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July 14, 2020

Cannabis Use Rising Among Chronic Pain Patients

“Over the course of our study, … we identified a significant and progressive increase in the number of patients using cannabis. In patients with chronic pain, cannabis use more than doubled during this period.”

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July 13, 2020

Study: Cumulative Use of Cannabis Not Associated with Heart Abnormalities at Middle Age

"Our finding that occasional marijuana was not associated with ECG abnormalities adds to the growing body of evidence that this level of marijuana use and CVD events and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis are not associated."

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July 10, 2020

Missouri: Kansas City Council Eliminates Local Penalties for Marijuana Possession Offenses

City council members in Kansas City, Missouri approved a municipal ordinance repealing all local penalties specific to activities involving the personal possession of marijuana.

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July 10, 2020

A Founder Looks at 50: NORML and the Carter Administration

Jimmy Carter was the first US President ever to endorse the decriminalization of marijuana, first during his 1976 campaign and again in 1977 in a statement to Congress — which I helped to draft

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