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February 7th, 2019
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In Historic First, Denver Will Vote on Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms [FEATURE]

Its official: Voters in Denver will go to the polls in May to decide whether to allow residents to use and possess magic mushrooms and…

February 6th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: FL MedMJ Moves, CA Safe Injection Site Bill Filed, More… (2/5/19)

Florida courts and the legislature are both dealing with the legislature's previous efforts to mess with the voter-approved medical marijuana amendment, a pot legalization bill…

February 5th, 2019
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What drives patients to use medical marijuana: Mostly chronic pain

A new study seeks to understand whether people are using medical cannabis for evidence-based reasons.

February 5th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Denver Psilocbyin Init Will Go to Voters, White House Issues Drug Strategy, More… (2/4/19)

The White House belatedly released the National Drug Control Strategy, a Denver magic mushroom initiative has qualified for the May ballot, Northeastern pot legalizers are…

February 1st, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NM Drug Defelonization Bill Filed, Egypt to Hang Drug Smugglers, More… (1/31/19)

Illinois police chiefs don't want home marijuana cultivation, legislators in the Dakotas in drug test legislating frenzy, Egypt is set to begin executing drug smugglers,…

January 30th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Baltimore to End Pot Possession Arrests, Deadly Houston Drug Raid, More… (1/29/19)

The attorney general-to-be puts his vow to not go after legal businesses in writing, Baltimore ends pot possession arrests, a Houston drug raid turns violent…

January 29th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Israel OKs MedMJ Exports, MA Gov Wants Opioid Pain Pill Tax, More… (1/28/19)

Massachusetts' governor wants a tax on prescription pain pills, Minnesota sees marijuana legalization bills filed, Israel becomes the third country to allow medical marijuana exports,…

January 26th, 2019
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Cannabis use disorder: The policy climate matters

Adolescents and young adults living in states with more liberal policies reported higher average rates of past-year cannabis use than those in states with more…

January 26th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NY, WI Pot Polls Look Good, MI Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Advances, More… (1/25/19)

New polls show strong support for marijuana legalization in New York and Wisconsin, Michael Bloomberg opines against legalization, and more.Marijuana PolicyPossible Presidential Candidate…

January 25th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Mexico Murders Hit Record High, Free MedMJ for Federal Workers, More… (1/24/19)

One company is offering free medical marijuana to federal workers affected by the shutdown, New Mexico sees a pot legalization bill filed, Mexican murders hit…

January 25th, 2019
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The 6 Worst Governors When it Comes to Marijuana Policy [FEATURE]

It's a fundamental of our political system that governors play a critical role in shaping policy at the state level—and even beyond. Governors can use…

January 23rd, 2019
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Chronicle AM: CT Pot Legalization Bill Filed, MI Moving to Rein in Civil Asset Forfeiture, More… (1/22/19)

Marijuana reform bills are starting to pop in state legislatures, a federal court judge rules in favor of a New Mexico medical marijuana provider in…

January 22nd, 2019
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Some pregnant women don't believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus

Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review.

January 22nd, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Trump Repeats Border Wall Drug Falsehoods, Malaysia Drug Policy Shift, More… (1/21/19)

The president is still misstating the impact of a border wall on drug smuggling, New York police chiefs oppose pot legalization, Malaysia to shift drug…

January 19th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: US Virgin Island Approves MMJ, Portugal Parliament Debates Legal Pot, More… (1/18/19)

The Portuguese take up marijuana legalization, the US Virgins Island becomes a medical marijuana entity, an Indiana lawmaker wants to mandate statewide random drug testing…

January 18th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Federal MedMJ Research Bill Re-Filed, VA Marijuana Reform Bills Killed, More… (1/17/19)

A federal medical marijuana research bill has been refiled without a bothersome provision, Wisconsin's new Democratic governor now supports marijuana legalization, a Virginia House panel…

January 17th, 2019
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5 Things We Now Know After 5 Years of Legal Marijuana in Colorado [FEATURE]

It's been five years since the era of legal marijuana sales began in Colorado, and that's been enough time to begin to be able to see what…

January 17th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: AG Nominee Addresses Sentencing, OH Sees First MMJ Dispensary, More… (1/16/19)

William Barr addresses concerns about his sentencing policy history, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) reiterates his call to pass a legalization bill, Ohio sees…

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…