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Feds Blast Chicago Cops, Reach Deal Over Baltimore Abuses

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:45:32 +0000
Source: Hightimes

On Friday, he U.S. Justice Department issued a report charging the Chicago Police Department with a pattern of civil rights abuses. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the federal probe, covering the period from 2012 to 2016, found ...

Florida Man Kills Intruder, Charged With Marijuana Crime

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:37:42 +0000
Source: Hightimes

A Florida man, who was forced to kill an intruder who invaded his home over the weekend, could now be facing a stiff prison term for a couple of marijuana-related offenses. ...

Pot Reforms Flood State Legislatures

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:02:49 +0000
Source: Hightimes

In a race to nail down legalization before the unspeakable happens, legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana. ...

Jeff Sessions’s Dangerous and Dishonest Marijuana Double-Speak

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:35:16 +0000
Source: Hightimes

Enumerating the vulnerable Americans threatened by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is like running the guest list for formal dinners aboard Noah’s Ark—almost everybody’s invited. Based on the attorney general nominee’s ...

North Dakota Lawmakers Want More Time on Medical Pot Rules

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:20:43 +0000
Source: Hightimes

BY JAMES MACPHERSON ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Caught off-guard by voters in this highly conservative state approving medical marijuana, North Dakota lawmakers said Monday that more time is ...

Radical Rant: Marijuana’s Imminent Trumpocalypse

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:30:20 +0000
Source: Hightimes

One week from today, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. He enters the Oval Office with his party in control of the House (241-194) and the ...

CA wine, cannabis industry officials to meet in joint symposium

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:13:48 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

California wine industry leaders plan to meet with counterparts in the marijuana business in a bid to examine their similarities and opportunities for collaboration as the state rolls out its new adult-use cannabis market.

According to the North Bay Business Journal and a news release, the Wine Industry Network will host a one-day symposium on Aug. 3 in Santa Rosa featuring wine and cannabis industry experts who will discuss regulations, licensing requirements, hospitality, tourism, farming and other topics. 

The gathering comes amid discussion about how the two heavily regulated, farm-based industries will affect one another

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Guam to begin accepting MMJ business applications this week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:24 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

Guam is about to get its medical cannabis industry off the ground.

Entrepreneurs hoping to enter the U.S. territory’s MMJ market can begin applying for licenses Wednesday through the Department of Public Health and Social Services, the Pacific Daily News reported.

Guam voters passed the Compassionate Cannabis Use Act in November 2014, and Public Law 33-220 finally lapsed into effect Dec. 17, 2016, without Gov. Eddie Calvo having signed it.

Calvo favors a recreational program instead of medical cannabis and has introduced a bill that would legalize adult-use cannabis for adults 21 and older. Rec marijuana would

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Chart: Similar support levels for marijuana, Trump in red states that voted on cannabis measures

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:30:17 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

By Eli McVey

Marijuana proved to be about as popular as Donald Trump in red states that voted on cannabis ballot initiatives in November, highlighting the potential for a political backlash if the incoming president looks to crack down on the MJ industry.

Five states that leaned toward Trump in the 2016 elections – Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota – had marijuana-related measures on the ballot.

In each case, with the exception of Arkansas, the cannabis initiatives received almost as many or more votes than Trump garnered.

Even in Arizona, the only one of the

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FL regulator gives patients, doctors OK to buy medical cannabis

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:17:04 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

A top Florida cannabis regulator said people who qualify for medical marijuana can begin buying the drug within 90 days, months before the state even implements rules governing the new MMJ program.

The timing of the start of MMJ sales – and whether they could occur before the rollout of the medical cannabis regulations – has been a source of confusion among doctors, patients and businesses, CBS Miami reported.

Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in November to establish a full-fledged medical cannabis program allowing patients to be treated for a variety of health conditions. It could

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Top four U.S. banks have had cannabis accounts, study shows

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:41:22 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

Whether they know it or not, America’s four largest banks have held accounts for marijuana businesses, in contrast to public pronouncements that they steer clear of the cannabis industry.

