Thursday, September 12, 2019

NORML News of the Week 9/12/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 37
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 37   •   September 12, 2019
Domestic Hemp Production

Domestic Hemp Production Soars in 2019

In the first half of 2019, state regulators licensed farmers and researchers to cultivate over 500,000 total acres of industrial hemp, more than quadruple the number of acres in 2018.

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Medical Marijuana

Utah: Lawmakers to Revise Medical Cannabis Access Law

"My administration is dedicated to ensuring that quality, medical grade cannabis products are accessible to patients by March of 2020," Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement.

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Marijuana and Pancreatic Cancer

Cannabis Derivative Provides Anti-Cancer Activity in Preclinical Model of Pancreatic Cancer

In animal models, the compound FBL-03G "slowed tumor growth" and was associated with a "significant increase in mice survival."

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Elderly marijuana patient

Study: Oral THC Effective at Reducing Pain in Geriatric Patients

Researchers concluded: "This study is one of the few analyses of the use of dronabinol in geriatric patients. We show that cannabis-based drugs are an effective, low-risk treatment option that should be considered early in therapy."

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Marijuan Capsules

Case Reports: Synthetic Cannabinoid Improves Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders

Researchers assessed the use of naboline over a three-month period in six patients with severe GI disorders. They reported, "[O]ral nabilone improved the health of nearly all patients, with visible improvements in reducing diarrheal symptoms and weight gain..."

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Marijuana Records Expunged

Study: Cannabis Products Commonly Used by Patients with Epilepsy

Nearly nine out of ten patients with epilepsy report using cannabis for therapeutic purposes, according to survey data published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior.

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