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57 Countries Have Legalized Medical Marijuana

57 countries have legalized the medical use of marijuana. As confirmed by a recent study published by the US National Institute of Health, 57 countries have legalized medical marijuana. Canada was the first country to do so in 2001, five years after California became the first U.S. state to legalize the medicine. The list below …

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THC Edibles Show Little Effect on Driving, Study Finds

Subjects exhibited minimal changes in simulated driving performance after consuming THC-infused edibles, according to research published in the Journal of Cannabis Research and online by the US National Library of Medicine. The study, conducted by researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the University of Toronto and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research …

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The Four States Still on Track to Legalize Marijuana in 2024

After New Hampshire’s recreational marijuana law was narrowly defeated in the House, despite support from the governor and Senate, we explore the four states still on track to legalize recreational marijuana next. Both New Hampshire and Hawaii saw their legalization efforts narrowly miss success this year, with no further progress expected in the current year. …

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New Hampshire House Kills Marijuana Legalization Bill Following Senate Passage

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has voted to table a marijuana legalization bill, effectively killing it for the session after disagreements over amendments made by the Senate. By a vote of 178 to 173, the House voted today to table House Bill 1633, despite the Senate voting earlier today to give it final approval …

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Michigan: $280 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in May, All-Time Sales Near $10 Billion

In Michigan, May’s legal marijuana sales exceeded $279 million, continuing the robust performance seen in recent months. Data from the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency indicates that recreational marijuana sales totaled $278,005,199.31, slightly higher than April’s $276,685,182.93. Medical marijuana sales reached $1,607,871.79 in May, contributing to a combined total of $279,613,071.10 in sales for the month. …

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American Medical Association Officially Endorses Drug Decriminalization

Members of the American Medical Association (AMA) have voted overwhelmingly in favor of endorsing the decriminalization of drug possession. At their annual meeting yesterday in Chicago, the AMA voted 345 to 171 to adopt a new policy calling for the “elimination of criminal penalties for drug possession for personal use as part of a larger …

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Get Free Joints and Pay to Participate in “Science of Smokeability” Study

A new study, titled the Science of Smokeability (SOS), is seeking those interesting in receiving free joints and pay in order to take part in a study designed to help improve the smoking experience of marijuana consumers. DaySavers, who describes themselves as “the most compliant and tested pre-rolled cone and rolling paper brand on the …

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Texas Judge Throws Out Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Austin Marijuana Ordinance

A county judge in Texas has dismissed a lawsuit from Attorney General Ken Paxton filed against the City of Austin. AG Paxton sought to have the courts throw out a voter approved ordinance that decriminalized the possession of marijuana. Travis County District Court Judge Jan Soifer rejected the challenge, and has dismissed the lawsuit from …

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Vermont Records $11 Million in Legal Marijuana Sales in April

In April, Vermont’s legal marijuana sales reached nearly $11 million, marking the fifth consecutive month with sales surpassing $10 million and the ninth time in the past ten months it’s reached that milestone. According to the Vermont Department of Taxes, there was $10.94 million in legal marijuana sales in April, bringing the yearly total to …

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US House: Second Committee Approves Ending Marijuana Testing for Military Recruits

The Rules Committee in the United States House of Representatives has passed a federal defense bill that includes a provision to end marijuana testing for military recruits and prospective officers. Approval of the provision through the Rules Committee comes roughly three weeks after it passed the House Armed Services Committee as part of the 2025 …

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