New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion

New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion | NORML

SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico’s Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher has agreed to proposed changes in the state’s medical cannabis law that would permit patients with obstructive sleep apnea to access marijuana; but she rejected calls to expand access to patients with other debilitating conditions, including Tourette’s syndrome (TS) and opioid dependency. “I cannot say with any degree of […]

New Mexico Health Secretary Balks at Medical Marijuana Expansion | The Daily Chronic

Republicans Are Playing Dirty in Their Bid to Stop North Dakota’s Legal Pot Initiative

Republicans Are Playing Dirty in Their Bid to Stop North Dakota’s Legal Pot Initiative | Phillip Smith

As North Dakotans prepare to head to the polls in November to vote on the Measure 3 marijuana legalization initiative, they rely on their state government to come up with an estimate of what it will cost taxpayers. It’s not just this initiative—state law mandates that voters be informed of the potential budgetary impacts of any measure […]

Republicans Are Playing Dirty in Their Bid to Stop North Dakota’s Legal Pot Initiative | The Daily Chronic

NORML Endorses Utah’s Medical Marijuana “Proposition 2”

NORML Endorses Utah’s Medical Marijuana “Proposition 2” | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has endorsed Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which regulates the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients who possess a physician’s recommendation. Seventy-seven percent of adults express support for the law change, according to statewide polling data compiled in March. […]

NORML Endorses Utah’s Medical Marijuana “Proposition 2” | The Daily Chronic

MPP Endorses North Dakota Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

MPP Endorses North Dakota Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for Adults | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced Wednesday it is endorsing Measure 3, the initiative to legalize marijuana for adults in North Dakota and expunge past marijuana-related convictions. MPP is the nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, and it played leading roles in the successful legalization initiative efforts in Colorado, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, […]

MPP Endorses North Dakota Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana for Adults | The Daily Chronic

Will Denver Be the First Place in America to Legalize Magic Mushrooms?

Will Denver Be the First Place in America to Legalize Magic Mushrooms? | Phillip Smith

Denver could essentially legalize psychedelic mushrooms by next spring if a group of local activists has its way. But they have a few hurdles to overcome first. This week, members of Denver for Psilocybin handed in to city officials a pair of municipal initiatives aimed at removing penalties for possessing and consuming the fungi, which contain the […]

Will Denver Be the First Place in America to Legalize Magic Mushrooms? | The Daily Chronic

Percentage of Adults Consuming Cannabis Rising

Percentage of Adults Consuming Cannabis Rising | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Approximately one in seven US adults acknowledge having consumed cannabis within the past year, according to data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A team of investigators from the University of California and Columbia University in New York assessed cannabis use patterns in a nationally representative sample of 16,280 US adults. Overall, 14.6 […]

Percentage of Adults Consuming Cannabis Rising | The Daily Chronic

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry?

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry? | Phillip Smith

Legal marijuana is a growth industry. Medical marijuana is legal in 30 states and full-on legalization in nine, with more states set to join the green revolution this fall. New Jersey could become the next legalization state sometime in the next few weeks, and Election Day could see two more medical marijuana states (Utah and […]

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry? | The Daily Chronic

Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets

Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets | NORML

Consumers generally believe that cannabis sold in legal markets is “superior” to that available on the black market, and are willing to pay a premium for it, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Canada and the United States assessed adults’ opinions with regard to the impact of cannabis pricing on […]

Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets | The Daily Chronic

Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms

Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms | NORML

LONDON — Cannabis smoke exposure, even long-term, is not positively associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, or irreversible airway damage, according to a literature review published in the journal Breathe. British researchers reviewed nearly 20 observational studies assessing cannabis inhalation and lung health, involving over 25,000 subjects. Investigators reported that the available literature fails to support […]

Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms | The Daily Chronic

NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market

NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market | NORML

NORML staff today responded to reports that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will enforce a federal policy denying entry into the United States any individual involved Canada’s burgeoning marijuana market. Under the policy, US officials are to bar entry to Canadians who acknowledge having consumed marijuana at any time in their past, as well as those who are […]

NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market | The Daily Chronic