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June 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Denver Votes for Mushroom Decrim, Ivanka Trump Comments on Colombia Policy, More… (5/9/19)

Denver's magic mushroom decriminalization initiative comes from behind to win, Ivanka Trump voices support for crop substitution in Colombia, the Alabama legislature is busy, and…

June 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Urge NC Governor to Veto Overdose Homicide Bill, Mexico Wants Out of Plan Merida, More… (5/9/19)

Congressmembers call on DEA to permit more research marijuana grows, the Denver magic mushroom initiative comes up short, Mexico's president wants an end to Plan…

June 10th, 2019
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Legal Marijuana Is a Job Creation Machine [FEATURE]

As the marijuana business comes out of the shadows and into the legal marketplace, jobs in the legal industry are coming with it—by the hundreds…

June 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: TX CBD Expansion Bill Advances, New Zealand to Vote on Legal Pot Next Year, More… (5/7/19)

A man who has done 39 years in federal prison for pot gets out tomorrow and faces an uncertain future, Arizona activists lay plans for…

June 10th, 2019
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Health professionals wary of medicinal cannabis misuse and adverse effects

An analysis of published studies gauging attitudes to medicinal cannabis has found that while health professionals are broadly supportive, they feel they lack clinical and…

June 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: IL Governor Unveils Marijuana Legalization Bill, Mexico Ponders Drug Decrim, Legal Sales, More… (5/6/19)

Reform measures are piling up on the Colorado governor's desk, the Illinois governor rolls out a marijuana legalization bill, Denver votes on decriminalizing magic mushrooms…

June 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: VA Governor Vetoes Overdose Homicide Bill, VT Legal Pot Sales Bill Advances, More… (5/3/19)

A Vermont bill to legalize recreational pot sales takes another step forward, a New Hampshire bill to let patietns grow their own heads to the…

June 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Trump VA Rejects Vets' MedMJ Bills, Philippines Drug War Called Out, More… (5/2/19)

The Trump VA rejects medical marijuana bills for veterans, DC's mayor unveils a bill to allow for taxed and regulated marijuana sales, the Louisiana legislature…

June 10th, 2019
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Cannabis-based medicine may reduce seizures for children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy

Taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol, a cannabis-based medicine, cut seizures nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy called…

June 10th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: TX GOPers Pronounce Pot Decrim Bill Dead, Oakland Psychedelic Resolution Coming, More… (5/1/19)

Texas Republican leaders move to squash a cannabis decriminalization bill, the Oakland city council will consider a resolution to effectively decriminalize the use and possession…

June 10th, 2019
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The new 'runner's high'? Some often mix weed, workouts

A study of cannabis users in states where it’s legal found 82% use the drug before and/or after exercise, with many reporting it increases enjoyment,…

June 9th, 2019
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Insight into the proteins in the brain that detect cannabis

Researchers have made new progress in understanding how cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs), the proteins that detect the active components of marijuana, are controlled in the brain.

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: TX House Approves No Jail for Pot, HI Bill to End Civil Forfeiture Goes to Governor, More… (4/30/19)

There's too much pot in Oregon and the Senate is doing something about it, the Texas House passes a quasi-decrim bill, a study of an…

June 9th, 2019
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Marijuana With a Mission: Brother David's Quest to Turn the Cannabis Industry Truly Green and Good [FEATURE]

With the advent of legalization, the marijuana cultivation industry is being transformed — and not always for the better. What was once an illicit lifestyle…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Houston Drug Cases Dismissed as Scandal Grows, WA Hemp Bill Becomes Law, More… (4/29/19)

A fatal botched drug raid continues to reverberate in Houston, hemp bills advance in Louisiana and Washington, North Dakota legislators vote to lower penalties for…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: VT Legal Pot Sales Compromise Broached, MI Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes, More… (4/26/19)

Vermont could yet end up with a regulated marijuana market, Iowa gets ready to grow some hemp, asset forfeiture reform advances in Michigan and North…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: MS MedMJ Petitioning On Track, Kamala Harris on Pardons for Drug Prisoners, More… (4/25/19)

Texas decriminalization gets walked back a step, a Mississippi medical marijuana initiative already has lots and lots of signatures, Kamala Harris talks pardons for drug…

June 9th, 2019
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One in 7 Washington State drivers with children in the car recently used marijuana

According to a roadside survey conducted in Washington State, 14.1% of drivers with children in the car — nearly one in seven — tested positive…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Bill to Cut CA Marijuana Tax Advances, Prison Population Continues to Decline, More… (4/25/19)

