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Cannabis Offers Immediate Nausea Relief, Study Shows

Scientific evidence around the therapeutic benefits of cannabis continues to pile up, confirming what many had found out through years of experimentation and accumulation of anecdotal evidence. Now, a new study conducted by team of researchers at the University of New Mexico found that cannabis flower and concentrates are effective in providing relief to the …

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Eastern Cherokee Tribal Council Votes To Approve And Legalize Medical Marijuana

The tribal council for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians voted on Thursday to approve an ordinance that legalizes medical marijuana on tribal lands. The vote applies to the tribe’s lands known as the Qualla Boundary, which covers 100 square miles over five counties in western North Carolina. Cannabis is still illegal in North Carolina, …

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Last Prisoner Project Spring Update

CANNABIS CULTURE – It’s been a busy spring for Last Prisoner Project! Keep reading for more updates and information on our latest campaigns, recent events, and opportunities to support our constituents. Parading with Policymakers Last Saturday, LPP board members, staffers, and affiliates marched in the New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally, one of the longest-running marijuana activism events …

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Idaho Senate Passes Bill (SB 1218) To Ban Marijuana Advertising

In a move that could limit the options of advocates promoting cannabis legalization initiatives, the Idaho Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would ban advertising for marijuana in the state. The Senate passed the measure, SB 1218, with a vote of 21 to 14, sending the legislation to the state House of Representatives for …

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After Four Years, West Virginia Finally Opens Medical Cannabis Registration

It’s been four years since West Virginia legalized medical cannabis, and until now, they have not had an actual program in place for patients to get relief. Now, eligible patients can finally register and officially become a part of the program. While medical cannabis business permits started being awarded as far back as October of …

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USPTO Refusal To Register Cannabis Trademarks Hurts Public

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s policy of rejecting applications to register trademarks that identify nonhemp cannabis products, as well as certain hemp CBD products, reflects an unduly doctrinaire approach that ultimately makes Americans less safe. As the cannabis industry continues to enter the business mainstream, the extension of trademark rights to cannabis companies’ products …

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New Colorado Law Expands Access To Medical Cannabis In Schools

Governor: Colorado”will finally treat cannabis like other prescribed medicines”. Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed a new law expanding access to and use of cannabis-based medicine in schools, a step he called overdue. The bipartisan law, SB21-56, removes the authority that school principals currently have to permit — or not — the storage and administration …

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Tennessee Congress Passes SB 118, Sending Limited Medical Cannabis Bill To Governor’s Desk

The Tennessee Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, SB 118, that establishes a strictly limited medicinal cannabis program for patients with certain qualifying conditions. The move comes following a compromise reached between senators and members of the Tennessee House of Representatives, where a bill to establish a more extensive medical cannabis program was voted down …

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George Jung, Drug Smuggler and Inspiration for the Film Blow, Dies at 78

George Jung, the cocaine smuggler whose exploits served as the inspiration for the movie Blow, has reportedly died. He was 78. The news was first reported Wednesday by TMZ, which cited sources close to the situation in saying that Jung passed Wednesday morning at his home in the Boston area, adding that the “cause of …

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