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March 20th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NJ Legal Pot Bill Moving, Trump Administration Backs Needle Exchange, More… (3/19/19)

Pot legalization bills advanced in the New Jersey legislature, an Oregon initiative would allow for social consumption spaces and protect workers, smokable medical marijuaan comes…

March 19th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Legal Pot Bill This Week in NJ, Global Drug War Human Rights Guidelines Issued, More… (3/18/19)

A New Mexico pot legalization bill dies and the governor says she will take it up next year, Minneapolis will quit charging small-time pot offenders,…

March 18th, 2019
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Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization

Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before — high school seniors who…

March 15th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: FL Bill to Allow Smokable MMJ Passes, NY Pols Put Legal Pot in Budget, More… (3/14/19)

A bipartisan bill would protect federal workers in legal marijuana states from being fired for positive pot drug tests is filed, both chambers of the…

March 14th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: AK Okays Pot Social Consumption, Trump Slashes Drug Czar Budget, More… (3/13/19)

Alaska gives final approval for on-site consumption at pot shops, San Francisco approves pot smoking at events where people like to smoke pot, President Trump…

March 13th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NJ Legal Pot Deal Reached, Key UN Body Calls for Global Drug Decrim, More… (3/12/19)

Marijuana and medical marijuana bills are seeing action in the states, South Dakota's governor vetoes an industrial hemp bill, a key UN organization calls for…

March 12th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NM Legal Pot Bill Advances, House Dems Slam Trump Drug Policies, More… (3/11/19)

Another Democratic presidential contender gets behind a federal marijuana legalization bill, pot legalization is moving in New Mexico but faces a ticking clock, the Florida…

March 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: AZ Pot Poll, SD Hemp Passes, IA Needle Exchange Bill Advances, More… (3/7/19)

An Arizona poll has its first majority for pot legalization, the South Dakota legislature passes a hemp bill, an Iowa bill to allow needle exchanges…

March 7th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Beto, Bernie Talk Criminal Justice Reform; FDA Oks Ketamine for Depression, More… (3/6/19)

Democratic presidential contenders begin staking out criminal justice reform positions, yet another poll has a national majority for marijuana legalization, the FDA approves ketamine for…

March 5th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: ND Gets First MMJ Dispensary, MI Asset Forfeiture Package Moving, More… (3/4/19)

No legal pakalolo for Hawaii this year, North Dakota sees its first medical marijuana dispensary, asset forfeiture reform advances in Michigan, and more. Marijuana…

March 1st, 2019
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Junk food purchases increase after recreational marijuana legalization

New research found a link between state recreational marijuana legalization and increased consumption of certain high-calorie foods.

March 1st, 2019
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Could medical marijuana help older people with their ailments?

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,…

March 1st, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Federal Marijuana Justice Act Refiled, Good NM Pregnancy Bill, More… (2/28/19)

A bill to end federal marijuana prohibition has been filed in the House and Senate, a Hawaii decriminalization bill advances, a New Mexico bill would…

March 1st, 2019
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Chronicle AM: WV OD Reporting Bill Advances, NH House Approves Legal Marijuana Bill, More… (2/27/19)

The Granite State gets one step closer to marijuana legalization, Vermont gets one step closer to allowing taxed and regulated legal marijuana sales, West Virginia…

February 28th, 2019
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Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids

Synthetic biologists have created an enzymatic network in yeast that turns sugar into cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, but also novel cannabinoids not found in…

February 28th, 2019
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Faced with Fentanyl, Is It Time for Heroin Buyers' Clubs? [FEATURE]

In the past few years, the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl and its derivatives have been the primary driver of the drug overdose death epidemic. A…

February 27th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: CND Delays Vote on Pot Rescheduling, RI Drug Defelonization Push, More…(2/26/19)

San Francisco moves to expunge more than 9,000 pot convictions, Rhode Island's attorney general wants to defelonize drug possession, Peruvian farmers are leaving the coffee…

February 26th, 2019
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THC found more important for therapeutic effects in cannabis than originally thought

Researchers recently solved a major gap in scientific literature by using mobile software technology to measure the real-time effects of actual cannabis-based products used by…

February 26th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NM Legal Pot Bills Advance, Mexico Takes Another Big Step Toward Legal Weed, More… (2/25/19)

In New Mexico, a pair of competing marijuana legalization bills are advancing; meanwhile, in Old Mexico, the Supreme Court takes the country another step down…

February 23rd, 2019
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Vindictive Anti-Marijuana Maryland Congressman Presses Felony Charges Against Activist for Live Streaming Meeting with Staffer [FEATURE]

