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Senator Kamala Harris Cosponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

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Senator Kamala Harris Cosponsors The Marijuana Justice Act | Justin Strekal

Today, California’s junior Senator Kamala Harris announced in a video message that she will be joining Senators Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Ron Wyden on the Marijuana Justice Act. This comes just a week and a half after California senior Senator Diane Feinstein told reporters that she has dropped her opposition to ending the federal prohibition of […]

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New York Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Enrollment in Medical Cannabis Program

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New York Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Enrollment in Medical Cannabis Program | NORML

ROCHESTER, NY — 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 […]

New York Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Enrollment in Medical Cannabis Program | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure | NORML

ENGLEWOOD, NJ — Cannabis exposure is associated with lower instances of atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia) in patients hospitalized for heart failure, according to data published in the American Journal of Cardiology. A team of investigators from Seton Hall University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and elsewhere assessed the relationship between cannabis exposure and atrial fibrillation in a cohort of nearly four […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure | The Daily Chronic

 

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NY Times: Severe Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests Continue in NYC

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NY Times: Severe Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests Continue in NYC | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK, NY — A major investigation by the New York Times found continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement and arrests in every neighborhood in the City. The Times found, “Across the city, black people were arrested on low-level marijuana charges at eight times the rate of white, non-Hispanic people over the past three years. Hispanic people were arrested at […]

NY Times: Severe Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests Continue in NYC | The Daily Chronic

 

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When it Comes to the Issue of Cannabis and Opioids, the DEA Admits it Knows Nothing

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When it Comes to the Issue of Cannabis and Opioids, the DEA Admits it Knows Nothing | Paul Armentano

In testimony before Congress last week, by DEA acting administrator Robert Patterson opined that the medicalization of cannabis is exacerbating opioid abuse. But when prompted to provide evidence in support of the agency’s position, he acknowledged that he could not. Further, he denied being aware of any evidence — including recent, well-publicized studies by the […]

When it Comes to the Issue of Cannabis and Opioids, the DEA Admits it Knows Nothing | The Daily Chronic

 

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Progressive Marijuana Policy Change Announced in New York City

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Progressive Marijuana Policy Change Announced in New York City | David Holland, Esq

NEW YORK, NY — In a surprise joint press conference, Cyrus Vance Jr. and Eric Gonzalez, the respective District Attorneys of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, both announced that with limited exception low-level marijuana-related offenses would no longer be prosecuted. Both cited a six-month-long study that revealed that there was no discernible impact upon issues of […]

Progressive Marijuana Policy Change Announced in New York City | The Daily Chronic

 

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Historic House Appropriations Committee Vote On Marijuana

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Historic House Appropriations Committee Vote On Marijuana | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House appropriations committee for the first time heard and passed language, known as the Joyce amendment, to restrict funding for the Department of Justice to prosecute state-legal medical marijuana programs. “Today marks a victory for medical marijuana programs and a loss for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Passage of this amendment through […]

Historic House Appropriations Committee Vote On Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

 

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections in Federal Budget

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections in Federal Budget | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to continue blocking the Justice Department from interfering in state medical marijuana laws. On a voice vote, the committee approved an amendment offered by Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) to the base FY2019 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, prohibiting the Justice Department from using funds to interfere in the […]

House Appropriations Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections in Federal Budget | The Daily Chronic

 

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Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam

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Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam | Clarence Walker

As marijuana legalization spreads into various states, some are allowing people who’d been previously been convicted of possession of a small amount of pot to clear their records. They have their convictions either wiped off their record forever under state expungement laws or, in some cases, have low-level felony marijuana convictions be reduced to misdemeanors. […]

Movement to Expunge Marijuana Convictions in Legalization States Picks Up Steam | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Law Excludes CBD from Kansas Criminal Code

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New Law Excludes CBD from Kansas Criminal Code | NORML

TOPEKA, KS — Republican Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has signed legislation amending the state’s criminal code to explicitly exempt cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana. Passage of Senate Bill 282 allows for the possession and retail sale of products containing CBD as long as they contain zero percent THC. Unlike CBD-exemption laws enacted in most other states, Kansas’ new law permits […]

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