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November 16th, 2019

Chronicle AM: No Legal Weed in Maryland Next Year, Santa Cruz Psychedelic Decrim Move, More… (11/15/19)

Maryland legislators say they have yet to reach agreement on key aspects of marijuana legalization, leaving prospects for next year in doubt; Santa Cruz, California,…

November 15th, 2019

Chronicle AM: New Pew Pot Poll, New AZ Pot Initiative, MI Retail Pot Sales Could Start Soon, More… (11/14/19)

A new Pew pot poll holds few surprises, a second Arizona marijuana legalization initiative is rolled out, a second Florida marijuana legalization initiative passes a…

November 14th, 2019

In states where recreational marijuana is legal, problematic use increased among adults and teens

Problematic use of marijuana among adolescents and adults increased after legalization of recreational marijuana use, according to a new study from NYU Grossman School of…

November 14th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Chicago Mayor to End Pot Car Seizure Strategy, Fed Court Upholds Life Sentence in Drug Death, More… (11/13/19)

While Chicago's mayor is trying to ease post-legalization pot penalties, the city's housing authority is warning public housing residents can be evicted for smoking at…

November 13th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Bolivia's Coca Grower President Forced Out, AOC Calls for Psychedelic Decrim, More… (11/12/19)

Evo Morales, the former coca grower union leader who became president of Bolivia, has been forced from power; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for the decriminalization of…

November 6th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Trump Offers to "Wage War" on Mexican Cartels, SD MedMJ and Legalization Initiatives, More… (11/5/19)

South Dakota medical marijuana and marijuana legalization campaigns turn in raw signatures, a California psychedelic decriminalization initiative gets updated, President Trump offers to "wage war"…

November 5th, 2019

Some CBD products may yield cannabis-positive urine drug tests

A small study concludes that caution is warranted for users of ‘high CBD, low THC’ cannabis products.

November 5th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Hundreds of OK Drug Prisoners Walk Free Today, USDA Publishes Interim Hemp Rules, More… (11/4/19)

Hundreds of low-level Oklahoma drug prisoners walked free today after their sentences were commuted, Michigan advances on a couple of marijuana fronts, the USDA issues…

November 2nd, 2019

Chronicle AM: Push on Psychedelics Expands, Mexico Misses Marijuana Legalization Deadline, More… (10/31/19)

We're starting to see pot bills getting filed for next year, a push to ease laws on natural psychedelics is expanding into more cities, Mexico's…

November 2nd, 2019

Chronicle AM: Senate Extends Protections for State MMJ Programs, PA Pot Poll, More… (11/1/19)

New South Wales ponders drug decriminalization, the Senate extends protections for state medical marijuana programs, and more.Marijuana PolicyPennsylvania Poll Has Strong Support for…

November 1st, 2019

Cannabis use disorder is declining among young adolescents and young adults

The prevalence of cannabis use disorder decreased in 2002 to 2016 among frequent users. Changes in social attitudes and the traits of frequent users may…

October 30th, 2019

Of all professions, construction workers most likely to use opioids and cocaine

Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a new study.

October 29th, 2019

Insufficient evidence that medicinal cannabinoids improve mental health

The most comprehensive analysis of medicinal cannabinoids and their impact on six mental health disorders — combining 83 studies including 3,000 people — suggests that…

October 29th, 2019

Teen marijuana use may have next-generation effects

A new study shows how a parent’s use of marijuana, past or present, can influence their child’s substance use and well-being.

October 29th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Mexico Pot Legalization Bill Advances, Ukraine Marijuana Protest, More… (10/28/19)

Some Nebraskans want to see a return to increased drug testing in child welfare cases, Mexico's marijuana legalization advances but faces a delay, the INCB…

October 28th, 2019

The frostier the flower, the more potent the cannabis

Cannabis flowers with the most mushroom-shaped hairs pack the biggest cannabinoid and fragrance punch, according to new research.

October 26th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Bernie's Pot Policy, Beto's Drug Policy, Castro's Drug Policy, More… (10/25/19)

Democratic presidential contenders talk drug policy, a new California marijuana legalization initiative is approved for signature gathering, a Massachusetts judge partially lifts a pot vaping…

October 25th, 2019

The Vaping Crisis is Real, But the Response by States Misses the Point [FEATURE]

According to the October 18 update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,299 cases of severe lung injury associated with the use…

October 25th, 2019

Chronicle AM: The Lancet Comes Out Hard for Drug Decriminalization, Kansas City Weed Brouhaha, More… (10/24/19)

A Kansas City city council meeting over pot decrim gets heated, a Florida poll shows good numbers for marijuana legalization, The Lancet comes out swinging…

October 24th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Support for MJ Legalization Steady at 2/3, Chicago Psychedelic Resolution, More… (10/23/19)

Support for marijuana legalization holds steady at 66% in the latest Gallup poll, the Chicago city council approves a resolution on natural psychedelics, British MPs…

October 23rd, 2019

Chronicle AM: Houston Police Get New Dope Squad, MA Vaping Ban Upheld, More… (10/22/19)

A Massachusetts judge has upheld the Republican govenor's ban on vaping products sales, Houston police get a new dope squad in the wake of a…

