• September 24, 2020

Tags : marijuana

Social Justice Dominates Marijuana Debate before House Vote

Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is set to hold a historic debate and vote on marijuana legislation. Lawmakers are taking up The MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances while also incentivizing states to expunge past criminal records for marijuana charges and removing barriers for minorities to get […]Read More

People Are Skipping Sleep Aids In Favor of Marijuana, Study Reports

The scientific community is still unclear on whether or not marijuana can actually help treat sleep disturbances such as insomnia. A new study, however, found that fewer people purchase over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medications when they have legal access to cannabis. “Our results show that the market share growth for sleep aids shrank with the entry […]Read More

Hundreds Of Companies Sign Letter Calling For Marijuana Descheduling To Prevent Vaping Injuries

More than 800 cannabis industry leaders have signed onto a letter urging Congress to deschedule marijuana to mitigate the risks associated with vaping products obtained on the illicit market. Led by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the letter being delivered to House and Senate leadership on Thursday argues that the recent spate of vaping-related […]Read More

Feds Award $3 Million In Grants To Study Marijuana Ingredients As Alternatives To Opioids

The federal government has awarded $3 million in grants for research into the therapeutic benefits of ingredients in marijuana other than THC, emphasizing their potential as alternatives to prescription opioids. In a notice published on Thursday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explained why the studies were necessary and listed grant recipients and the subjects […]Read More

House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill In Historic Vote

The House of Representatives passed a standalone marijuana reform bill for the first time in history on Wednesday. The chamber advanced the legislation—which would protect banks that service the cannabis industry from being penalized by federal regulators—in a vote of 321-103. All but one Democrat voted in favor of the marijuana banking bill. Republicans were virtually […]Read More

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