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Minnesota Patients With Autism and Sleep Apnea Now Qualify for Medical Marijuana

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Minnesota Patients With Autism and Sleep Apnea Now Qualify for Medical Marijuana | Kate Zawidzki

Late last year, the Minnesota Department of Health approved adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under state law, the additions take effect the following summer. Starting on July 1, 2018, patients with a doctor’s certification and either of those conditions could begin registering for the program. They can start accessing […]

Minnesota Patients With Autism and Sleep Apnea Now Qualify for Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

 

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Rhode Island Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

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Rhode Island Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law | Paul Armentano

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island’s Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo has signed legislation permitting those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. House Bill 8355/S. 2447 allows those with past convictions for crimes involving the possession of less than one ounce of cannabis to petition the court to seek an order of expungement. It states, “[W]here the […]

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Advocates Question Police Tactics That Led to Man’s Death Over Small Marijuana Grow

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Advocates Question Police Tactics That Led to Man’s Death Over Small Marijuana Grow | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) questions the excessive use of force used by Pennsylvania law enforcement, whose pursuit of a man suspected of growing a small amount of marijuana outdoors ultimately led to his death. The body of a suspect in the case, Pennsylvania resident Gregory A. Longenecker, was found earlier this […]

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Restrictive Changes to Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Restrictive Changes to Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed into law emergency regulations amending State Question 788 — the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law. The changes, approved Tuesday in a 5 to 4 vote by directors at the Department of Health, seek to severely limit patients’ access to a wide range of cannabis products. Specifically, the new provisions prohibit the […]

Oklahoma Governor Signs Restrictive Changes to Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic

 

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Medical Marijuana Access Leads to Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Access Leads to Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with significant reductions in prescription opioid use among Medicaid enrollees, according to just-published data in the journal Addiction. Investigators with the University of California at San Diego assessed the relationship between medical cannabis legalization and opioid use among Medicaid enrollees over a period of 21 years (1993 to 2014). […]

Medical Marijuana Access Leads to Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

 

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New York State-Commissioned Study Calls for Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use

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New York State-Commissioned Study Calls for Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use | NORML

A state-commissioned study released Thursday by the New York Department of Health recommends replacing cannabis criminalization with a policy of adult use legalization. The 74-page study, entitled “Assessment of the Potential Impact of Regulated Marijuana in New York State,” acknowledges the following: “Regulating marijuana can reduce opioid use;” “Regulating marijuana may lead to a reduction in the […]

New York State-Commissioned Study Calls for Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use | The Daily Chronic

 

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More Senior Citizens Are Using Marijuana Than Ever Before

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More Senior Citizens Are Using Marijuana Than Ever Before | NORML

Older Americans are using cannabis more frequently than ever before, according to a review of demographic data published in the journal Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. A pair of investigators at the University of Florida reviewed 18 peer-reviewed studies published between the years 2000 and 2017 evaluating marijuana use patterns among those ages 50 and older. They reported that […]

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Oklahoma Board of Health Restricts Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law

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Oklahoma Board of Health Restricts Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law | Kate Zawidzki

On June 26, 57% of Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788 — a broad medical marijuana initiative that required swift implementation. The Department of Health had been working for three months on regulations in case the initiative passed and swiftly released draft emergency regulations. MPP and many other advocates and patients submitted comments raising concerns, […]

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Miami, Cleveland to host cannabis industry caucuses

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As the legal marijuana industry heads into the second half of 2018 on a wave of progress at both the state and federal levels, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will host a pair of Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses Tuesday, July 17— one in Miami and one in Cleveland on the same day and time, at 6:30 pm. The […]

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When marijuana is legal in Canada, Americans are expected to flock. But the border, and US law, stands in the way.

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BLAINE, Wash. - Recreational marijuana has been legal here in Washington state since 2014. Adults just a few miles away in Canada also will be able to legally buy and smoke marijuana for pleasure starting in October.

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