An analysis by RB Monitor, a Chicago-based firm that pinpoints the risks financial institutions might face working with the cannabis industry, found that 29 of 84 applicants for marijuana business licenses in Massachusetts had an account with one of the nation’s big four banks: Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan or Wells Fargo.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, so many banks have shied away from holding accounts for

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CT doctors want expansion of medical cannabis conditions

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:00:13 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

A panel of physicians in Connecticut are urging the state to add four more conditions to the list of ailments that will qualify patients to receive medical cannabis.

If the State Board of Physicians’ recommendations are accepted by the Department of Consumer Protection, and after that a committee of state lawmakers, then shingles, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy and fibromyalgia will be added to the MMJ qualifying condition list, the Hartford Courant reported.

However, the panel declined to endorse the addition of eczema, osteoarthritis and emphysema to the MMJ list.

Connecticut’s condition list already contains 22 ailments, and there

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Week in Review: Sessions’ sleight of hand, scofflaws in CA & risky business in NY

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:30:47 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions plays his cannabis-enforcement views close to the vest, dispensaries sidestep California’s adult-use law, and an L.A. marijuana company attempts a risky rescue in New York.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Sessions hints at future enforcement

The likely next attorney general of the United States hinted at what may come for cannabis businesses during his first day of confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee, and that has Steph Sherer worried.

As the executive director

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High Times leaving longtime NYC base for Los Angeles

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:25:52 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

High Times magazine announced plans to leave New York City – where it has been headquartered for 43 years – for Los Angeles by the end of April.

The reason for the move?

“The center of the cannabis universe has moved to California,” said Matt Stang, High Times’ chief revenue officer, according to Crain’s New York Business.

High Times employs about 30 people at its Manhattan office, but it’s unclear how many of them will move to Los Angeles, where the magazine also plans to hire local staff.

The magazine has been buoyed by the legalization media blitz

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MMJ company CannaKorp raises $5.7 million in 2016

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:54:51 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

CannaKorp, a Massachusetts company that’s been dubbed the “Keurig for marijuana,” said it raised $4.1 million in its latest round of fundraising to help manufacture and distribute its pod-based medical cannabis vaporizing system.

For all of 2016, the company raised $5.7 million. The total includes an initial $1.6 million seed funding earlier that year, CannaKorp said in a news release.

The company’s CannaCloud vaporizer is designed to allow medical cannabis patients to consume MMJ using a single-use, dose-controlled cup, or pod.

CannaKorp said the funding will be used to manufacture its technology, cultivate partnerships with growers and dispensaries,

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Vireo gets nod to operate NY’s first medical cannabis delivery service

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:08:39 +0000
Source: Marijuana Business Daily

Regulators have given Vireo Health of New York the go-ahead to deliver medical marijuana to its patients, making it the first cannabis business in the state to get such approval.

Verio’s delivery service comes in response to a new state regulation intended to boost New York’s struggling MMJ program by making the medicine more accessible to patients.

The company said in a press release it would be able to start deliveries within 90 days, though delivery pricing and other details will be announced later.

Vireo, one of five companies licensed to grow, produce and distribute medical

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Marijuana Eases Pain, But Jury's Out On Other Health Benefits, Scientists Say

2017-01-12T22:29:12Z
Source: The Huffington Post

Marijuana has proved to be a powerful aid in easing chronic pain and helping battle nausea, but results are mixed or largely inconclusive on other hea...

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Rep. Jared Polis: As A Congressman, Here Are 5 Questions I'd Ask Senator Jeff Sessions

2017-01-11T10:26:52Z
Source: The Huffington Post

Although, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I do not get to ask Senator Jeff Sessions questions during his confirmation hearing (the Senate has that duty), I have been thinking a lot about what I would ask, and what I encourage Senators to ask with what is at stake.

Read more: Confirmation Hearings, Senate Confirmation, Immigration, Government Surveillance, Marijuana, Politics News

Constance Scharff, Phd: Medicine Or Health Risk? Parents Prescribed Medical Marijuana Are Clashing With Federal Agencies

2017-01-09T18:10:43Z
Source: The Huffington Post

Twenty-six states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, seven of which have also legalized it for recreational use. But parents prescribed medical marijuana are beginning to see a backlash against the drug that could cost them custody of their children.

Read more: Medical Marijuana, Marijuana, Marijuana Legalization, Politics News

Are lawmakers moving legalization along despite Gov. Christie?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:09:25 +0000
Source: The Cannabist

Are lawmakers moving legalization along despite Gov. Christie?: Republican Gov. Chris Christie's warning to New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature not to move forward with legalizing marijuana is going mostly unheeded.

