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Study Highlights Psilocybin’s Impact on Emotional Learning

Researchers from the University of Zurich have published groundbreaking findings on the effects of psilocybin on emotional learning. The study, featured in iScience and available through the National Library of Medicine, sheds light on how psilocybin could be utilized in the treatment of psychiatric disorders and its potential role in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. The study is …

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North Dakota Campaign Meets Signature Requirement to Place Marijuana Legalization Initiative on November Ballot

A campaign seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has reached the signature threshold to place its initiative on the November 2024 ballot. New Economic Frontier says they have collected the 15,582 signatures necessary to place their legalization initiative on the presidential election ballot this November. However, the group will continue to gather signatures …

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Vice President Kamala Harris Supports Legalizing Marijuana, But President Biden “Not Quite There”

As the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues the process of rescheduling marijuana, Vice President Kamala Harris is urging further reform, while President Biden is taking a more conservative approach. On May 21, the DEA published its proposal to move marijuana to Schedule III, allowing its compounds and potential whole-plant medicines to be prescribed nationwide once …

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Historic First: California State Fair to Feature Onsite Marijuana Sales and Consumption, Expanded Marijuana Competition

The California State Fair is set to make history this July by integrating onsite marijuana sales and consumption, ushering in a new era as the first time cannabis will be legally sold at a state fair. This historic action is a continuation of the California State Fair’s leadership on cannabis after legislation signed by the governor …

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Vermont: Overdose Prevention Center Bill to Become Law After Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto

Vermont’s Legislature has overridden Governor Phil Scott’s veto of an overdose prevention center bill. House Bill 72 was approved by the Vermont House of Representatives in January with a vote of 96 to 35. On May 1, the measure passed the Senate 21 to 8, sending it to Governor Phil Scott, who vetoed the bill …

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Ongoing Marijuana Study Seeks Participants to Get Paid for Smoking Joints for Science

The Science of Smokeability (SOS) study continues to seek participants interested in getting paid to smoke free joints and contribute to ongoing research. The SOS is a series of scientific experiments focusing on analyzing cultivation and processing metrics to evaluate which variables produce the most pleasant and least harmful smoking experience. The study will take …

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Top 10 Most Supported Marijuana Bills in US Congress

As we reach the halfway point of 2024, here’s a look at the marijuana-related bills in the US Congress that have garnered the most support. These legislative efforts span a range of issues from marijuana banking and veterans’ health care to housing and descheduling. All of these measures were filed since January 2023, and will …

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The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Crime Rates: A State-by-State Analysis

Although a strong majority of people in the US now support legalizing marijuana, it remains a contentious issue, with supporters claiming it can decrease crime and critics worrying it might increase criminal activities. As more states adopt legalization, extensive data has become available, enabling a thorough analysis of its impact on crime rates nationwide and …

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US Congress: Marijuana Banking Legislation Gains 160 Tripartisan Sponsors

Tripartisan and bicameral legislation to allow marijuana banking now has 160 sponsors in the United States Congress. The SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 2891) in the House of Representatives has 124 sponsors, the highest number for any marijuana-related measure in Congress. In the Senate, the updated SAFER Banking Act has 36 sponsors. Together, these 160 sponsors …

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A Breakdown of the Five Statewide Marijuana Initiatives Up for Consideration this November

The November election is less than five months away, with proponents of marijuana law reform having a lot to pay attention to. Recreational marijuana is currently legal in 24 states, with medical marijuana legal in 38. Both of those numbers may climb higher following this November’s election, with three states voting to legalize recreational marijuana, …

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