CBD. Canada and Uruguay have already legalized cannabis. Last year the World Health Organization came out in support of decriminalization, making such a […]
Majorities of voters of all political parties and persuasions are joining a call for expungement of criminal records in the event of cannabis legalization.
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