Thursday, December 5, 2019

NORML News of the Week 12/5/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 48
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 48   •   December 05, 2019
Daily Marijuana Use

Study: Daily Cannabis Use Among Pain Patients Associated with Less Non-Prescription Opioid Use

Subjects who consumed cannabis daily "had about 50 percent lower odds of using illicit opioids every day [as] compared to cannabis non-users."

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CBD Oil

Study: Daily Use of CBD Extracts Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Authors reported, "Fourteen out of these 15 patients (93 percent) showed improvements equal to or above 30 percent in at least one symptom category."

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Marijuana Banking Concentrates

Federal Agencies Provide Guidance for Banks Working with Hemp Providers

The new guidance memo states, "[B]anks are no longer required to file suspicious activity reports (SAR) for customers solely because they are engaged in the growth or cultivation of hemp."

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Marijuana Vape Concentrates

Another Study Links Vitamin E Additive to Lung Illness

Investigators reported,  "According to these and other published data, using THC-containing products with vitamin E acetate appears to be associated with EVALI."

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THC Vape Cartridges

Case Report: Cannabis Treatment Provides Symptom Relief in Patient with Treatment-Resistant Stiff Person Syndrome

Researchers concluded, "Our case suggests that state medical marijuana program THC/CBD products may provide relief for patients with refractory PSPS symptoms."

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Marijuana Vape Cartridges

Massachusetts: Vitamin E Additive Identified in Some Unregulated THC Vape Products

Of the 109 product samples submitted to the lab for analysis, nine tested positive for the presence of vitamin E acetate. By contrast, investigators said, "Every vaping product supplied to us by a regulated producer has been shown to be free of this particular additive."

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Marijuana Justice

Colorado: Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Medical Cannabis Use While on Probation

Justices unanimously opined that a defendant possesses a presumed right to consume cannabis therapeutically unless there exists material evidence to show that prohibiting such use "is necessary and appropriate" to accomplish explicit sentencing goals.

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