Firefighters get a surprise when they report to a smoking garage

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:29:54 +0000
Source: The Cannabist

Firefighters get a surprise when they report to a smoking garage: Colorado firefighters found a marijuana grow when they put out a fire in a smoking garage; authorities have not yet determined if the grow was licensed.

NerdWallet lists 5 best industries for entrepreneurs in 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:51:06 +0000
Source: The Cannabist

NerdWallet lists 5 best industries for entrepreneurs in 2017: This could be the year you decide to stop working for someone else and start your own business. And according to NerdWallet, it may just be in the budding cannabis industry.

Georgia Forms Medical Cannabis Committee, Cultivation Bill Filed

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:42 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Georgia Forms Medical Cannabis Committee, Cultivation Bill Filed:

Georgia House Speaker David Ralson (R-Blue Ridge) has announced the formation of a study group that is designed to find the best way to connect patients with cannabis based medicines. The committee will begin work this legislation session. “I think the naming of this committee just reinforces that this is a real priority for the [...]

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Canna-lady Care: Woman donates kidney to Marijuana Dispensary Co-worker

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:15 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Canna-lady Care: Woman donates kidney to Marijuana Dispensary Co-worker:

All of you who know me know what a huge proponent I am for women in the cannabis industry, and really for women overall. I heard about this story about a group of women at a dispensary in Sacramento, California called River City Phoenix (RCP) and found it so touching I had to share it. It [...]

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All Four NY Medical Cannabis Organizations Under One Roof for the First Time

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:54 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

All Four NY Medical Cannabis Organizations Under One Roof for the First Time:

Join the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA) as we kick-off the New Year with “The Compassionate Care Act: Where Are We Now 2 Years Later?” We have invited all 4 registered medical cannabis organizations (dispensaries), and the New York Department of Health (DOH), to share their trials and tribulations of the past and present, and hopes [...]

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ASA Responds to Senator Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:00:56 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

ASA Responds to Senator Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Confirmation Hearing:

Medical cannabis organization expresses concern about Senator Jeff Sessions’ drug enforcement policy plans Washington, DC — Today, confirmation hearings began for attorney general nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions. During the hearing, Sessions was questioned about medical marijuana by Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee. Sessions implied that he would enforce current federal marijuana laws. Earlier in [...]

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Connecticut Board of Physicians Recommends Medical Cannabis for Several Disabling Conditions

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:00:17 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Connecticut Board of Physicians Recommends Medical Cannabis for Several Disabling Conditions:

Connecticut officials have voted to expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include four more qualifying conditions. The Board of Physicians voted in favor of adding fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, shingles and rheumatoid arthritis as medical cannabis conditions. Unfortunately the panel rejected adding atopic dermatitis, eczema, osteoarthritis and severe COPD/emphysema. “The program is maturing at a [...]

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5 Marijuana Strains for Anxiety

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:00:09 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

5 Marijuana Strains for Anxiety:

Living with anxiety can be extremely tough. Prescription drugs may make you feel worse or not help at all. But marijuana is great for so many things, and anxiety is just one of them. With times and laws changing, marijuana is now even more available and is a much safer route than prescription drugs. There are [...]

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Trump 420 Protest to Spark Joints During Trump Inauguration

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:00:07 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Trump 420 Protest to Spark Joints During Trump Inauguration:

The start of Donald Trump’s reign in office could begin under a thick cloud of weed smoke as pot activists plan to hand out 4,200 hand rolled joints for free in very close proximity of where the speech will be given on January 20th. The event now named “Trump 420” is being held to protest marijuana’s status as [...]

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Pruning Marijuana Plants

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:48 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Pruning Marijuana Plants:

Pruning marijuana plants is a valuable practice for generating a much higher yield. When done correctly, it can make all the difference in the world for marijuana growers. The key here, of course, is “when done correctly.” That is because pruning can be a difficult task, and the risks can be rather high, especially if [...]

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#Simon2Zion: Rest and Recovery [Part 3]

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:38:38 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

#Simon2Zion: Rest and Recovery [Part 3]:

I honestly struggle with rest and recovery. However, I’m learning how valuable they really are to my fitness goals. Before hiring my coach Dana Katz, I had the faintest idea how to structure a training schedule…let alone how to accommodate rest and recovery days. I would end up waiting until my body would become so [...]

