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Cannabis Oil Shows Promise in Treating PTSD Symptoms, Finds Study

A new study using an animal model demonstrates that medicinal cannabis oil may offer significant benefits in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The study, published in the journal Behavioural Brain Research and conducted by researchers at the Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Qinghai University, and the Beijing University of Technology, provides new insights into …

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Study Says “Psilocybin Showed Promise in Treating Depression and Anxiety”

The psychedelic compound psilocybin “showed promise in treating depression and anxiety, with notable safety profiles”, according to a new study. “The purpose of this review was to provide a narrative of published articles that investigated the effect of psilocybin, which has been designated as a “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA, in the treatment of depression”, …

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Second California Committee Votes in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana Cafés

Legislation to legalize marijuana cafés in California has been passed by a second committee in the state’s Assembly. Assembly Bill 1775, filed by Rep. Matt Haney (D), was given approval yesterday by the Committee on Governmental Organization, with the vote being 13 to 2. The measure, which now heads to a third and final reading …

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US Congress: With 152, Marijuana Banking Act Has More Sponsors Than Any Marijuana Bill Ever

Bicameral and bipartisan legislation to allow marijuana banking now has over 150 sponsors, well more than any other marijuana-related bill filed in the US Congress. In the United States House of Representatives, the SAFE Banking Act has 116 sponsors, 106 more than when it was filed in April, 2023. In the Senate, the Safer Banking …

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Louisiana Legislature Approves Legislation to Extend Medical Marijuana Program to 2030

Louisiana legislation that would extend the sunset period for Louisiana’s medical marijuana pilot program by five and a half years has been passed by the state’s full legislature. Louisiana’s House of Representatives gave approval yesterday to Senate Bill 228, filed by Senator Patrick McMath. The measure was approved last month through the state’s Senate by …

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California Bill to Legalize Access to Multiple Psychedelics Approved by Second Senate Committee

A second committee in California’s Senate has given approval to a bill to legalize therapeutic access to a handful of psychedelic substances. By a vote of 3 to 2, the Senate Health Committee has voted to pass Senate Bill 1012 Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee voted 7 to 4 today to pass Senate …

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South Dakota Marijuana Legalization Campaign Has Collected Over 70% of Signatures Required to Make November Ballot

South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws has collected more than 12,500 signatures for their marijuana legalization campaign. In 2020 an initiative to legalize marijuana, also put forth by South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, was approved by voters during the general election ballot. Due to a technicality, it was subsequently thrown out by the courts. …

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Maine Governor Signs Bill Allowing Marijuana Possession and Cultivation Charges to Be Sealed

Maine Governor Janet Mills has signed into law a bill to allow those with convictions for possessing or cultivating marijuana to have the charges sealed (completely hidden) from their criminal record. Governor Mills has signed House Bill 2236 into law, following a 90 to 57 vote in the House of Representatives and a 27 to …

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U.S. Congress: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Urges VA to Prepare for MDMA-Assisted Therapy.

A group of lawmakers led by Congressmembers Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) and Morgan McGarvey (D-KY) have sent a letter to Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health Shereef Elnahal requesting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to produce a strategic plan to implement MDMA therapy in-house if it’s approved by FDA. “The effects of emerging therapies …

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Hawaii Legislature Passes Marijuana Expungement Bill, While Rejecting Measure to Decriminalize One Ounce

Hawaii’s full legislature has given approval to legislation to facilitate marijuana expungements, sending it to Governor Josh Green. The House has given final approval to House Bill 1595, with the vote being 41 to 9. The measure has already been passed by the Senate, 24 to 1. Governor Green is expected to sign the measure …

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