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Posted Date: 08/04/2017

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS — The regular use of cannabis by young people is not associated with hippocampal volume alterations, according to case-control longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Investigators from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom conducted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at baseline and at follow up (average of 39-months post-baseline) in […]


Posted Date: 08/04/2017

TEMPE, AZ — The habitual use of cannabis by teens is not independently linked with adverse changes in intelligence quotient or executive functioning, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the United Kingdom evaluated whether marijuana use is directly associated […]


Posted Date: 08/03/2017

As federal marijuana prohibition turns 80 years old, a new poll has found overwhelming support for re-legalizing cannabis in some form. The poll is just the latest in a series of national polls finding overwhelming support for reforming federal marijuana laws, and comes as comprehensive legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level is introduced […]


Posted Date: 08/03/2017

Eighty years ago, on August 2, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed House Bill 6385: the Marihuana Tax Act into law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis. Congress’ decision followed the actions of 29 states, beginning with Massachusetts in 1914, that […]


Posted Date: 08/02/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation on Tuesday that, if passed, would end federal marijuana prohibition and centers communities most devastated by the war on drugs. “The question is no longer ‘should we legalize marijuana?’; it is ‘how do we legalize marijuana?’ We must do so in a way that […]


Posted Date: 08/02/2017

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota residents who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are now eligible to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. Late last year state officials announced that PTSD would be added to the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana starting August 1, 2017. To date, over 100 patients suffering from PTSD have […]


Posted Date: 08/02/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced comprehensive marijuana reform legislation, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017. The bill would (1) remove marijuana from the US Controlled Substances Act, thereby ending the federal criminalization of cannabis; (2) incentivize states to mitigate existing and ongoing racial disparities in state-level marijuana arrests; (3) expunge federal convictions specific […]


Posted Date: 08/01/2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Another poll has found that an overwhelming majority of Utah voters support a proposed ballot measure to legalize marijuana in the state. According to a Salt Lake Tribune Poll released Monday, 78% of voters support a proposed 2018 ballot initiative that would allow use of medical cannabis infused products by patients […]


Posted Date: 08/01/2017

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have gathered over 50,000 signatures over the past several weeks. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 signatures by May 6, 2018 in six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts in order to qualify the measure for […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

One hitters suck. There, I said it.  Most of us have had the displeasure of inhaling a burning ember or sucking in some ash when taking a hit, generally when trying to discretely toke in public. And let’s face some facts here: we all know you’re not really fooling anyone with that tiny tube of […]