Oregon Legislature
Marijuana Legalization

Oregon: Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 Is About Civil Rights

Nearly 10 years after opening the first cannabis cafe in the United States, Oregon NORML (ornorml.org) executive director Madeline Martinez is appealing directly to legislators in Salem to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) that would finally legalize her trademark business, The World Famous Cannabis Cafe. Martinez, the only Latina on [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Baltimore State’s Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday her office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases, regardless of the amount or the individual’s criminal history. Statement from Olivia Naugle, legislative coordinator for the Marijuana Policy Project: “We applaud State’s Attorney Mosby for making the fair and just decision to no longer [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Study: CBD-Dominant Cannabis Oil Safe And Effective In Autistic Patients

The administration of plant-derived cannabis extracts is effective and well-tolerated in patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to data published in the journal Scientific Reports. Israeli investigators assessed the safety and efficacy of the daily administration of CBD-enriched cannabis oil (consisting of 30 percent CBD and 1.5 percent THC) in a cohort of [read more]

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Marijuana Business

California Regulators Finalize Rules Permitting Cannabis Home Deliveries

State regulators gave final approval last week to regulations governing the commercial sale of cannabis, including rules permitting its home delivery. Under the plan, licensed businesses will be able to home deliver cannabis to adults — including those who reside in localities that have otherwise prohibited retail cannabis sales. An estimated 390 of the states 482 [read more]