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Many Ohio doctors find Medical Marijuana is effective for cancer and pain
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COLUMBUS - Most Ohio doctors who can recommend medical marijuana say they were satisfied with the drug’s effectiveness in treating patients with pain, cancer, fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new State Medical Board of Ohio survey. The survey found 59.4% of participants were satisfied with marijuana’s effects on pain
Pardon? Fine. Legalize it? Now!
Politics
On Oct. 6, President Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people in federal prison on charges of possession of marijuana and announced that his administration would review whether marijuana should still be considered a Schedule I substance. There is no doubt that this action by the president will benefit the lives of thousands of Americans. However, the
Marijuana regulator plans to 'expose,' stop illicit product amid industry complaints
Politics
Michigan's Cannabis Regulatory Agency plans to zero in on illicit marijuana in the regulated market in the coming weeks after hearing consistent "industrywide" concerns about the proliferation of unlicensed product in Michigan. The agency's acting director, Brian Hanna, told reporters Tuesday that the agency is planning actions that will expose bad
Marijuana pardons passed last year should soon be reflected on criminal records, officials say
Politics
After over a year of frustrations and finger-pointing, pardons for around ten thousand people who were convicted of simple possession of marijuana in New Orleans since 2010 — which were granted by the City Council in August of 2021 — may soon actually be reflected on peoples’ criminal records. Municipal Court judges met last week with a representat
Mom pleads guilty to marijuana treat mishap
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Williamsport - A Lycoming County woman was ordered to surrender her medical marijuana card after admitting she didn't keep THC-laced treats out of reach of children. That's the first time a defendant has been ordered to surrender a medical marijuana card after an arrest in Lycoming County, according to District Attorney Ryan Gardner. Heather Ann Sm
Washington, D.C. to soon allow tourists to buy Medical Cannabis
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‘This will lead to increased patient access to plant-based medicine and will introduce new patients to the flourishing local medical marijuana landscape’ Tourists will soon be able to buy medical marijuana in Washington, D.C., a measure predicted to boost tourism and encourage people to travel to the U.S. capital city.   The bill signed by mayor Mu
Elected Officials, community leaders urge voters to Legalize Cannabis
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BALTIMORE - Members of the Maryland House of Delegates and community members, including retired law enforcement and former Baltimore Ravens player Eugene Monroe, said legalization of recreational cannabis would create new jobs and investment opportunities and save the state money by eliminating the incarceration of thousands of residents annually o
Biden’s Focus on Marijuana Is Part of the Problem
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Earlier this month, President Joe Biden released a three-prong plan to fulfill a campaign promise to roll back punishments for people convicted of marijuana possession. He pledged to pardon everyone convicted in federal or Washington, DC courts of simple marijuana possession; encouraged governors to do the same for those convicted in state courts;
Bernie Sanders says he’s concerned about teen enthusiasm for cannabis
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‘Marijuana is not heroin, it is not fentanyl. It should not be lumped together’ Bernie Sanders is pro-cannabis legalization, yet is still concerned about some potential harms of the drug, especially with regards to teens. The senator recently stopped by Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Ver. for a town hall, where he spoke about topics
Biden order adds momentum to bipartisan Marijuana bill
Politics
President Biden’s move to reevaluate marijuana’s legal status and pardon federal weed convictions has reinvigorated momentum for congressional action to boost the ailing cannabis industry.  Lawmakers see the lame-duck session as their best chance yet to pass the SAFE Banking Act, a bipartisan measure that would enable cannabis businesses to more ea
As election day nears, debate over Marijuana heats up
Politics
RAPID CITY -The debate over the recreational marijuana issue continues. However, according to a federally funded survey, youth marijuana use decreased significantly in 2021, as well as teen consumption of illicit substances overall. “Colorado’s 171 million dollars was appropriated strictly to education; that’s educating our youth on the effects of
Gadsden joins Glencoe in passing ordinance opening door for medical cannabis industry
Politics
The State of Alabama gave its OK to medical cannabis more than two years ago, and the process of making that a reality — from growing it to getting it to patients in need — will begin in coming months as the application process for the limited number of business licenses begins. For cites and counties to have a shot at landing one of those business
Will Governors have to follow Biden’s Cannabis pardon?
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Biden’s cannabis pardon will affect the lives of thousands of people. Does this mean governors will have to follow the president’s lead? President Biden’s pardon of non-violent marijuana offenses feels like a prelude to a new cannabis era. Through a hopeful lens, the move represents a time when more and more states are legalizing cannabis and the d
Recreation Marijuana could bring millions of dollars into the state if Legalized
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RAPID CITY - With the general election less than a month away, many South Dakota voters are already casting their ballots. One issue voters will be deciding on is Initiated Measure 27. If passed, it would legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state. According to a report done by the Motley Fool, which broke down the marijuana tax revenu
Biden’s Statement on Marijuana Reform: What Does it Mean?
Politics
While states continue moving to legalize cannabis, change has been slower to nonexistent at the federal level. That may have changed last week with President Biden’s statement on marijuana reform, announcing that he was pardoning citizens with federal convictions of simple possession of marijuana. He also directed an administrative review of how ma
Most Americans support forgiveness for Past Marijuana crimes, oppose Cannabis’ schedule
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Most Americans oppose marijuana’s categorization as a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, and they support efforts to forgive those convicted of cannabis-related offenses, according to nationwide survey data compiled by USA Today/Ipsos Polling. Nearly three in four Americans — including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Repu

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