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November 3, 2017

Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation

Republican Gov. Paul LePage today vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late last month during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority.
November 2, 2017

American Legion: One in Five Veterans Use Marijuana To Alleviate A Medical Or Physical Condition

In a new poll of US service veterans released today that was conducted by The American Legion and presented on Capitol Hill, one in five veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition.
November 1, 2017

Trump’s Commission Denies Evidence That Cannabis Can Mitigate Opioid Abuse

Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid use and mortality, the Chairman of the White House's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis today called upon the President to reject any efforts to acknowledge marijuana's promising role in mitigating opioid abuse and dependency.
October 31, 2017

Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles In Past Year

United States farmers cultivated over 23,000 acres of hemp in 2017, up from fewer than 10,000 acres in 2016.