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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients | NORML

ROSWELL, NM — The use of medical cannabis for a period of one-month or more is associated with reduced opioid intake in patients with cancer and/or rheumatic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators from the Kymera Independent Physicians medical group in New Mexico assessed the relationship between the […]

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | Norm Kent

Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed overwhelmingly, with nearly 72 percent of the vote. No recount was required.  In this hotly contested and partisan state, no candidate running for statewide office won with that much of a majority. Candidate “Cannabis” […]

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | The Daily Chronic

 

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Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers

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Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | NORML

FORT COLLINS, CO — The opening of marijuana retailers is positively associated with rising neighborhood home values, according to data published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. Colorado State University researchers assessed the impact of dispensary openings in Denver on home prices in the immediate vicinity. They reported: “[A] new dispensary opening increases house prices by 7.7 percent […]

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | The Daily Chronic

 

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Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption

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Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | Kate Zawidzki

The Marijuana Control Board will hear public testimony next Wednesday, December 19 from supporters and opponents of proposed rules allowing regulated, on-site cannabis consumption. While it is legal for adults 21 and over to purchase cannabis, it is illegal to consume it in most locations outside a private residence. This is a catch-22 for the […]

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | The Daily Chronic

 

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Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border

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Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | Justin Strekal

Following Canada’s decision to become the first country in North America to legalize the use and retail sale of cannabis, the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency published a memorandum affirming that those Canadians either involved or invested in the legal cannabis industry may be barred admission into the United States. The […]

Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | The Daily Chronic

 

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Nebraska Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates Establish Campaign Committee to Support 2020 Ballot Initiative

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Nebraska Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates Establish Campaign Committee to Support 2020 Ballot Initiative | Marijuana Policy Project

The group, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, will prioritize a medical marijuana ballot initiative and is researching additional marijuana reform opportunitiesTwo Nebraska state senators, Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, will lead a newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, for the purpose of running a 2020 ballot initiative to reform marijuana laws in […]

Nebraska Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates Establish Campaign Committee to Support 2020 Ballot Initiative | The Daily Chronic

 

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Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect

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Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect | Kate Zawidzki

Today, the omnibus medical marijuana bill that was passed last spring goes into effect. The bill makes major improvements to Maine’s medical marijuana program. Among some of the changes, the legislation: removes the qualifying condition list so that any Mainer can use medical marijuana so long as their doctor thinks it would be helpful for them; eliminates […]

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect | The Daily Chronic

 

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Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect

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Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Missouri’s Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical […]

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | Phillip Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Even though you […]

Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | The Daily Chronic

 

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Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization

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Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has announced a citywide effort to vacate low-level marijuana convictions that occurred before marijuana legalization. The initiative is framed as part of an effort to address the disproportionate impact of marijuana prohibition on communities of color and low-income populations, and is being presented as part of a broader […]

Denver to Vacate Low-Level Marijuana Convictions That Occurred Before Legalization | The Daily Chronic

 

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