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Ninth Circuit Court Rejects Challenge to DEA’s Classification of Marijuana Extracts

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Ninth Circuit Court Rejects Challenge to DEA’s Classification of Marijuana Extracts | Paul Armentano

A three judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition filed by the Hemp Industries Association challenging the DEA’s authority to establish a new administrative drug code specifically for marijuana extracts. The DEA first announced the proposed rule change in 2011, but did not enact the new policy until January 13, 2017. In a […]

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto and Approve Marijuana Regulation and Implementation Bill

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto and Approve Marijuana Regulation and Implementation Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

AUGUSTA, ME — On Wednesday, Maine lawmakers voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would establish regulations for the legal marijuana market, with the House voting 109-39 and the Senate voting 28-6 to approve the measure. LD 1719 creates the rules for licensing and regulating marijuana producers, processors, and retail establishments and […]

Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto and Approve Marijuana Regulation and Implementation Bill | The Daily Chronic

 

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Frequent Cannabis Use Unrelated to Brain Morphology, Study Finds

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Frequent Cannabis Use Unrelated to Brain Morphology, Study Finds | NORML

RICHMOND, VA — The frequent use of cannabis is not associated with changes in brain structure, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. An international team of scientists from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States assessed the relationship between habitual cannabis exposure and grey matter volumes in seven regions of the […]

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More Seniors Using Cannabis, Substituting Marijuana for Prescription Painkillers

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More Seniors Using Cannabis, Substituting Marijuana for Prescription Painkillers | NORML

EMERYVILLE, CA — Adults age 50 and older are far more likely to consume cannabis today than they were decades ago, according to population use data published in the journal Addiction. Investigators with the Alcohol Research Group assessed trends in marijuana use between the years 1984 and 2015. Authors reported that, compared with older Americans 30 years ago, […]

More Seniors Using Cannabis, Substituting Marijuana for Prescription Painkillers | The Daily Chronic

 

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Court Rejects Challenge to DEA’s Classification of Marijuana Extracts

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Court Rejects Challenge to DEA’s Classification of Marijuana Extracts | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A three judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition filed by the Hemp Industries Association challenging the DEA’s authority to establish a new administrative drug code specifically for marijuana extracts. The DEA first announced the proposed rule change in 2011, but did not enact the new policy until January […]

Court Rejects Challenge to DEA’s Classification of Marijuana Extracts | The Daily Chronic

 

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Amend Voter-Initiated Adult Use Measure

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Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Amend Voter-Initiated Adult Use Measure | NORML

Maine lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1719; the enactment of the legislation establishes a framework for the retail sale of marijuana to adults, but also amends numerous provisions of the 2016 voter-approved measure — including those specific to home grow limits and taxation. Specifically, LD 1719 limits the number […]

Maine Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Amend Voter-Initiated Adult Use Measure | The Daily Chronic

 

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PA: Marijuana Arrests Soar in Allentown and Bethlehem as Both Cities Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

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PA: Marijuana Arrests Soar in Allentown and Bethlehem as Both Cities Consider Marijuana Decriminalization | NORML

Police in the Pennsylvania cities of Allentown and Bethlehem continue to arrest hundreds of residents for less than 30 grams of cannabis while opiate and cocaine arrests seem to be going down. Last year Allentown put 315 people into handcuffs and the courts over marijuana possession, while the city reported just 31 other drug possession […]

PA: Marijuana Arrests Soar in Allentown and Bethlehem as Both Cities Consider Marijuana Decriminalization | The Daily Chronic

 

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New York Medical Marijuana Patients Using Fewer Opioids

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New York Medical Marijuana Patients Using Fewer Opioids | Paul Armentano

Patients enrolled in New York state’s medical cannabis program reduce their use of opioids and spend less money on prescription medications, according to data published online in the journal Mental Health Clinician. Investigators from the GPI Clinical Research in Rochester and the University of Buffalo assessed trends in patients’ medical cannabis and prescription drug use following their […]

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Advocates Demand Marijuana Legalization in New York; Focus on Racial and Economic Justice

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Advocates Demand Marijuana Legalization in New York; Focus on Racial and Economic Justice | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBANY, NY — Advocates assembled in the state capitol today to urge state Legislators and the Governor to move on marijuana reform and emphasize that marijuana legalization remains a social, racial, and economic justice issue. Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger were joined by organizations and groups dedicated to criminal justice reform, civil rights, and public […]

Advocates Demand Marijuana Legalization in New York; Focus on Racial and Economic Justice | The Daily Chronic

 

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Illinois Cop’s Warning: If You Legalize Weed, We’ll Have to Kill Our Drug Dogs

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Illinois Cop’s Warning: If You Legalize Weed, We’ll Have to Kill Our Drug Dogs | Phillip Smith

As the state legislature ponders a bill that could make Illinois the 10th state to legalize marijuana, law enforcement is getting nervous. Old anti-marijuana shibboleths have lost their potency, but the Macon County Sheriff’s Office has a brand new reason not to free the weed: They will have to kill their drug dogs. As the […]

Illinois Cop’s Warning: If You Legalize Weed, We’ll Have to Kill Our Drug Dogs | The Daily Chronic

 

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