Thursday, August 22, 2019

NORML News of the Week 8/22/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 34
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 34   •   August 22, 2019
Cannabis Gel

Clinical Trial: CBD Gel Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Fragile X Syndrome

Researchers concluded, "In this open-label study, ZYN002 CBD gel was well tolerated and produced clinically and statistically meaningful reductions in anxiety and behavioral symptoms among children and adolescents with FXS.

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CBD Products

Gallup: One in Seven Americans Use CBD Products

However, regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration have taken the position that such products cannot legally be marketed as either medicines, food additives, or health supplements.

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Marijuana vs. Opioids

Studies: Cannabis Access Associated with Fewer Opioid Overdoses

A new study reported that the passage of recreational marijuana laws is associated with an estimated reduction in annual opioid mortality "in the range of 20 to 35 percent, with particularly pronounced effects for synthetic cannabinoids."

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Marijuana for Pain Reduction

Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Self-Reported Reductions in Pain

Commenting on the findings, one of the study's lead investigators said, "Cannabis offers the average patient an effective alternative to using opioids for general use in the treatment of pain with very minimal negative side effects for most people."

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Illinois Medical Marijuana

Illinois: Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Law

Illinois' medical cannabis program is being expanded under new legislation signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzer.

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