Thursday, October 17, 2019

NORML News of the Week 10/17/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 42
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NORML News of the Week
 
THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 42   •   October 17, 2019
Marijuana Legalization

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse 'Spillover' Effects in Neighboring States

Authors determined: "One: Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana resulted in fewer marijuana related arrests and court cases; Two: Legalizing marijuana did not have a noticeable impact on indicators in states that bordered those that legalized; and Three: There were no noticeable indications of an increase in arrests related to transportation or trafficking offenses in states along the northern or southern borders."

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Plant-Derived CBD

Case Series: CBD Administration Associated with Increased Life Expectancy in Brain Cancer Patients

Austrian researchers assessed the use of CBD in patients with glioblastoma, who were administered 400 mg of cannabidiol daily in addition to conventional anti-cancer treatments.

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Medical Marijuana

Study: Cannabis Therapy Provides Pharmacological Support for Patients Tapering Their Use of Prescription Opioids

After six-months, 156 patients (26 percent) had ceased taking opioids and an additional 329 subjects (55 percent) reduced their opioid intake by an average of 30 percent.

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Teen Marijuana Use Declines

Washington: Youth Marijuana Use Declines Post-Legalization in State's Largest Metropolitan County

Researchers reported that the enactment of legalization was associated with immediate declines in self-reported, monthly cannabis use among 10th and 12th graders and prolonged declines among 10th graders.

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 Marijuana Dispensary

Maine: Regulators Confident That Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Will Begin Next Spring

Former Maine state lawmaker and current NORML Board Member Diane Russell said: "While Maine's previous Governor worked hard to obstruct the will of the voters, it is refreshing to see the incoming administration take steps to turn things around so quickly."

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Marijuana Laws

California: Governor Signs Several Cannabis Bills into Law

New laws include permitting the use of certain medical cannabis preparations by authorized patients while they are on school grounds and authorizing the University of California's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research to cultivate cannabis for clinical trials.

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From the blog
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Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties Details
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