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Redhat Ralph’s Marijuana Concoction Will Keep You High All Day

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:35 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Redhat Ralph’s Marijuana Concoction Will Keep You High All Day:

This particular weekend has been interesting for folks in PDX. We had a wonderfully short-lived snow storm Saturday morning into the early afternoon, immediately followed by lowering temperatures and freezing rain. The result is a white wonderland over which every and any thing slips and slides. This is the type of weather that makes me [...]

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NSAC Votes to Study Removing Marijuana From Banned Substances List

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:52:45 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

NSAC Votes to Study Removing Marijuana From Banned Substances List: Thanks to residents of the Silver State who voted to legalize marijuana during the last election cycle, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will begin scrutinizing the very real possibility of removing marijuana consumption as a punishable infraction. Sure to please the likes of the Diaz brothers, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously last week in [...]

Indiana American Legion Calls on Congress to Reschedule Cannabis

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:46:28 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

Indiana American Legion Calls on Congress to Reschedule Cannabis: The prescription opioid epidemic in this country touches nearly everyone at some point, but some of the most affected are our nation’s veterans. Even in states with legalized medical marijuana, veterans are still unable to receive a cannabis prescription from their V.A. doctor. Members of the American Legion in Indiana have had enough, and are [...]

“Very Promising” Research in Australian Pancreatic Cancer Study

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:33:25 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

“Very Promising” Research in Australian Pancreatic Cancer Study: The Australian Parliament amended their Narcotic Drugs Act in February of last year to allow for medical cannabis, and since then, their commitment to research for its potential health benefits has been substantial. Doctors in Queensland have conducted clinical trials using CBD extract to treat children with epilepsy. Further to that study, they are testing [...]

Germany: Why Cannabis Still Suffers From Hitler’s Birthday

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:00:52 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

Germany: Why Cannabis Still Suffers From Hitler’s Birthday: In the USA, Canada and many other places throughout the world, the 20th of April has become a sacred cannabis-Holiday. In Germany, however, 420 remains symbolic of a much different culture. The date “420” has been a code among cannabis consumers over the past 50 years for pretty much everything that has to do with their passion. [...]

Cannabis Legalization in The Former Soviet Union

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:27:37 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

Cannabis Legalization in The Former Soviet Union: One of the most fantastic by-products of cannabis reform in the world’s G7 countries is the confidence it gives smaller nations to follow suit. Canada is scheduled to legalize adult-use marijuana in the coming months, and the U.S. continues to stamp out prohibition one state at a time. This “leading by example” has spurred politicians [...]

As States With MMJ Increase, Traffic-Related Fatalities Decrease

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:08:50 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

As States With MMJ Increase, Traffic-Related Fatalities Decrease: You are significantly less likely to be involved in a fatal traffic accident IF you live in a state that has legalized medical marijuana. Shattering the popular notion that legalizing medicinal cannabis would create death and carnage of the nation’s highways and byways, the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) recently published a study that [...]

Cannabis Use for Pediatric Cancers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:57:26 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

Cannabis Use for Pediatric Cancers: There is a tremendous amount of interest in the use of cannabis to treat cancer.  Over the past two decades, hundreds of studies have investigated the antitumor properties of cannabinoids with promising results. Unfortunately, we are lacking critical human research that answers the questions of which specific cancers respond to cannabis, which cannabinoids to use, [...]

We Asked a Former Police Officer Why Most Cops Want Legalization

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:55:23 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

We Asked a Former Police Officer Why Most Cops Want Legalization: According to a fascinating new survey, more than two-thirds of our Nation’s police officers want to see prohibitionist marijuana laws relaxed — or done away with completely. Pew Research Center polled almost 8,000 active law enforcement officers from all across the United States and asked them whether marijuana should be legal for adult and medical [...]

Colorado is Investing Big Money in Marijuana Research

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:35:18 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

Colorado is Investing Big Money in Marijuana Research: Because of legal restrictions, the cannabis plant has never received the true scientific analysis it deserves. Now that some states have ended marijuana prohibition — at least within their own borders — researchers can finally put their fear of prosecution aside and dig deep into the plant’s DNA. Colorado is investing heavily in cannabis research, announcing [...]

