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Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

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Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico | Paul Armentano

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 — […]

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Retail Marijuana Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs

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Study: Retail Marijuana Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs | NORML

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 […]

Study: Retail Marijuana Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law | Paul Armentano

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, […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law | The Daily Chronic

 

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Maine Governor Signs Law Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales

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Maine Governor Signs Law Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | NORML

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 […]

Maine Governor Signs Law Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales | The Daily Chronic

 

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Congress to Hold Hearing on ‘Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform’

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Congress to Hold Hearing on ‘Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform’ | Mason Tvert

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 […]

Congress to Hold Hearing on ‘Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform’ | The Daily Chronic

 

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Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America | NORML

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 […]

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America | The Daily Chronic

 

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Report: More Financial Institutions Are Working with the Marijuana Industry

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Report: More Financial Institutions Are Working with the Marijuana Industry | NORML

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 […]

Report: More Financial Institutions Are Working with the Marijuana Industry | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Among Pancreatitis Patients

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Among Pancreatitis Patients | NORML

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 […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Among Pancreatitis Patients | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications

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Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications | NORML

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 […]

Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications | The Daily Chronic

 

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New York: Rochester District Attorney to Cease Prosecuting Low Level Marijuana Offenses

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New York: Rochester District Attorney to Cease Prosecuting Low Level Marijuana Offenses | NORML

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, […]

New York: Rochester District Attorney to Cease Prosecuting Low Level Marijuana Offenses | The Daily Chronic

 

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