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Cannabis Activism

DPA Statement On Proposed Trump Administration Rule To Require Drug Testing In Order To Receive Unemployment Benefits

Below is a statement from Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, in response to an attempt by the Trump Administration to require drug testing in order to receive unemployment benefits: “This latest push to require people seeking unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing is invasive, cruel, and [read more]

John Salley

Four-Time NBA Champion John Salley Joins Leading Edge Pharms As EVP Of Marketing

Leading Edge Pharms, Inc. (Leading Edge), a biotechnology company developing novel cannabinoid therapies and innovative delivery systems, announced today that former professional basketball player and cannabis advocate John Salley has been appointed as Executive Vice President of marketing, effective immediately. Salley will help Leading Edge market CANNAVERA®, its lineup of CBD-based topical pain and [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Delaware Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties For Juveniles

Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed legislation amending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws. Senate Bill 45 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses (up to one ounce) for those under the age of 21. Instead, juvenile offenders will face a fine-only civil penalty. Those [read more]

Marijuana Studies

Adolescent Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Structural Brain Changes In Adulthood Per Study

The use of cannabis during adolescence is not associated with structural brain differences in adulthood, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators from Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh assessed the impact of adolescent cannabis exposure on brain morphology in adulthood. Researchers tracked differing adolescent [read more]