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), representing Maryland's Eastern Shore, has quite a reputation among marijuana reform activists—and not a good one. For years, Harris has…

February 23rd, 2019
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Chronicle AM: FL Bill Would End Mandatory Minimums, BC Plan for Heroin Buyers Clubs, More… (2/22/19)

The Philippines president vows even harsher drug war, the Mexican Senate approves a new national guard to fight drug crime, a Florida bill would end…

February 22nd, 2019
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A 'joint' problem: Investigating marijuana and tobacco co-use

A survey of marijuana and tobacco co-users investigators found that co-users with high degree of interrelatedness between their use of the two substances had greater…

February 22nd, 2019
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Chronicle AM: FBI to Investigate Fatal Houston Drug Raid, NH Legal Pot Bill Advances, More… (2/21/19)

The fallout from that fatal January Houston drug raid continues, a New Hampshire pot legalization bill advances, so does a Florida bill to allow smokable…

February 21st, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Supreme Court Slaps Down Asset Forfeiture, No More No-Knocks in Houston, More… (2/20/19)

The Supreme Court reins in civil asset forfeiture, Denver joins cities participating in LEAD, Houston ends undercover no-knock raids in the wake of a fatal…

February 20th, 2019
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No evidence tougher policies deter adolescent cannabis use

A new study has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher policies.

February 20th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Good MD, NJ Pot Polls; Bad Houston Drug Raid; WV MedMJ Banking Bill, More… (2/19/19)

Good pot polls from the Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey edges closer to passing a pot legalization bill, the West Virginia House passes a medical marijuana banking…

February 19th, 2019
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Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from kids

Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child’s school or daycare and most say they…

February 16th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: VT Legal Pot Sales Bill Advances, ID Gov. Signs Naloxone Access Bill, More… (2/15/19)

A marijuana sales bill is moving in Vermont, a bill to have state-run pot shops is filed in New Mexico, Idaho's governor signs a naloxone…

February 15th, 2019
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In Bid to Blunt Black Market, California Eyes Marijuana Tax Cuts [FEATURE]

Steve D’Angelo was prescient. As the era of legal recreational marijuana in California began just over a year ago, the East Bay medical marijuana maven…

February 15th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: William Barr Confirmed as US AG, Congress Hearing on Pot and Banking, More… (2/14/19)

The Senate has confirmed old drug warrior William Barr as attorney general, Congress holds a hearing on marijuana and banking, Ted Cruz wants El Chapo…

February 14th, 2019
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Cannabis use in teens linked to risk of depression in young adults

Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of past-year cannabis…

February 14th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Hemp Moving in Red States, NJ to Expand Needle Exchange Programs, More… (2/13/19)

Hemp is hopping in the heartland, the effort to undo Florida's ban on smokable medical marijuana advances, New York City ponders barring pre-employment drug tests for…

February 13th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: El Chapo Convicted on All Counts, NY Legal Pot Politics Heats Up, More… (2/12/19)

The former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has been found guilty on all counts at his trial in New York City, Sri Lanka advertises for…

February 12th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Kamala Harris Endorses Legal Weed, Israel OKs MDMA Trials, More… (2/11/19)

Kamala Harris endorses marijuana legalization, House Democrats reveal a marijuana banking bill, Israel okays clinical studies of MDMA to treat PTSD, and more.Marijuana…

February 11th, 2019
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Potent marijuana edibles can pose a major unrecognized risk to patients with cardiovascular disease

With widespread legalization and increasing use, more care, education a research needed about how each marijuana formulation may affect and sometimes compromise the cardiovascular system…

February 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Brazil Call for Drug Decriminalization, HI Legal Pot Bill Advances, More… (2/8/19)

The first state-level bill to legalize some psychedelics has been filed in Iowa, a marijuana legalization bill advances in Hawaii, so does asset forfeiture reform…

February 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NY Cops Oppose Pot Legalization, MD Legal Pot Bills Filed, TX MedMJ Bills, More… (2/7/19)

A House committee will take up legal marijuana banking issues next week, NY cops oppose legalization there, Maryland sees pot legalization bills filed, Texas sees…

February 7th, 2019
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Traffic fatalities on a high after cannabis legalization

Legalizing the sale of cannabis for recreational use can lead to a short-term increase in traffic fatalities in legalizing states and their neighboring jurisdictions, new…

February 7th, 2019
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Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use

The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. Many say that as society has become…

February 7th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Feds Move Against Philly Safe Injection Site, MA Heroin OD Death Case, More…. (2/6/19)

Pushback against marijuana legalization emerges in Illinois and New York, the federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has moved to block a supervised injection site, the Massachusetts…