New Jersey Governor Moves Forward with Medical Marijuana Reforms

New Jersey Governor Moves Forward with Medical Marijuana Reforms | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced a package of reforms to expand patients’ access to medical cannabis products. Among the reforms taking immediate effect: Patients diagnosed with the following conditions – anxiety, migraine, Tourette’s syndrome, and chronic and/or visceral pain – are now eligible for cannabis therapy. Physicians will no longer be mandated to […]

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries | NORML

BOSTON, MA — A history of marijuana use is associated with decreased in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing certain orthopedic surgeries, according to data published in the journal Substance Abuse. Investigators from Tufts University in Boston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham assessed the relationship between marijuana use and in-hospital mortality in a cohort of 9.5 million patients who […]

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries | The Daily Chronic

Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization

Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization | NORML

EUGENE, OR — The enactment of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to those in other states with […]

Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization | The Daily Chronic

Poll: Supermajority of Likely Voters Support Legal Medical Marijuana

Poll: Supermajority of Likely Voters Support Legal Medical Marijuana | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — More than two-thirds of self-identified Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are in favor of medical cannabis legalization, according to nationwide survey data compiled by the polling firm Fabrizio, Lee, and Associates. The poll reported that 77 percent of likely 2018 voters held favorable opinions toward marijuana medicalization. Among Democrats, 84 percent endorsed medical cannabis legalization. […]

Poll: Supermajority of Likely Voters Support Legal Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

New Jersey Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Program | Justin Strekal

TRENTON, NJ — In his ongoing effort to expand the Garden State’s medical marijuana program to be more patient-oriented, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) has made dramatic changes to the state’s regulatory program. We will begin the elimination of the requirement that doctors prescribing medical marijuana appear on a public registry, and transition to an optional listing […]

New Jersey Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Program | The Daily Chronic

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces Expansion of State Medicinal Marijuana Program

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces Expansion of State Medicinal Marijuana Program | Drug Policy Alliance

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced steps to expand New Jersey’s long-stalled Medicinal Marijuana Program. The Governor acted quickly after taking office, issuing an executive order mandating the Department of Health to review the program and make recommendations for improvement. The announcement today is the result of this executive order. The changes […]

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More California Counties Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions

More California Counties Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions | NORML

SACRAMENTO, CA — Officials in two additional California counties, Sonoma County (population 502,000) and Yolo County (population 213,000), have announced that they will proactively review and vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Sonoma county officials estimate that some 3,000 cases are eligible for either a sentence reduction or expungement. In Yolo County, the District Attorney’s Office has […]

More California Counties Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions | The Daily Chronic

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use | NORML

ST. LOUIS, MO — State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and are not linked to any uptick in youth cannabis use, according to data published by researchers affiliated with Washington University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators examined the impact […]

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use | The Daily Chronic

Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections

Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — In a blow to Attorney General Jeff Sessions anti-marijuana agenda, Congressional leadership included in the omnibus spending package language that was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), to prohibit the Department of Justice and its affiliated agencies from prosecuting state-lawful and compliant medical marijuana systems, businesses, and patients. Originally known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, it explicitly […]

Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections | The Daily Chronic

St Louis: Minor Marijuana Possession Offenses Reduced to $25 Fine

St Louis: Minor Marijuana Possession Offenses Reduced to $25 Fine | NORML

ST. LOUIS, MO — City lawmakers in St. Louis have approved municipal legislation reducing minor marijuana possession offenses to a $25 fine-only violation. The new policy took effect immediately after being signed into law by Mayor Lyda Krewson. Under the policy, cannabis possession offenses involving up to 35 grams are classified as a municipal violation, punishable by no […]

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