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Marijuana Legalization

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced today two landmark bipartisan marijuana bills. Introduced was The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances list and allow states the freedom to regulate marijuana as they choose, without federal interference. In the previous Congress, [read more]

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Marijuana Business

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 200,000 Full-Time Workers

The state-licensed cannabis industry gained over 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com. Commenting on the new findings, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “The federal government needs to deschedule marijuana to allow [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

San Francisco District Attorney’s Office To Expunge Over 9,000 Past Marijuana Convictions

The Office of the San Francisco District Attorney has announced that it will automatically expunge over 9,000 marijuana-related convictions. Last February, city officials announced efforts to proactively review and vacate past marijuana-related crimes. To date, the office has sealed several thousand cases and is taking actions to resentence an estimated 5,000 additional felony cases. On [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Study: Children With Autism Possess Decreased Endocannabinoid Levels

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) possess lower levels of endogenous cannabinoids than do matched controls, according to data published in the journal Molecular Autism. Israeli researchers compared endocannabinoid serum levels in 93 patients with ASD versus controls. They reported “substantially lower” serum levels of the primary endocannabinoid anandamide, as well as its related [read more]