Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds

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Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds | Paul Armentano The enactment of adult use marijuana regulation in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published this week by … Read More

New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections

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New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the newly proposed appropriations package known as an omnibus bill, a spending restriction upon the Department of Justice from prosecuting state-legal medical marijuana programs will remain … Read More

Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization Advocates Release New Report on Regulation for Adults

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Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization Advocates Release New Report on Regulation for Adults | Marijuana Policy Project PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Marijuana Policy Project and its local partner Regulate Rhode Island have released a new report entitled, “How should Rhode Island … Read More

Missouri Medical Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 200,000 Signatures

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 200,000 Signatures | NORML COLUMBIA, MO — Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have surpassed 200,000 signatures. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 … Read More

Maine Lawmakers Moving Forward With Effort to Rewrite Voter-Approved Marijuana Law

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Maine Lawmakers Moving Forward With Effort to Rewrite Voter-Approved Marijuana Law | NORML AUGUSTA, ME — Maine state lawmakers are moving forward with a legislative proposal to significantly amend various provisions of the state’s 2016 voter-approved cannabis law: The Marijuana Legalization Act. Members of … Read More

Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

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Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program | NORML ST. PAUL,  MN — Patients with intractable pain reduce their use of prescription opioids following cannabis therapy, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health. Investigators assessed … Read More

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