Can Cannabis Oil Cure Herpes Simplex Viruses?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:29:48 +0000
Source: Marijuana.com

Can Cannabis Oil Cure Herpes Simplex Viruses?: What if you found a cure for one of the most rampant sexually transmitted diseases in the world, but nobody believed you? Keith Gregory Barber is a self-proclaimed herbal healer who claims to have discovered a way to put the herpes virus into indefinite remission using a topical remedy of green cannabis oil and powdered [...]

More older Americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:14:20 EST
Source: Science Daily

More older Americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research: Cannabis use among older adults in the US is on the rise, yet there is currently a lack of biomedical, clinical, and public health research to inform policy related to this trend, according to a new article.

Legal or not, marijuana can increase the risk of developing alcohol use disorders

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:49:21 EST
Source: Science Daily

Legal or not, marijuana can increase the risk of developing alcohol use disorders: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) develop with time and in stages. Following the initiation of drinking, some people progress to problem drinking, and then develop a “cluster” of specific problems to comprise an AUD. However, not all stages of AUD development have been studied equally. This report examines high-risk families to understand underlying influences across multiple stages of AUD development.

Scrapping excessive neural connection helps build new connections

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:20:55 EST
Source: Science Daily

Scrapping excessive neural connection helps build new connections: Neural activity that retracts excessive early innervation in a certain pathway helps make late neural connections in a different pathway, research has found. This may provide a self-organizing mechanism of neural connections, and additionally, early excessive innervation may serve as a guide for making late neural connections.

Pain relief without the high

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:39:16 EST
Source: Science Daily

Pain relief without the high: Researchers have set 'gold standards' for developing new painkillers based on the medicinal effects of cannabis, but without some of its side effects.

Did teen perception, use of marijuana change after recreational use legalized?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:19:10 EST
Source: Science Daily

Did teen perception, use of marijuana change after recreational use legalized?: Marijuana use increased and the drug's perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use by adults but there was no change among 12th-graders or among students in the three grades in Colorado after legalization for adults there, according to a new study.

New research shows uptick in past-month marijuana use among women of reproductive age

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:18:29 EST
Source: Science Daily

New research shows uptick in past-month marijuana use among women of reproductive age: The prevalence of past-month marijuana use among reproductive-aged women rose from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2014, an increase of 62 percent. Past-month marijuana use was highest among those ages 18 to 25 years, reaching 7.5 percent in 2014, and significantly higher among those ages 26 to 44 years (2 percent).

Causal links between cannabis, schizophrenia: New evidence

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:46:41 EST
Source: Science Daily

Causal links between cannabis, schizophrenia: New evidence: People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis, according to new research, which also found a causal link between trying the drug and an increased risk of the condition.

N-acetylcysteine shows early promise in reducing alcohol use in marijuana-dependent teens

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:50:27 EST
Source: Science Daily

N-acetylcysteine shows early promise in reducing alcohol use in marijuana-dependent teens: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reduced alcohol use in a small cohort of marijuana-dependent adolescents who exhibited reductions in marijuana use, report researchers. In this secondary analysis of data from an earlier trial of NAC in marijuana-dependent adolescents, researchers show that reduced marijuana use was associated with reductions in alcohol consumption in the NAC-treated, but not placebo-treated teens.

Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:41:23 EST
Source: Science Daily

Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too: Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals in the drug are taken up by their bodies as well.

Baby boomers on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:12:16 EST
Source: Science Daily

Baby boomers on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50: There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

New York Governor Pushes for Marijuana Decriminalization Fix

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:29:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

New York Governor Pushes for Marijuana Decriminalization Fix | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBANY, NY — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday his renewed commitment to decriminalizing marijuana possession in his State of the State Book, which outlines his agenda for the 2017 Legislative Session. New York State first decriminalized personal marijuana possession in 1977, recognizing the harmful impact an arrest could have on young people. Criminalization […]

New York Governor Pushes for Marijuana Decriminalization Fix | The Daily Chronic

National Academy of Sciences: Marijuana is an Effective Medicine

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:20:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

National Academy of Sciences: Marijuana is an Effective Medicine | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academy of Sciences on Thursday released a groundbreaking report, “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.” The report states that there is conclusive evidence that marijuana can be used as a medicine. The report did not find clinical evidence for all conditions […]

