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New Mexico Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession

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New Mexico Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession | NORML

SANTA FE, NM — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis in New Mexico. Senate Bill 323, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor — punishable by up to 15 […]

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Bill Improving Access to New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program Signed by Governor Lujan Grisham

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Bill Improving Access to New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program Signed by Governor Lujan Grisham | Drug Policy Alliance

SANTA FE, NM — Yesterday Senate Bill 406 was signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham. The measure, sponsored by Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Bernalillo) and Representative Deborah Armstrong (D-Bernalillo), will expand access to medical cannabis in New Mexico. Currently many medical cannabis patients still face discrimination and lack access to their medicine. This bill makes […]

Bill Improving Access to New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program Signed by Governor Lujan Grisham | The Daily Chronic

 

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Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl? No, Just Cluelessness by White House Drug Policy Advisor Kellyanne Conway

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Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl? No, Just Cluelessness by White House Drug Policy Advisor Kellyanne Conway | Phillip Smith

Among other roles in the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway is the White House’s opioid crisis czar. But a comment she made last week demonstrates how totally clueless and unqualified for the job she is. At a news conference before briefing Trump on the latest developments in the opioid crisis, Conway took on fentanyl, the powerful […]

Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl? No, Just Cluelessness by White House Drug Policy Advisor Kellyanne Conway | The Daily Chronic

 

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New Mexico: Cannabis Therapy Approved For Opioid Use Disorder

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New Mexico: Cannabis Therapy Approved For Opioid Use Disorder | NORML

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — New Mexico state officials have approved new expanded regulations to permit medical cannabis access to patients with dependence to opioids and other controlled substances. State regulators had twice before advanced a similar measure, only to have it rejected by the administration of former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham backed the expanded policy […]

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West Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Banking Measure Into Law

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West Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Banking Measure Into Law | NORML

CHARLESTON, WV — West Virginia’s Republican Governor Jim Justice has signed legislation into law facilitating banking access to licensed medical cannabis businesses. The law takes immediate effect. House Bill 2538 states, “The Commissioner of Financial Institutions shall not prohibit, penalize, incentivize, or otherwise impair a financial institution from providing services to a person or entity involved in a […]

West Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Banking Measure Into Law | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Cancer Patients Enrolled in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program Report Symptom Mitigation

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Study: Cancer Patients Enrolled in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program Report Symptom Mitigation | NORML

ST. PAUL, MN — Cancer patients enrolled in Minnesota‘s medical cannabis access program report a significant reduction in disease symptoms following the use of marijuana, according to data published in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Investigators with the Minnesota Department of Health assessed patients’ self-reported symptom severity scores at baseline and again following four months of cannabis treatment. Authors reported […]

Study: Cancer Patients Enrolled in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program Report Symptom Mitigation | The Daily Chronic

 

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Report: Fewer Colorado Companies Sanctioning Employees Over Marijuana Failures

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Report: Fewer Colorado Companies Sanctioning Employees Over Marijuana Failures | NORML

DENVER, CO — The percentage of Colorado companies that engage in pre-employment screening for cannabis is declining, as is the percentage of businesses that impose policies calling for the dismissal of employers who test positive for THC metabolites on a drug screen, according to survey data compiled by the Denver-based Employers Collective. According to the survey, only […]

Report: Fewer Colorado Companies Sanctioning Employees Over Marijuana Failures | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Fewer Disease-Related Complications In Crohn’s Disease Patients

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Fewer Disease-Related Complications In Crohn’s Disease Patients | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Crohn’s disease patients seeking hospitalization who use marijuana possess fewer disease-related complications as compared to matched controls, according to data published in the journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences. A team of investigators from the John H. Stroger Hospital in Chicago, the SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in New York City, and the Digestive Disease Institute in […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Fewer Disease-Related Complications In Crohn’s Disease Patients | The Daily Chronic

 

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Attorney General Barr Prefers Marijuana Reform to Current Federal Law

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Attorney General Barr Prefers Marijuana Reform to Current Federal Law | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON — At a Senate Appropriations hearing Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr said he would prefer a proposed federal marijuana policy reform bill over the current system of conflicting state and federal laws. The comments came after Barr was asked about the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, which was introduced in the House and […]

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Colorado Legislature Passes First Hurdle for Equitable Marijuana Regulations

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Colorado Legislature Passes First Hurdle for Equitable Marijuana Regulations | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — Tuesday night the Colorado Senate Finance Committee approved the recreational marijuana sunset proposal, and, in doing so, passed amendment L.005. Under the amendment, a new set of licenses will be created for an accelerator program allowing people to cultivate and create marijuana-infused products at the facility of a current marijuana cultivator or infused […]

Colorado Legislature Passes First Hurdle for Equitable Marijuana Regulations | The Daily Chronic

 

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New York City Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation

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New York City Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation | Paul Armentano

NEW YORK, NY — Members of the New York City Council approved a pair of municipal bills this week limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for the past use of cannabis. Council members overwhelmingly voted in favor of a municipal proposal (No.1445) barring employers from drug testing certain job applicants […]

New York City Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation | The Daily Chronic

 

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Report: Marijuana Legalization Leads to Increased Home Values

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Report: Marijuana Legalization Leads to Increased Home Values | Paul Armentano

The passage of statewide adult use marijuana laws is associated with an immediate uptick in housing prices, according to an assessment published by the online service Clever Real Estate. The study determined: “States that legalize recreational cannabis see an immediate bump in home values following legalization, even without retail dispensaries opening up. From 2017 to 2019, cities […]

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