Study: Marijuana Research is Only Going to Accelerate

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By Marijuana Moment Researchers are now churning out thousands of studies on marijuana each year. And you can expect that stream of science to keep flowing as more places enact legalization, a new review predicts. To get a better understanding of how the scientific community has responded to the cannabis reform movement, a team based… Read more »

New York Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana

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By Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly are preparing for a hearing on proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Four Assembly committees will meet Oct. 16, 2018, in Manhattan for the joint hearing, which comes two months before lawmakers reconvene in Albany for the 2019 session. The… Read more »

Many Hockey Players Approve of Marijuana. NHL? Not So Much.

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By Associated Press By, Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, cannabis was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. “I started noticing some therapeutic benefits,” Cote said. “It helped… Read more »

3 Medical Marijuana Measures Compete for Support in Missouri

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By Associated Press By, Jim Salter ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri supporters of medical marijuana will have their say in the November 2018 election. The only question: Do they cast a yes vote once, twice, or three times? Thanks to successful petition drives for three competing proposals, all three are on the ballot. Two would… Read more »

On Canada’s Legalization Road, Culture and Caution Intersect

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By Katharine Robertson On a busy downtown Toronto shopping strip, a security guard stands guard outside of the AltaVie “pop-up lounge” by MedReleaf, one of Canada’s largest cannabis producers. Inside, friendly faces explain that the temporary storefront is a way to familiarize Canadians with the new recreational cannabis brand. Anyone 19 or older can trade… Read more »

Survey: Americans, Canadians Want to Try Legalized Marijuana

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By Katharine Robertson There’s a sizable market waiting and willing to try legal cannabis-infused products, according to a new survey by Chicago-based management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, signaling that laws could be lagging behind public sentiment in both Canada and the United States. The company surveyed about 2,000 Americans and Canadians with some awareness of… Read more »

Canadian Marijuana Shops Will Be Few, Far Between Oct. 17

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By Marijuana Moment Canadian adults will be able to purchase marijuana legally across the country Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. But the number of stores per province or territory and per capita at this point varies widely, an analysis Marijuana Moment conducted shows. For residents of Canada’s most and least populous provinces and territories, Ontario and… Read more »

Democrats, GOP Both Want to Lead In 2019 On Legal Marijuana

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By Marijuana Moment Which U.S. party is going to take a leadership role in advancing marijuana reform after the midterm elections? It depends on whom you ask. Both U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, and Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, indicated on Oct. 11, 2018, that their respective parties would be backing… Read more »

Lawmaker: Trump To Back Medical Marijuana After Midterms

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By Marijuana Moment Cannabis reform will likely be on the Trump administration’s agenda after the midterm elections, Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California said Thursday. In an interview with Fox Business, Rohrabacher said he’s been “talking to people inside the White House” and members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle about ending cannabis prohibition…. Read more »