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420 with CNW — Gov. Murphy Makes Crucial Regulatory Appointments after Vote on Recreational Marijuana

November 24, 2020 4:20am

Earlier in November, voters in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly in favor of recreational cannabis. As such, New Jersey has joined the growing number of states that allow adult-use marijuana, with the amendment taking effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Soon after the 67.25% vote in favor of recreational cannabis, state legislators in Trenton started drafting the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Gov. Murphy Makes Crucial Regulatory Appointments after Vote on Recreational Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Decriminalization or Legalization: Understanding the Difference

November 23, 2020 4:20pm

From the early 1970s, the United States has waged an intensive campaign against drugs; the movement has been dubbed the “war on drugs.” Seeking to financially cut off the criminal gangs that supply illicit drugs as well as mitigate the physical harm done by said drugs to users, the government doled out harsh sentences to … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Decriminalization or Legalization: Understanding the Difference”

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420 with CNW — Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Marijuana

November 23, 2020 4:20am

More countries across the globe are legalizing marijuana as we discover more on the therapeutic benefits it offers. Did you know, however, that marijuana has actually been used by humans for thousands of years? We’ve compiled some interesting facts about the history of marijuana. Truth serums: myth or fact? A national government agency, the OSS … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Marijuana Potency Has Spiked in the Recent 50 Years

November 20, 2020 4:20pm

A team of researchers from the University of Bath Addiction and Mental Health Group has discovered that street marijuana around the globe is substantially stronger now than it was 50 years ago. This, they say, increases the risk of harm. The team incorporated into its study a minimum of 80,000 marijuana samples that had been … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Marijuana Potency Has Spiked in the Recent 50 Years”

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420 with CNW — Research Finds That EU Youth Have Abandoned Tobacco, Alcohol in Favor of Weed

November 20, 2020 4:20am

Teens in Europe are drinking less alcohol, smoking less tobacco and increasingly turning to cannabis, a new continent-wide study has found. Teens aged 15 and 16 year olds are drinking and smoking less than they were in the nineties and early 2000s, but the increasing rates of cannabis consumption have raised fears that youth may … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Research Finds That EU Youth Have Abandoned Tobacco, Alcohol in Favor of Weed”

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420 with CNW — GrowDiaries Mishap Leaves Millions of Cannabis Grower Passwords Exposed

November 19, 2020 4:20pm

GrowDiaries is an online community of cannabis growers that allows its members to ask questions, interact with other members and blog about their crops. In September, the company suffered a major security breach that left millions of users’ posts, passwords and other data exposed. The unprotected database was discovered by researcher Volodymyr “Bob” Diachenko on … Continue reading “420 with CNW — GrowDiaries Mishap Leaves Millions of Cannabis Grower Passwords Exposed”

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420 with CNW — Marijuana Extracts Could Alleviate Burning Mouth Symptoms, New Research Finds

November 19, 2020 4:20am

A group of Italian researchers has discovered that the use of a marijuana extract daily decreased pain and other symptoms brought about by burning mouth syndrome. The study’s results were published in the journal October issue of “Pain Medicine” journal. Burning mouth syndrome is defined by the International Headache Society as an abnormal or burning … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Marijuana Extracts Could Alleviate Burning Mouth Symptoms, New Research Finds”

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420 with CNW — What the 2020 Marijuana Initiative Voter Successes Mean for Veterans

November 18, 2020 4:20pm

Despite the controversy surrounding its use, cannabis has proven itself to be an effective alternative to some pharmaceuticals. Chockfull of potent medicinal properties, cannabis is believed to treat numerous conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, stress and insomnia. One group of individuals that could greatly benefit from medical marijuana but hasn’t always been given access … Continue reading “420 with CNW — What the 2020 Marijuana Initiative Voter Successes Mean for Veterans”

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420 with CNW — Senate Committees in Mexico Pass Marijuana Legalization Bills

November 18, 2020 4:20am

During a joint hearing last week, several committees of the Mexican Senate provisionally approved a modified bill to legalize cannabis; a formal vote is scheduled for the coming week. The bill, which had been circulated in provisional form and was revised before the meetings, aims at establishing a controlled marijuana sector in Mexico. Additionally, adults … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Senate Committees in Mexico Pass Marijuana Legalization Bills”

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420 with CNW — Recreational Marijuana Could Be Legally Available in Israel Within Nine Months

November 17, 2020 4:20pm

An inter-ministerial committee charged with studying how a recreational marijuana market can be established and regulated in Israel has concluded its four-month long process of weekly meetings. The committee has agreed that marijuana should be legalized for adult use in the country. If all goes as expected, recreational marijuana could be available to residents and … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Recreational Marijuana Could Be Legally Available in Israel Within Nine Months”

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420 with CNW — Senate Committee Wants Hemp THC Rule Changed

November 17, 2020 4:20am

Earlier this week, senate appropriators released various reports and spending bills for fiscal year 2021 that have incorporated various provisions related to hemp and marijuana. Hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC, as defined under federal law. However, the USDA proposed a 0.5% negligence threshold, which means that farmers who have exceeded that limit would … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Senate Committee Wants Hemp THC Rule Changed”

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420 with CNW — Texas Legislators Pre-File Bills to Legalize Marijuana

November 16, 2020 4:20pm

Slightly more than a week after five states voted to legalize marijuana in some way, legislators in Texas have started pre-filing bills aimed at enacting marijuana reforms in the conservative U.S. state. In only two days, a total of 13 marijuana-related bills targeting the 2021 legislative session of Texas were pre-filed. One of those bills … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Texas Legislators Pre-File Bills to Legalize Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Medical Marijuana May Be Future Treatment for Alcoholism

November 16, 2020 4:20am

Research carried out by the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria along with the Canadian Institute for Substance Abuse Research revealed that people who used medical marijuana experienced a decline in their alcohol consumption. The study involved 1,000 medical marijuana patients in Canada and examined them on their habits, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Medical Marijuana May Be Future Treatment for Alcoholism”

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420 with CNW — What’s Next for Medical Marijuana After NJ Legalizes Recreational Pot?

November 13, 2020 4:20pm

A week ago, New Jersey legalized the sale of marijuana. The state has allowed the sale of medical marijuana since 2010 when the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act was approved. Currently, upwards of 80,000 individuals in the state use marijuana to help alleviate or treat symptoms of various conditions, which range from epilepsy, cancer, nausea … Continue reading “420 with CNW — What’s Next for Medical Marijuana After NJ Legalizes Recreational Pot?”

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