Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Prohibition

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By issuing rulings in two separate cases on Wednesday, Mexico’s Supreme Court set binding precedent that the country’s ban on consuming marijuana is unconstitutional. The move comes as the nation’s incoming presidential administration has been considering legalization. Earlier this month, designated members of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s future cabinet discussed legalizing cannabis with Canadian government officials on a trip … Read More

Legal Marijuana Helps Reduce Opioid Harms, Two More New Studies Reveal

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Another day, another round of studies suggesting that legalizing marijuana can help mitigate the harms of the opioid epidemic. This time, one study published last week in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence looked at how adult-use legalization impacted opioid prescriptions. And a separate recently published research paper explored how medical cannabis dispensaries affect opioid overdoses. Both studies bode well … Read More

Three New Studies Reveal How Legal Marijuana Can Help Curb Opioids

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A trio of recent studies seem to bolster the argument that legal marijuana can help combat the opioid epidemic. Though it might sound counterintuitive to some, researchers have turned up strong evidence that providing access to cannabis can curb opioid prescriptions and prevent overdoses. These latest studies explore the issue from different perspectives, adding to an already growing body of … Read More

Banking Lobby Surveys Members On Problems Serving Marijuana Businesses

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The largest group representing U.S. banks is asking its members to share stories demonstrating problems caused by the growing gap between marijuana’s ongoing federally prohibited status and its legalization in an increasing number of states. In an email announcing the cannabis survey last week, the American Bankers Association (ABA) said that responses will be used by the national organization and … Read More