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Marijuana with ‘CBD’ May Pose Less Risk to Long-Term Users

Marijuana with relatively high levels of a compound calledcannabidiolmay be less risky to smoke over the long term, because this ingredient may counteract some of the drug’s harmful effects, according to a new study in mice. The study found that adolescent mice injected with frequent doses oftetrahydrocannabinol (THC)— the ingredient in marijuana that produces a […]

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Categories: Cannabinoid, Health, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Trump and Sessions are at Odds Over Prosecuting Legal Marijuana States

While candidate Donald Trump promised toprotect medical marijuana on the campaign trail, President Trump's Justice Department wants to be more aggressive against state-legal marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Attorney General Jeff Sessionspersonally asked Congress for fundsto prosecute medical marijuana cases in states where it is legal. The legal sale of recreational marijuana remains […]

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Categories: Crime, DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Jail Time, Legislation

Teen Marijuana Use Falls to 20-Year Low, Defying Legalization Opponents’ Predictions

In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation’s 12- to 17-year-oldsdropped to their lowest level inmore than two decades, according tofederal survey datareleased this week. Last year, 6.5 percent of adolescents used marijuana on a monthly basis, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. That represents a statistically significant drop […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Marijuana Industry, Recreational, Research

Congress Gives Medical Marijuana Users a Good Reason to Be Paranoid

The legal medical marijuana market took a major hit on Wednesday, after the U.S. House Rules Committee blocked an amendment for medical marijuana protections from the House's 2018 budget bill. In 2014 Congress passed the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment, prohibiting the U.S. Department of Justice from spending federal dollars to enforce the federal prohibition laws in states […]

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Categories: DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation, Medical, medical marijuana

Hocking College First to Say It Will Test Ohio Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hocking College is thefirst school to announceit wants to be a state testing laboratory for medical marijuana. The Southeast Ohio school will apply to test cannabis for safety and potency, which the law will requirebefore sales. Other Ohio public colleges and universities have been hesitant to offer their facilities for testing, concerned […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Growing, Health, medical marijuana, Ohio, Research

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