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Creative Ways to Celebrate 420 in 2020

04/03/2020

This year, think of it as “420” all month long, and there’s never been more reason to celebrate cannabis: Illinois recently became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Legal hemp and CBD has become mainstream. The House passed the Safe Banking Act, which would signific Read More

Most Americans Say Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are Essential Services: Poll

04/01/2020

As retail outlets close across the U.S. in response to COVID-19, questions remain about the short-term fate of marijuana dispensaries. Now the public has spoken: A new poll from YouGov shows that 53 percent of American adults believe medical marijuana dispensaries are essential services a Read More

Protect Your Lungs from the Coronavirus by Opting for Edibles Instead

03/26/2020

Many people across the globe are stocking up on food and essential supplies in an effort to comply with public health regulations and keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the novel coronavirus. If you’re a medical marijuana patient, you may have stocked up on cannabis, too. Read More

NIH Grants UCLA $3.9M to Study THC, Terpenes, and Pain Management

03/24/2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted a UCLA cannabis researcher $3.9 million to study whether cannabis terpenes alone, and in conjunction with THC, can help reduce patients’ need for opioids in pain management. The grant, given through NIH’s National Center for Compleme Read More

Access during COVID-19: Advocates Argue for Patients’ Rights

03/19/2020

Many non-essential shops and services around the U.S. have temporarily closed for business in response to the social distancing recommendations meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The New York City metro area, the San Francisco Bay area, and the Seattle metro area Read More

COVID-19 Sees Dispensary Sales Spike as Patients and Consumers Stock Up

03/17/2020

As schools, restaurants, retail outlets, and certain government services across the U.S. have begun temporary closures to slow the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, some marijuana dispensaries have either followed suit or announced intentions to change their menu of services. With Am Read More

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Can’t Be Fired for Drug Test Fail

03/12/2020

The New Jersey Supreme Court set a precedent on March 10th that employers can’t fire workers who are also medical marijuana patients for failing a drug test. The case was brought by Justin Wild, the former director of a funeral home in Bergen County, NJ who used medical marijuana o Read More

“Compassionate Care” Act Returns to California

03/10/2020

The law that paved the way for medical marijuana legalization in thirty-three (and counting) U.S. states was passed in California as far back as 1996. This original "Compassionate Care Act," aka Prop 215, allowed HIV/AIDS patients, people with cancer, and the terminally ill to access medi Read More

How Coronavirus May Affect the Marijuana Industry and Patient Access

03/05/2020

As fear over the coronavirus mounts in the U.S., industries as diverse as commercial airlines, the stock market, and retail are starting to feel its effects. And if you’re a medical marijuana patient, you may be wondering how the global event could affect your access to cannabis. The Read More

Alabama Could Become the 34th Medical Marijuana State

03/03/2020

Thirty-three states have legalized medical marijuana and Alabama may soon become the 34th.  Proposed legislation, which mirrors “compassionate care” programs in other states, is sponsored by Republican state Senator Tim Melson and has already passed the state’s judiciary commit Read More

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