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Marijuana Business

NCIA Calls On Congress To Regulate Cannabis In Response To Reports Of Vaping-Related Illnesses

In recent weeks, a growing number of respiratory illness cases associated with nicotine or cannabis vaporizer (vape) cartridges have been reported, leading to increasing concern among cannabis vape cartridge consumers, regulators, and medical experts. As of early this week, more than 450 cases have been reported nationwide, including six fatal [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

D.C. City Council Approves Workplace Protections For Medical Cannabis Patients

District council members have enacted legislation — Act Number A23-0114: The Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Temporary Amendment Act — to protect qualified patients from workplace discrimination. The Act states, “A public employer may not refuse to hire, terminate from employment, penalize, fail to promote, or otherwise take adverse employment [read more]

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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]

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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]