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Mariana Isles legalization heads to governor

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The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is just a pen stroke away from becoming the first US territory to legalize and regulate marijuana for both medical and adult use. The Marianas legislature approved a bill August 8 to legalize and regulate marijuana, H.B. 20-178, titled the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018. The […]

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The Drug War goes after breast feeding

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A recent news report posed a counter-productive warning to young mothers: If you breast feed your children and smoke cannabis, be very afraid! Or not. The reports forgot to mention that mothers produce natural human endocannabinoids in their breast milk even without using cannabis. Your baby needs cannabinoids. Is that merely a huge oversight or is […]

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Concord to host Cannabis Education Day

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A park in downtown Concord, California, will go green for a day when it hosts the first Cannabis Education Day ever held in Contra Costa County, with panels and displays highlighting cannabis issues such as lack of local access. Co-Chair of Contra Costa County NORML Renee Lee announced the group’s plans for a community-wide event […]

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Risky behaviors reduced by legal cannabis access

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As predicted, legalizing cannabis has not led consumers into more risky behaviors but to more responsible adult use. Responsible and fun, that is. Post-legalization data has shown an increase in adult use, particularly for seniors, and a reduction in teen use. Prohibitionists had predicted that the sky would fall in terms of addiction and youthful […]

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California Key Cannabis Bills Advance; Public Comment Period Continues on Proposed Rules

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California Key Cannabis Bills Advance; Public Comment Period Continues on Proposed Rules | Kate Zawidzki

Two compassionate cannabis-related bills are advancing, here’s a rundown: AB 1793 would make expungement automatic for cannabis-related convictions that today are no longer considered crimes. It passed the Assembly in May, the Senate earlier today, and it’s now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Meanwhile, SB 829 would waive cultivation fees for donations medical cannabis businesses make to […]

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California Marijuana Expungement Measure Awaits Governor’s Signature

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California Marijuana Expungement Measure Awaits Governor’s Signature | Paul Armentano

Members of the California Assembly and Senate have approved legislation to facilitate the review and expungement of past marijuana convictions. Assembly members approved the bill, AB 1793, by a vote of 43 to 28, while members of the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 28 to 10. The legislation now awaits final action by Democrat Gov. […]

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Applications Can Be Submitted Starting Saturday

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Applications Can Be Submitted Starting Saturday | Kate Zawidzki

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) will begin accepting medical cannabis applications from patients and prospective businesses on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. This will make it one of the quickest states to implement a medical marijuana law. Application materials and FAQs are already available on the OMMA’s site, including for: Adult patients and caregivers Minor patients […]

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Proximity of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Schools Not Linked With Teen Use

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Proximity of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Schools Not Linked With Teen Use | NORML

SAN DIEGO, CA — The establishment of medical cannabis dispensaries within close proximity of schools does not make teens more susceptible to using marijuana, according to data published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers from UC San Diego examined the association between the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in school neighborhoods and teen use […]

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Teen Marijuana Use Declines in Post-Legalization California

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Teen Marijuana Use Declines in Post-Legalization California | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Marijuana use by adolescents continues to decline in California, according to statewide data provided by the California Healthy Kids Survey, a biennial survey funded by the Departments of Health and Education. Among 7th graders, 4.2 percent reported ever having used cannabis during the years 2015 to 2017, as compared to 7.9 […]

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