Full Mississippi House Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

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Mississippi’s House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would make medical marijuana legal in the state for the first time since the start of prohibition. The Mississippi House voted 104 to 14 to pass Senate Bill 2095, a larger margin than even proponents expected. The measure would allow those with a qualifying medical condition (there’s a couple dozen listed) … Read More

Thailand to Remove Marijuana as a Controlled Substance

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Thailand will soon remove marijuana as a controlled substance, effectively decriminalizing its possession and consumption. Thailand was already the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical marijuana, and now the nation’s Food and Drug Administration is set to propose the removal of marijuana from a list of controlled drugs to the narcotics control board. The move is expected to … Read More

Study: Marijuana Users Have Improved Sexual Function, Better Orgasms

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Young people (aged 18 to 30) who use marijuana have improved sexual function and experience better orgasms, according to a new study published in the journal Healthcare. The study, titled The Influence of Cannabis and Alcohol Use on Sexuality: An Observational Study in Young People (18–30 Years), was conducted by researchers at the University of Almeria, Jaume I University, Almeria … Read More

Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Delaware

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Legislation that would legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older has been filed in Delaware. Representative Ed Osienski’s legislation (House Bill 305) would allow those 21+ to purchase, possess and consume up to an ounce of marijuana for all uses. The measure, would not allow marijuana to be cultivated for personal use, with only licensed sales being allowed. Of the … Read More

Canada: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With Increased Psychosis or Schizophrenia

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New research shows that marijuana legalization in Canada “was not associated with evidence of significant changes in cannabis-induced psychosis or schizophrenia emergency department presentations”. The study, published by the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, is titled Associations Between Canada’s Cannabis Legalization and Emergency Department Presentations for Transient Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Schizophrenia Conditions: Ontario and Alberta, 2015-2019. “Cannabis legalization in many jurisdictions … Read More

December Marijuana Sales Set New Record in Michigan

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There was more legal marijuana sold in December in Michigan than any month prior, according to data released by the state. According to the state, there was $135 million in recreational marijuana and marijuana products sold in December, a new record. There was an addition $33 million worth of medical marijuana sold. The numbers “marked another high for the adult-use … Read More

Study: Cannabinoids May Help Prevent and Treat Peanut Allergies

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According to a new study epublished by the National Institute of Health, cannabinoids interfere with peanut sensitization and promotes tolerogenic responses, “which might well pave the way for the development of novel prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for peanut allergy.” “Cannabinoids are lipid-derived mediators with anti-inflammatory properties in different diseases”, states the study’s abstract. “WIN55212-2, a non-selective synthetic cannabinoid [meant to … Read More

Mississippi Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

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Legislation that would establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program in Mississippi has been passed by a key senate committee. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee voted today to pass Senate Bill 2095, which would allow those with a recommendation from a physician to possess and consume up to 3.5 grams of marijuana per day. It would allow patients to … Read More

Italy: Enough Signatures Collected to Put Marijuana and Magic Mushrooms Initiative to a Vote

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Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation has announced that proponents seeking to place the legalization of marijuana and magic mushrooms cultivation to a vote of the people have collected enough valid signatures to do so. A few months after activists submitted over 600,000 signatures for an initiative that would legalize the personal cultivation of marijuana as well as other psychoactive plants … Read More

Study: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With an Increase in Traffic Fatalities

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According to a new study published in the journal The Review of Regional Studies, neither the legalization of medical marijuana or recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities. For the study researchers studied the relationship between marijuana legalization and traffic fatalities over the 35-year period between 1985 and 2019. Although recreational marijuana wasn’t legal in … Read More