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Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures - Cannabis News

 

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.

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Poll: U.S. Support for Marijuana Legalization at an All-Time High - Cannabis News

“There is clear overwhelming public support for marijuana legalization, and cities and states across the country are taking action. It is time for a national effort to catch up with legislation to liberalize outdated marijuana policies.”

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Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy - Cannabis News

Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.

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More older Americans are smoking marijuana - Cannabis News

Compared with older Americans 30 years ago, Americans age 50 to 59 and 60 and older today are a remarkable 20 times more likely to use marijuana.

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Trump, Colorado Sen. Gardner strike deal on legalized marijuana, ending standoff over Justice nominees - Cannabis News

President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — defusing a months-long standoff between Sen. Cory Gardner and the administration over Justice Department nominees.

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For the legal cannabis trade, some new wrinkles: Older users - Cannabis News

Older consumers add a new wrinkle to the legal cannabis trade. Retirees tend to be less interested in getting high and more interested in getting relief from pain, anxiety and insomnia.

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About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization - Cannabis News

About six-in-ten Americans (61%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

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Recreational marijuana is now for sale in California, here's what you need to know - Cannabis News

The Golden State is about to get a lot greener. Sales of recreational marijuana began on Monday, January 1, after Californians voted to legalize the drug in the 2016 election.

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2017: The Year in Weed - Cannabis News

The marijuana industry has reached new highs.

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Gallup: Record-High Support for Legalizing Marijuana Use in U.S. - Cannabis News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans continue to warm to legalizing marijuana, with 64% now saying its use should be made legal. This is the highest level of public support Gallup has found for the proposal in nearly a half-century of measurement.

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More than half of American adults have tried marijuana, poll finds - Cannabis News

(ABC) - A majority of American adults have tried marijuana at least once in their lives, according to a new Marist poll that was conducted in partnership with Yahoo.

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Legal weed, Idaho customers breathe life into tiny Oregon town, irk Idaho Governor – Cannabis News

Huntington has become a hot destination, even if most visitors only stay long enough to buy marijuana products from the dispensaries in town.

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Survey: More Cannabis Consumers Seek Wellness, Not Intoxication – Cannabis News

New research by a national marketing strategy firm has turned up some surprising findings about Gen X and Millennial cannabis consumers.

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'Baby boomers' on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50 – Cannabis News

NYU study seeks to understand the prevalence of use in older adults.

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Pot legalization marches ahead; Trump calls it ‘state issue’ – Cannabis News

President Obama has been politically artful in his approach to legal pot, providing states such as California with a road map on how to legalize. Donald Trump has said the decision should be left to states.

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Weed legalization: 5 ways marijuana could change your city – Cannabis News

Beyond the potential tax revenue that could be coming to states across the country, how will the spread of legalized cannabis affect the American landscape?

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U.S. Defense Secretary Says Pentagon Should Hire Marijuana Users - Cannabis News

Leading military chief says a pothead past should not disqualify federal job applicants.

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There are 7,000 New Pot Smokers Every Day in the USA – Cannabis News

A new set of stats about cannabis use in the U.S. is painting an interesting picture of what today’s marijuana scene looks like.

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Middle-aged parents are now more likely to smoke weed than their teenaged kids – Cannabis News

And it's not just middle-aged folks who are indulging more often.

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Study: More U.S. adults using marijuana than ever – Cannabis News

As perceptions of marijuana change, more American adults are using pot than ever before, and they're using it more often, a new study finds.

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