Study Suggests CBD May Have Antipsychotic Effect in High-Risk Individuals

The psychiatric research journal JAMA Psychiatry has just published a new study suggesting CBD could have antipsychotic effects in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. The study builds off compelling prior research demonstrating CBD’s therapeutic effects. Titled “Effect of Cannabidiol on Medial Temporal, Mid-brain, and Striatial Dysfunction in People at Clinical High Risk of Psychosis,” the

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Montana Collects $1.8 Million in Medical Cannabis Tax Revenue in First Year

The state of Montana collected $1.8 million in the first year of taxing the medical marijuana industry, according to government officials. The Montana Department of Revenue also reported that the state’s medicinal cannabis businesses had generated approximately $45 million in sales during the first year of taxation. State revenue director Gene Walborn told local media

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Governor of Delaware Signs Bill to Expunge Past Non-Violent Pot Convictions

Compared with some of its regional neighbors, Delaware isn’t making rapid strides toward legalizing adult-use cannabis. But it has taken significant steps toward decriminalizing possession and use. Earlier this year, we reported on the bi-partisan effort led by the Delaware Assembly to clear past minor marijuana convictions. And on Wednesday, Governor John Carney signed SB

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Michigan Voters Will See Recreational Marijuana on November Ballot

Voters in Michigan will have the chance to approve recreational marijuana for the state, as a legalization initiative now dubbed Proposal 1 will appear on the November ballot. The Board of State Canvassers assigned the number to the voter initiative on Thursday. If passed, the measure would legalize the use and sale of recreational cannabis by

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Governor of Utah Promises Back-Up Medical Marijuana Bill if Prop 2 Fails

Cannabis legislation has struggled in Utah. Political opposition and legislative stonewalling have led to numerous setbacks and half-measures that have both failed to satisfy advocates while still drawing the ire of opposition groups. Earlier this year, Utah passed a bill adding cannabis to their “right to try” law, giving terminally ill patients the right to

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Pennsylvania State Prisons on Lockdown Due to Suspected Synthetic Weed Outbreak

All state prisons in Pennsylvania are on lockdown after dozens of workers at several of the institutions fell seriously ill in the last month. Officials believe the prison employees may have been sickened after being exposed to synthetic marijuana, according to media reports. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel told reporters that he is unsure how long

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Two New Bills Could Revolutionize Marijuana Industry in New Jersey

Two bills being crafted by state legislators could revolutionize the marijuana industry in New Jersey if they are successfully passed into law. Provisions of the measures include home delivery of cannabis products, removing a cap on dispensaries, and automatic expungement of some past marijuana convictions. For the past several weeks, a group of New Jersey

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Report Shows Nearly 90 Percent of Illegal Cannabis Farms Use Toxic Pesticides

According to new reports from federal authorities and researchers, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of illegal marijuana grows in California that are using dangerous pesticides. As a result, researchers said these illegal grows are harming animals and poisoning water sources. Increase in Dangerous Chemicals As reported by the Associated Press, new

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Australia Pushes for Easier Cannabis Access in Face of “Hidden” Opioid Epidemic

Medical cannabis advocates in Australia are calling for easier access to medicinal marijuana products, citing reports that deaths from sleeping and anxiety pills have become a “hidden epidemic.” Reports Show Opioid Deaths in Australia Are On the Rise A recent report released by the Penington Institute showed that deaths from sleeping and anxiety pills, opioids,

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Bill to Legalize Cannabis in Northern Mariana Islands Lands on Governor’s Desk

After its back-and-forth journey between the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ two legislative chambers, a bill to move the U.S. territory from total cannabis prohibition to full legalization is headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres. SB 20-62 passed the CNMI House earlier this month. Today, the Senate voted without

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