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Study: Worms Get the Munchies From Marijuana Just Like Humans

According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, cannabinoids give worms the munchies just as they do humans. “Cannabinoids make nematodes [roundworms] hungrier for their favored foods and less hungry for their non-favored foods,” said study co-author Shawn Lockery in a press release. “Thus, the effects of cannabinoids in nematodes parallels the effects …

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The American Pharmacists Association Endorses Decriminalizing All Drugs

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has passed a resolution endorsing the decriminalization of all drugs for personal use. Founded in 1852, the APhA is the nation’s first professional society of pharmacists and currently consists of more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in the profession. The group’s 2023 …

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North Carolina House May Soon Consider Senate-Approved Medical Marijuana Bill, Says House Speaker

In March North Carolina’s Senate voted 36 to 10 to pass a medical marijuana legalization bill, sending it to the House. The House could begin debate on the measure within the next month according to House Speaker Tim Moore. Under Senate Bill 3 –  the “Compassionate Care Act” – those with a “debilitating medical condition” …

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Four New Jersey Cops to File Lawsuit After Being Fired for Marijuana Use

Four police officers in Jersey City, New Jersey say they plan to sue the city after being fired for off-the-job marijuana use. The four officers have already filed civil service complaints and plan to file lawsuits in the coming days. The officers were fired for legally purchasing and consuming marijuana while off work. A recent …

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Two New Polls Show 64% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Two separate nationwide polls, released around the same time, have came to the same conclusion – a large majority of Americans want marijuana to be legal. According to a CBS News poll released on April 20, 64% of Americans support the legalization of recreational marijuana. This includes a majority of Republicans at 53%, with support …

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Study Finds Topical CBD Provides Significant Relief from Pain in Former Elite-Level Athletes

In what researchers call “the first study to assess CBD treatment in elite athletes”, topically applied CBD was was “tolerated well by this population and resulted in only minor adverse effects”. The study was published by the Journal of Cannabis Research, with the full text of the study also epublished by the US National Library …

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Study Finds “CBD Inhibits Colorectal Cancer Progression”

The marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) “inhibits colorectal cancer progression” and “prevents tumor progression”, according to a new study published by the Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. As noted by the study, colorectal tumors often create an immunosuppressive microenvironment that prevents them from responding to immunotherapy. This study “aimed to elucidate the specific anticancer mechanism of CBD …

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Washington Bill to Prohibit Marijuana Combined With Alcohol Passed by Legislature, Sent to Governor

Legislation to explicitly ban the production, distribution or sharing of any product that combines marijuana with alcohol has been passed by Washington State’s full legislature. House Bill 1772 specifies that “it is unlawful under liquor statutes and the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to manufacture, import, offer, or sell a consumable product that contains cannabis or …

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Colorado: Over $14 Billion in Marijuana Sold, $2.4 Billion in Taxes Since 2014

Since the start of legal marijuana sales in 2014, Colorado has sold an eye-opening $14 billion in legal marijuana and marijuana products. In total Colorado (the nation’s 21st most populated state) sold $14.3 billion in marijuana between January, 2014 and March, 2023. These sales have resulted in $2,414,242,457 in new tax revenue for the state. …

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Hawaii House, Senate Committee, Pass Resolution Calling for Marijuana Clemency Program

A resolution urging the creation of a “clemency program for individuals who have been prosecuted for cannabis-related offenses” has been passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee, after having already made its way through the House of Representatives. “BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirty-second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, …

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