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Alcoholism Issues
Public Considers Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana

( - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC –  As the national conversation about marijuana legalization continues....

Feb 8, 2018 - 11:23:41 AM

Marijuana Issues
Marijuana Use Doesn't Negatively Impact Human Fertility

( - Boston, MA: Marijuana use does not negatively impact fertility rates in either men or women, according to data published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Feb 2, 2018 - 8:20:17 AM

Marijuana Issues
What Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Know About Medical Marijuana

( - On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws.

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:27:14 PM

Marijuana Issues
Young Adults Report Differing Sexual Effects From Alcohol, Marijuana, and Ecstasy

( - Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy each have very different sexual effects, from attraction and desire to sensitivity to sexual dysfunction

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:04:56 PM

Marijuana Issues
Vermont State House Passes Marijuana Legalization

( - Montpelier, Vermont: Just hours after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines instructing US attorneys to take a ‘hands off’ approach in states with legal marijuana regulations....

Jan 5, 2018 - 8:08:09 AM

Marijuana Issues
Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

( - EAST LANSING, Mich. — A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:09:56 PM

Marijuana Issues
Pediatric Cancer Providers Give Medical Marijuana a Cautious Thumbs-Up

( - New Haven, Conn. — New research by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows a majority of pediatric cancer providers endorse the potential use of medical marijuana for children with advanced cancer....

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:15:43 AM

Marijuana Issues
Cannabis Linked to Bipolar Symptoms in Young Adults

( -  Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research by the University of Warwick.

Dec 1, 2017 - 10:22:27 AM

Marijuana Issues
A Quarter of Problematic Pot Users Have Anxiety Disorders, Many Since Childhood

( - DURHAM, N.C. -- About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:23:09 PM

Marijuana Issues
Marijuana Prohibition Turns 80

( - Washington, DC: Eighty years ago, on October 2, 1937, House Bill 6385: The Marihuana Tax Act was enacted as law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis – thus ushering in the modern era of federal prohibition.

Oct 2, 2017 - 9:19:52 AM

Marijuana Issues
Marijuana Arrest Data Absent From Latest FBI Uniform Crime Report

( - Washington, DC: Tabulations calculating the percentage of annual marijuana arrests nationwide are absent from the 2017edition of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which the agency released today.

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:30:35 PM

Marijuana Issues
Medical Students Not Trained to Prescribe Medical Marijuana

( -  Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug.

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:27:00 AM

Marijuana Issues
Can Marijuana Treat Severe Drug Addictions?

( - In 2015 alone, there were over 52 thousand drug overdose deaths reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the drug epidemic and its related death toll continue to rise....

Sep 6, 2017 - 5:27:36 PM

Marijuana Issues
Study Examines Whether Marijuana Affects Kidney Function

( - Washington, DC  — A new study found little evidence that marijuana use affects kidney function in healthy young adults.

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:11:00 AM

Marijuana Issues
The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Senate

( - Washington, DC: On Tuesday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and incentivize states to end the racially disparate criminalization of marijuana consumers.

Aug 1, 2017 - 11:41:04 AM

Marijuana Issues
Marijuana and Vulnerability to Psychosis

( - MONTREAL,  – Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescent’s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159%....

Jul 6, 2017 - 10:34:53 AM

Marijuana Issues
Cannabis-Infused Tea Effective For Treating Chronic Pain

( - Parma, Italy: Oral cannabis administration is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Pain Research.

Jun 16, 2017 - 7:43:58 AM

Marijuana Issues
Why the Marijuana and Tobacco Policy Camps are on Very Different Paths

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – The regulatory approaches to marijuana and tobacco in the United States are on decidedly different paths and, according to researchers from the U.S. and Australia, neither side appears interested in learning from the other.

Jun 8, 2017 - 10:46:23 AM

Marijuana Issues
Why Pot-Smoking Declines — but Doesn’t End — with Parenthood

( - Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents — but they don’t necessarily quit.

Jun 2, 2017 - 10:29:52 AM

Marijuana Issues
Cannabis Frequently Substituted For Prescription Medications

( - Kenmore, WA: Adults often substitute cannabis for the use of prescription medications, according to data published in the Journal of Pain Research.

May 18, 2017 - 4:21:08 PM

Marijuana Issues
Nevada: Retail Marijuana Sales to Begin This July

( - Carson City, NV: Nevada regulators have approved rules to allow for the expedited sales of cannabis to adults.

