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Democrats push President Biden on cannabis reform ahead of midterms
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At the very least, the president should decriminalize marijuana and reschedule it through executive action at the federal level. As the U.S. midterm elections edge closer, Democrats believe they have a window to push their agenda for cannabis reform. Per The Hill, Democrats are pressuring President Joe Biden, trying to figure out what’s possible in
Group tries to get Missouri recreational marijuana taken off November ballot
Politics
KANSAS CITY - A judge heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit brought forth by an anti-drug group seeking to take a recreational marijuana legalization proposal off Missouri’s November ballot. The suit alleges that marijuana supporters didn’t gather enough valid voter signatures to put the proposal to a vote. Medical marijuana dispensaries across the
After local Students sickened, here's what parents should know about Cannabis-infused Products
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A health scare that arose this week when at least eight local middle school students suffered adverse effects after eating cannabis-infused gummies has sparked questions about the legality, availability and risks of such products. At Akron's Litchfield Community Learning Center, students reported experiencing varying degrees of nausea and lethargy
D.C. Judge sides with Government worker and Medical Marijuana Patient who was fired for using Cannabis
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Supervisors had no evidence that the employee was sufficiently impaired and unable to complete her duties, the judge ruled. A medical marijuana patient who was fired from her job back in 2020 for being intoxicated while at the office has won a big court battle. The D.C. Office of Employee Appeals (OEA) recently ruled in the worker’s favour, reversi
Proposed Medical Marijuana bill would benefit Region
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Proposed federal legislation could make medical marijuana research easier in the future, and that could have a significant impact in Northwest Missouri. The bill would provide a means for researchers to receive federal funding and guarantee access to medical marijuana products for qualified researchers. It would be one more step toward the universi
Texas’ cautious approach to Marijuana use has been the Correct path
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As support grows for cannabis, following scientific research make more sense. A leading medical marijuana retailer just opened its fourth location in Dallas-Fort Worth, evidence of the growth this business is having in the region. But even as support grows for legal cannabis, Texas officials have been wary of fully embracing legalization for non-me
Pooler drafts Marijuana Possession ordinance. What does it mean for Offenders?
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New law does not decriminalize drug. The City of Pooler has a new marijuana ordinance in place, but that doesn’t mean it’s changing the severity of the charge for marijuana possession. What it does change is where alleged offenders may see their day in court. The ordinance implementation was merely a formality, said council member Aaron Higgins, as
Florida Department of Health puts restrictions on Medical Marijuana, some Patients worry about future usage
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TAMPA - The Florida Department of Health recently issued an emergency ruling on medical marijuana to limit amounts and dosage. Some patients worry about what this could mean for future usage. “I started having what they refer to as grand mal cluster seizures in about 2012,” said Jeffery Swoyer, who uses medical cannabis. The Mayo Clinic defines a g
Legalisation of Cannabis leads to huge Market Growth across Europe
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Once all but unthinkable, a wave of legislation legalising the consumption and sale of cannabis is now rolling out across Europe – and with it comes a plethora of business opportunities. While currently only legal for recreational purposes in Luxembourg and Malta, that number is soon likely to grow, with countries where cannabis consumption is alre
South Africa has what it takes to create Global Cannabis brands
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It has been almost four years since the Constitutional Court ruled that South Africans have the right to consume cannabis in the privacy of their own homes, effectively decriminalising the personal use of cannabis. Since then, there have been important milestones that have enabled the emergence of South Africa’s fledgling cannabis industry. In 2019
The Wild West of unregulated Cannabis Retailers
Politics
Step past the Dick Tracy caricature on the sign advertising Street Lawyer Services and into the business at 409 H St. NE and you won’t find a lawyer. No lawyer’s shingle is visible anywhere, inside or out.  “They’re upstairs,” the woman who greets customers assures us in the brightly lit room, directing our attention away from the art on the walls,
Marijuana with high THC levels can cause ‘cannabis use disorder’
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Ethan Andrew started smoking marijuana during his sophomore year of high school in Colorado to help with his anxiety.  Like many teens, he said he thought it was “just weed” and did not see the harm in smoking the popular drug containing THC, the active chemical found in cannabis that produces a “high.” His causal marijuana use turned to smoking po
John Fetterman calls on Biden to Legalize Weed ahead of Labor Day — Here’s how POTUS responded
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Fetterman pledged to press on the topic of marijuana legalization ahead of Biden’s visit to his state of Pennsylvania. If the recent polls are any indication, it’s looking like John Fetterman (D) has a good chance of beating Dr. Oz (R) to become Pennsylvania’s next Senator. Ahead of President Biden’s visit to Pittsburgh this Labor Day, Fetterman pl
Medical Marijuana policies for Schools in the Works
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The first day of classes is just around the corner and this year, some Rhode Island students will soon be able to take medical marijuana at school. "It's about providing health equity, student health equity,” said Linda Mendonca, President of the National Association of School Nurses and a consultant for the Rhode Island Department of Health. NBC 1
Marijuana use among Young People in U.S. at record high, study says
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Young people used marijuana and some hallucinogens at record levels last year, according to a new report funded by the National Institutes of Health, as recreational cannabis became legal in more states and as attitudes toward other drugs continue to shift. Nearly 43 percent of young people said they had used marijuana in the past 12 months, up fro
Alma to consider allowing the sale of Recreational Marijuana
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The board approved a resolution by a 4-2 vote during last week’s meeting for City Manager Aeric Ripley, City Attorney Tony Constanzo and other staff members to begin developing an ordinance regarding the establishment of adult-use marijuana facilities in the city.   The Alma city commission is considering allowing the sale of recreational marijuana

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