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NORML Canada Launches Post-Legalization Platform on One Year Anniversary of Marijuana Legalization

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NORML Canada launches official Post-Legalization platform to focus advocacy efforts on reforming Canada’s legal Cannabis system. In light of the first year of legalization, NORML Canada has monitored the Canadian cannabis landscape closely, to determine the next steps for crafting achievable and functional reform of cannabis regulations. The five key “pillars” established by NORML Canada […]

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Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of marijuana

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A new study using a preclinical animal model suggests that prenatal exposure to THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, makes the brain’s dopamine neurons (an integral component of the reward system) hyperactive and increases sensitivity to the behavioral effects of THC during pre-adolescence.

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Maine: Regulators Confident That Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Will Begin Next Spring

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Regulators at the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy affirmed this week that they expect adult-use marijuana sales to begin in the spring of 2020. A spokesperson for the agency said that regulators anticipate accepting applications from prospective cannabis retailers by the end of 2019 and that licensed stores should be operational by March 2020. That […]

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Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

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Some four in ten adults who reported using both marijuana and opioids within the past year acknowledge either decreasing or ceasing their consumption of opioids as a result of substituting cannabis, according to an analysis of survey data published in the journal PLOS One. A team of investigators affiliated with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs […]

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Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties

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There has been some confusion and misinformation circulating about what New York’s latest expansion of marijuana decriminalization means and what impact it will have on criminal prosecutions going forward.    The Short Synopsis of the Offenses and Sentences  There are 2 provisions of New York’s Penal Law that relate marijuana-related offenses. Penal Law 220 relates to […]

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