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Study: Cannabis Can Attenuate Damage, Improve Memory Retention Following Stroke

A new study published by the journal Life Science, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoid receptor activation – something done naturally by cannabis – can attenuate damage and improve memory retention following a stroke. “We have recently demonstrated that treatment with a cannabinoid CB2 agonist was protective in …

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Connecticut House Votes 142 to 2 to End Hemp Prohibition, Allow Unlicensed Cultivation

Connecticut’s full House of Representatives has approved a bill to end hemp prohibition in its entirety, allowing farmers to cultivate the plant without the necessity of receiving a state license. The measure was approved with a drastic majority, 142 to 2. House Bill 5780, filed by Representatives Melissa Ziobron (R-34) and Aundré Bumgardner (R-41), would …

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U.S. House Votes to Prevent Government from Interfering with State Medical Cannabis Laws

With a 242 to 186 vote, the United States House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a federal spending bill that would prevent the federal government from interfering with state-sanctioned medical cannabis programs. The amendment, introduced by Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Sam Farr (D-CA), was added to the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related …

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Delaware House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Delaware’s full House of Representatives has passed House Bill 39, a proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis. The vote was 24 to 14. Under the proposed law, introduced by Representative Helene Keeley (D-Wilmington South), those caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis would, at most, given an $100 …

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Texas Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 339 this afternoon, legalizing the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of low-THC cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy. Under the new law, sponsored Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), those with epilepsy will be allowed to possess and use low-THC cannabis, so long as they receive …

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