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New York Governor signs bill allowing medical cannabis for PTSD treatment
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can now be legally treated with medical cannabis, according to an important bill signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 11, 2017. The PTSD bill was the part of a legislative package to mark the Veterans Day observed every year on November 11. “Our veterans risked their […]

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Imposing high taxes on legal pot in California may force consumers to move away from marijuana dispensaries and take to the black market, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. The credit rating agency said that both the local and state taxes on cannabis, which will come into effect in California on Jan. 1, 2018, […]

California-faces-risk-of-federal-intervention-for-being-largest-pot-producer
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In 2016, California led the country with its enormous production of 13.5 million pounds of marijuana, exceeding the output of the rest of the states. In the wake of the bumper produce, the state Department of Food and Agriculture had commissioned a study. The findings of the study highlighted the wide gap between overall pot […]

Marijuana-prohibition-celebrates-80th-birthday
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Despite unending drug wars waged by former presidents – including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barack Obama ­ for the past several decades, marijuana somehow seems to be winning the race. Cannabis, which had its humble beginning as an ordinary pharmaceutical ingredient, has made inroads into millions of American households […]

American-medical-schools-don’t-speak-of-medical-marijuana-says-study
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Though more than half of the U.S. states now allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, a new study suggests that marijuana is a rarely discussed topic in medical schools across the country. A team of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, sent surveys to deans in-charge of the […]

Teen-marijuana-use-at-15-year-low-suggests-NSDUH-data
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Amidst all the mayhem caused by drug addiction and its impact on the American society, there is a small ray of hope. Marijuana use among adolescents has shown a downward trend in the United States. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report, in 2016, 6.5 percent of adolescents aged […]

Nation’s-‘drug-czar’-nominee-echoes-Sessions’-views-on-medical-marijuana
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Congressman Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s “drug czar,” has a track record of advocating enforcement-side drug policy and better treatment for people with addiction. The president on Sept. 1, 2017, nominated Marino to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), four months after the Pennsylvania Republican had formally withdrawn […]

Evidence-justifying-marijuana-as-effective-remedy-for-PTSD-and-severe-pain-insufficient-note-experts
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Although most Americans battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain prefer to use cannabis-based medications to deal with their conditions, experts say that there is not much evidence that marijuana would provide them the required relief. They feel that the lack of high-quality scientific research to support the therapeutic claims of marijuana is a […]

Justice-Department-opposes-Chuck-Rosenbergs-support-for-marijuana-research
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The Justice Department (JD) headed by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions has stopped the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from acting on more than two dozen applications for marijuana cultivation for research purposes. However, acting DEA Administrator, Chuck Rosenberg, confirmed that he stands by his assertions to support marijuana-related research. It has been a year since […]

Americans’-love-for-marijuana-continues-to-rise-shows-survey
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  The legalization of marijuana in various states, it seems, is pushing people’s interest in the weed in the United States. Or maybe, it’s the other way around. Whatever be the case, the Americans’ interest in marijuana is at an all-time high, a recent survey suggests. As per the latest Gallup poll, conducted from July […]