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Montana Cannabis Legalization Initiative Gains Approval from State

Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has given approval to the cannabis legalization measure Initiative 178, giving advocates the green light to begin gathering signatures in an attempt to put the initiative to a vote of the people. Supporters must now collect signatures from at least 5% of registered voters in each of the state’s …

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Legislation to Legalize Hemp Passes New Jersey Committee

Two bills to legalize the cultivation and distribution of hemp, while establishing a hemp grower’s license, have been passed out of New Jersey’s Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. Assemblymember Anthony Bucco (R-25) was the sole no vote. “More than 20 industrial hemp-producing countries worldwide each generate millions of dollars in revenue selling everything from …

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In Three Weeks, First-Time Cannabis Possession Will be Decriminalized in Texas’ Most Populous County

Harris County is the most populous county in Texas, and the third most populous county in the entire United States. Beginning on January 1st – three weeks from tomorrow – those in the county caught possessing up to two ounces of cannabis for the first time will no longer be arrested and charged with a …

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Largest Study Ever on Cannabis and Epilepsy Finds it Can Help Treat the Condition

The largest study ever conducted on cannabis and epilepsy was presented this week at the American Epilepsy Society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. For the study, 313 children from 16 different epilepsy centers around the United States were put on a regimen of the cannabis compound cannabidiol. After a three-month period, 261 of these children had …

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Government Study Finds Majority in Treatment for Cannabis Were Forced Into it

A new government-funded study conducted and released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has found that a majority of those in treatment for cannabis were forced into it by the criminal justice system, rather than being voluntarily admitted. According to the data, less than one in five who are in treatment …

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