Cannabis Vaping Concerns Call for Increased Regulations and Oversight

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The Trump administration is sounding the alarm against the manufacture and marketing of certain vape products at a time when health officials nationwide are scrambling to determine why some consumers are suddenly becoming sick from the use of certain vaping devices. But while the administration’s pending actions will no doubt influence commercial activities in the […]

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Mississippi: Proponents Turn In Signatures for 2020 Medical Cannabis Ballot Measure

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Proponents of a 2020 statewide ballot measure to legalize and regulate medical cannabis access have submitted 105,686 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. To qualify for the November 2020 ballot, advocates must collect 86,185 certified signatures, with at least 17,237 certified signatures from each of the state’s five congressional districts. According to local news […]

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Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

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Virginia has been one of the most reluctant states to consider marijuana law reform, though it recently began allowing some forms of cannabis oil for approved patients. MERRY JANE spoke with NORML’s Development Director, Jenn Michelle Pedini, to find out how they got the state’s conservative lawmakers to finally bring medical cannabis to its residents. […]

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California: Hospitalizations Linked to Use of Unregulated Vapor Cartridges

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California health officials have identified a link between the use of unregulated vapor cartridges and patients seeking hospitalization for respiratory distress. In each of the cases, patients presented symptoms of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and possessed a history of consuming either THC or CBD extracts via the use of unlicensed vapor cartridges. The incidents highlight […]

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US Government Approves Increased Production of Marijuana for Clinical Research

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Federal officials have approved plans for the University of Mississippi to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) of cannabis to provide to investigators for clinical trial research. Since 1968, the University of Mississippi farm, which is governed by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, has held the only available federal license to legally cultivate cannabis […]

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