May 11, 2017 - 1:03:21 PM

Marijuana Issues
Vermont: Lawmakers Approve Measure Eliminating Penalties For The Adult Use Of Marijuana

( - Montpelier, VT: House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, Senate Bill 22, to eliminate criminal and civil penalties specific to the adult use and possession of marijuana.

May 11, 2017 - 12:52:06 PM

Marijuana Issues
Prenatal Exposure to Marijuana May Have Lasting Effects on Vision

( - Baltimore, Maryland – Scientists have shown for the first time that gestational exposure to marijuana smoke in animals affects the development of the eye and these alterations seem to progress with age.

May 8, 2017 - 9:46:18 AM

Marijuana Issues
Congressional Protections For Legal State Medical Marijuana Programs Expected To Be Extended

( - Washington, DC: Today, NORML, (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), welcomed the extension and expansion of critical marijuana policy provisions through September 30 in the fiscal year 2017

May 1, 2017 - 2:30:00 PM

Marijuana Issues
Medical Marijuana, Inc. Applauds Mexican Congress' Passage of Legislation to Legalize Usage of Medical Marijuana in Mexico

, May 1, 2017 -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), today announced that it applauds the Mexican Congress for passing legislation on April 28 to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs in Mexico.

May 1, 2017 - 9:30:14 AM

Marijuana Issues
Medical Marijuana Is Effective, Underused Treatment for Opioid Addiction

( - SCRANTON, Pa., April 24, 2017 -- Scranton law firm The Slocum Firm, PC, today released a white paper entitled "The Utilization of Cannabis for Pain Relief and Opioid Addiction,"

Apr 24, 2017 - 8:58:31 AM

Marijuana Issues
West Virginia Becomes 29th Medical Marijuana State as Gov. Jim Justice Signs SB 386 Into Law

( - CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on Wednesday, making West Virginia the 29th state in the nation to enact legislation allowing seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:46:08 AM

Marijuana Issues
Medical Marijuana Advocate To Rally on Capital Hill!

( - Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 11th, conference attendees, joined by members of Americans for Safe Access will hold a rally on Capitol Hill urging them to pass legislation that would protect users of medical cannabis...

Apr 10, 2017 - 2:54:36 PM

Marijuana Issues
Canadian Companies Add Cannabis Coverage to Health Insurance

( - After injuring his back while working as an elevator mechanic, Wayne Skinner suffered from chronic back pain for more than six years.

Apr 8, 2017 - 12:31:04 PM

Marijuana Issues
West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

( - CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice.

Apr 7, 2017 - 8:56:00 AM

Marijuana Issues
Columbia Care Launches Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Service Program In New York State

, April 5, 2017 -- Columbia Care NY, LLC, ("Columbia Care" or the "Company") an affiliate of Columbia Care, LLC, one of the nation's leading medical marijuana companies, announced the successful launch....

Apr 5, 2017 - 1:36:38 PM

Marijuana Issues
Medical Marijuana Is Legal in Most States, but Physicians Have Little Evidence to Guide Them

( - Five patients have confided to Key West internist John Norris III, MD, that they use marijuana to relieve painful, persistent muscle spasms resulting from strokes or multiple sclerosis.

Apr 5, 2017 - 1:11:18 PM

Marijuana Issues
Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

( - San Diego, CA:
The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization

Mar 9, 2017 - 2:40:43 PM

Marijuana Issues
White House Threatens To Crack Down On Legal Marijuana

( - Washington, DC: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:18:42 AM

Marijuana Issues
Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers

( - Washington, DC: Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting....

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:14:22 PM

Marijuana Issues
Lollipop or Edible?

( - Research Triangle Park, NC—Pot brownies may be a thing of the past as there are new edible marijuana products, or edibles, on the market, including chocolates, candies, and cookies.

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:34:31 AM

Marijuana Issues
Voter - Initiated Changes in Law Eliminate Marijuana Possession of Penalties

( - Augusta, ME: Maine became the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis

Feb 2, 2017 - 5:24:13 PM

Marijuana Issues
PA Department of Health Releases Medical Marijuana Program Permit Applications for Growers/Processors and Dispensaries

, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr.Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available...

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:29:01 PM

Marijuana Issues
Shift in Some Teens' Use and Perceptions of Marijuana

( - SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Marijuana use significantly increased and its perceived harm decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington state

Dec 27, 2016 - 2:38:47 PM

Marijuana Issues
The Risks of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

( - Currently, 29 states and Washington, DC, have passed laws to legalize medical marijuana.

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:24:54 PM

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