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Study: 18% of U.S. Adults Who Are 21 and Older Consider Themselves Cannabis Users

A new study has found that 18% of those in the U.S. who are 21 or older consider themselves cannabis cannabis. The study, conducted by Kadence International, found that 48% of those who consider themselves cannabis users use cannabis to relieve anxiety, 40% use it as a sleeping aid or as a pain relief agent, …

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Poll: 56% of Michigan Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Marijuana, Just 38% Oppose

According to new polling, a strong majority of likely voters in Michigan support an initiative to legalize marijuana which is being voted on this November. The survey, commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV, shows that 56% of likely voters support Proposal 1, with just 38% opposed. Only 6% of voters are undecided, meaning that even if …

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Federal Court: Employers Refusal to Hire Medical Cannabis Patient for Cannabis Use a Violation of Connecticut Law

A federal court in Connecticut has ruled that it’s a violation of the state’s medical cannabis law to refuse to hire a medical cannabis patient based solely on a drug test which finds cannabis in their system. Refusing to hire a medical cannabis patient because she tested positive on a pre-employment drug test violates Connecticut’s …

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Study: THC and CBD Combined With Temozolomide May Help Treat Glioblastoma

Administration of THC and CBD in combination with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide may provide a potential treatment option for glioblastoma multiforme, according to a study published by the journal Biochemical Pharmacology. “Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most frequent and aggressive type of brain tumor due, at least in part, to its poor response to current anticancer …

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Study: THC Appears to be Protective Against Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Regular THC use appears to be protective against lower urinary tract symptoms, according to a new study being published in the the Journal of Urology, and epublished online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. According to its abstract, the objective of the study was “To further define the relationship between tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and lower …

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Brooklyn District Attorney To Allow Up to 20,000 Past Marijuana Convictions to be Vacated

At a press conference held today Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that he plans to allow for up to 20,000 low-level marijuana convictions to be wiped from criminal records. Despite lawmakers in New York decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis in public view remains a criminal misdemeanor. City …

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Medical Marijuana Initiative Campaign Begins Collecting Signatures Next Week in Mississippi

Proponents behind a medical marijuana legalization initiative in Mississippi will begin collecting signatures next week in an attempt to place the proposal to a vote of the people in 2020. Mississippians for Compassionate Care is running the campaign, called Medical Marijuana 2020. According to State Representative Joel Bomgar (R), who’s a steering committee member for …

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Delaware Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

Delaware Governor John Carney has signed into law legislation that provides mandatory expungement eligibility to those convicted of a marijuana offense that is now decriminalized. Senate Bill 197 passed the House of Representatives in July by a unanimous 40 to 0 vote, just a few weeks after passing the Senate, also unanimously (20 to 0). Now, …

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Bipartisan Federal Bill Introduced to Seal Marijuana Charges After One Year

Legislation that would seal the records for marijuana charges one year after the sentence is completed has been filed in the U.S. Congress. The Clean Slate Act (HR 6669) was introduced by Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) and Rod Blum (R) along with 20 additional cosponsors. The measure would allow marijuana-related charges to be sealed …

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Medical Cannabis for Pets Bill Passed by California Senate, Already Passed Assembly

California’s Assembly and Senate have both approved legislation that would explicitly allow and regulate the medical use of cannabis for pets. Assembly Bill 2215 was given approval by the full Senate Tuesday in a 37 to 1 vote, roughly three months after the Assembly passed it 60 to 10.  Although it has already passed the Assembly …

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