October 22nd, 2019

Chronicle AM: Opoid Makers Settle, Pay OH Counties; Mexican Legal Pot Bill Moving, More… (10/21/19)

A federal court says the DEA is doing what it needs to in processing marijuana research application, more opioid makers and distributors settle and pay…

October 21st, 2019

Chronicle AM: Support for Drug Decrim at Dem Debate, PA Legalization Bill Filed, More… (10/16/19)

A pair of Pennsylvania state senators have filed a marijuana legalization bill, the Mexican Senate prepares to vote on marijuana legalization, Amnesty International rips the…

October 19th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Lawrence, KS, Ends Pot Prosecutions, El Chapo's Gunmen Fight Police, Soldiers, Free His Son, More… (10/18/19)

The head of the Senate Banking Committee wants some changes made to the SAFE Banking Act, Kansas' Douglas County ends pot prosecutions, the Sinaloa Cartel…

October 18th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Northeastern Governors Meet on Pot, SC Judge Throws Out Civil Asset Forfeiture, More… (10/17/19)

At least five governors have marijuana on their minds this week, Canada allows marijuana edibles and vapes to go on sale, a South Carolina judge…

October 17th, 2019

Does This State Have the Worst Drug Polices in America? [FEATURE]

With endless miles of farmland shading into ever higher and drier terrain as one moves west, crossing the Missouri River and then on to the…

October 16th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Pot Vaping Bans, DEA Shrugs Shoulders at Pain Patient Complaints, More…. (10/15/19)

The vaping crisis has impelled two more states to restrict marijuana vaping products, Mexican cartel gunmen kill 14 police in a bloody ambush, and more.[image:1…

October 15th, 2019

Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of marijuana

A new study using a preclinical animal model suggests that prenatal exposure to THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, makes the brain’s dopamine neurons (an…

October 15th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Scottish Political Party Calls for Drug Decriminalization, Cannabis Cafes in Alaska, More… (10/14/19)

California will see a batch of new marijuana-related laws, Scotland's largest political party calls for drug decriminalization, and more. Marijuana PolicyCalifornia Governor Signs Marijuana…

October 12th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Study Finds No Significant Crime Increase After Marijuana Legalization, More… (10/11/19)

A new study deflates one of the leading worries of marijuana legalization foes, the state of Texas abruptly quit taking medical marijuana dispensary applications, and…

October 11th, 2019

Chronicle AM: New Federal Opioid Tapering Guidelines Urge Docs to Go Slow, More… (10/10/19)

HHS comes out with new guidelines for physicians on tapering patients off opioids, marijuana social equity advocates keep the pressure on Congress, Tulsi Gabbard calls…

October 10th, 2019

Chronicle AM: UN Says US Airstrikes on Afghan Drug Labs Illegal, Killed Civilians, More… (10/9/19)

Two UN agencies report that US airstrikes on Afghan drug labs were illegal and killed civilians, a Michigan roadside drug testing pilot program has now…

October 9th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Mexico Legal Pot Vote Coming This Month, MA Governor Pushes High Driving Bill, More… (10/8/19)

Mexico is moving rapidly toward marijuana legalization, Scotland's largest political party is set to embrace drug decriminalization, and more. Marijuana PolicyMassachusetts Governor, Cops Push…

October 8th, 2019

Chronicle AM: NV Gets First Pot Lounge, British Police Force to Provide Free Heroin to Hardcore Addicts, More… (10/7/19)

Nevada sees its first "cannabis tasting room," a New York poll finds continuing support for marijuana legalization amidst the vaping scare, British drug policy upheavals,…

October 5th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Feds Allow States to Drug Test for Unemployment Benefits, FL Pot Initiative Campaign, More… (10/4/19)

The Trump administration allows states to demand drug tests for laid off workers seeking unemployment benefits, a Florida pot legalization initiative's signature gathering campaign is…

October 4th, 2019

Chronicle AM: Philly Safe Injection Site Wins Legal Victory, Pot Companies Call for Descheduling, More… (10/3/19)

A federal judge hands a preliminary legal victory to proponents of a Philadelphia safe injection site, hundreds of pot industry figures call on Congress to…

October 3rd, 2019

Chronicle AM: Nation's First Cannabis Cafe Opens Doors, DEA Fell Down on Regulating Opioids, More… (10/2/19)

Los Angeles sees the nation's first legal cannabis cafe, the Arizona pot legalization initiaitve draws industry opposition, the Justice Department says DEA didn't adequately regulate…

October 2nd, 2019

Chronicle AM: Pot Arrests Increased Last Year, CA Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative Filed, More… (10/1/19)

Pot arrests nationwide increased last year despite spreading legalization, a California psilocbyn decriminalization initiative has been filed, and more.Marijuana PolicyMarijuana Arrests Increased Again…

October 1st, 2019

Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC

Researchers have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol…

October 1st, 2019

Will Oregon Be the First State to Decriminalize All Drugs? [FEATURE]

The groundwork is being laid now for a possible effort to decriminalize the possession of drugs in Oregon. Last month, a trio of drug reform…