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Posted Date: 11/25/2017

Proponents of a Michigan voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis turned in on Monday more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot. Advocates must possess a total of 252,523 valid signatures from registered voters in order to place the […]


Posted Date: 11/25/2017

When California initiates legal marijuana commerce on January 1, it will be the world’s largest legal pot economy. Now, just weeks away, we’re finally seeing the rules that are going to govern the transition from black and gray market to a legal, taxed, and regulated market. “I feel a big sigh of relief. It’s a […]


Posted Date: 11/25/2017

Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis access program are significantly more likely to either reduce or cease their use of opioids as compared to non-enrolled patients suffering from similar pain conditions, according to data published online in the journal PLOS One. A team of investigators at the University of New Mexico assessed opioid prescription use […]


Posted Date: 11/25/2017

CHICAGO, IL — More than two out of three medical marijuana patients substitute cannabis in place of opioids, according to survey data compiled by Aclara Research, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported that they ceased their opioid use after initiating cannabis therapy. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said that cannabis allowed them to decrease their use […]


Posted Date: 11/25/2017

CHICAGO, IL — The use of oral THC mitigates sleep apnea symptoms compared to placebo, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Sleep. Investigators at the University of Illinois at Chicago assessed the efficacy of dronabinol treatment in 73 adults diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They reported that oral […]


Posted Date: 11/25/2017

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy campaigned on a pledge to legalize and regulate the adult use of cannabis in New Jersey. The incoming Democrat governor replaces Chris Christie, a Republican, who publicly opposed liberalizing adult use marijuana penalties. Commenting on Murphy’s election win last week, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “NORML looks forward […]


Posted Date: 11/25/2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Retail products marketed and sold online as CBD extracts are typically mislabeled with regard to their potency and ingredients, according to findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A research team led by the University of Pennsylvania analyzed the contents of 84 CBD-infused products, produced by 31 different companies. Only 30 percent of the […]


Posted Date: 11/25/2017

ALBANY, NY — Legislation signed into law on Saturday permits patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to be eligible to receive medicinal cannabis products. Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed S.5629/A.7006 into law late last week. The law took effect immediately upon passage. New York is the 23rd state to explicitly permit the use of cannabis for symptoms of post-traumatic stress. According to […]


Posted Date: 11/24/2017

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Posted Date: 11/16/2017

BUFFALO, NY — African Americans in the New York city of Buffalo (population 257,000) are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana possession offenses, according to an analysis of arrest data by the advocacy group Partnership for the Public Good. Researchers evaluated marijuana arrest data for Erie County, New York for the years 2012 to 2016. Countywide, […]