Marijuana News Is Moving

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By Nicolas Juarez News content on Marijuana.com is being reborn as Weedmaps News at news.weedmaps.com. While our URL has changed, you can still find breaking news, political coverage, science explainers, and deep dives into the culture of cannabis. The Marijuana.com archives remain available, with the exception of recent selections that have transferred to Weedmaps News…. Read more »

Rights Groups, Unions Call for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

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By Marijuana Moment A coalition of major civil rights organizations, labor unions and other groups is calling on Congress to completely remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and divert revenue to communities that have been harmed by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition. “Pass legislation de-scheduling marijuana with racial equity and justice reform components,” reads… Read more »

How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana

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By Marijuana Moment President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for a border wall — but the consequences of that action would extend far beyond border security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall, squabbling… Read more »

Elon Musk Confesses: ‘I Have No Idea How To Smoke Pot’

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By Marijuana Moment Elon Musk got himself into a bit of trouble after smoking marijuana during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September 2018. The move reportedly led to NASA launching an investigation into his company SpaceX’s “workplace safety” and “adherence to a drug-free environment.” But now, in a new interview 60 Minutes, the… Read more »

Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’

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By Marijuana Moment Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies… Read more »

Surgeon General: Schedule I Hinders Researching Marijuana

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By Marijuana Moment U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the federal government should rethink how it classifies drugs like marijuana Dec. 6, 2018, voicing concern that the plant’s current status as a strictly controlled Schedule I substance inhibits research. Adams, who’s previously expressed interest in expanding research into the use of cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes,… Read more »

Colorado County Considers Canceling Cannabis Convictions

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By Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in a Colorado county are preparing to dismiss and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions after state voters legalized the use and sale of cannabis in 2012. The Boulder Daily Camera reported that the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office as part of a “Moving on from Marijuana”… Read more »

GOP House Leader Calling for Legal Marijuana in Rhode Island

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By Marijuana Moment The Republican leader in Rhode Island’s House of Representatives thinks the state should fully legalize marijuana. But while that news would typically bode well for reform efforts in state legislatures, the problem is that the Democratic speaker isn’t quite on board — and the House is dominantly controlled by Democrats. In an… Read more »

‘Compromise’ Medical Marijuana Bill is Made Into Law in Utah

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By Nicolas Juarez Utah lawmakers approved a controversial medical marijuana bill in a special session Dec. 3, 2018. There’s your final vote on the medical marijuana “compromise.” #utpol pic.twitter.com/w9Ip3KQE8E — Robert Gehrke (@RobertGehrke) December 3, 2018 During the Nov. 6, 2018, election, Utah voters passed a separate medical cannabis initiative, Proposition 2, that would allow… Read more »

Study: Vaporization Produces More Intense High Than Smoking Flower

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By Marijuana Moment Vaping marijuana gets you higher than smoking it, according to a new study published in an American Medical Association journal. To test the difference, researchers started by recruiting 17 people who’d consumed cannabis in the past year but had abstained for at least one month. Each individual participated in six sessions that… Read more »