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Legislation to Legalize Medical Magic Mushrooms Filed in New York

Legislation that would legalize the cultivation and distribution of magic mushrooms for medical purposes has been filed in the New York Legislature. New York Assemblymember Pat Burke officially filed the legislation this week. The measure would legalize psilocybin mushrooms for medical purposes, while also establishing a system that allows outlets to grow and distribute the …

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Malta to Legalize Marijuana This Week for Everyone 18+, First in Europe

Later this week the small country of Malta (population 525,000) will become the first European country to legalize the cultivation and possession of marijuana for personal use. As reported by The Guardian, possession of up to seven grams of marijuana will soon become legal for everyone 18 and older, who will also be allowed to …

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St. Louis Mayor Signs Marijuana Decrim Bill Into Law

Legislation to decriminalize the possession, use and cultivation of marijuana has been signed into law by St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. Mayor Jones signed the measure earlier today, following the unanimous approval of the bill by the city’s Board of Aldermen. Under the new law, those 21 and older would faced no criminal or civil …

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New Jersey Regulators Vote to More Than Double Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Regulators in new Jersey have voted unanimously to more than double the total number of medical marijuana dispensaries allowed throughout the state. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission voted 4 to 0 (with one commissioner abstaining) on Tuesday to award provisional licenses to 30 different companies looking to open up marijuana dispensaries. 10 licenses will be distributed …

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Missouri Initiative Campaign to Legalize Marijuana, Expunge Records, Now Underway

An initiative campaign to make Missouri the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana is now underway. The group Legal Missouri 2022 officially launched their campaign last week, putting forth an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older. The measure – a constitutional amendment – would allow those 21 and older to …

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Costa Rica Constitutional Court Gives Approval to Marijuana Legalization Legislation

Legislation that would legalize marijuana throughout Costa Rica has been given approval by the Sala IV, the nation’s constitutional court. In October, the nation’s legislature decided to refer a marijuana legalization bill to the Sala IV, in order to determine its legality and constitutionality. They did this after passing the measure by a vote of …

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Minnesota Officials Approve Allowing Edibles as Part of Medical Marijuana Program

In an announcement this week the Minnesota Department of Health stated that beginning next year, medical marijuana patients will be allowed to purchase, possess and consume medical marijuana edibles. The plan, announced by Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm, would allow medical marijuana patients to purchase a variety of marijuana gummies and chews. Malcolm says the …

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Marijuana Associated With Decreased Risk of Common Stomach Infection, Say New Study

According to a new study being published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, and epublished ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, marijuana use is associated with a decreased risk of Helicobacter Pylori infection (HPI), which is a common bacterial stomach infection. “Cannabis plant extracts suppress gastric acid secretion and inflammation, and promote gastroduodenal …

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Study: Psychedelic Users Have Better Coped With Pandemic Lockdowns, Finds Study

A new study examining the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns have found that those who use psychedelic drugs experience considerably less stress and negative mental health impacts. For the study researchers conducted an survey of nearly 3,000 people living primarily in Spain, Brazil and the United States. Of these 2,974 people, 497 said they regularly use …

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Bipartisan Marijuana Expungement Bill Introduced in Congress

Legislation that would push states to expunge (remove from criminal records) marijuana-related convictions has been introduced on the federal level in the United States. The bipartisan measure was introduced by Congressmembers Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Representative Joyce is co-chair of the House Cannabis Caucus, and Representative Ocasio-Cortez – commonly referred to as …

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