Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director

Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced Tuesday it has hired Steve Hawkins to serve as its next executive director. The announcement comes after a months-long candidate search that included several exceptionally qualified candidates. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve Hawkins as the new executive […]

Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director | The Daily Chronic

North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot | NORML

BISMARK, ND — The North Dakota Secretary of State’s office confirmed Monday that activists have submitted more than enough signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot. The voter-initiated measure, organized by the grass-roots group Legalize North Dakota, legalizes the possession, use, and sale of cannabis, as well as the possession of marijuana paraphernalia, […]

North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot | The Daily Chronic

Study: Use of CBD Products for Health Becoming Widespread

Study: Use of CBD Products for Health Becoming Widespread | NORML

SAN DIEGO, CA — The use of cannabidiol (CBD) products for the treatment of either a specific health condition or for general well-being is becoming prevalent among the general public, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers at San Diego State University and at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon […]

Study: Use of CBD Products for Health Becoming Widespread | The Daily Chronic

Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado

Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado | NORML

AURORA, CO — The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students […]

Legal Marijuana Sales Have Not Increased Youth Access or Use in Colorado | The Daily Chronic

Oklahoma’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Rules Have Been Rescinded

Oklahoma’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Rules Have Been Rescinded | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation on Monday rescinding a series of restrictive amendments to the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law. Many of the amendments, which were previously signed into law by the Governor just weeks prior, had been characterized as unconstitutional by the state’s Attorney General. The newly codified rules lift the Health Department’s previously imposed ban on […]

Oklahoma’s Restrictive Medical Marijuana Rules Have Been Rescinded | The Daily Chronic

Study: Medical Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Workplace Fatalities

Study: Medical Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Workplace Fatalities | Paul Armentano

Medical cannabis access programs are associated with year-over-year declines in fatal workplace accidents, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Investigators with Montana State University, Colorado State University, and American University in Washington, DC assessed the relationship between the enactment of medical cannabis laws and workplace accidents between the years […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Fewer Workplace Fatalities | The Daily Chronic

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Re-election

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Re-election | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for reelection in Vermont. “Bernie has become one of the most outspoken and visible advocates for ending marijuana prohibition,” stated NORML PAC Executive Director Erik Altieri, “He has called for sensible drug policy […]

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Re-election | The Daily Chronic

Michigan Cop Jails 80-Year-Old Grandma Over Expired Medical Marijuana Card

Michigan Cop Jails 80-Year-Old Grandma Over Expired Medical Marijuana Card | Phillip Smith

A Clare County, Michigan, sheriff’s deputy arrested an 80-year-old grandmother for small-time medical marijuana possession after going to her home on an unrelated matter and smelling it. The grandma, Delores Saltzman, is a patient whose card had expired. She spent a night in jail and had to deal with a court case because the deputy’s […]

Michigan Cop Jails 80-Year-Old Grandma Over Expired Medical Marijuana Card | The Daily Chronic

Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization

Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Recently released data from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department shows that racial disparities in arrests for marijuana remain high, despite marijuana becoming legal for adult use in 2015. In 2017, 86% of arrestees were Black, despite the fact that Black residents make up only around 47% of the District’s population. […]

Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization | The Daily Chronic

Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult and Medical Use

Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult and Medical Use | Marijuana Policy Project

The Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult and medical use. It now heads back to the Senate, which approved a similar proposal in May. H.B. No. 20-178, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Deleon Guerrero (R-Saipan), was approved 18-1-1 in the House. A detailed overview of the […]

Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult and Medical Use | The Daily Chronic