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Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Authors concluded, "In summary, current evidence does not support the hypothesis that...

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California: Alameda County District Attorney To Vacate Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions

California: Alameda County District Attorney To Vacate Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions

The District Attorney for Alameda County has announced her intent to automatically vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, is the 7th-most populous county in California.

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Philadelphia: District Attorney To Cease Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders

Philadelphia: District Attorney To Cease Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders

Philadelphia officials announced today that they will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offenses.

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Federal Judge To Hear Arguments Wednesday In Legal Fight Challenging The Constitutionality Of Marijuana’s Illicit Status

Federal Judge To Hear Arguments Wednesday In Legal Fight Challenging The Constitutionality Of Marijuana’s Illicit Status

A judge for the Federal District Court in Manhattan will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of federal cannabis prohibition.

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Seattle To Vacate Criminal Convictions For Former Marijuana Offenders

Seattle To Vacate Criminal Convictions For Former Marijuana Offenders

Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, Seattle city officials announced today that they will be vacating the criminal convictions of former marijuana offenders.

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Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. "After six months of treatment, 93.7 percent of the respondents reported improvement in their condition," researchers reported.

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Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. "After six months of treatment, 93.7 percent of the respondents reported improvement in their condition," researchers reported.

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Status Report: The Impact Of Adult Use Regulatory Schemes

Status Report: The Impact Of Adult Use Regulatory Schemes

The legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults is associated with a drastic reduction in overall arrests, increased tax revenue, and is not adversely impacting public health or safety, according to a comprehensive report issued by the Drug Policy Alliance.

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Maine: Marijuana Moratorium Measure Expires

Maine: Marijuana Moratorium Measure Expires

Emergency legislation enacted in January 2017 to delay the implementation of several provisions of Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act expired today. Proposed legislation in Maine's House of Representatives to extend the moratorium until May 1, 2018 failed by a vote of 81 to 65.

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Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health

Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health

Long-term exposure to cannabis smoke is not associated with adverse effects on pulmonary function, according to clinical data published in the journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases.

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