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Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality In Trauma Patients

Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality In Trauma Patients

Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Researchers concluded: “Patients with a positive marijuana screen had a...

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Never Underestimate The Power Of A Single Face To Face Interaction

Never Underestimate The Power Of A Single Face To Face Interaction

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was not always a supporter of marijuana policy reform. In fact, it wasn't until he met face to face with NORML representatives that the Canadian Premiere ultimately changed his mind for good.

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Poll: Americans’ Support For Marijuana Law Reform At All Time High

Poll: Americans’ Support For Marijuana Law Reform At All Time High

A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation's marijuana laws, according to polling data released today by Quinnipiac University.

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Poll: Nearly Six In Ten Voters Say Legalizing Marijuana “Makes Societies Better”

Poll: Nearly Six In Ten Voters Say Legalizing Marijuana “Makes Societies Better”

Nearly six in ten voters ages 18 and older believe that “legalizing marijuana makes societies better,” according to the results of a recently published Harvard-Harris poll.

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Yet Another Study Finds That Cannabis Use Is Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

Yet Another Study Finds That Cannabis Use Is Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

Cannabis use by teens is not independently linked with adverse changes in intelligence quotient or executive functioning, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators concluded, “Short-term cannabis use in adolescence does not appear to cause IQ decline or impair executive functions, even when cannabis use reaches...

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80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law

80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law

Eighty years ago today, on August 2 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt signed House Bill 6385: the Marihuana Tax Act into law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis.

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Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have gathered over 50,000 signatures over the past several weeks.

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Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have gathered over 50,000 signatures over the past several weeks.

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Colorado: Tax Revenue From The Legal Cannabis Industry Surpasses Half-Billion Dollars

Colorado: Tax Revenue From The Legal Cannabis Industry Surpasses Half-Billion Dollars

Revenues from Colorado's legal cannabis industry have surpassed over a half-billion dollars since retail sales began on January 1, 2014.

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Uruguay: Retail Cannabis Sales Begin Today

Select pharmacies in Uruguay are now dispensing marijuana to adults, under regulations that went into effect today.

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