A bill to cut California marijuana taxes is moving, a New Hampshire legalization bill gets a hearing, the US prison population continues a decade-long decline,…

June 9th, 2019
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With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out

The ever-swelling field of Democratic presidential contenders has plenty of things to disagree about and plenty of issues where candidates can try to set themselves…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: CO Drug Defelonization Bill Advances, Mexico Murders, Colombia Massacres, More… (4/23/19)

Drug prohibition is engendering new levels of violence in Mexico and Colombia, the Denver city council deals a blow to would-be social consumption business operators,…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NC Overdose=Murder Bill Hearing Set, Malay MedMJ Provider Escapes Death Penalty, More… (4/22/19)

It's a step back for harm reduction in one Michigan county, a potential step back in North Carolina, a Malay medical marijuana provider escapes the…

June 9th, 2019
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Insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer

A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the US have increased over time. The study also…

June 9th, 2019
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Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings are contrary to the belief that…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: New CBS Pot Poll, CO Drug Defelonization Passes House, More… (4/19/19)

A new CBS poll has record support for marijuana legalization, Vermont's governor throws up an obstacle to the tax and regulate bill, the US immigration…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Louisiana Cannabis Poll, Feds Raid Appalachian Opioid Prescribers, More… (4/18/19)

A new poll finds Louisianans are ready to free the weed, Georgia medical marijuana patients will soon be able to access CBD cannabis oils, a…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: FDA Eases Opioid Rules to Allow Tapering, Ciudad Juarez Violence Spikes, More… (4/17/19)

Decriminalization bills are alive in Alabama and North Carolina, the Iowa Senate approves hemp, the FDA eases opioid prescribing rules, Ciudad Juarez sees a bloody…

June 9th, 2019
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Holland's Half-Baked Attempt to Return to the Marijuana Vanguard [FEATURE]

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Holland was the world's marijuana mecca. Under the quite sensible policy of gedogen (pragmatic tolerance), Dutch authorities didn't quite legalize marijuana…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Andrew Yang Calls for Opioid Decrim, Denver Moves to Expand Pot Social Clubs, More… (4/16/19)

The Denver city council is trying to make it easier for marijuana social consumption businesses to open, a Colorado drug defelonization bill advances, a Democratic…

June 9th, 2019
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Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures

Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational cannabis. They found patients who…

June 9th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: No Pot Lounges for OR This Year; Drug Eradication Clashes in Peru, Mexico, More… (4/15/19)

A set of Michigan bills would do some post-legalization clean up, a decriminalization bill advances in Missouri, an Oklahoma bill protecting patient rights is signed…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Bipartisan Federal Pot Banking Bill Filed, Texas MedMJ Hearings, More… (4/12/19)

Some 20 senators sign on to a bill to solve legal marijuana's banking problem, a Maine jail appeals a federal court ruling that it must…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Dutch to Try Licensed Grows for Coffee Shops, No MedMJ for TN This Year, More… (4/11/19)

Medical marijuana and guns rights are in the news today, the Dutch embark on a pilot program of licensed legal marijuana grows, there is no…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Trump AG Open to States Setting Pot Policy, Federal Reentry Bill Filed, More… (4/10/19)

Trump's attorney general is down with letting states decide their own pot policies, New York City bans most pre-employment drug testing for marijuana, a federal…

June 8th, 2019
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Combining opioids and marijuana may be advantageous for pain sufferers

Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using…

June 8th, 2019
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Marijuana for morning sickness? It's not great for baby's brain

With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: CO Drug Defelonization Bill Advances, CT Legalization Bills Advance, More… (4/9/19)

A drug defelonization bill advances in Colorado, marijuana legalization bills advance in Connecticut, Oregon medical marijuana growers are put on notice, and more.Marijuana…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: CA Cities Sue State Over Pot Deliveries, Fed Bill Targets Chinese Fentanyl, More… (4/8/19)

A Hawaii decriminalization bill nears passage, some California cities are suing the state over being forced to allow marijuana deliveries, the 3rd Circuit clarifies the…

June 8th, 2019
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Fresh guidance to fill 'information vacuum' on new cannabis products for medicinal use

A clinical review offers new advice to help patients and doctors.

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Trump Delays Border Shutdown Over Drugs, Migrants; NH House Approves Legal Pot, More… (4/5/19)

Trump pushes his threat to close down the border into the future, migrant workers in the state-legal marijuana industry are being denied citizenship, New Hampshire…