Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border

Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | Justin Strekal

Following Canada’s decision to become the first country in North America to legalize the use and retail sale of cannabis, the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency published a memorandum affirming that those Canadians either involved or invested in the legal cannabis industry may be barred admission into the United States. The […]

Demand Protection for Cannabis Consumers at the Canadian Border | The Daily Chronic

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | Kate Zawidzki

The Marijuana Control Board will hear public testimony next Wednesday, December 19 from supporters and opponents of proposed rules allowing regulated, on-site cannabis consumption. While it is legal for adults 21 and over to purchase cannabis, it is illegal to consume it in most locations outside a private residence. This is a catch-22 for the […]

Alaska: Public Hearing Next Week to Discuss Allowing On-Site Cannabis Consumption | The Daily Chronic

Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill

Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed legislation that legalizes industrial hemp, the H.R. 2, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 87-13 and the House by a margin of 369-47. The legislation is still awaiting the president’s signature to become law. […]

Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill | The Daily Chronic

Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York

Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York | Mary Kruger

How much cannabis do you consume? How much do you pay for your cannabis? How much extra would you pay for cannabis delivery? How often do you share your cannabis with friends? New York State plans to legalize cannabis for adult-use with the 2019 Budget in April. The time is NOW to make your voice […]

Take This Short Survey to Help Shape Marijuana Policy in New York | The Daily Chronic

Revised Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Reintroduced in the Senate Today

Revised Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Reintroduced in the Senate Today | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) intends to file a new version of criminal justice reform legislation, the Senator announced on Wednesday. The news came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday that the Senate will take up criminal justice reform legislation. “This compromise legislation is far from perfect, but […]

Revised Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Reintroduced in the Senate Today | The Daily Chronic

Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People

Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People | Paul Armentano

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Marijuana use by young people is not predictive of later conduct problems, such as school truancy or theft, according to data published in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the Netherlands assessed the long-term association between self-reported marijuana use and conduct problems in a cohort of 364 racially and […]

Study: Marijuana Use Not Positively Associated With Conduct Problems in Young People | The Daily Chronic

Oregon Initiative Seeks to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms in 2020

Oregon Initiative Seeks to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms in 2020 | Phillip Smith

An initiative that would decriminalize most psilocybin offenses and open the door to regulated production and therapeutic use of the psychedelic substance in Oregon is moving forward. Late last month, the secretary of state approved ballot title language for the Oregon Psilocybin Service Initiative. The next step is a signature-gathering drive to qualify the measure for the 2020 […]

Oregon Initiative Seeks to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms in 2020 | The Daily Chronic

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy | Kevin Mahmalji

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught possessing and/or consuming marijuana onsite, everyone living in the property was at risk of being evicted. Fortunately, in 2014 the Obama Administration amended this policy to no […]

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy | The Daily Chronic

Study: Crackdowns on Heroin, Pain Pills Gave Rise to Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic

Study: Crackdowns on Heroin, Pain Pills Gave Rise to Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic | Phillip Smith

A new report on illicit US drug markets from researchers at the University of San Francisco has found that that the spread of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths last year alone, is tied to enforcement-driven shortages of heroin and prescription opioids, as well simple economics for drug distributors — not because […]

Study: Crackdowns on Heroin, Pain Pills Gave Rise to Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic | The Daily Chronic

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law | NORML

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill, House Bill 3001, into law that same day. The new law, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, takes immediate effect. The former law, Proposition 2, was approved by 53 percent of voters on November […]

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Cannabis Law | The Daily Chronic