Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

WASHINGTON: The enactment of state laws regulating adult marijuana use is associated with an increase in crime clearance rates, according to data published in the journal Police Quarterly. Clearance rates are calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are ‘cleared’ (charges are filed) by the total number of crimes reported. Criminologists at Washington State University assessed crime clearance rates Read the full article…

Update On Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient And Caregiver Registry

Update on Ohio MMJ Patient and caregiver registry

OHIO: The Board of Pharmacy is responsible for creating the state’s medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry. The registry is key to a patient-centered and safe program. The patient and caregiver registry is developed and tested. The affirmative defense was established in House Bill 523, legislation that created the state’s medical marijuana program. Once the Read the full article…

Statement From FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb On Researching Medical Uses Of Cannabis

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of conducting proper research to prove safe and effective medical uses for the active chemicals in marijuana and its components

By Scott Gottlieb, MD DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Over the past decade, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies derived from marijuana and its components. Proponents of “medical marijuana” advertised its uses for a wide number of medical conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety – just to name Read the full article…

Murphy Administration Seeking Up To Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access To Medicinal Marijuana

Murphy Administration Seeking Up to Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access to Medicinal Marijuana

NEW JERSEY: The Murphy Administration today announced it is seeking up to six new applicants to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries — two each in the northern, central and southern regions of New Jersey. “We look forward to the opening of six new dispensaries so we can ensure that all qualifying patients who want access to Read the full article…

North Dakota: Advocates Turn In Signatures For 2018 Adult Use Initiative

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NORTH DAKOTA: Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota on Monday turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 of those signatures in order to qualify the measure for the Read the full article…

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Temporary ID Cards Will be Available for Certified Patients to Purchase Products More Quickly NEW YORK:  The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Effective immediately, registered practitioners may certify patients to use medical Read the full article…

Mother of Terminally Ill Daughter Sues Governor to Invalidate Cannabis Advertising Laws

Meagan’s suit alleges that these laws, in combination with existing policy from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) have created a situation that makes it impossible for her to locate a reliable, legal source of medicine for her daughter, including preventing her from finding free product for her ailing daughter.

WASHINGTON: The mother of a terminally ill child is suing Washington Governor Inslee over the unconstitutional restrictions on cannabis advertising. Meagan Holt depends upon cannabis to save her daughter’s life. Her daughter, Maddie, is diagnosed with Zellweger syndrome and suffers from seizures that have left Maddie blind, deaf, and terminally ill. The suit alleges Washington’s Read the full article…

Indiana Judge Says No To Cannabis As Sacrament; First Church Of Cannabis Will Appeal

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By Neal Smith, Chairman Indiana NORML INDIANA: Marion County Superior Court Judge Lynch has ruled that the First Church of Cannabis may not use Cannabis as a sacrament, based on a false report issued by a federal agency. The Church maintains that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed the Indiana General Assembly in 2015, the Church Read the full article…

Vermont: Adult Use Marijuana Law Enacted

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VERMONT: Legislation permitting adults to legally possess and grow set quantities of cannabis for their own personal use took effect on Sunday, July 1. Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state to enact legalization via an Read the full article…

VA Policy On Medical Marijuana And Veterans

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 The VA Medical Cannabis Act of 2018 is not yet the law of the land. So what is the official VA policy on veterans using cannabis? DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As more states consider authorizing the medical use of marijuana, there has been a growing number of voices among the veteran community urging the Department of Veterans Read the full article…