Biography/Memoir

Oregon… mass pardons…

Kate Brown’s pardons will remove 47,144 convictions for simple possession of marijuana from individual records. Following the pardon, the Oregon Judicial Department will ensure that all related court records are sealed as required by law, according to the governor’s office… the pardoned marijuana convictions will no longer show up on background checks of public court…

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Biography/Memoir

…keep… focus… in Oregon…

Phil Knight is frustrated with… expansive efforts to legalize drugs beyond marijuana… Knight has ignored repeated requests from Rolling Stone to discuss his donations. Nike has done likewise. “One of the political cartoons after our legislative session had a person snorting cocaine out of a mountain of white,” Knight said. Original Article (Herald and News…

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Politics

Health secretary… talked to FDA about Marijuana scheduling review…

…the review of marijuana’s federal scheduling status will be tasked to the Food and Drug Administration… “The president was very clear – he wants this done as quickly as possible,” U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra said, “It’s not new science, but there’s lot of information to gather because in many states…

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Politics

Federal cannabis policy…

“As I’ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana. Today, I’m taking steps to end our failed approach. Allow me to lay them out… We classify marijuana at the same level as heroin – and more serious than fentanyl. It makes no sense. I’m asking Secretary Xavier Becerra…

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Biography/Memoir

America’s exit drugs

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director, Dr. Nora Volkow, and former National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director and recently named “Science Advisor to the President,” Dr. Francis S. Collins recognized in 2017, America’s gateway drugs are pharmaceutical opiods. With millions of Americans struggling with opioid use disorder and thousands overdosing on fentanyl every year,…

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Science

…Awareness… the implementation of medical cannabis and psychedelics… adjunct to standard therapy… advanced metastatic…

Published in the Journal, Drug Science, Policy and Law, [with authors Rayyan Zafar and David Nutt (who performed the first MRI of a human brain under the influence of LSD)], from Imperial College London, Centre for Psychedelic Research and Neuropsychopharmacology, UK: this case highlights the plausible therapeutic role of such plant-based medicines in oncology treatment…

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Psychology

The lazy stoner myth debunked…

“Our evidence indicates that cannabis use does not appear to have an effect on motivation for recreational users. The participants in our study included users who took cannabis on average four days a week and they were no more likely to lack motivation,” said Professor Barbara Sahakian, researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the…

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Politics

Pennsylvania announces program to pardon thousands of pot convictions

Pennsylvania residents who have previously been busted for cannabis now have a pathway to a clean record.  “PA Marijuana Pardon Project,” billed as an “effort to quickly pardon thousands of Pennsylvanians from minor, non-violent marijuana-related convictions.” “This pardon project has the potential to open the door for thousands of Pennsylvanians – the college grad looking…

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Politics

Marijuana businesses in… Pennsylvania unionize

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has helped unionize… marijuana businesses. The agreement will cover… Scranton cultivation and processing facility, as well as at dispensaries planned for Scranton, Bethlehem and Stroudsburg… Original Article (MJ Biz Daily):Marijuana businesses in Michigan, Pennsylvania unionize & Vireo agrees to milestone medical cannabis labor pact in PennsylvaniaArtwork Fair Use: Christopher…

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