The North Carolina General Assembly Votes to Approve Medical Marijuana

The approval of marijuana for recreational or medical use is always exciting new information for cannabis advocates. The North Carolina General Assembly has delivered another good news with its support of medical marijuana in the state.  The State’s Judiciary Committee first received testimony on the proposed approval the week prior…

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Approve Changes to Medical Marijuana Regulations

Pennsylvania lawmakers approved legislation last week that makes temporary changes to the state’s medical marijuana program enacted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic permanent under state law. The measure, House Bill 1024, also adopts recommendations from the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board for new regulations that govern the program. A…

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Eastern Cherokee Tribal Council Votes To Approve And Legalize Medical Marijuana

The tribal council for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians voted on Thursday to approve an ordinance that legalizes medical marijuana on tribal lands. The vote applies to the tribe’s lands known as the Qualla Boundary, which covers 100 square miles over five counties in western North Carolina. Cannabis is…

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New Jersey Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Recreational Cannabis

On Tuesday evening, New Jersey voters approved Public Question 1—ending a three-year effort to approve adult-use cannabis in the state. New Jersey was one of four states—along with Arizona, Montana and South Dakota—to approve an adult-use cannabis bill on election night November 3. With 63 percent of precincts reporting, nearly…

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Oregon Voters Approve Landmark Drug Policy Reforms

Voters in Oregon made history on Tuesday with the passage of two landmark initiatives aimed at reversing the tide of the War on Drugs. Although votes remain to be counted, Measure 109, a proposal to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin, and Measure 110, which decriminalizes possession of all drugs,…

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Oklahoma Is The 30th State To Approve Medical Cannabis

Oklahoma Is The 30th State To Approve Medical Cannabis Oklahoma voters have just approved the State Question 788, the measure which has officially made it the 30th state in the country to legalize medical marijuana. The ballot, which passed 56-44, will finally permit doctors to recommend cannabis use for medical…

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THC Shown To Strengthen Opiate Effects For Terminally Ill: Would You Approve?

THC Shown To Strengthen Opiate Effects For Terminally Ill: Would You Approve? The impact of the current opioid crisis has become too loud to ignore. At the rate we’re going, there are 175 Americans dying each day from opioids alone. In 2016, opioid deaths were up 21%, killing more people…

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Americans strongly oppose enforcement of federal marijuana laws, few approve of Jeff Sessions: new Quinnipiac poll

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 11:06 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Voters overwhelmingly oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreation marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. By a margin of 70 – 23…

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