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Did President Biden Sign A Cannabis Research Bill Into Law?

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Dave Joyce (R-OH), and Brian Mast (R-FL) released the following statement in celebration of President Biden’s signing of the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act: “For decades, the federal government has stood in the way of science and progress—peddling a misguided and discriminatory approach to cannabis. Today marks a …

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What Percentage Of Americans Support Medical Cannabis In 2022?

Washington, DC: Eighty-nine percent of Americans say that marijuana ought to be legal for either medical or adult use, according to nationwide polling compiled by the Pew Research Center. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said that cannabis should be legal for adults, while an additional 30 percent said that it should be legal explicitly for therapeutic purposes. Both findings are consistent with prior Pew polls. Adult-use …

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Did Harker Heights Council Members Repeal A Cannabis Depenalization Ordinance?

Harker Heights, TX: Members of the Harker Heights (population: 34,000) City Council voted 4 to 1 to repeal a voter-initiated ordinance that sought to prohibit local law enforcement from making low-level marijuana-related arrests. Sixty-four percent of city residents voted on election day in favor of Proposition A, which ordered local police to cease issuing citations or making arrests for misdemeanor marijuana violations. Harker …

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Did Cannabis Seizures At Southern California Ports Of Entry Declined 98 Percent?

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting security operations at California’s ports of entry with Mexico performed more than 54.7 million inspections of travelers, seized more than 50 tons of illegal narcotics, and apprehended more than 74,000 immigration violators during federal fiscal year 2022. CBP’s field office in San Diego includes the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Tecate, Calexico, …

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How Does The UN Conference On Trade And Development Regard Hemp?

Washington D.C., Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Hemp Association has been engaged with United Nations, FAO, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and World Bank to advance the recognition and acceptance of industrial hemp around the planet. “We are pleased that the UN Conference on Trade and Development invested in creating this special issue on Industrial Hemp. It …

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Does Legalization Negatively Impact Crime Rates?

Colorado Springs, CO: The adoption of state-level marijuana legalization laws does not lead to any significant uptick in overall criminal activity, according to data published in the Journal of Drug Issues. A pair of researchers affiliated with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and with Boise State University in Idaho compared crime data in Colorado and Washington to a synthetic control over a …

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Are Young People More Likely To Try Cannabis In States That Allow Legal Sales?

Seattle, WA: Adolescents who reside in states where retail sales of cannabis are legal for adults are no more likely to consume cannabis than are young people in states where it isn’t, according to data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. A team of investigators affiliated with the University of Washington and with Colorado State University evaluated longitudinal data from three US …

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Which States Approved Cannabis Legalization During 2022 Election?

Washington, DC: Voters in two states, Maryland and Missouri, decided in favor of ballot measures legalizing the adult-use of cannabis, while voters in various cities nationwide similarly approved ballot measures ending marijuana-related arrests and prosecutions. “While this year’s midterm elections may not have been a ‘clean sweep’ for reform advocates, our momentum continues unabated,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “Are …

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Do Warren County Police Use The Cannabix Cannabis Breathalyzer?

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cannabix Technologies Inc. (CSE: BLO) (OTC PINK: BLOZF) (the “Company or Cannabix”) developer of marijuana breathalyzer devices for law enforcement and the workplace reports that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Warren County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney’s office to pilot the Company’s technology for detection of ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) …

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Does Cannabis Legalization Influence Children’s Attitudes Toward Cannabis?

Boston, MA: The enactment of state-level laws legalizing marijuana for adults does not influence early adolescents’ attitudes toward its potential risks, according to data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Investigators affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School assessed children’s perceptions of marijuana-related harms over three years in states with and without legal cannabis marketplaces. They determined that “individual child-level …