National Academy of Sciences: Marijuana is an Effective Medicine | The Daily Chronic

Colorado: Marijuana Sales Surpass $1 Billion in 2016

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:13:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Colorado: Marijuana Sales Surpass $1 Billion in 2016 | NORML

DENVER, CO — Retail sales of marijuana in Colorado totaled well over $1 billion in the first ten months of 2016 and are estimated to reach $1.3 billion by year’s end, according to data provided by the state’s Department of Revenue. The sales totals are an increase over last year, when retailers sold $996,184,788 in marijuana-related […]

Colorado: Marijuana Sales Surpass $1 Billion in 2016 | The Daily Chronic

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Has Created 123,00 Full-Time Jobs

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:13:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Has Created 123,00 Full-Time Jobs | NORML

SEATTLE, WA — The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 123,000 full-time jobs in the United States, according to data provided by the online content provider Leafly.com. Authors analyzed state-by-state economic data to draw their extrapolations. They estimated some 58,000 full-time jobs in states where both the medical and social use […]

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Has Created 123,00 Full-Time Jobs | The Daily Chronic

NORML Responds to National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:09:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

NORML Responds to National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report Thursday acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance” under […]

NORML Responds to National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report | The Daily Chronic

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits; Dispelling Myths

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:54:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits; Dispelling Myths | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the health impacts of marijuana Thursday, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance. The review of more than 10,000 scientific abstracts found, “There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective” […]

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits; Dispelling Myths | The Daily Chronic

Study: History of Cannabis Use Not An Independent Risk Factor for Stroke

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:30:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Study: History of Cannabis Use Not An Independent Risk Factor for Stroke | NORML

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — The use of cannabis is not an independent contributing factor to the risk of stroke in those under 60 years of age, according to population-based data published online ahead of print in the journal Stroke. An international team of investigators from Sweden and France assessed the relationship between marijuana use and stroke risk […]

Study: History of Cannabis Use Not An Independent Risk Factor for Stroke | The Daily Chronic

New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Study Commission Proposed

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:20:37 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Study Commission Proposed | Scott Gacek

CONCORD, NH — A bi-partisan group of lawmakers in New Hampshire has filed a bill that would create a commission to study the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana in the Granite State. House Bill 215 is sponsored in the House by Reps. Robert Cushing (D) and John O’Connor (R), and in the Senate by Sens. Dan […]

New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Study Commission Proposed | The Daily Chronic

Most Police Want Marijuana Laws Reformed, Poll Finds

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:28:22 +0000
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Most Police Want Marijuana Laws Reformed, Poll Finds | TJ Baker

In a national poll of police officers conducted on a wide variety of topics, less than one third of those surveyed said marijuana should remain illegal. According to the Behind the Badge survey of nearly 8,000 police officers conducted by the National Police Research Platform (NPRP), 68% of police support legalizing medical marijuana. While 32 percent of […]

Most Police Want Marijuana Laws Reformed, Poll Finds | The Daily Chronic

Bill Filed to Delay Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Law

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:06:01 +0000
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Bill Filed to Delay Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Law | Scott Gacek

AUGUSTA, ME — Bipartisan lawmakers in Maine have filed a bill that would delay most of the implementation of Question 1, which legalized marijuana in Maine, by over a year. The bill, House Bill 88, was introduced Wednesday by state Rep.  Louis Luchini (D-Ellsworth) and Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Winterport). The proposal would delay the implementation of […]

Bill Filed to Delay Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Law | The Daily Chronic

Criticism of Massachusetts Lawmakers Meddling with Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:36:35 +0000
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Criticism of Massachusetts Lawmakers Meddling with Marijuana Legalization Initiative | Terry Franklin

There has been much talk in the Massachusetts Legislature about making changes to the Question 4 marijuana legalization initiative, which was passed by Bay State voters Nov. 8. The new law is already filled with restrictions designed to boost profits for the marijuana industry. Further restrictions will benefit the industry even more. Examples can best […]

Criticism of Massachusetts Lawmakers Meddling with Marijuana Legalization Initiative | The Daily Chronic

Time 4 Hemp - 11-08-16

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:00:14 +0000
Source: Time 4 HEMP