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After medical marijuana legalization, Oklahoma prepares to get votes for drug’s recreational use
07-09-18 Category: Marijuana

After the legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma in June 2018, the activists are now aiming toward gathering enough votes to decriminalize the drug’s recreational use. Green the Vote, an organization that aims to get marijuana legalized in the state, is supporting two state questions – 796 and 797. A notice for the approval of […]

FDA approves first drug derived from marijuana for epilepsy treatment
06-27-18 Category: Marijuana

In a first, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug derived from marijuana for the treatment of two extreme forms of epilepsy – Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes. Both the epilepsy forms are incapacitating and are responsible for early mortality. Patients living with these syndromes could suffer from several recurrent seizures in a […]

Canada’s nationwide marijuana legalization likely to impact US
06-21-18 Category: Marijuana

To cut down the black marketing for cannabis and arrests for illegal possession of small amounts of the drug, Canada recently legalized marijuana possession, home growing and sales for adults. The statute was announced following the recommendations made by a federal task force on marijuana legalization. Although the reform is in violation of the international […]

Trump may support bipartisan bill to end federal marijuana prohibition
06-13-18 Category: Marijuana

In a development that will dilute U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ stance on marijuana enforcement, President Donald Trump has said he may support a bipartisan bill, seeking an end to the federal ban on cannabis. The move could redefine the marijuana industry and put a stop to the threat of a crackdown by the Justice […]

Federal cases for marijuana-related crimes see sharp decline, says report
06-11-18 Category: Marijuana

Federal cases for drug-related crimes have been falling since 2013. Over the past five years, federal criminal cases involving marijuana have witnessed the biggest decline, according to data released by the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) on June 5, 2018. Since fiscal year 2013, cannabis-related criminal cases recorded a decline of 45.8 percent. As per the […]

Medical marijuana supporters want further research to explore its benefits
04-30-18 Category: Marijuana

After a wave of marijuana opposition at both state and national levels, there seems to be a surge in the number of movements asking for more medical marijuana research. On Thursday, a group of House lawmakers advocated for the passage of a bill aimed at expanding research into the medicinal benefits of marijuana. According to […]

Weed Day: It’s all going to be smoke and weed at California’s 4/20 celebrations
04-20-18 Category: Marijuana

It’s once again time for the pot enthusiasts to have fun and frolic. It is the occasion when Americans will partake in celebrations marking the Weed Day on April 20. And for California, it will be a celebration unlike anything witnessed before – the day will commemorate the first ‘4/20’ – the unofficial Marijuana’s high […]

Studies cite benefits of marijuana in reducing opioid use and misuse
04-05-18 Category: Drug Abuse, Marijuana, Opioid

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the United States claiming thousands of innocent lives year after year, the fight against prescription drug abuse is gaining a new momentum. Various measures have been taken to combat the crisis that claims 115 lives each day – issuing opioid prescription guidelines for pain management, and urging physicians […]

UN warns member states against legalization of recreational marijuana
03-14-18 Category: Marijuana

The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has expressed concern over the widespread legalization of recreational marijuana in many countries. In its 2017 annual report, the INCB has warned its member countries that have legalized marijuana, saying it is a clear violation of the UN’s 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The INCB, which […]

‘Lax enforcement, permissive rhetoric and media’ responsible for drug misuse issues in US, says AG Sessions
02-08-18 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has blamed media and “permissive rhetoric” for drug misuse issues in the United States. He said this while delivering a speech on Feb.6, 2018 at the Heritage Foundation event. Sessions also talked about his marijuana and drug enforcement moves as part of a list of things being done to “restore the […]

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