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Study Finds Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Inflammation in Head Trauma Patients

Adults with a history of marijuana use exhibit greater protections against subconcussive head trauma in comparison to non-users, according to a study published in the journal Cell and epublished by the National Library of Medicine. For the study researchers from Indiana University examined the relationship between marijuana use and subconcussive head impacts in a cohort …

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Study: Cannabis Legalization in WA Led to Fewer Fatal, Serious, and Minor Injury Collisions

According to a new study published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, marijuana legalization in Washington State “led to fewer fatal, serious, and minor injury collisions.” The study also found “no statistically significant impact of cannabis sales on serious injury/fatal crashes” following the opening of marijuana retail outlets, although the study did find a correlation …

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New Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Senators Dan Laughlin (R) and Sharif Street (D) have introduced bipartisan legislation, Senate Bill 846, to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania for those 21 and older. The proposal is cosponsored by Senators Wayne Fontana and John Kane, and it was quickly assigned to the Senate Law and Justice Committee. “Legalized adult use of marijuana …

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Maine Bill Allowing Marijuana Use and Cultivation While on Probation and Parole Becomes Law

Legislation in Maine that prevents those on probation, parole or release pending trial from being prohibited from taking part in the state’s legal recreational marijuana program has become law. LD 1311 has become law without the signature of Governor Janet Mills, who chose to neither sign it into law or veto it. The measure was …

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Maryland: Over $10 Million in Marijuana Sold in First Two Days of Legal Sales

Legal marijuana sales began in Maryland on July 1, with millions of dollars worth sold in the first two days. According to data released by the Maryland Cannabis Administration, there was $10,429,736 in legal marijuana and marijuana products sold between July 1 and July 2. This is over double the $3,985,527 worth of medical marijuana …

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Ohio Group to Submit Enough Signatures to Put Marijuana Legalization to a Vote

Tomorrow the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Ohio will submit well more than total number of signatures required to put their marijuana legalization initiative to a vote this November. The group on Wednesday will submit 220,000 signatures, almost 100,000 more than the 124,000 they were required to collect. They were given just 90 …

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Study: Marijuana Has 566 Chemical Compounds, 125 Different Cannabinoids

Marijuana has over 550 various compounds and “has enormous potential for biological and industrial uses, as well as traditional and other medicinal uses”, according to a new study. Conducted by researchers at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Western Ontario, the study is titled Cannabis: a multifaceted plant with endless potentials. The …

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Nebraska: Signature Gathering Underway for Initiatives to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana are now actively collecting signatures for a pair of initiatives that would legalize medical marijuana and provide protections for physicians who recommend it. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM) filed the initiatives last month with plans to place the proposals on the November, 2024 ballot. This is the group’s third attempt to …

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Oregon: Legal Marijuana Stores Sold Over $80 Million in Marijuana in June

Licensed marijuana retail outlets sold over $80 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products in June. There was $80,347,877 in legal marijuana sold in June in Oregon, an increase from the $79 million sold in May and on par with the $80.7 million an d $81 million sold in April and March. This is according …

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New Mexico Legal Marijuana Sales Reach $46 Million in June

In June there was $46 million in legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in New Mexico. In total New Mexico marijuana stores sold $46,076,614.14 worth of marijuana in June, according to data released by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department. The $46 million sold is a slight decrease from the $47.7 million sold in …

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