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January 16th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: IL, NY Governors Embrace Pot, PA Bid to Punish Drug Using Pregnant Women, More… (1/15/19)

William Barr suggests he'll keep hands off of state-legal marijuana, New York's governor unveils his marijuana legalization plan, government witnesses in the El Chapo trial…

January 15th, 2019
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Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug’s impact on teens…

January 15th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: RI Governor Ready to Legalize Weed, Myanmar Opium Crop Drop, More… (1/14/19)

Rhode Island's governor is ready to hop on the pot legalization bandwagon, Vermont solons are moving to legalize pot commerce, Ohio's governor rolls out a…

January 12th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: WA Sees First Pot Pardons, AZ Supreme Court to Hear Hash Case, More… (1/11/19)

Washington's governor signs the first pot pardons there, Arkansas regulators approve licenses for 32 dispensaries, the Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether hash is medical marijuana,…

January 11th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Blumenauer Files HB 420, MI Civil Forfeiture Bills Filed, More… (1/10/19)

The head of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus has been busy, a Massachusetts panel recommends allowing pot cafes, a bipartisan Kentucky medical marijuana is filed, bipartisan…

January 10th, 2019
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Worrisome statistics around medical cannabis users operating vehicles

More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they’ve driven under the influence of cannabis within two hours of using…

January 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Drug Czar's Office Shuttered in Shutdown, DC Full Pot Legalization Bill Filed, More… (1/9/19)

The federal government shutdown shutters the drug czar's office, Trump again mischaracterizes the nature of border drug smuggling, New Jersey's highest court lends a hand…

January 9th, 2019
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Exposure to cannabis and stress in adolescence can lead to anxiety disorders in adulthood

A new study conducted on laboratory animals shows that exposure to cannabis and stress during adolescence may lead to long-term anxiety disorders characterized by the…

January 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: FL Ex-Felons Can Now Register to Vote, NY MMJ Bills, More… (1/8/19)

It's a landmark day for voting rights in Florida, New York sees a pair of bills filed to expand medical marijuana access, and more.[image:1 align:left…

January 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Denver Psilocybin Init Advances, WA Governor to Pardon Pot People, More… (1/7/19)

The Denver magic mushroom initiative campaign hands in signatures, medical marijuana bills proliferate in Texas, Washington's governor announces plans to pardon small-time pot offenders, and…

January 5th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Federal Marijuana Bill Filed, Ciudad Juarez Drug War Killings Surge, More… (1/4/19)

Wow, that was fast: The first marijuana bill of the new Congress has already been filed, an Arizona sheriff finally hops on board the naloxone…

January 4th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: James Carroll Approved as Drug Czar, Tijuana's Bloody 2018, More… (1/3/19)

Pennsylvania lawmakers are moving on pot legalization, the Trump administration finally gets a permenent drug czar, Tijuana saw a bloody year last year, and more.[image:1…

January 3rd, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Federal Marijuana Cases Decline, Oregon Ponders MJ Exports, More… (1/2/19)

Federal marijuana prosecutions are dropping as more states legalize, Oregon ponders legal marijuana exports, a South Carolina poll shows strong support for medical marijuana, and…

January 2nd, 2019
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Increased risk of harm from cannabis across Europe

A significant new study shows that cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past 11 years.

January 1st, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NH Legal Pot Push Begins, Russia Plans for Poppies, More… (12/31/18)

Marijuana bills aimed at the new year begin popping up, Pennsylvania's highest court rules for pregnant drug users, Russia ponders its own poppy crop, and…

December 29th, 2018
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The Year in Drugs II: Good, Bad, and Ugly Global Drug Policy in 2018 [FEATURE]

It's been a year we couldn't wait to put behind us, but as 2018 comes to an end, we can look back on some advances…

December 25th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: AZ Groups Want Needle Exchange, DE Judge Rules for Fired MedMJ User, More… (12/24/18)

A Delaware judge says a medical marijuana user fired for failing a drug test can sue his former employer, Arizona public health advocates want the…

December 22nd, 2018
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Chronicle AM: AK OKs Pot Social Clubs, Vancouver Ponders "Safe Supply" of Hard Drugs, More… (12/21/18)

Vancouver ponders another cutting-edge drug policy move, Alaska okays on-site pot consumption space rules, the president signs the farm bill legalizing hemp, and more.[image:1 align:right…

December 21st, 2018
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Chronicle AM: NYC Mayor Backs Legal Weed, Report Chides DEA, Drug Cos. on WV Opioids, More… (12/20/18)

A report from congressional Democrats explores the economic benefits of marijuana legalization, a report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee scolds the DEA and…

