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Marijuana Legalization

Ohio 2018 Marijuana Legalization Initiative Details Released

Next year is going to be a big year for marijuana reform. Oklahoma is already voting on medical marijuana in 2018 and will hopefully be joined by Utah and Missouri. Michigan is going to likely be voting on adult-use legalization, and Vermont and New Jersey are poised to legalize cannabis […]

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Cannabis Culture

Marijuana-Related Gift Ideas For Christmas 2017

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Perhaps it’s because growing up I associated it with getting toys, or perhaps it’s because I have an above-average love for Christmas comedy films. These days I always look forward to Christmas because most people I know gift me cannabis. […]

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Medical Marijuana

New York State Announces New Medical Marijuana Regulations

The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of regulations for adoption that will improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations. These regulations, which will go into effect on December 27, 2017, allow for the sale of additional medical marijuana products, an […]

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Medical Marijuana

Why Medical Marijuana Reform Is Not Enough For Pro Sports Leagues

A big push has been underway to try to reform cannabis policies in professional sports leagues. Current and retired NFL players have been lobbying hard to try to convince the league to allow players to use medical cannabis under certain conditions. The same can be said about current and retired NBA […]

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Medical Marijuana

Michigan’s Marijuana/Opioid Connection Becomes National Case Study

Americans for Safe Access, a national medical marijuana patient advocacy group, on Thursday released a paper on the opioid crisis and how cannabis medicines can help break the addiction cycle in prescription pain medication abuse. The paper uses Michigan as a case study of the effectiveness of the state’s medical marijuana program […]

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Global Drug War

Today Is Human Rights Day

By David Borden This Sunday, December 10, is the UN Human Rights Day, with the week being marked by observances and events around the world. UN agencies have made significant progress in recognizing the impact of drug policies and human rights, and our own efforts for the 2016 “UN General Assembly Special Session […]

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Medical Marijuana

Michigan: MMFLA Licensing Board Schedule 2018

The Licensing Board for Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) has announced their 2018 meeting schedule. The Licensing Board last met on November 28. There were no Emergency Rules to discuss, no old business and no applications to review. It was a brief affair. There will be no Board […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Will Ohio Legalize Marijuana In 2018?

Ohio voted on marijuana legalization in 2015. The initiative, backed by an organization called ResponsibleOhio, failed by a vote of 64% to 36%. ResponsibleOhio poured over $20 million dollars into the campaign effort, which was the most profit-motivated legalization initiative to ever make a state ballot. After the initiative’s defeat […]