July 2, 2019

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

On Wednesday, July 10th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America:  Racial Justice and the Need for Reform” to discuss pathways forward as the Congress prepares for a substantial shift in public policy.
July 2, 2019

Study: Adult Use Retail Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs

Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according to data published online today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. “Our findings suggest that de facto medical use may be highly prevalent among adult use customers, and that access to an adult use cannabis market may influence individuals’ use of other medications,” authors concluded.
July 2, 2019

New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state's medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect.
July 1, 2019

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

As of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico is no longer be classified as a criminal offense.