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Pennsylvania Cops Abuse Elderly Couple in Raid on Marijuana Plants That Were Actually Hibiscus, Lawsuit Claims

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:13:21 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Pennsylvania Cops Abuse Elderly Couple in Raid on Marijuana Plants That Were Actually Hibiscus, Lawsuit Claims | Phillip Smith

PITTSBURGH, PA — A Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania, couple has filed a lawsuit against township police and an insurance company in the wake of a misbegotten drug raid that netted only hibiscus plants. Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, were quietly enjoying their golden years this fall when they called their insurance company […]

Pennsylvania Cops Abuse Elderly Couple in Raid on Marijuana Plants That Were Actually Hibiscus, Lawsuit Claims | The Daily Chronic

2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Stoners #BFCM

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:20:35 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Stoners #BFCM | The Daily Chronic Staff

Are you searching for the best stoner savings for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Thanksgiving week? Check out these “Dank Deals for Holiday Shopping”  — a collection of hot holiday deals offered during Thanksgiving week, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday with products offered for the 420 community.

2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Stoners #BFCM | The Daily Chronic

Wisconsin Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Research Act

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:54:44 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Wisconsin Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Research Act | NORML

MADISON, WI — Members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate have unanimously approved legislation, Senate Bill 119, to establish a state-sponsored pilot program to “study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp.” The measure now awaits final approval from Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Under a 2014 federal law, states may license hemp cultivation as part of a university sponsored […]

Wisconsin Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Research Act | The Daily Chronic

Connecticut NORML to Co-Host Gubernatorial Debate

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:48:43 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Connecticut NORML to Co-Host Gubernatorial Debate | NORML

HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut state chapter of NORML and the Yale University branch of the group Students for Sensible Drug Policy will co-host the inaugural gubernatorial candidate debate of the 2018 governor’s race. Candidates will be asked to weigh in on questions specific to adult use marijuana legalization, criminal justice reform, hemp production, and the state’s current medical marijuana […]

Connecticut NORML to Co-Host Gubernatorial Debate | The Daily Chronic

Study: “Substantial” Clinical Evidence Supports Medical Marijuana Claims

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:38:34 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Study: “Substantial” Clinical Evidence Supports Medical Marijuana Claims | NORML

BOSTON, MA — Substantial clinical trial data exists to support the efficacy of medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain conditions, pediatric epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, according to a literature review published online ahead of print in the journal Polish Archives of Internal Medicine. Investigators from Harvard Medical School and New York Medical College reviewed randomized, placebo-controlled […]

Study: “Substantial” Clinical Evidence Supports Medical Marijuana Claims | The Daily Chronic

Marijuana Use Reduces In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:32:12 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Marijuana Use Reduces In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds | NORML

Heart failure patients with a history of cannabis use possess reduced odds of in-hospital mortality compared to similarly matched controls, according to data published online in the journal Circulation. Investigators assessed data from over six million heart failure patients over a seven-year period. Patients with a history of cannabis use were less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation […]

Marijuana Use Reduces In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

MPP Announces Leadership Changes, Begins National Search for New Executive Director

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:31:22 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

MPP Announces Leadership Changes, Begins National Search for New Executive Director | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — The Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s leading marijuana policy reform organization, has announced changes to its leadership structure. Rob Kampia, who co-founded the organization in 1995, will transition to the new position of director of strategic development. Kampia will continue to serve on the two boards of directors for both MPP and MPP […]

MPP Announces Leadership Changes, Begins National Search for New Executive Director | The Daily Chronic

Michigan: 360,000 Signatures Submitted to Place Marijuana Legalization on 2018 Ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:05:59 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Michigan: 360,000 Signatures Submitted to Place Marijuana Legalization on 2018 Ballot | Paul Armentano

Proponents of a Michigan voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis turned in on Monday more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot. Advocates must possess a total of 252,523 valid signatures from registered voters in order to place the […]

Michigan: 360,000 Signatures Submitted to Place Marijuana Legalization on 2018 Ballot | The Daily Chronic

Highlights of California’s Rules and Regulations for the Legal Marijuana Market

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:43:01 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Highlights of California’s Rules and Regulations for the Legal Marijuana Market | Phillip Smith

When California initiates legal marijuana commerce on January 1, it will be the world’s largest legal pot economy. Now, just weeks away, we’re finally seeing the rules that are going to govern the transition from black and gray market to a legal, taxed, and regulated market. “I feel a big sigh of relief. It’s a […]

Highlights of California’s Rules and Regulations for the Legal Marijuana Market | The Daily Chronic

Medical Marijuana Patients More Likely to Stop Using Opioids vs Non-Participants

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Medical Marijuana Patients More Likely to Stop Using Opioids vs Non-Participants | Paul Armentano

Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis access program are significantly more likely to either reduce or cease their use of opioids as compared to non-enrolled patients suffering from similar pain conditions, according to data published online in the journal PLOS One. A team of investigators at the University of New Mexico assessed opioid prescription use […]

Medical Marijuana Patients More Likely to Stop Using Opioids vs Non-Participants | The Daily Chronic

Many Medical Marijuana Patients Stop Using Opioids, Survey Finds

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Many Medical Marijuana Patients Stop Using Opioids, Survey Finds | Paul Armentano

CHICAGO, IL — More than two out of three medical marijuana patients substitute cannabis in place of opioids, according to survey data compiled by Aclara Research, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported that they ceased their opioid use after initiating cannabis therapy. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said that cannabis allowed them to decrease their use […]

Many Medical Marijuana Patients Stop Using Opioids, Survey Finds | The Daily Chronic