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June 8th, 2019
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Marijuana Laced with Fentanyl? No, Just Cluelessness by White House Drug Policy Advisor Kellyanne Conway [FEATURE]

Among other roles in the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway is the White House's opioid crisis czar. But a comment she made last week demonstrates how…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Guam Legalizes Pot, New Mexico Decriminalizes Pot, Andrew Yang Talks Drug Pardons, More… (4/4/19)

A US territory legalizes weed, a US state decriminalizes it, Florida medical marijuana battles continue, and more. [image:1 align:left]Marijuana PolicyFederal Lawmakers Reintroduce STATES Act. A bipartisan…

June 8th, 2019
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Severe psychological distress and daily cannabis use: Implications for mental health?

Daily cannabis use increased significantly from 2008 to 2016 among those with and without past-month serious psychological distress (SPD) and use among those with SPD…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: CO Drug Defelonization Bill Advances, ND Moves to End Civil Forfeiture, More… (4/3/19)

Drug defelonization is advancing in Colorado, asset forfeiture reform heads to the governor in North Dakota, New Jersey bail reforms are having a dramatic impact,…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: China Bans All Fentanyl Variants, DC Gets 76,000 Naloxone Kits, More… (4/2/19)

China bans all fentanyl variants, Sri Lanka is to resume drug executions, marijuana sentencing reform bills advance in Iowa and Texas, and more.Marijuana…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Israeli Pot Decrim Now in Effect, NY Legal Pot Push Hits Bump, More… (4/1/19)

Pot legalization fails to make the budget in New York, New Mexico regulators reaffirm their support for medical marijuana for people addicted to opioids, Israel…

June 8th, 2019
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Cannabis during pregnancy bumps psychosis risk in offspring

Pregnant women who use cannabis may slightly increase the risk their unborn child will develop psychosis later in life, suggests new research.

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: Fed Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Filed, MT Legal Pot Bill Killed, More… (3/29/19)

A Michigan commission wisely recommends no de jure limit on THC in driver's blood, a Montana marijuana legalization bill gets killed in committee, a federal…

June 8th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: No Legal Pot for NJ (Yet), CO Drug Defelonization Bill Filed, Guam Legal Pot Bill, More… (3/28/19)

New Jersey doesn't yet have the votes to pass legalization, Guam sends a legalization bill to the governor, a Colorado drug defelonization bill gets filed,…

June 7th, 2019
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Patients with or without cancer use different forms of marijuana, study finds

A new study shows that compared to other patients, cancer patients use different forms of medical marijuana for unique reasons.

June 7th, 2019
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Surge in cannabis use among youth preceded legalization in Canada

National discussions on cannabis legalization, along with increased access to medical marijuana, may have encouraged more high school students to consume the drug years before…

June 7th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NJ Legal Pot Vote on Monday, Houston Police Tighten No-Knock Warrants, More… (3/22/19)

New Jersey legislators will vote on pot legalization on Monday, but the votes aren't quite there yet; Illinois legislators want to slow down on pot…

June 7th, 2019
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Medical marijuana laws linked to health and labor supply benefits in older adults

A study that examined older Americans’ well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased…

June 7th, 2019
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Chronicle AM: NY Legal Pot Push Hits Bump, AZ Judge Rules for Fired Walmart MMJ-Using Worker, More… (3/21/19)

Southern California will see its first festival featuring legal pot sales and consumption this weekend, an Arizona federal judge slaps down Walmart for firing a…

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…