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The Top 5 Most Popular Legal Marijuana Strains In the United States

In the United States, there are hundreds of marijuana strains sold in the legal marijuana market, including over 600 in Massachusetts alone. That said, some strains are far more popular and prominent than others. Currently, 24 states have legalized recreational marijuana, and 38 states have legalized medical marijuana. Most of these states have thriving legal …

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DEA’s Marijuana Proposal Now Has Over 5,000 Comments, Just 3% Want Marijuana to Remain Schedule I

Five days ago the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) submitted in the Federal Register their proposal to move marijuana to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act, launching a 60-day public comment period. In those five days, there has already been over 5,000 comments submitted under Regulations.gov. A strong majority of these comments —over 3,500— are …

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The 5 Statewide Marijuana Initiatives Being Voted on This November

This November, voters across the United States will have the opportunity to shape the future of marijuana policy in their respective states. With five key initiatives set to appear on the November ballot, the upcoming election could significantly impact the landscape of both medical and recreational marijuana. Currently 24 states have legalized recreational marijuana and …

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Leading Law Enforcement Groups Endorse Bipartisan Federal Marijuana Legislation

Today, the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (ORCOPs) announced their endorsement of the bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act. The legislation would align federal policy with state policy to ensure safer legal cannabis markets. It would also aid states that have legalized medicinal and recreational …

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Federal Marijuana Banking Act Gains Two New Sponsors in US House, Now Has 122

Bipartisan legislation to allow marijuana banking nationwide gained two new sponsors yesterday, bringing the total to 122. Yesterday Congressmembers Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) joined as official cosponsors to the SAFE Banking Act. The measure now has 122 total sponsors, well more than any previous marijuana-related bill. The SAFE Banking Act and the …

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Through Final Reading, Awaits House Concurrence

New Hampshire’s Senate has passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana through a third and final reading, marking the first time a Republican-led state senate has approved such a measure. House Bill 1633 was passed through the Senate today with a vote of 14 to 10. The House of Representatives has already passed the measure with …

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US House Agriculture Committee Approves Amendment to Ban Delta-8 THC and Other Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved an amendment to the $1.5 trillion Federal Farm Bill that proposes a ban on most hemp products, including all cannabinoids synthesized or manufactured outside of the plant, such as delta-8 THC. “My amendment will close the loophole created in the 2018 Farm Bill that allows intoxicating hemp …

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Top 5 States with Most Lawmakers Supporting Federal Bills to Deschedule Marijuana

There are 107 members of the United States Congress who have sponsored one of two bills to deschedule marijuana. Here’s a look at the five states with the most lawmakers supporting this move. Earlier this month a coalition of 18 US Senators introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). The measure would fully deschedule …

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Delaware Committee Approves Bill That Would Allow Recreational Marijuana Sales to Begin This Year

A key committee in the Delaware House of Representatives has advanced a bill allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to quickly transition into the recreational market, potentially starting recreational sales months ahead of schedule. Today, the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee passed House Bill 408, sponsored by State Representative Ed Osienski, with a companion bill from …

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Marijuana Users Just as Active as Non-Users, Study Finds

Recent findings published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research suggest that consuming cannabis does not reduce the likelihood of engaging in daily physical activities among young and middle-aged adults compared to non-users. The study, which was also published online by the US National Library of Medicine, involved 4,666 American adults aged between 18 and …

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