OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation on Monday rescinding a series of restrictive amendments to the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law. Many of the amendments, which were previously signed into law by the Governor just weeks prior, had been characterized as unconstitutional by the state’s Attorney General. The newly codified rules lift the Health Department’s previously imposed ban on […]
AURORA, CO — The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students […]
Last week, the San Jose Convention Center hosted the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) 2018 Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. More than 7,000 marijuana industry players and hopefuls crammed into exhibition halls and conference rooms for the three-day confab, located squarely in the heart of the world’s largest legal marijuana market — California. The variety of […]
The Oklahoma Board of Health reversed course this week and revoked their previous set of proposed rules that went against the intent of State Question 788, which voters approved in the June special election. The measure, which legalized medical marijuana in the state, was approved with support from 57% of voters. After SQ 788’s passage, […]
ALBANY, NY — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday his position endorsing marijuana legalization in the Empire State. This is an important step for Governor Cuomo to recognize the Department of Health report and move New York forward to end prohibition that has been so devastating to individuals and communities. However, it is crucial that […]
On Thursday, the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office certified that the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative will appear on the November 6 ballot as Amendment 2. New Approach Missouri is closely allied with Missouri NORML and the active Missouri NORML Chapters around the state whose members were instrumental in gathering the signatures which were […]
NEW HAVEN, CT — Medical cannabis use is relatively common among patients with sickle cell disease, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Investigators at Yale University conducted an anonymous questionnaire among 58 patients with the disease. Forty-two percent of respondents reported having used cannabis within the past two years, and 31 percent reported […]
OLYMPIA, WA — The number of cannabis-related felony sentences in Washington fell an estimated 90 percent in the 18-months immediately following the opening of adult use marijuana retail stores, according to an analysis by the Washington Caseload Forecast Council. Investigators identified only 147 marijuana-related crimes resulting in felony sentences in this period of time, compared to 1,312 felony […]
ROCHESTER, NY — Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that marijuana “should be legalized for medical use,” and 57 percent of respondents endorse regulating it for anyone over the age of 21, according to national survey data compiled by Harris Insight & Analytics. Among younger respondents (those ages 18 to 44), 68 percent agree that cannabis should be legal. […]
People think they have it tough legalizing cannabis here in the USA? Lebanon has a long and storied history of producing some of the finest quality hashish to travel the ancient Spice Trail and serve traditional European hashish smokers. For almost 1000 years after the Prophet Mohammed condemned and banned the use of alcohol by […]
Male or female? Can you tell? As late summer descends on North America, with the solstice behind us on the calendar, cannabis gardeners are desperately seeking out sex. At least, the ones who grow from seed are. No, this is neither bad grammar nor a mating ritual — quite the opposite. The goal of sexing […]
Denver dispensaries sold more than $587 million in marijuana in 2017 even as sales in shops in other parts of the state continue to grow.
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