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Marijuana Legalization

Kentucky: Jefferson County To No Longer Prosecute Low-Level Cannabis Violations

Low-level marijuana possession violations will no longer be prosecuted in Jefferson County (population: 771,000), according to statements made by County Attorney Mike O’Connell. He cited research identifying racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests as a reason for instituting the change in policy. “For me to truly be a minister of justice, I cannot sit [read more]

Marijuana Studies

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Fewer Complications In Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

A history of cannabis use is associated with fewer complications among patients hospitalized for ulcerative colitis (UC), according to data published in the journal Medicine. Investigators from the John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore and the Digestive Disease Institute in Cleveland compared the prevalence of UC complications during hospitalization in [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

Expanded Protections For Oklahoma Cannabis Patients Take Effect

Legislation takes effect Friday expanding protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients. House Bill 2612, which was signed into law in March, will go into effect on Friday, August 30. It strengthens patient protections by explicitly stipulating that registered cannabis consumers may not be denied public assistance, access to firearms, or certain types [read more]

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Marijuana Events

Cannabis Sustainability Symposium To Recognize Industry Trailblazers With First-Ever Cannabis Sustainability Award

The Cannabis Certification Council (CCC), Cannabis Sustainability Work Group and partners are pleased to announce the inaugural Cannabis Sustainability Awards to be held at the fourth annual Cannabis Sustainability Symposium on Oct. 4, 2019 in Denver.  The Cannabis Sustainability Awards are a new and unique opportunity for cannabis businesses to be internationally [read more]

Marijuana Science

DEA Announces Plan To Promulgate Regulations For The Approval Of New Cannabis Cultivation Facility Licenses

According to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, the Drug Enforcement Administration has filed a notice in the Federal Register of its intention to promulgate regulations that govern the growing of cannabis for scientific and medical research under DEA registration. This announcement comes just days before a court deadline [read more]

Marijuana Legalization

Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights Need For Further Cannabis Regulation, Not Criminalization

Remarks made today by the United States Surgeon General highlighting “the importance of protecting our nation from the health risks of marijuana use in adolescents and during pregnancy” fail to acknowledge the role that a regulated market can play in mitigating the use of cannabis by potentially high-risk populations. States NORML’s Executive Director [read more]