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NIDArelease Jan 17, 2019

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law


U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed the Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act into law Tuesday, making the territory the latest U.S. jurisdiction to adopt an effective medical marijuana law.

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NIDArelease Jan 15, 2019

Attorney General Nominee Says He Would Respect State Marijuana Laws


Attorney general nominee William Barr said during a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that he would refrain from targeting businesses that are operating in compliance with state laws regulating marijuana for adult or medical use.

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NIDArelease Jan 15, 2019

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales to Begin Wednesday, But Delays Continue


Medical marijuana sales will begin in Ohio Wednesday, according to news reports, but product types and supplies will be limited and delays with implementation will continue for most of the state.

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NIDArelease Dec 17, 2018

Federally Funded Survey Finds Rates of Teen Marijuana Use Still Lower Than in 2012, When States Began Legalizing for Adult Use


The results of a federally funded survey released Monday show rates of teen marijuana use are lower than they were in 2012, when states began legalizing marijuana for adult use. Teens’ perceived availability of marijuana also declined.

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The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense - the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy.
Author William F. Buckley, Jr., The Albuquerque Journal, June 9, 1993