Oklahoma to Vote Tuesday on Patient-Centric Medical Marijuana Plan

Oklahoma to Vote Tuesday on Patient-Centric Medical Marijuana Plan | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma voters will decide on Tuesday on State Question 788 – a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients. Under the proposed plan, licensed medical marijuana patients may cultivate up to six mature plants, and may possess personal use quantities of marijuana flowers, edibles, or infused concentrates. Republican […]

Oklahoma to Vote Tuesday on Patient-Centric Medical Marijuana Plan | The Daily Chronic

Canada Will Legalize Marijuana Nationwide on October 17, 2018

Canada Will Legalize Marijuana Nationwide on October 17, 2018 | Phillip Smith

With final approval by the Senate Tuesday night, the Canadian parliament has legalized marijuana. That makes Canada the second country to legalize marijuana (after Uruguay), with what will be the world’s second-largest legal marijuana market (after California). Canada also becomes the first G7 country to free the weed. While nine US states and the District […]

Canada Will Legalize Marijuana Nationwide on October 17, 2018 | The Daily Chronic

Record High: 68% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds

Record High: 68% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll. Majorities of Democrats (77 percent), Independents (62 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back legalization. The results of […]

Record High: 68% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Finds | The Daily Chronic

New York Health Commissioner Advocates for Adult Use Legalization, Medical Cannabis Expansion

New York Health Commissioner Advocates for Adult Use Legalization, Medical Cannabis Expansion | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — New York state health commissioner Howard Zucker announced on Monday that a forthcoming report by his office will recommend lawmakers legalize and regulate the possession and sale of marijuana by adults. Speaking at a press conference, he announced that the Health Department has concluded that “a regulated, legal marijuana program [ought […]

New York Health Commissioner Advocates for Adult Use Legalization, Medical Cannabis Expansion | The Daily Chronic

Study: Medical Marijuana Access Not Associated With Greater Prevalence of Cannabis-Positive Drivers

Study: Medical Marijuana Access Not Associated With Greater Prevalence of Cannabis-Positive Drivers | NORML

ATLANTA, GA — The enactment of medical cannabis laws is not independently associated with a significant uptick in drug prevalence among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. An investigator with Georgia State University assessed the relationship between the passage of medical marijuana access laws and the prevalence of fatally-injured drivers testing […]

Study: Medical Marijuana Access Not Associated With Greater Prevalence of Cannabis-Positive Drivers | The Daily Chronic

Texas GOP Adopts Marijuana Reforms to Party’s Platform

Texas GOP Adopts Marijuana Reforms to Party’s Platform | NORML

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Delegates for the Texas Republican Party have adopted a series of legislative priorities specific to reforming marijuana policies. Delegates voted overwhelmingly to approve the new policy positions at the party’s annual convention. Specifically, the Party acknowledged support for changing state law so that marijuana possession is treated as a civil rather than as a criminal […]

Texas GOP Adopts Marijuana Reforms to Party’s Platform | The Daily Chronic

NORML Releases Comprehensive Report Summarizing Local Decriminalization Laws

NORML Releases Comprehensive Report Summarizing Local Decriminalization Laws | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Even though recreational marijuana remains criminalized in a majority of US states, more and more municipalities are moving ahead with local laws decriminalizing the possession of cannabis within city limits. For the first time, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has released a comprehensive breakdown of these citywide and countywide decriminalization […]

NORML Releases Comprehensive Report Summarizing Local Decriminalization Laws | The Daily Chronic

Poll: Record Percentage of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Poll: Record Percentage of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana | Erik Altieri

Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll. Majorities of Democrats (77 percent), Independents (62 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back legalization. The results of a […]

Poll: Record Percentage of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

Canada Becomes Second Country in the World – and First G-20 Nation – to Legalize Marijuana

Canada Becomes Second Country in the World – and First G-20 Nation – to Legalize Marijuana | Drug Policy Alliance

Last night, the Canadian Senate approved The Cannabis Act, making Canada the second country in the world to legally regulate all aspects of the marijuana market – including production, sale and consumption – following Uruguay’s historic move to do so in 2013. The bill has already passed the House of Commons and has the support of Prime […]

Canada Becomes Second Country in the World – and First G-20 Nation – to Legalize Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado Still Has Not Increased Since Legalization: Report

Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado Still Has Not Increased Since Legalization: Report | Marijuana Policy Project

DENVER — A new federal report shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado have still not increased since voters decided to end marijuana prohibition in 2012 and start regulating it similarly to alcohol for adult use. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found 19.6 percent […]

Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado Still Has Not Increased Since Legalization: Report | The Daily Chronic