Medical Marijuana News

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May 20, 2022

Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Amend Cannabis Laws

The Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to approve a bill amending the state’s weed laws, including significant social equity investments and the addition of cannabis consumption cafes to the state’s roster of regulated pot businesses. Lawmakers in the House voted 153-2 to approve the bill, which is […]
May 20, 2022

Brazilian Presidential Candidates Duck and Cover on Recreational Cannabis Reform

Brazil is moving forward on medical cannabis reform. At the beginning of the month, the National Health Surveillance Agency approved two new medical products. This will bring the number of approved medical cannabis products to 18. The majority of those available are still only CBD—ten out of the total are […]
May 20, 2022

State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts! The post State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022 appeared first on NORML. This article originally appears: State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022
May 20, 2022

Inside the Mind of a Medical Cannabis Pharmacist in Utah

In Utah, dispensaries are referred to as pharmacies, and the method of which patients must apply for and obtain cannabis medicine differs. While the state of Utah is home to over three million people, only 15 pharmacies and eight cultivators are allowed to legally operate there. Pharmacists are essential to […]
May 19, 2022

Delaware: House Members Pause Action on Marijuana Retail Bill Until After Legislative Break

For the second time this legislative session, members of the House have advanced legislation to establish a regulated, adult-use cannabis market. The post Delaware: House Members Pause Action on Marijuana Retail Bill Until After Legislative Break appeared first on NORML. This article originally appears: Delaware: House Members […]
May 19, 2022

Study Finds Cannabis Legalization Source of Decreased Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption

A new study published on May 9 in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows evidence that cannabis legalization has brought down the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes in youth consumers. Entitled “Trends in Alcohol, Cigarette, E-Cigarette, and Nonprescribed Pain Reliever Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of […]
May 19, 2022

Sacha Baron Cohen Drops $9 Million Lawsuit Over Bogus Weed Ad

Last year, High Times covered Sacha Baron Cohen’s massive $9 million lawsuit filed against a dispensary that ran a billboard ad with his image without permission, but the actor and plaintiff have reached an agreement to drop the lawsuit. CBS News reports that a document filed in Boston federal court […]
May 19, 2022

Rhode Island Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Legislative panels in the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives voted to approve a bill to legalize cannabis for use by adults on Wednesday after an updated version of the measure was released by lawmakers the night before. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill with a […]
May 19, 2022

Increase in Cannabis Pollen Linked To Illicit Growth in Spain

Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena in Spain have come to an interesting conclusion. Recently, the amount of cannabis pollen in the air has increased dramatically. It is not unreasonable to postulate, as the polytech scientists have now done, that the total amount of illicit cultivation in the region […]
May 19, 2022

Rhode Island: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Bill

“This is an important first step in the process of ending all penalties for cannabis possession and ensuring Rhode Islanders have access to regulated and tested cannabis products, just like New Englanders already have in neighboring states,” says Jax James, NORML’s State Policy Manager. The post Rhode Island: Lawmakers Advance […]
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