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Medical Marijuana

UM School Of Pharmacy Launches Nation’s First Master’s In Medical Cannabis Science And Therapeutics

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has launched a new Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research in the field, and develop well-informed medical cannabis policy. Based at [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

Oregon Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords From Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 970, prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions. The measure states that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant’s “status as a medical marijuana patient” or whether they have a “conviction based [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

Arizona Governor Signs Law Mandating Quality Control Testing For Medical Cannabis Products

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation into law amending the state’s medical cannabis access program. Senate Bill 1494 requires that all medical marijuana products sold in licensed dispensaries be independently lab tested by November 1, 2020. Testing labs must be accredited and must have no financial relationship with any dispensaries. The [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

U.S. House Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana States

Today, the House of Representatives voted 267 to 165 in favor of the bipartisan Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton amendment, named for Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Tom McClintock (R-CA), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). “This is the most significant vote on marijuana reform policy that the House of Representatives has ever taken,” said NORML Political Director [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Pain Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Initiation of Medical Cannabis Per Study

Chronic pain patients typically decrease their daily intake of opioids following their enrollment in a state-sanctioned medical cannabis access program, according to data published in the journal Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Investigators from HealthEast Care Systems, a non-profit health care provider, assessed the use of opioids and benzodiazepines in 77 intractable pain patients newly [read more]