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Thursday, January 16, 2020

NORML News of the Week 1/16/2020

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 23, Issue 3
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 23   •   Issue 3   •   January 16, 2020
Congress and Marijuana

Congressional Committee Holds Three-Hour Hearing on 'Cannabis Policies for a New Decade'

The hearing marked the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform.

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Marijuana Retail Sales

Study: One in Seven Consumers Purchased Cannabis from an Out-Of-State Market

Fifteen percent of study participants said that they obtained cannabis from another state within the past year.

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Marijuana Laws

New Jersey: Court Affirms Employer Must Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana Expenses

Justices affirmed that the plaintiff's use of medical cannabis to treat his chronic pain arising from a work-related injury was both "reasonable and necessary."

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Marijuana Laws

Virginia: Fairfax County to No Longer Prosecute Low-Level Marijuana Cases

The prosecutor for Virginia's most populous county says, "I've directed my office to no longer prosecute adults for simple possession of marijuana."

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Marijuana Patient

Survey: Tourette Syndrome Patients Report Subjective Benefits from Cannabis

Eighty-five percent of respondents said that cannabis mitigated their symptoms and 93 percent reported that it improved their quality of life.

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Marijuana Marijuana for the Elderly

Survey: Among Oncologists with Opinions, Majority Favor Medical Cannabis Use by Elderly

Of those with an opinion on the subject, 65 percent of respondents said that medical cannabis possessed "some benefit" for elderly cancer patients.

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Marijuana Extracts

Thailand: Clinics Begin Dispensing Medical Cannabis Extracts

Licensed clinics and pharmacies have begun dispensing cannabis extracts to qualified patients under a newly enacted policy coordinated by Thailand's Ministry of Health.

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