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US Liberalizes Medical Marijuana for Mental Health

US Liberalizes Medical Marijuana for Mental Health

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Cannabis NewsApril 4, 2024

University of Basel Study Finds Positive Impact of Medical Cannabis Laws on Mental Health. The approval of marijuana for medical use has had little effect on the mental health of the general population in the US. But legalization for therapeutic purposes does benefit those for whom it is intended

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Alabama lawmakers push to expand number of licenses to grow, sell Medical Marijuana

Alabama lawmakers push to expand number of licenses to grow, sell Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsApril 4, 2024

Analysts and companies say they are expecting 2025 to be a boom year if Florida and Pennsylvania can legalize recreational marijuana. A new bill that would significantly increase the number of licenses Alabama could award to companies to grow and sell medical marijuana was met with considerable

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Texas Original Medical Cannabis provider opens in Sugar Land

Texas Original Medical Cannabis provider opens in Sugar Land

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Cannabis NewsApril 3, 2024

Texas Original, the state's largest medical cannabis provider, recently opened its first medical cannabis prescription pickup location in Sugar Land. Why it matters: Texas Original CEO Nico Richardson tells Axios that the company plans to keep expanding throughout the state and adding more locations

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Springfield Marijuana Microbusiness License Revoked Due to Ineligibility

Springfield Marijuana Microbusiness License Revoked Due to Ineligibility

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Cannabis NewsApril 1, 2024

Springfield marijuana microbusiness has license revoked by regulator. The Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has revoked nine microbusiness marijuana licenses after a review found them unable to meet strict, equitable eligibility rules, according to a DCR press release. The revoked

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Five Cannabis law changes being considered by the Minnesota Legislature

Five Cannabis law changes being considered by the Minnesota Legislature

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Cannabis NewsMarch 28, 2024

Minnesota legislators are considering several changes to the state's cannabis laws ahead of the anticipated 2025 launch of the recreational marijuana market. The changes range from limiting the number of retail dispensaries in the state to allowing medical cannabis patients to grow twice as many

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Prices to get high on Cannabis in Arizona were lower in 2023

Prices to get high on Cannabis in Arizona were lower in 2023

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Cannabis NewsApril 3, 2024

Arizona saw a decrease in average wholesale cannabis pricing across the board in 2023, according to a new study. LeafLink’s 2024 Wholesale Cannabis Pricing Guide, published on April 2, showed that not only in Arizona, but across the U.S., average cannabis wholesale pricing was down in 2023 compared

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Office of the Pardon Attorney Requests Funds To Tackle Pardon Applications

Office of the Pardon Attorney Requests Funds To Tackle Pardon Applications

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Cannabis NewsApril 2, 2024

PARDON is requesting more money to fund additional staff members to address incoming cannabis pardon applications. The Office of the Pardon Attorney (PARDON), which operates under the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), recently published its FY 2025 President’s Budget Submission. PARDON is

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Delaware Legislature Passes Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Access for Senior Citizens

Delaware Legislature Passes Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Access for Senior Citizens

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Cannabis NewsApril 1, 2024

Delaware Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Senior Citizens Access to Medical Marijuana. A bill is on its way to Governor John Carney’s desk that would allow senior citizens in Delaware to get medical marijuana. The bill eliminates the requirement that a person must have a debilitating medical

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Where is Marijuana legal in the US?

Where is Marijuana legal in the US?

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Cannabis NewsApril 1, 2024

Overview of Marijuana Legalization in the United States: Where Each State Stands. Recreational marijuana is currently legal in 24 states and Washington, DC. Another 17 states have legalized the use of marijuana solely for medical purposes, with varying caveats in each state's laws. A decade after

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Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill To Legalize Cannabis Sales

Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill To Legalize Cannabis Sales

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Cannabis NewsApril 1, 2024

Virginia’s governor has vetoed legislation to authorize licensed pot sales and another bill allowing for resentencing of past pot convictions. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin on Thursday vetoed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana sales, saying that regulated sales of cannabis would be a

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Patients keep asking if they should take Cannabis for their cancer

