House votes to decriminalize cannabis

House votes to decriminalize cannabis

The House passed legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act would remove marijuana from the federal government’s list of controlled substances, impose an 8 percent tax on...

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Kentucky House passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

Kentucky House passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

The Kentucky House endorsed legalizing medical marijuana, passing a bill Thursday to strictly regulate the use of cannabis for a list of eligible medical conditions. Under the bill, doctors could prescribe medical cannabis for a specified list of conditions that include

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Medical marijuana may trigger substance abuse, study finds

Medical marijuana may trigger substance abuse, study finds

Obtaining a medical marijuana card may pose a risk for those who use cannabis products to treat pain, anxiety, or depression, according to a Massachusetts General Hospital study. In a significant minority of individuals, researchers found those at greatest risk of developing the addictive symptoms of cannabis use

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Chronic marijuana use linked to recurrent stroke

Chronic marijuana use linked to recurrent stroke

Young adults hospitalized for a stroke are much more likely to be admitted for a recurrent stroke if they have cannabis use disorder (CUD), new observational research suggests. "Our analysis shows young marijuana users with a history of stroke or transient ischemic...

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Researchers eye cannabis for gynecologic pain

Researchers eye cannabis for gynecologic pain

Patients with chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia, endometriosis, or gynecologic malignancy may use THC, CBD, or a combination of both in an effort to treat their pain, research shows. A recent review in this area identified 16 studies published since 1990 that examined...

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Where is cannabis legal? A guide to all 50 states

Where is cannabis legal? A guide to all 50 states

Cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. even though the drug is banned under federal law. More Americans believe pot should be legal—68% according to the latest Gallup poll—and 18% of Americans now admit to using it, up from 10% in 2005.  The...

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UM opens new center for medical cannabis research

UM opens new center for medical cannabis research

The University of Mississippi announced Thursday, Jan. 20, the approval of a new center for medical cannabis research. The National Center for Cannabis Research and Education (NCCRE) will foster and conduct scientific research, data analysis, education and training on...

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Many marijuana vendors aim advertising at kids: Study

Many marijuana vendors aim advertising at kids: Study

Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. For the study, the researchers evaluated one year of publicly displayed posts on Facebook and Instagram...

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Colorado legislature tightens medical marijuana access

Colorado legislature tightens medical marijuana access

The Colorado state legislature has approved a bill that significantly restricts access to medical marijuana. If enacted, House Bill 1317 would specify a THC dosage amount and require new medical and mental health reviews for patients seeking medical marijuana...

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WSU establishes new center for cannabis research

WSU establishes new center for cannabis research

The Washington State University board of regents has voted to approve the establishment of an official research center on cannabis. The newly named Center for Cannabis Policy, Research and Outreach will involve nearly 100 scientists and faculty working on a range of...

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