Thursday, October 24, 2019

NORML News of the Week 10/24/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 43
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 43   •   October 24, 2019
Gallup Poll Marijuana Legalization

Gallup: Super-Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

There is no buyers' remorse on the part of the American people. In recent years, American's support for legalization has only grown stronger.

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Marijuana or Opioids

Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Associated with Reduced Opioid Reliance

Authors reported, "[S]urvey respondents living in states with medical cannabis legislation are much less apt to report using opioid analgesics than [are] people living in states without such laws," even after controlling for potential confounding variables.

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Marijuana Court Case

Court Dismisses Case Demanding DEA to Move Expeditiously to License Cannabis Cultivators

However, most of those applications have been before DEA for several years, and the agency still has yet to provide any explicit timeline regarding when, if ever, it intends to act on them.

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Marijuana Oil Capsules

Clinical Trial: Cannabis Oil Capsules Provide Weight Gain in Patients with Advanced Cancer

The twice-daily intake of capsules containing plant-derived oil extracts of THC and CBD is associated with weight gain in patients with cancer-related cachexia and anorexia.

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Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

New Mexico: Governor's Task Force Issues Adult-Use Marijuana Recommendations

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said, "I look forward to working with the Legislature to get a bill to my desk next year."

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 Marijuana Dispensary

Study: Taxation on Retail Cannabis Sales Influences Buying Behaviors

"[I]n response to the tax-induced price increase in Oregon, it appears that proximity to the Washington recreational market caused some consumers in Oregon and in Washington to substitute Washington marijuana for Oregon marijuana," authors concluded.

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Marijuana and Driving

Study Finds Minor Changes in Traffic Fatalities Five Years Following Adult-Use Legalization

The enactment of adult-use legalization in Colorado and Washington has been associated with non-significant changes in traffic fatalities, according to data published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention.

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NORML 2019 Membership Survey Details
10/24/19 3:02pm UTC
Gallup: Super-Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana Details
10/23/19 12:43pm UTC
Senate Caucus to Hold Hearing This Wednesday on Marijuana and Public Health Details
10/22/19 4:40pm UTC
Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use Details
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Court Dismisses Case Demanding DEA to Move Expeditiously to License Cannabis Cultivators Details
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