December 21st, 2018
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The Year in Drugs I: The Top Domestic Drug Policy Stories of 2018 [FEATURE]

This is a year that just about everybody is eager to see come to an end, but when it comes to drug policy, 2018 hasn’t…

December 20th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Senate Passes Sentencing Reform Bill, NM Sued Over MedMJ Rules and Fees, More… (12/19/18)

A major sentencing reform bill takes a major step toward becoming law, a New Mexico medical marijuana producer is suing the state over rules and…

December 19th, 2018
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Exposure to cannabis alters the genetic profile of sperm

New research suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when…

December 19th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Federal Sentencing Bill Moving, No NJ Pot Legalization This Year, More… (12/18/18)

The Senate is finally taking up the prison and sentencing reform bill, New Jersey's legalization push is stalled until next year, New Zealand is set…

December 18th, 2018
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CBD in marijuana may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure

A study has found that CBD — a major chemical component in marijuana — appears to increase pressure inside the eye of mice, suggesting the…

December 18th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: NY Gov Wants Legal Pot in 2019, UT Offenders' Drug Treatment Report, More…. (12/17/18)

The governors of New Hampshire and New York have very different views on marijuana legalization, New Jersey doubles the number of dispensaries, a new report…

December 17th, 2018
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How marijuana may damage teenage brains in study using genetically vulnerable mice

In a study of adolescent mice with a version of a gene linked to serious human mental illnesses, researchers say they have uncovered a possible…

December 16th, 2018
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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unleash a Billion-Dollar Industry [FEATURE]

The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an…

December 15th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: NJ Pot Legalization Delayed, NM Court Rejects Albuquerque Car Seizures, More.. (12/14/18)

A national coalition of civil rights, labor, and civic groups calls for descheduling marijuana; New Jersey isn't quite there yet, France takes a step toward…

December 14th, 2018
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Cannabis-based drug in combination with other anti-spasticity

Oral spray containing two compounds derived from the cannabis plant reduced spasticity compared with placebo in patients already taking anti-spasticity drugs.

December 14th, 2018
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Errata: No, You Don't Just Get a Ticket for Driving High in Michigan; You Go to Jail

In a story published in the Chronicle AM on December 6, we inadvertently reported that under the state's new marijuana legalization law, getting caught driving…

December 14th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Congress Passes Hemp Bill, CDC Report on Overdose Deaths, More… (12/13/18)

Hemp, hemp, hooray! Congress has passed a bill to legalize hemp, the CDC issues a new report on overdose deaths, St. Vincent and the Grenadines…

December 13th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Senate Approves Legal Hemp, NJ ACLU Asset Forfeiture Abuse Report, More… (12/12/18)

Industrial hemp takes a big step toward legalization, New York's governor is planning on legalizing weed next year, the ACLU of New Jersey has a…

December 12th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Fed Criminal Justice Bill Will Get Senate Vote, Hemp is in Farm Bill, More… (12/11/18)

Mitch McConnell changes course and okays a Senate vote on the First Step Act, McConnell ensures the hemp provision remains in the farm bill, a…

December 11th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Bill Barr's Drug Warrior Past, Iran Warns Sanction Could Bring "Deluge of Drugs," More… (12/10/18)

Trump's sanctions could come back to bite us, Iran warns; Trump's new attorney general pick has some solid drug warrior credentials, the WHO postpones a…

December 11th, 2018
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Oregon Initiative Would Decriminalize Psilocybin [FEATURE]

An initiative that would decriminalize most psilocybin offenses and open the door to regulated production and therapeutic use of the psychedelic substance in Oregon is…

December 9th, 2018
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The health and social effects of nonmedical cannabis use

The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use $24.00 $22.87  in stock 7 new from $18.89 3 used from…

December 8th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Prospects Dim for First Step Act, UT MedMJ Advocates File Suit, More…. (12/7/18)

The surgeon general suggests it's time to revise federal drug schedules, the First Step Act is being held hostage by Mitch McConnell, Utah patient advocates…

December 7th, 2018
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Chronicle AM: Feds Warn on Denver Safe Injection Site, It's J-Day in Michigan, More… (12/6/18)

Michigan became the first legal marijuana state in the Midwest today, the feds send a shot across the bow of an effort to get a…

December 6th, 2018
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The impact of substance use disorders on hospital use

Risk Factors for Overdose in Adolescents with Substance Use Disorder A research team from the Addiction, Recovery and Management Service…

December 6th, 2018
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Cannabis-based compound may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

A recent analysis of published studies indicates that the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of epilepsy in children looks promising.