February 2016

Photo via Sisters of the Valley on Instagram Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act into law, requiring local jurisdictions to develop their own marijuana regulations by March 1, 2016, or relinquish authority to the state government. As a result, as many as 19 cities around the state […]

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Jacob SullumIn 2014 a Florida ballot initiative allowing medical use of marijuana fell two points short of the 60 percent vote required for a constitutional amendment. That initiative’s supporters are trying again, and yesterday they announced that they had gathered enough valid signatures to qualify their measure, once again known as Amendment 2, for the […]

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University of Hawaii hemp research station in Waimanalo Related Coverage Lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday to expand industrial hemp operations in Hawaii. The measure, HB2555, supports a public-private partnership to consider the benefits of industrial hemp to our state’s economy. The measure has been cosigned by over 30 members in the House of Representatives. A […]

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Photo via Sisters of the Valley on Instagram Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act into law, requiring local jurisdictions to develop their own marijuana regulations by March 1, 2016, or relinquish authority to the state government. As a result, as many as 19 cities around the state […]

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Georgia’s tortured foray into medical marijuana is generating more drama at the state Capitol this week, with some proposals on life support, suffering children appearing before legislators, and tough words from the governor and an advocacy group. Illustration by Brooke Sprickman / SCAD Now the issue has reached the calm confines of the Georgia medical […]

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Yarygin A bill that would legalize marijuana and allow for regulated marijuana commerce is advancing.  Senate Bill 137 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 4-1 vote. The bill allows for marijuana to be sold in stores, but bans home cultivation. Only licensed commercial grows in safe, secure locations will be allowed. [image:1 […]

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University of Hawaii hemp research station in Waimanalo Related Coverage Lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday to expand industrial hemp operations in Hawaii. The measure, HB2555, supports a public-private partnership to consider the benefits of industrial hemp to our state’s economy. The measure has been cosigned by over 30 members in the House of Representatives. A […]

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IMAGE: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research is the only peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoids system. Led by Editor-in-Chief…view more Credit: ©Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, January 21, 2016–Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research the new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann […]

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Photo via Sisters of the Valley on Instagram Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act into law, requiring local jurisdictions to develop their own marijuana regulations by March 1, 2016, or relinquish authority to the state government. As a result, as many as 19 cities around the state […]

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Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than […]

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