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Study: Cannabis Use Doesn’t Worsen Symptoms of Schizophrenia

A study published this month by the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin has found that cannabis use doesn’t negatively impact the symptoms of schizophrenia in those with the condition. Although this may come as no surprise to many, it helps to combat the prohibitionist argument that cannabis use is a detriment to those with schizophrenia. “There are …

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Poll: 88% of Voters in Florida Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A new Quinnipiac University poll released today has found that an overwhelming majority of Florida voters are in support of legalizing medical cannabis, and a majority also supports the legalization of recreational cannabis. According to the poll, an astonishing 88% of Florida voters favor medical cannabis being legalized, with just 10% opposed to the move. …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Introduced in U.S. House

Representative Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 on Monday, a federal proposal to legalize medical cannabis oil that’s low in the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although the measure is clearly limited in what it would do and the type of reform it would bring, its passage would …

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70% in Canada Support Legalizing or Decriminalizing Cannabis, According to Government Funded Poll

A newly released poll conducted for Canada’s Department of Justice has found that a strong majority of Canadians favor either the decriminalization or full legalization of cannabis, with less than 14% of respondents being in support of the status quo. The survey, which included 3,000 participnants, was conducted by Ipsos-Reid, and commissioned by the nation’s …

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New Study: Cannabinoid Receptor Stimulation Attenuates Early Brain Injury

A new study being published in next month’s issue of the journal Experimental Neurology, and published online this week by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that stimulation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – such as through the consumption of cannabis – attenuates early brain injury. For the study, researchers evaluated whether a …

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President of Chile Senate Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Isabelle Allende Bussi, President of Chile’s Senate, has introduced legislation to legalize the possession, use and private cultivation of recreational cannabis. Senators Fulvio Rossi, Alfonso de Urresti, Carlos Montes, and Juan Pablo Letelier are cosponsors of the motion. “It is important to legislate on this matter and regarding fundamental rights we must catch up to …

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Enough Signatures Submitted to Put Cannabis Decriminalization to a Vote in Wichita, Kansas

At 4:20PM today, the group Kansas for Change submitted over twice the required amount of signatures needed to put their cannabis decriminalization initiative to a vote of the people this November. The group was required to collect 3,000 signatures from registered Wichita voters. The city now has 6 days to verify the signatures. Here’s the …

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Arizona Superior Court Judge: Patients Can Legally Sell Cannabis to Other Patients

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A Pima County Superior Court judge has thrown out charges against a man who sold cannabis plants to undercover cops posing as patients, ruling that the distribution of cannabis from one patient to the next isn’t illegal based on the wording of a 2010 voter-approved initiative. The ruling, though expected to be challenged and brought …

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