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Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease

Generic 21 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Adults with a history of cannabis use are less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than are those who have not used the substance, according to data published online in the journal PLoS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 [...]

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ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Generic 17 October 2017 | 0 Comments

African Americans in Pennsylvania are over eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU Pennsylvania report reviewed arrest data for all 67 counties from 2010 to 2016. Excluding Philadelphia, which decriminalized cannabis possession [...]

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Study: Colorado’s Adult Use Cannabis Access Law Associated With Reductions In Opioid Deaths

Generic 14 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Retail cannabis distribution in Colorado is associated with a reduction in opioid-related mortality, according to data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Public Health. A team of investigators from the University of North Texas School of Public Health, the University of Florida, and Emory University compared changed in the prevalence of [...]

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Congressman Earl Blumenauer: Medical Cannabis Is Safer Than Opioids

Generic 13 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaking at a NORML Conference On Wednesday, October 11th, Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) testified before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health on how to deal with the opioid crisis in America. In his testimony, the Congressman makes the case for medical cannabis as a safer alternative [...]

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Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana”

Generic 11 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Photo by Ryan Johnson In recent remarks at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about current Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ views on marijuana, saying “The Sessions almost obsession with marijuana I think is the thing that’s put the Justice Department in this [...]

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