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New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect

New Hampshire just became the 22nd state in the U.S. to eliminate the possibility of spending time behind bars for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Earlier this year, lawmakers passed, and Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed, a bill to decriminalize cannabis in the Granite State. The legislation went into effect on Saturday. That means cannabis […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Legislation, New Hampshire

Senators Want Feds To Make Sure Dispensary Marijuana Is Safe

A powerful Senate panel is urging federal agencies to make a number of surprising marijuana moves, including launching an effort to test products sold at dispensaries in states where cannabishas been legalized. Concerned about a lack of data on the potency and purity of cannabis available to consumers, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is directing […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Enforcement, Federal, Health, marijuana testing, Nationwide

Marijuana: Effects of Teenage Use May Be Reversible

Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that seemsto explain how long-term marijuana use in the teenage years might lead to schizophrenia and other similar psychiatric diseases in adulthood. They also showed how drugs might be able to reverse the schizophrenia-like symptoms. In a paper published in the journalScientific Reports, researchers from the University […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Hemp, Marijuana Use, Medical, Research

Study: Rise In Marijuana Use Not Caused By Legalization

Marijuana use is is sharply rising in the United States, but the trend is not the result of the growing number of state laws that allow legal use of recreational or medical marijuana. That’s the conclusion of astudyin the journal Addiction that was published online this week. “Medical and recreational marijuana policies did not have […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Legalization, Marijuana Use, Recreational, Research

Nevada Could Be First State to Set up Marijuana Lounges

Nevada could become the first state to allow users of recreational marijuana to light up in clubs and lounges, a state legal body said this week, opening a new front in what is already a booming pot business. The state Legislative Counsel Bureau said Monday that state law does not prohibit city or county governments […]

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Categories: Legislation, Nevada, Recreational, Tourism

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