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Posted Date: 12/12/2017

HARTFORD, CT — At a meeting Monday evening, the Hartford Court of Common Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of making cannabis legal and regulated for adults in Connecticut. The resolution specifically recommends that the Hartford Delegation of elected representatives support the passage of state legislation to legalize and tax cannabis […]


Posted Date: 12/12/2017

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Authors of the report declare that CBD is “not associated with abuse potential” and that it does […]


Posted Date: 12/12/2017

DENVER, CO — The federal government published survey data Monday that shows the rate of current marijuana use among Colorado teens decreased significantly last year and is now lower than it was prior to the state’s legalization of marijuana for adult use. The rate of past-month marijuana use by individuals ages 12-17 dropped nearly 20% […]


Posted Date: 12/12/2017

Congressional leadership voted to enact a two-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 22, 2017. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own […]


Posted Date: 12/08/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Safe Access has released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” Released Thursday, the blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic. Medical cannabis is a proven alternative to […]


Posted Date: 12/08/2017

ST. PAUL, MN — State health regulators in Minnesota have decided to expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include patients diagnosed with autism and sleep apnea. Advocates petitioned health officials to add the two new qualifications, as well as several other diagnoses – such as anxiety – that regulators ultimately rejected. Health officials also denied requests to expand the program to […]


Posted Date: 12/08/2017

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The oral administration of gelatin capsules containing purified cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and efficient in human subjects, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development. Israeli investigators evaluated the safety and tolerability of 10mg and 100mg oral doses of CBD encapsulated in a proprietary gelatin […]


Posted Date: 12/08/2017

MADISON, WI —  Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation into law to establish a state-sponsored pilot program to “study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp” in Wisconsin. Members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate had unanimously approved the measure earlier this year. Senate Bill 119 defines cannabis with no more than .03 percent THC as […]


Posted Date: 12/08/2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger has announced that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obstructive sleep apnea have been added to the list of qualifying conditions approved for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said […]


Posted Date: 12/05/2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida patients and growers have filed a lawsuit over regulators’ failure to meet deadlines associated with the state’s 2016 voter-approved medical cannabis law. Plaintiffs argue that the state Department of Health has failed to issue licenses for additional dispensaries despite an October deadline. “Florida law required the DOH to issue ten additional licenses by October […]