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Study: Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines Following Initiation of Cannabis Therapy

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Study: Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines Following Initiation of Cannabis Therapy | NORML

AMHERST, NY — The use of cannabis is associated with symptom mitigation and the reduced consumption of prescription drugs in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to data published in the journal Neurology. A team of investigators from the DENT Neurologic Institute in New York performed a retrospective chart review of 77 MS patients undergoing treatment with medical cannabis. The […]

Study: Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines Following Initiation of Cannabis Therapy | The Daily Chronic

 

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Marijuana With a Mission: Brother David’s Quest to Turn the Cannabis Industry Truly Green and Good

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Marijuana With a Mission: Brother David’s Quest to Turn the Cannabis Industry Truly Green and Good | Phillip Smith

With the advent of legalization, the marijuana cultivation industry is being transformed — and not always for the better. What was once an illicit lifestyle with mom and pop growers hiding in the hills and playing cat and mouse games with prohibition enforcers is now a legal, above-board economic sector that increasingly resembles industrial agriculture, […]

Marijuana With a Mission: Brother David’s Quest to Turn the Cannabis Industry Truly Green and Good | The Daily Chronic

 

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Iowa Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill

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Iowa Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill | Paul Armentano

DES MOINES, IA — Lawmakers in Iowa’s House and Senate have approved legislation, House File 732, to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. Under existing law, licensed dispensaries may only dispense plant-derived extracts possessing CBD and no more than three percent THC. House Fill 732 eliminates the THC cap. […]

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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Hear Three Cannabis Bills

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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Hear Three Cannabis Bills | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — On April 30, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing for multiple pieces of legislation, including the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, the Veterans Equal Access Act and the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act. In the last Congress, the previous iteration of the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act […]

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Hear Three Cannabis Bills | The Daily Chronic

 

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Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses

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Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses | Paul Armentano

HONOLULU, HI — House and Senate lawmakers in Hawaii have finalized and passed legislation, House Bill 1383, decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses and vacating past convictions. The legislation now awaits action from Democratic Gov. David Ige. The measure reduces penalties involving the possession of up to three grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, […]

Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses | The Daily Chronic

 

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North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

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North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties | Paul Armentano

North Dakota House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation, House Bill 1050, reducing marijuana possession penalties. The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov. Doug Burgum. Under the proposal, the possession of up to one-half ounce (14.175 grams) of cannabis or marijuana-related paraphernalia for a first-time offender is reclassified from a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, […]

North Dakota Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties | The Daily Chronic

 

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Veterans Move One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis Access

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Veterans Move One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis Access | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The health subcommittee of the Veterans Affairs heard testimony on three medical cannabis bills, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 712), Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act (H.R. 2191), and The Veterans Equal Access Act (H.R. 1647). This trio of bills will greatly improve medical cannabis access for veterans. […]

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Washington Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions

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Washington Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

This week, House and Senate lawmakers in Washington state approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The legislation now awaits action by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who has previously called for pardoning those with criminal records for marijuana violations. The measure provides the courts with the discretion to vacate any misdemeanor marijuana conviction. Those seeking […]

Washington Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions | The Daily Chronic

 

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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Home Deliveries for Cannabis

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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Home Deliveries for Cannabis | Paul Armentano

DENVER, CO — Legislation is before Democratic Governor Jared Polis to regulate the home delivery of cannabis and cannabis-infused products. House Bill 1234 establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed retailers. Under the plan, deliveries are limited to one per day per household, and are only permitted in municipalities that explicitly allow such activities. Deliveries to college […]

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Home Deliveries for Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

 

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Colorado Legislature Approves Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Access

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Colorado Legislature Approves Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Access | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — This week, the Colorado General Assembly passed two bills expanding patient access to medical marijuana, which now await the Governor’s signature. Colorado’s pro-cannabis Governor, Jared Polis, is expected to sign the measures into law. DPA championed SB19-013, which adds any condition for which a physician could prescribe an opioid to the list of disabling […]

Colorado Legislature Approves Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Access | The Daily Chronic

 

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