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Republican lawmakers in this U.S. territory just voted to legalize marijuana

Republican lawmakers in this U.S. territory just voted to legalize marijuana

The House and Senate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean near Guam, have approved legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and allow commercial sale of the drug.
Pot for the People: New Bill Would Allow Federal Employees to Access Weed

Pot for the People: New Bill Would Allow Federal Employees to Access Weed

After losing his legs fighting with his Marine Corps unit in Afghanistan in 2010, Paul was put on a steady regimen of OxyContin, a potent, highly addictive and, back then, heavily prescribed opiate. After years of intense rehab — as soon as he was physically, mentally and emotionally strong enough — he weaned himself off a daily pharmaceutical cocktail (which also included Ambien, Methadone, Seroquel, etc.) in part by replacing those concentrated chemical compounds with consuming marijuana four to five times a week.
Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment.
The Federal Government Recognized the Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana 40 Years Ago

The Federal Government Recognized the Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana 40 Years Ago

As long as he lives and breathes and talks—and Irv likes to talk—he will serve as a reminder that the federal government has already admitted cannabis has medicinal uses. Yet the plant continues to be labeled as Schedule I substance under federal law, meaning it has “no accepted medical use.” 
Cannabis Commission Looks To Identify Why Few 'Priority' Applicants Make It Through Licensing Process

Cannabis Commission Looks To Identify Why Few 'Priority' Applicants Make It Through Licensing Process

Difficulty finding funding is holding back the very people the state is required to help enter the new legal cannabis industry: members of communities disproportionately criminalized for marijuana. That's according to a survey of these so-called "economic empowerment applicants" conducted by the Cannabis Control Commission.
How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon

How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon

In 2015, Erich Berkovitz opened his medical marijuana processing company, PharmEx, with the intention of getting sick people their medicine. His passion stemmed from his own illness. Berkovitz has Tourette syndrome, which triggers ticks in his shoulder that causes chronic pain. Cannabis takes that away.
Cannabis Farmers Will Qualify For Some Federal Funding

Cannabis Farmers Will Qualify For Some Federal Funding

When Canada officially launches its recreational marijuana market later this year, the federal government will provide the nation’s cannabis farmers with some of the same funding opportunities as other green thumb industrialists.
Big hits: Cannabis companies on pace to raise record $8 billion in 2018

Big hits: Cannabis companies on pace to raise record $8 billion in 2018

Marijuana companies across the globe are on pace to raise a record $8 billion by the end of 2018 as more companies go public and scale to meet growing demand, an analysis of recently released market data shows.
Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Bipartisan senators are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cease efforts by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to slow medical marijuana research. In a letter sent Thursday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $75 billion in sales by 2030, according to research firm Cowen & Co. That’s almost as large as the North American carbonated soft drink market in 2017.


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