• January 23, 2021

Tags : cannabis

No, marijuana legalization has not resulted in a spike in teen use

Despite a common and popular talking point from cannabis opponents, legalization has not resulted in a spike in teen use. So, when they use that talking point, you can reply with confidence, “FAKE NEWS!” It’s pretty much the only talking point that opponents like Smart Approaches to Marijuana have consistently latched onto. Most recently, SAM […]Read More

Anti-marijuana group SAM nears its last breath

Anti-cannabis legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana nears its last breath in its most underwhelming assault on the cannabis industry yet.  In a recent report aimed at ginning up anti-cannabis media stories, SAM states that the cannabis industry has donated a whopping $58,203 to Colorado’s six members of Congress. That’s right. A stunning $58,203 to […]Read More

No, marijuana is not a gateway to opioid abuse

Despite claims from the Fake News generators of the cannabis opposition spin machine, marijuana legalization does not lead to expanded opioid and pharmaceutical abuse. It’s a popular talking point for cannabis opponents. Here’s one example, in which drug rehabilitation professionals cook a study in order to defend the money that flows into their drug treatment […]Read More

Federal Officials Recognize How Marijuana’s Legal Status Blocks Research, Documents Show

Federal government officials openly acknowledged that cannabis’s restrictive federal classification inhibits progress on necessary medical and public health research during a workshop last month, according to presentation materials obtained by Marijuana Moment. Representatives from various federal agencies—including the Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—convened for a […]Read More

Trump Attorney General Nominee Won’t Go After Legal Marijuana Businesses; Urges Congress To Act

At his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, attorney general nominee William Barr said he would not go after marijuana companies that have operated in compliance with earlier Justice Department guidance that was rescinded last year by his predecessor, Jeff Sessions. He also encouraged Congress to address the conflict between federal and state cannabis policies. “My approach […]Read More

Terpenoids In Marijuana Also Help Reduce Inflammation, New Study Finds

Marijuana’s anti-inflammatory effects could be bolstered by non-cannabinoid compounds in the plant called terpenoids, according to a recent study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. While most studies have focused on how THC and CBD affect inflammation, terpenoids seem to share that anti-inflammatory property. The compounds are generally associated with the fragrance of […]Read More

One Year After Jeff Sessions Rescinded A Federal Marijuana Memo, The Sky Hasn’t Fallen

One Year After Jeff Sessions Rescinded A Federal Marijuana Memo, The Sky Hasn’t Fallen Exactly one year ago, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions stoked fears in the marijuana industry by rescinding an Obama-era Justice Department memo that encouraged federal prosecutors to generally not interfere with state cannabis legalization laws. But in the year since, the government has not […]Read More

Across the Nation, Politicians Embrace Cannabis Reform

The new year begins with politicians from both sides of the aisle pushing diverse pieces of cannabis reform. The moves from both the left and the right underscore recent victories in last November’s election, during which cannabis reform policy took significant steps forward. Candidates such as Colorado Democrat Jared Polis — who campaigned on legalization […]Read More

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Endorses Marijuana Legalization

New York will become the next state to legalize marijuana if Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has his way. The newly reelected governor for the first time explicitly endorsed ending cannabis prohibition on Monday as part of a speech outlining his “top legislative priorities for next year,” which he framed under the banner of “social justice, […]Read More

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