On November 8, 2016, North Dakota Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as the Initiated Statutory Measure 5, took place on ballot as an initiated state statute. It was a cheerful day for the North Dakotans who … Read more ›The post Medical Marijuana Now Legal in North Dakota appeared first on MedicalMarijuanaBlog.com.

Ohio’s move to decriminalize and legalize marijuana has brought about more restrictions on its medical use. The Ohio Legislature’s medical marijuana law went into effect on September 8, 2016, bringing important but limited new protections for patients. … Read more ›The post Ohio Decriminalization Restricts Medical Marijuana appeared first on MedicalMarijuanaBlog.com.

The push to legalize marijuana in Arkansas was a totally different experience from that of the other states. Unlike the other states that recently legalized medical marijuana, Arkansas had two measures, issue 6 and issue 7. Issue … Read more ›The post Medical Marijuana Legal in Arkansas appeared first on MedicalMarijuanaBlog.com.

The legalization of medical cannabis is not associated with an increase in youth marijuana usage rates, and may actually decrease usage among adolescents. This is according to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. The study’s objective was to “assess the […]
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Giving Tuesday may have come and passed, but one Portland-based dispensary is putting a unique spin on giving back this holiday season with Blankets for Budsdrive. Blazin is hosting a charity drive where patrons can donate specific items need by the homeless and receive a discount on store goods. Blazin’s Blankets for Budsdrive is offering […]
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Today at Portland’s inaugural Weed Week a new cannabis product is causing a bit of buzz. Coalition Brewing and Half Baked Labs release Oregon’s first commercially produced CBD-infused beer. The beer contains an active dose of Cannabidiol (CBD), but no THC, the psychoactive element found in marijuana. CBD is one of the plant’s many cannabinoids […]
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While in office President Obama has granted pardons to over a thousand federal prisoners, the vast majority of them serving sentences for nonviolent drug-related crimes, and many who were sentenced to life behind bars. These commutations are more than the past 11 presidents combined; still, a group of scholars, celebrities and community activists are calling […]
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by Lukian Kobzeff With the passage of Prop 64 representing a significant shift in cultural views and regulatory priorities, the State of California now has the perfect incubator industry to produce a significant shift in environmental protection. Through careful choice architecture, a term coined by behavioral economist Richard Thaler and legal professor Cass Sunstein, California can […]
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Agonists of the CB2 receptor – such as cannabis-derived cannabinoids – may provide a treatment option for neuropathic symptoms and neuroinflammatory responses, according to a new study published by the European Journal of Neuroscience. The study was e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) has emerged as […]
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When Nevada passed Question 2 legalizing recreational marijuana, the same question seemed to pop into everyone’s mind: Will I be able to smoke weed in Las Vegas Casinos now? For a tourists craving the late night gambling, alcohol, parties and everything else that goes with Las Vegas, indulging in a toke at the slot machines […]
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