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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.27)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.27)

A study finds marijuana may lower opiate overdose rates, a California appeals court decision is good news for dispensary operators, Connecticut gets its first dispensary, and more....
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

As we’ve reported previously, three cities in Maine could be voting this November on initiatives that would direct local police not to arrest adults age 21 and over...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has finally returned home after spending just over 4 ½ years in US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over the...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Over the weekend, one of the most popular newspapers in Oregon lent its support to Measure 91, which would make marijuana legal for adults in the state. Voters will decide...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Marijuana use by newly married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, according to data published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
Regulations in California Will Have to Wait, Again

Regulations in California Will Have to Wait, Again

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee held SB 1262 (Correa/Ammiano) in committee on August 15, meaning the bill will not proceed to the floor for a vote or...
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August 22, 2014
08/22/2014
Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

014 Earlier today, the Democratic Party of Oregon came out in support of Measure 91, which would legalize and regulate the adult use, cultivation, and sale of...
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August 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.20)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.20)

014 There will be no medical marijuana initiative in Oklahoma this year, Jeb Bush comes out against Florida’s medical marijuana initiative, San Diego patients are trying a...
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August 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Public Funds Paying for “Educational Tour” Against Oregon Marijuana Initiative

Public Funds Paying for “Educational Tour” Against Oregon Marijuana Initiative

014 Proponents of Measure 91, which would make marijuana legal for adults in Oregon and regulate cultivation and retail sales, are up in arms at the discovery that federal funds are being...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Alaska Marijuana Initiative Trails in Poll

Alaska Marijuana Initiative Trails in Poll

The people trying to legalize marijuana in Alaska are in for a tough battle, if the most recent Public Policy Polling survey is any indicator. That poll, taken at...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
South Portland City Council Places Measure on November Ballot That Would Make Marijuana Possession Legal for Adults

South Portland City Council Places Measure on November Ballot That Would Make Marijuana Possession Legal for Adults

The South Portland City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place a measure on the November ballot that would make private marijuana possession legal for adults within...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients

Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients

The administration of a single dose of whole-plant cannabis via a thermal-metered inhaler is effective and well tolerated among patients suffering from neuropathy (nerve pain), according to...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanians Support Reforming State’s Marijuana Laws

Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanians Support Reforming State’s Marijuana Laws

Nearly seven out of ten Pennsylvania voters believe that marijuana should be legal for either medicinal or recreational use, according to the results of a statewide survey released by...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

A controversial bill that would have imposed statewide regulations on California’s multi-billion dollar medical marijuana industry died yesterday in Sacramento. The bill, Senate Bill 1262, was blocked by...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.13)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.13)

California’s controversial medical marijuana regulation bill is going down to the wire, Delaware will soon see its first dispensary, Guam will vote on a medical marijuana initiative...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Delaware Officials Announce First Medical Marijuana Compassion Center

Delaware Officials Announce First Medical Marijuana Compassion Center

After more than three years and numerous delays, Delaware’s first pilot medical marijuana dispensary has finally been approved! On Monday, August 11, the Department of Health and Social Services finalized...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Private Consumption Of Cannabis Should Be Legal

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Private Consumption Of Cannabis Should Be Legal

Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that adults ought to legally be able to consume cannabis in the privacy of one’s own home, according to results of a...
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August 13, 2014
08/13/2014
Washington: Retail Marijuana Sales Total Nearly $4 Million In First Month

Washington: Retail Marijuana Sales Total Nearly $4 Million In First Month

Washington state-licensed marijuana retailers sold an estimated $3.8 million in cannabis products in July, the first month during which such sales were allowed under state law. The sales are estimated to...
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