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National Academies of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits and Dispelling Myths

The National Academies of Sciences released a report on the health impacts of marijuana, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance.

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Poised to Introduce Legislation to Regulate and Tax Marijuana

As the Massachusetts government prepares to implement an initiative to regulate and tax marijuana that was approved by voters in November, lawmakers in Rhode Island are poised to introduce similar legislation.

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MPP Issues Statement Regarding Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

The Marijuana Policy Project has issued a statement in response to comments about marijuana policy that were made during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions.

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"Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record."
DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young, Ruling in the matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition, September 6, 1988