Medical Marijuana News

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June 21, 2022

Analyses: Drug Interdiction Efforts at US Borders Typically Yield Only Small Quantities of Marijuana

Drug interdiction efforts along the US border often involve the seizure of small quantities of marijuana and no other substances, according to a pair of recently issued reports. The post Analyses: Drug Interdiction Efforts at US Borders Typically Yield Only Small Quantities of Marijuana appeared first on NORML. […]
June 21, 2022

Rabbi Ben Gorelick Plans to Use Religious Freedom Against an 8-Year Minimum Psychedelic Charge

It’s not common to hear from a defendant during an ongoing case, especially when involving felony drug charges. Denver-based Rabbi Ben Gorelick is bucking that norm. Instead, the 42-year-old is using the media to amplify his message about psychedelic ceremonies, as well as their connection to Judaism and numerous other […]
June 20, 2022

Cannabis Drinks Expo to Hit Chicago and San Francisco

The cannabis drinks market is among the fastest-growing industries, and now there are events that represent that rapid growth. Hosted by the Beverage Trade Network, the 2022 Cannabis Drinks Expo will kick off next month and spotlight the legal cannabis market and provide insight into the true potential for business, […]
June 20, 2022

U.S. English Teacher Sentenced to 14 Years in Russia for Pot ‘Smuggling’

Former U.S. Embassy diplomat Marc Fogel was recently sentenced to 14 years in prison for cannabis trafficking. Aside from his role at the U.S. Embassy, Fogel was working as an English teacher at the Anglo-American School in Moscow, Russia. On August 15, 2021, he was caught in possession of 17 […]
June 20, 2022

American Medical Association Adopts Cannabis Expungement Resolution

The American Medical Association announced last week that it has approved a resolution calling on states that have legalized or decriminalized cannabis to expunge the records of arrests and convictions for marijuana-related offenses that are no longer illegal. The AMA, the largest professional association for physicians in the United States, […]
June 20, 2022

Study Shows Cannabis Use Could Lead To Increased Kindness and Empathy

Led by researchers for The University of New Mexico, the study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. It is one of the first to demonstrate the non-medical benefits of cannabis use and positive psychological outcomes among healthy young adults. Researchers point to the existing literature surrounding cannabis and user […]
June 17, 2022

District of Columbia: Council Advances Legislation Prohibiting Most Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers

“Suspicionless workplace drug testing policies for cannabis were never evidence-based and they have always been discriminatory. They are relics of the failed ‘war on drugs’ policies of the 1980s and it is time that we move beyond them.” The post District of Columbia: Council Advances Legislation Prohibiting Most Employers from […]
June 17, 2022

Court Ruling on Ballot Measures Simplifies Legalizing Weed in Nebraska

A federal judge has struck down provisions of Nebraska’s voter initiative process in a ruling that will simplify efforts to put a medical cannabis legalization measure on the ballot for the November election. In his ruling, federal district court Judge John M. Gerrard wrote that a requirement that campaigns for […]
June 17, 2022

Jamaica Rises with the Help of Kaya Herb House’s Bali Vaswani

Though cannabis has been common in Jamaica for a long time, Kaya Herb House was the first regulated medical cannabis dispensary to open in not only Jamaica, but the Caribbean—stocked with its own flower and concentrates. It’s thanks to Jamaica’s transformation on cannabis reform that can be seen by the […]
June 17, 2022

Snake Venom and Cannabis: Kenya’s Economic Salvation?

George Wajackoyah, one of four Kenyan presidential candidates in the pending national elections, is proposing to legalize cannabis and raise snakes for their venom to jump start the domestic economy. Beyond the cannabis play, snake venom is used to manufacture drugs like high blood pressure medication and is used in […]
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