Patients keep asking if they should take Cannabis for their cancer

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Cannabis NewsApril 2, 2024

Cannabis is not a treatment, let alone a cure for cancer. It is not a substitute for chemotherapy and can cause significant side effects It’s fair to say my patients were using cannabis long before I knew it was a “thing”. My first memory of encountering the drug was a decade ago at the bedside of a

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Minnesota Bill Doubles Home Grow Plant Count for MMJ Patients

Minnesota Bill Doubles Home Grow Plant Count for MMJ Patients

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Cannabis NewsMarch 27, 2024

Minnesota Considers Expanding Home Cultivation for Medical Marijuana Patients. A bill pending in the Minnesota legislature would let medical marijuana patients grow twice as many cannabis plants as the law that legalized recreational pot last year. Medical marijuana patients would be permitted to

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Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning classify Medical Cannabis

Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning classify Medical Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsMarch 26, 2024

University of the Basque Country project assists control of cannabis production. Growing acceptance of medical cannabis has led to a worldwide increase in production of the plant, but some of the associated legal and regulatory framework has not kept pace. According to a project at the University of

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Schumer Petition Aims to Rally Support for Marijuana Banking Reform

Schumer Petition Aims to Rally Support for Marijuana Banking Reform

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Cannabis NewsMarch 25, 2024

The Chuck Schumer Cannabis Banking Push: Key Insights and Strategic Moves. Chuck Schumer is rallying support for the marijuana banking bill, emphasizing its necessity for business safety. The SAFER Banking Act seeks to provide crucial financial services to legal marijuana businesses, as pushed by

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State Attorneys General Ask Congress To Regulate Intoxicating Hemp Products

State Attorneys General Ask Congress To Regulate Intoxicating Hemp Products

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Cannabis NewsMarch 22, 2024

The attorneys general of 21 states have called on congressional leaders to regulate intoxicating hemp products such as delta-8 THC. Nearly two dozen attorneys general from across the country wrote a letter to congressional leaders this week, urging them to enact legislation to federally regulate

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Wisconsin-based tribal group ramps up campaigns to legalize Medical Marijuana

Wisconsin-based tribal group ramps up campaigns to legalize Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsMarch 21, 2024

Uniting Wisconsin Tribes: A New Push for Cannabis Legalization. After years of supporters failing to legalize cannabis in Wisconsin, Rob Pero is starting to unite tribal leaders in the state for a new lobbying and campaigning effort. “Wisconsin is landlocked with a hypocrisy of prohibition,” he said

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Medical Cannabis funding hinges on conclusive ‘evidence,’ Senate proposal says

Medical Cannabis funding hinges on conclusive ‘evidence,’ Senate proposal says

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

The amount of evidence required by the budget bill is not clear, though. The Kentucky Senate has proposed keeping new funding out of the hands of state medical cannabis regulators until there is “conclusive evidence” as to the drug’s effectiveness. The Senate and the House both proposed about $15

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Kansas Statehouse considers Medical Cannabis program that would be strictest in US

Kansas Statehouse considers Medical Cannabis program that would be strictest in US

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Cannabis NewsMarch 20, 2024

Kansas Introduces Limited Medical Marijuana Program Bill. A bill creating what’s among the most limited medical marijuana programs in the country was introduced in the Kansas Statehouse, after several years of failed attempts at creating a program. Kansas is one of only 10 states that doesn’t have

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Kentucky Senate Proposes Holding Back Medical Cannabis Funds Pending Research

Kentucky Senate Proposes Holding Back Medical Cannabis Funds Pending Research

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Cannabis NewsMarch 19, 2024

Medical Cannabis funding hinges on conclusive 'evidence', senate proposal says. The Kentucky Senate has proposed keeping new funding out of the hands of state medical cannabis regulators until there is “conclusive evidence” as to the drug’s effectiveness. The Senate and the House both proposed about

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Massachusetts Governor Announces Plan To Pardon Cannabis Misdemeanors

Massachusetts Governor Announces Plan To Pardon Cannabis Misdemeanors

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Cannabis NewsMarch 14, 2024

Other states should follow Massachusetts’ lead. Calling it a “nation-leading effort,” Massachusetts Gov. Maura T. Healey on Wednesday announced her intention to take executive action to pardon misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions in the commonwealth. If it is approved by the “Governor’s

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