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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…

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…