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July 20, 2021

Study: Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss

Investigators reported, “[D]espite significant increases in levels of cannabis use in our sample, change in cannabis use did not predict changes in motivation, which suggests that cannabis use may not lead to reductions in motivation over time.”

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July 19, 2021

Surgeon General: Don’t “Lock People Up For Marijuana Use”

On Sunday, the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD told CNN that “When it comes to decriminalization, I don’t think that there is value to individuals or to society to lock people up for marijuana use. I don’t think that serves anybody well.”

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July 15, 2021

Illinois: Governor Signs Equity Measure to Award Over 100 New Dispensary Licenses

The second lottery is reserved for equity applicants who have or whose family members have, a past marijuana conviction, or who have lived in a “disproportionately impacted area” for at least 10 years.

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July 14, 2021

Senate Leader Unveils Long-Awaited Marijuana Descheduling Plan

United States Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled draft legislation repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana at a press conference on Wednesday.

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