Sha’Carri Richardson Suspension Criticized by White House and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Advocates and government organizations alike continue to ramp up support of Sha’Carri Richardson, a young Olympic runner who was disqualified from the American team because she tested positive for cannabis in a drug screening. Not only has Richardson spoken up about the situation openly and took responsibility for breaking the…

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Confidence Interval: Will Marijuana Be Legal Everywhere In The U.S. By 2024? l FiveThirtyEight

It’s another episode of Confidence Interval, where we make a persuasive case for a hot take we’ve been hearing … and then reveal how confident we really feel about the idea. Here, senior writer Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux makes the case that marijuana won’t be federally legalized in the next four years,…

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Hawaii Reps Vote "Yes" As Cannabis MORE Act Passes U.S. House (Dec. 6, 2020)

WASHINGTON D.C. – A bill ending cannabis criminalization passed the U.S. House on Friday by a 228 to 164 vote, with both Hawai?i representatives in support. A synthesized voice was utilized to create the text-to-voice version of this news story. The original article is here on Big Island Video News:…

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Study Shows Cannabis is Becoming a Less Divisive Issue in the U.S.

If there’s one thing all Americans can agree on right now, it’s how divided we are on most of the major issues in the nation. However, despite this significant divide, there is another thing that both sides can apparently agree on: cannabis.  While it’s still clear that a democratic presidential…

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Family missing from Thornton is found crossing the U.S. border into Mexico

Parents and a toddler missing from Thornton have been found crossing the U.S. border into Mexico. Reported missing on Wednesday, the family is “safe and unharmed,” said Matt Barnes, a police spokesman. Missing Thornton Family Update. Preliminary details,the family of three has been located at the Mexico and California border.…

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U.S. leads in cannabis innovation, but cedes global market to Canada

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News DENVER — In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air. LivWell releases three types of insects to clear the plants of unwanted…

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First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to a news release. “Because these…

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Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found, in a study to be released on Thursday, that traffic accidents are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.…

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