Marijuana Policy Project, a national advocacy group that was involved in many cannabis reform campaigns, on January 18 took a look at the states' legislative agendas for 2019. Twelve states have legalization bills lined up, six have medical marijuana bills and five have decrim proposals. Is your state on the list?
Recent studies show that CBD helps control schizophrenia. Some 62 percent of schools of pharmacy provide some cannabis education and another 23 percent plan to add cannabis studies within the next year. What are they teaching their students?
New York Governor Cuomo kicked off the year with a call to effectively end marijuana prohibition in the state. He proposes to implement age limits, quality controls and other consumer protections to safeguard the cannabis supply and public health. His plan is also to undo some of the harms caused by prohibition.
California's permanent regulations for the cannabis industry went into effect in January, replacing two years of temporary and emergency rules. While there is need for improvement, the BCC's action brings stability to the industry and will be a hot topic at the ICBC conference in Oakland on February 7-8.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the Marijuana Justice Initiative on January 4, a program that will provide pardons for certain individuals with convictions on their record for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Inslee said that he will exercise his constitutional clemency authority to pardon individuals with a single marijuana misdemeanor conviction that had been prosecuted in Washington […]
"Under the influence" is not the same as being "impaired." Cannabis' impact on driving performance is significantly less pronounced than that of alcohol, according to a review paper published in November by New York University researchers. This is just the latest of decades of studies showing the same results.
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"Utah voters passed Prop 2, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, only to see it gutted and destroyed two days after its enactment," said The People's Right (TPR) Chair Steve Maxfield. "In barely four hours, the Legislature and Governor rammed through a 220-page bill crafted in secrecy by corrupt special interest lobbies.
A federally funded survey released in December show rates of teen marijuana use are lower than they were in 2012 — i.e., before the first states began legalizing cannabis for adults. The annual Monitoring the Future survey is commissioned by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s has announced that he intends to act on marijuana legalization in the first hundred days of his new term, with Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act sponsors Crystal Peoples-Stokes as Assembly Majority Leader and Senator Liz Kruger chairing the Senate Finance Committee.
What a year for marijuana policy. More adults than ever before believe that marijuana use by adults ought to be legal, hemp farming returns to the USA, politicians win on legalization slates, Canada legalizes weed, over 53 percent of all marijuana-related drug arrests occurred in Midwestern states and more.
Cannabis hemp, once the world's mightiest agricultural crop before being ripped from U.S. farmers by the "Marihuana Tax Act" in 1937 (with a brief respite around World War II), has been restored to domestic agriculture. The cheer went out across the land, "Hemp, hemp, hooray!"
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill, House Bill 3001, into law that same day. The new law, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, takes immediate effect. The former law, Proposition 2, was approved by 53 percent of voters on November […]
Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught possessing and/or consuming marijuana onsite, everyone living in the property was at risk of being evicted. Fortunately, in 2014 the Obama Administration amended this policy to no […]
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Marijuana use by young people is not predictive of later conduct problems, such as school truancy or theft, according to data published in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the Netherlands assessed the long-term association between self-reported marijuana use and conduct problems in a cohort of 364 racially and […]
How much cannabis do you consume? How much do you pay for your cannabis? How much extra would you pay for cannabis delivery? How often do you share your cannabis with friends? New York State plans to legalize cannabis for adult-use with the 2019 Budget in April. The time is NOW to make your voice […]
Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
The Marijuana Control Board will hear public testimony next Wednesday, December 19 from supporters and opponents of proposed rules allowing regulated, on-site cannabis consumption. While it is legal for adults 21 and over to purchase cannabis, it is illegal to consume it in most locations outside a private residence. This is a catch-22 for the […]
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