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Cannabis Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday

Starting Thursday, February 26th, Initiative 71 will take effect in Washington D.C., legalizing the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants. The measure will apply to those 21 and older, and smoking in public will remain illegal, though the penalty will be …

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Cannabis Legalization Goes Into Effect Tomorrow in Alaska

Starting tomorrow, February 24th in Alaska, it will be entirely legal under state law for those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, and to cultivate up to six cannabis plants. This is due to Ballot Measure 2, approved by voters in 2014, becoming law. Ballot Measure 2 also legalized the …

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Measure to Decriminalize Cannabis Unanimously Passes Senate Committee in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Senate Health Committee has unanimously passed Senate Bill 596 , a measure to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. If approved into law, Senate Bill 596 would remove criminal penlites for the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, reducing the charge to a simple $100 civil infraction. The measure would …

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Virginia Legislature Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Use of Cannabis Extracts

Virginia‚Äôs Legislature has given approval to House Bill 1445, a proposal that legalizes the use of cannabis extracts (such as oils and tinctures) for the treatment of epilepsy. The measure was approved unanimously by the state’s House of Representatives, and 37 to 1 by the state’s Senate. The proposal will now go to Governor Terry …

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New Study Finds Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Body Mass Index, Lower Insulin Resistance

A new study published in the journal Obesity, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis use is associated with a lower body mass index (BMI), which results in lower insulin resistance. For the study, researchers set out to “ascertain the relationship between cannabis use, obesity, and insulin resistance” by …

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