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Oklahoma voters scrap medical marijuana ban

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Voters approved State Question 788 on June 26, 2018, making Oklahoma the 30th state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients passed by 57-43 , according to the state elections board website. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano contributed […]

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Plant-based cannabis medicine approved by FDA

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The DEA says marijuana has no recognized medical value and must be prohibited as a Schedule 1 federally banned drug. Meanwhile, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug that contains an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, Epidiolex, an oral solution containing cannabidiol (CBD), will be the first […]

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Majority House Vote, But Still Fails

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Delaware Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Majority House Vote, But Still Fails | Kate Zawidzki

On the evening of June 27, the Delaware House of Representatives voted 21-15 (with five not voting) to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults. This was only the third time that the majority of a state legislative chamber voted to legalize and regulate marijuana. Unfortunately, however, a majority was not enough. A three-fifths supermajority […]

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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Doesn’t Lead to Lower Infant Birth Weight, Study Finds

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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Doesn’t Lead to Lower Infant Birth Weight, Study Finds | NORML

ATLANTA, GA — Cannabis exposure during pregnancy is not independently associated with lower birthweight among infants, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assessed the relationship between maternal marijuana exposure and birthweight. They reported that infants, on average, weighed no less than controls after […]

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Top US Senate Democrat pitches legalization

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US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced federal legislation June 26 to decriminalize and de-schedule cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) co-sponsored the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act. If adopted, the change would not affect state marijuana laws other […]

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Marijuana to Become Legal for Adults in Vermont on Sunday

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Marijuana to Become Legal for Adults in Vermont on Sunday | Marijuana Policy Project

MONTPELIER, VT — Marijuana will become legal for adults in Vermont on Sunday, making it the ninth state to lift its prohibition on adult marijuana use (in addition to D.C.) and the first to do so via the legislative process. House Bill 511 was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott […]

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation Wednesday that would end the federal government’s prohibition of marijuana. The proposal is co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The bill, titled the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, leaving its legal […]

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition | The Daily Chronic

 

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Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level

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Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday introduced legislation that would decriminalize and de-schedule marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. “Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s introduction of federal marijuana decriminalization legislation demonstrates the legitimacy of marijuana reform and is a testament to the success of […]

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Pro-Pot Congressman Jared Polis Scores Resounding Victory in Colorado

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Pro-Pot Congressman Jared Polis Scores Resounding Victory in Colorado | Erik Altieri

DENVER, CO — Representative Jared Polis, who was endorsed by NORML PAC, scored a resounding victory in Colorado’s Democratic primary for governor. The results from the Democratic gubernatorial primary are not just a victory for Jared Polis and supporters of sensible marijuana policy, they are a victory for anyone who believes that our prohibition on […]

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FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis

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FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug that contains an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, Epidiolex, an oral solution containing cannabidiol (CBD), will be the first and only FDA-approved CBD drug on the market. The FDA has approved Epidiolex for use only in the treatment of two […]

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