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Trump Administration Offers Verbal Commitment Not to Interfere in Legal Marijuana States

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:20:10 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Trump Administration Offers Verbal Commitment Not to Interfere in Legal Marijuana States | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Republican Senator Cory Gardner (CO) says that he has received a verbal commitment from President Donald Trump that the administration will not take action to disrupt marijuana markets in states that legally regulate it. “Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Gardner told […]

Trump Administration Offers Verbal Commitment Not to Interfere in Legal Marijuana States | The Daily Chronic

NORML Releases 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:24:10 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

NORML Releases 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has announced the release of their 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard. This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. KEY FINDINGS Twenty-four US governors received a passing grade of ‘C’ […]

NORML Releases 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard | The Daily Chronic

Study: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognition

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:16:03 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Study: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognition | NORML

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Cannabis exposure in adolescents and young adults is not associated with any significant long-term detrimental effects on cognitive performance, according to a systematic literature review published last week in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania reviewed data from 69 separate studies […]

Study: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognition | The Daily Chronic

Pennsylvania Regulators Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:04:39 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Pennsylvania Regulators Expand Medical Marijuana Program | NORML

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine has signed off on a series of recommendations expanding patients’ access to medical cannabis. The changes, previously recommended by the state’s medical marijuana advisory board, expand the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis therapy to include those suffering from opioid dependency, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or dyskinetic or other spastic movement disorders. […]

Pennsylvania Regulators Expand Medical Marijuana Program | The Daily Chronic

NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:58:50 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | NORML

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has signed municipal legislation into law decriminalizing offenses involving the possession of small quantities of cannabis and marijuana-related paraphernalia. Under the new law, the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is classified as a civil infraction, punishable by a $25 fine. Under state law, first-time simple marijuana possession offenses […]

NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:54:33 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law | NORML

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation into law that includes a provision expunging the criminal records of those convicted of certain prior marijuana offenses. Language in Senate Bill 2371 states, “[A] court may order the expungement of a record created as a result of a criminal court appearance … if the court determines based […]

Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law | The Daily Chronic

Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:48:28 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed | Phillip Smith

The Senate’s highest-ranking Democrat is letting his freak flag fly. In a Thursday night interview with VICE News, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he is crafting legislation that would result in the effective end of federal marijuana prohibition. Schumer has previously supported medical marijuana and allowing states the right to experiment with legalization, but this […]

Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed | The Daily Chronic

Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:43:26 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with Rand Paul (R-KY) and Oregon Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation to remove low THC hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act and amend federal regulations to better facilitate industrial hemp production, research, and commerce. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 empowers states to regulate hemp production and […]

Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic

Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:38:17 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will soon introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. In a video tweet posted on Vice News, Leader Schumer says: “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, from one end of the country to the other.” BREAKING: Senator Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) changes position and says […]

Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | The Daily Chronic

Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:33:16 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined Senator Cory Booker on a live stream for a conversation about ending prohibition and co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act. But they can’t do it alone. Right now, 33 members of Congress have put their name on the House and Senate versions of this legislation, but we still have a […]

Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act | The Daily Chronic

Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact on Cognitive Performance

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:24:36 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact on Cognitive Performance | NORML

Cannabis exposure in adolescents and young adults is not associated with any significant long-term detrimental effects on cognitive performance, according to a systematic literature review published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania reviewed data from 69 separate studies published between […]

Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact on Cognitive Performance | The Daily Chronic