March 2017

As states ranging from Massachusetts to Colorado have legalized recreational marijuana since 2012, the University’s home state of Connecticut now finds itself embroiled in the very same debate. On Monday, State Senator Ed Gomes hosted a town hall at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport to discuss the costs and benefits of recreational marijuana. State legislatures introduced […]

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A bill in the Delaware House of Representatives could make America’s first state the ninth to legalize recreational marijuana. Democratic Rep. Helene Keeley and her co-sponsors on Thursday unveiled the Delaware Marijuana Control Act (HB 110), a proposal that would permit state residents over the age of 21 to purchase up to an ounce of […]

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Researchers have found that cannabinoid-based therapies have unique anti-bacterial properties that fight MSRA and other infectious bacteria. Researchers have found that cannabinoid-based therapies have unique anti-bacterial properties that fight MSRA and other infectious bacteria. In vitro studies demonstrated that bactericidal synergy was achieved against multiple species of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) utilising a proprietary cannabinoid-based […]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich said Thursday he doesn’t think Ohio’s new medical marijuana program will help mitigate the state’s opioid crisis, though recent studies indicate otherwise. Kasich was asked at a news conference announcing new opioid prescription limits what role medical marijuana might play in addressing the growing number of opiate overdose deaths […]

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Illinois’ medical marijuana companies, operating in a nascent industry fraught with rules, now have one less regulation they must follow. A federal judge ruled last week that a provision preventing cannabis companies from making campaign contributions in Illinois was unconstitutional. The ruling came in response a lawsuit filed in 2015 by two Libertarian Party candidates […]

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Cannabis prohibition at the federal level could soon come to an end thanks to congressional legislation introduced Thursday morning to remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act and instead regulate and tax it similarly to alcohol. US Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the bills, which end federal prohibition, […]

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Delaware could become the first state to legalize marijuana through legislation. House Bill 110, if passed, would create a commission to tax, regulate, and distribute marijuana legally throughout the First State. The legislation was introduced Thursday afternoon in the House Hearing Room at Legislative Hall in Dover, by prime sponsors state Senator Margaret Rose-Henry and state Representative […]

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A member of the Italian Military’s Cannabis Project Team enters a marijuana growing room. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images) By Ese Olumhense Legal status will reportedly go into effect by July 1, 2018 Recreational marijuana will soon be legal nationwide in Canada, a recent report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) stated. The new legislation — which is […]

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On Thursday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) announced a legislative package they said will “preserve the integrity of state marijuana laws and provide a path for responsible federal legalization and regulation of the marijuana industry.” The package, called “Path to Marijuana Reform,” includes three bills created to aid the marijuana industry […]

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Researchers have found that cannabinoid-based therapies have unique anti-bacterial properties that fight MSRA and other infectious bacteria. Researchers have found that cannabinoid-based therapies have unique anti-bacterial properties that fight MSRA and other infectious bacteria. In vitro studies demonstrated that bactericidal synergy was achieved against multiple species of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) utilising a proprietary cannabinoid-based […]

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