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Legalization helps cops solve crimes

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People have long argued that forcing police to chase after marijuana makes society more dangerous by diverting law enforcement resources from serious and violent crimes.  New data shows that to be true: To catch more murderers and rapists, first legalize cannabis — then go after real crimes. This is consistent with America’s experiment in Alcohol […]

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Study: Nighttime Use of Herbal Cannabis Associated With Subjective Improvements in Insomnia Symptoms

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Study: Nighttime Use of Herbal Cannabis Associated With Subjective Improvements in Insomnia Symptoms | NORML

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The use of herbal cannabis is associated with reductions in self-perceived insomnia severity, according to data published in the online, open-access journal Medicines. University of New Mexico researchers assessed the influence of marijuana use on perceived insomnia severity levels in 409 subjects. Study participants recorded real-time ratings of their symptom severity on a zero […]

Study: Nighttime Use of Herbal Cannabis Associated With Subjective Improvements in Insomnia Symptoms | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Federal Employment Protections Bill Introduced for Marijuana Consumers

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New Federal Employment Protections Bill Introduced for Marijuana Consumers | NORML

Today, Congressman Charlie Crist held a press conference to announce the introduction of the Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act, HR 6589. The bipartisan bill would explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on a […]

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Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult and Medical Use

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Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult and Medical Use | Marijuana Policy Project

The Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult and medical use. It now heads back to the Senate, which approved a similar proposal in May. H.B. No. 20-178, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Deleon Guerrero (R-Saipan), was approved 18-1-1 in the House. A detailed overview of the […]

Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult and Medical Use | The Daily Chronic

 

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Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization

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Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Recently released data from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department shows that racial disparities in arrests for marijuana remain high, despite marijuana becoming legal for adult use in 2015. In 2017, 86% of arrestees were Black, despite the fact that Black residents make up only around 47% of the District’s population. […]

Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization | The Daily Chronic

 

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Michigan Cop Jails 80-Year-Old Grandma Over Expired Medical Marijuana Card

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Michigan Cop Jails 80-Year-Old Grandma Over Expired Medical Marijuana Card | Phillip Smith

A Clare County, Michigan, sheriff’s deputy arrested an 80-year-old grandmother for small-time medical marijuana possession after going to her home on an unrelated matter and smelling it. The grandma, Delores Saltzman, is a patient whose card had expired. She spent a night in jail and had to deal with a court case because the deputy’s […]

Michigan Cop Jails 80-Year-Old Grandma Over Expired Medical Marijuana Card | The Daily Chronic

 

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NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Re-election

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NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Re-election | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for reelection in Vermont. “Bernie has become one of the most outspoken and visible advocates for ending marijuana prohibition,” stated NORML PAC Executive Director Erik Altieri, “He has called for sensible drug policy […]

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Re-election | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Medical Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Workplace Fatalities

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Study: Medical Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Workplace Fatalities | Paul Armentano

Medical cannabis access programs are associated with year-over-year declines in fatal workplace accidents, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Investigators with Montana State University, Colorado State University, and American University in Washington, DC assessed the relationship between the enactment of medical cannabis laws and workplace accidents between the years […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Workplace Fatalities | The Daily Chronic

 

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Oklahoma’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Rules Have Been Rescinded

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Oklahoma’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Rules Have Been Rescinded | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation on Monday rescinding a series of restrictive amendments to the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law. Many of the amendments, which were previously signed into law by the Governor just weeks prior, had been characterized as unconstitutional by the state’s Attorney General. The newly codified rules lift the Health Department’s previously imposed ban on […]

Oklahoma’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Rules Have Been Rescinded | The Daily Chronic

 

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Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado

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Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado | NORML

AURORA, CO — The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students […]

Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado | The Daily Chronic

 

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