Massachusetts: More Taxes Being Garnered from Marijuana than Alcohol

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Marijuana sales have only been legal in Massachusetts for four years, but taxes garnered from these sales are already outpacing taxes made from alcohol sales. According to data released by Massachusetts officials, for the first time ever excise taxes from legal recreational marijuana sales are exceeding the excise taxes being made from alcohol sales. There was $74.2 million in marijuana … Read More

Study: CBD Could Be Applied To “Treat or Prevent COVID-19 and its Complications”

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A new study being published in the journal Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, and epublished ahead of print on the website for the National Library of Medicine, states that cannabidiol (CBD) appears to have many benefits and “could also be applied to treat or prevent COVID-19 and its complications.” The study, titled A narrative review of molecular mechanism and therapeutic … Read More

Ohio Secretary of States Verifies Marijuana Legalization Signatures

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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has verified that a group seeking to legalize marijuana has collected enough signatures to put their proposal to a vote of the legislature. Last month the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted 206,943 signatures to Secretary of State Frank LaRose on their initiative to legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older. Over the … Read More

New York: Physicians Now Can Recommend Medical Marijuana for Any Condition

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New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced this week that the state’s medical marijuana program is being significantly expanded. The OCM says that effective immediately physicians will be able to recommend medical marijuana for literally any condition they feel it can be useful for. This is a stark change from the state’s previous policy (and the policy of most … Read More

Mississippi’s Full Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

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The full Mississippi Legislature has now given approval to legislation that will establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 2095 has now been given final approval by the House of Representatives and Senate, following their agreement on amendments the House made after it passed the Senate. The measure’s final vote in the House was 103 to 13, and 46 … Read More

Retail Giant Amazon Announces Support for Federal Marijuana Bill

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In a surprise announcement Amazon made it clear yesterday that they support legalizing marijuana, for all uses, across the United States. “We’re pleased to endorse @RepNancyMace ‘s States Reform Act”, said Amazon Public Policy in an official Tweet. “Like so many in this country, we believe it’s time to reform the nation’s cannabis policy and Amazon is committed to helping … Read More

Study: Medical Marijuana Associated With Improved Health-Related Quality of Life

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Medical marijuana is associated with improvements in health-related quality of life including anxiety and sleep, according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research, and published online ahead of print by the National Library of Medicine. According to the study, “there is a growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs).” Despite … Read More

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