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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law | NORML

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 […]

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Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy

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Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy | Kevin Mahmalji

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 […]

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People | Paul Armentano

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 […]

Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People | The Daily Chronic

 

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Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York

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Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York | Mary Kruger

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 […]

Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

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Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease | NORML

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 […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients | NORML

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 […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients | The Daily Chronic

 

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | Norm Kent

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” […]

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | The Daily Chronic

 

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Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers

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Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | NORML

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 […]

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Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption

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Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | Kate Zawidzki

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 […]

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | The Daily Chronic

 

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Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border

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Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | Justin Strekal

Following Canada’s decision to become the first country in North America to legalize the use and retail sale of cannabis, the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency published a memorandum affirming that those Canadians either involved or invested in the legal cannabis industry may be barred admission into the United States. The […]

Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | The Daily Chronic

 

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