Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization | NORML

BOSTON, MA — Members of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators have for the first time voted in favor of a resolution in support of decriminalizing marijuana. The NHCSL is a non-partisan group that represents the interests of Hispanic state lawmakers from all fifty states. The resolution states that federal cannabis criminalization is “unconstitutional” because it was initiated by “racist politicians” […]

Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization | The Daily Chronic

Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Patients Find Relief in Medical Marijuana

Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Patients Find Relief in Medical Marijuana | NORML

FORT COLLINS, CO — Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis report that cannabis effectively mitigates many of their symptoms, according to survey data published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Five hundred and ninety-five subjects responded to an online questionnaire hosted on the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpages. Respondents reported […]

Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Patients Find Relief in Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive

Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive | TJ Baker

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Advocates hoping to place an initiative on Utah’s midterm election ballot next year will officially launch their signature collection campaign on Thursday. The Utah Patients Coalition, backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, will kick off the signature collection campaign at a Thursday morning event at the Gallivan Center in Salt […]

Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive | The Daily Chronic

Court: Marijuana’s Schedule I Status Does Not Justify Workplace Discrimination Against State-Qualified Patients

Court: Marijuana’s Schedule I Status Does Not Justify Workplace Discrimination Against State-Qualified Patients | NORML

HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court judge has determined that marijuana’s illicit status under federal law does not preempt statewide protections explicitly prohibiting qualified medical cannabis patients from facing discrimination in the workplace. The defendant in the case, Bride Brook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, argued that marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug under the US Controlled […]

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws

SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws | Justin Strekal

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) has reintroduced the State Marijuana And Regulatory Tolerance (SMART) Enforcement Act (H.R. 3534). This bill prohibits state-sanctioned marijuana consumers and businesses from being prosecuted by the federal government. By a margin of more than 6 to 1, Americans say that individual states should be able to make their own laws governing […]

SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws | The Daily Chronic

No One Has Applied to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Arkansas (Yet)

No One Has Applied to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Arkansas (Yet) | TJ Baker

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Arkansas is halfway through the application period for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries for their fledgling medical marijuana program, and so far the total number of applications received is zero. While some naysayers could claim this shows little interest in the upcoming medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, a spokesperson for the state […]

No One Has Applied to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Arkansas (Yet) | The Daily Chronic

Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market

Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market | NORML

SANTA MONICA, CA — Herbal cannabis is far more popular among consumers than are plant-derived edibles or extracts, according to an analysis of retail sales data in Washington state. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and from the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica reviewed data from over 36 million separate retail cannabis transactions in Washington. Sales occurred […]

Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market | The Daily Chronic

New York Medical Marijuana Program Could Expand Under DOH Proposal

New York Medical Marijuana Program Could Expand Under DOH Proposal | Marijuana Policy Project

NEW YORK, NY — The New York State Department of Health has announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course […]

New York Medical Marijuana Program Could Expand Under DOH Proposal | The Daily Chronic

Utah 2018 Medical Marijuana Initiative Approved for Signature Gathering

Utah 2018 Medical Marijuana Initiative Approved for Signature Gathering | Marijuana Policy Project

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Utah Patients Coalition has received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. After holding 10 public hearings across the state and meeting with various state departments and stakeholders, Utah Patients Coalition will now proceed to collect the more than 113,000 […]

Utah 2018 Medical Marijuana Initiative Approved for Signature Gathering | The Daily Chronic

Study: Marijuana Users Have Lower Mortality Rates in Intensive Care

Study: Marijuana Users Have Lower Mortality Rates in Intensive Care | Paul Armentano

Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed the in-hospital […]

Study: Marijuana Users Have Lower Mortality Rates in Intensive Care | The Daily Chronic