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Canadian Police Report No Change in Drugged Driving Behavior Following Marijuana Legalization

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Canadian Police Report No Change in Drugged Driving Behavior Following Marijuana Legalization | NORML

TORONTO, ON — Canadian police agencies have not reported an uptick in incidences of marijuana-impaired driving in the initial weeks following its legalization, according to an analysis by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Legislation legalizing marijuana use and retail sales took effect on October 17. Police agencies in numerous cities and provinces – including Manitoba, Newfoundland, Regina, and […]

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Use Among Patients With Lower Back Pain

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Use Among Patients With Lower Back Pain | NORML

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Fibromyalgia (FM) patients suffering from lower back pain respond favorably to medical cannabis treatment, according to clinical data published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Israeli researchers assessed the analgesic efficacy of both opioids and medical cannabis in 31 FM patients with lower back pain. Participants were treated with inhaled cannabis of relatively low THC […]

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US Senate: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out As Judiciary Committee Chair

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US Senate: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out As Judiciary Committee Chair | NORML

One of the US Senate’s leading marijuana prohibitionists, Iowa Republican Charles “Chuck” Grassley, will no longer be heading the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Senator Grassley announced last week that he is stepping down as Chair of the Committee. As Chair, Grassley refused to hold any hearings or votes on marijuana-related legislation, including bipartisan legislative efforts like the […]

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Case Reports: Cannabis Extracts Improve Painful Skin Condition

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Case Reports: Cannabis Extracts Improve Painful Skin Condition | NORML

GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS — The oral administration of cannabis extracts containing THC and CBD is associated with pain reduction in patients suffering from the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB), according to three case reports published in The British Journal of Dermatology. Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic condition that results in blistering skin. Dutch researchers assessed the use of […]

Case Reports: Cannabis Extracts Improve Painful Skin Condition | The Daily Chronic

 

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in New Jersey Legislature

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in New Jersey Legislature | Marijuana Policy Project

TRENTON, N.J. — A proposal to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older advanced in the New Jersey Legislature Monday. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved S2703, sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari, (7-2-4), and the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved A4497, sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, (6-1-2). The measures will now go to the […]

Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in New Jersey Legislature | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — On Monday, November 26, New Jersey Senate and Assembly lawmakers voted in favor of legislation that seeks to regulate the adult use marijuana market. Members of a 26-member joint committee decided to move forward the legislation: Senate Bill 2703 and Assembly Bill 4497: The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act. Lawmakers […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Organ Transplants

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Study: Cannabis Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Organ Transplants | NORML

LOMA LINDA, CA — A history of cannabis use is not associated with an increased likelihood of adverse outcomes among either those donating or receiving kidney organ transplants, according to data published in the Clinical Kidney Journal. A team of California researchers assessed whether cannabis use detrimentally impacts the health of those undergoing kidney transplants. Hospital staff in several […]

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Midterm Elections Shakeup Indiana State Legislature

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Midterm Elections Shakeup Indiana State Legislature | Justin See | Indiana NORML

On Tuesday, November 6th, Indiana voters took their final opportunity to vote in the 2018 midterm election. While Indiana did not have the opportunity to vote directly on cannabis propositions as in other states, there were numerous candidates on the ballot supportive of reforming our cannabis laws. Many of them did not win their races, […]

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Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana in Illinois Would Yield $525 Million in Annual Revenue

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Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana in Illinois Would Yield $525 Million in Annual Revenue | NORML

LA GRANGE, IL — Regulating the adult use and sale of marijuana to adults would yield an estimated $525 million dollars in new annual revenue, according to an economic analysis published by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute. Authors estimate that regulating marijuana would reallocate $18.4 million annually in law enforcement costs, while creating over 23,000 new jobs, […]

Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana in Illinois Would Yield $525 Million in Annual Revenue | The Daily Chronic

 

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