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Canada’s Cannabis Legalization Has Not Impacted Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian/Cyclist Injuries

A study published by the peer-reviewed journal Addiction has found that there “were no statistically significant changes in rates of emergency department visits and hospitalizations for motor vehicle or pedestrian/cyclist injury” following Canada legalizing marijuana. Titled The effect of recreational cannabis legalization on rates of traffic injury in Canada, the study was published by researchers …

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A Single Dose of CBD “Positively Influences Measures of Stress in Dogs During Separation and Car Travel”, Finds Study

A single dose of cannabidiol (CBD) “positively influences measures of stress in dogs during separation and car travel”, according to a new study published by the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Conducted by researchers at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute at Waltham on the Wolds, the study is titled A single dose of cannabidiol (CBD) …

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Study: Medical Marijuana Use Doubled Between 2013 and 2020

The use of medical marijuana in the United States more than doubled between the 7-year period of 2013 to 2020. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, notes that cannabis use for medical purposes is legalized across 39 states and the District of Columbia. The objective “was to evaluate temporal trends and …

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Colorado Made Nearly $25 million in Taxes From Marijuana Sales in February

According to the Colorado Department of Revenue the state garnered nearly $25 million in marijuana taxes in February. In total the state made $24,752,691 in taxes from the legal distribution of marijuana and marijuana products in the month of February, roughly a million dollars more than the previous month despite there being just 28 days …

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Texas Committee Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana

A key legislative committee in Texas has given approval to legislation that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana. House Bill 218, filed by State Representative Joe Moody, was approved by the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in a unanimous 9 to 0 vote. The measure would remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to one …

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Poll: 70% of Registered Florida Voters Want Marijuana Legalized

New polling out of Florida has found that among registered voters in the state 70% are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. According to the poll, conducted by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida, just 29% of Florida voters oppose legalizing marijuana, with a shockingly low 1% undecided. The poll …

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Delaware Senate Votes 15 to 1 to Urge Federal Government to Deschedule Marijuana

On the same day as Delaware’s House of Representatives voted in favor of establishing a legal marijuana market, Delaware’s Senate overwhelmingly approved a marijuana resolution of their own. Senate Resolution 11, which “urges our federal delegation to support legislation to deschedule marijuana”, was passed by a vote of 15 to 1, with 4 members not …

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Delaware House Approves Bill to Establish Legal Marijuana Industry

Two days after the Delaware House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize the possession of marijuana the same chamber has passed a separate bill that would legalize a regulated system of marijuana retail outlets. House Bill 2, filed by State Represenstive Ed Osienski, was passed by the full House by a vote of 27 …

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Psilocybin Research Bill Passed by Washington State Senate

Legislation to create a task force explicitly designed to research psilocybin and create a pathway to legalization has been passed by the full Washington State Senate. Senate Bill 5263 was filed by Senator Jesse Salomon along with a coalition of 21 bipartisan cosponsors. The measure initially would have established a legal framework for supervised psilocybin …

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Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill Passed by 12 of 14 House Committees

Minnesota’s House Economic Development Finance and Policy Committee has given approval to HF 100 to legalize marijuana, the 12th House Committee to do so. HF 100 would allow those 21 and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up to eight plants for personal use, in addition to establishing a regulatory …

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