Marijuana And Other Drugs Should Be Legalized, Likely Next House Judiciary Chair Says

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A Democratic lawmaker who many political observers believe will likely be the next chairman of the powerful U.S. House Judiciary Committee implied in an interview on Wednesday that he supports legalizing other currently illicit drugs in addition to marijuana. “From everything we have learned, people are going to do drugs. And certainly the softer drugs like marijuana, there’s no good … Read More

Trump Plans To Back Legal Medical Marijuana After Midterms, GOP Congressman Says

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Marijuana reform will likely be on the Trump administration’s agenda after the midterm elections, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said on Thursday. In an interview with Fox Business, Rohrabacher said he’s been “talking to people inside the White House” and members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle about ending cannabis prohibition. The congressman said he’s been “reassured that the president intends … Read More

Dr. Oz And Sanjay Gupta Talk CBD And Marijuana On Daytime TV

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Lotion. Beer. Water. Kombucha. Lately, nearly everything you can buy to use or consume seems to have versions with CBD added. And despite the confusion around its legality on a national scale, the cannabis compound’s popularity continues to grow. It’s a “CBD oil boom” as Dr. Mehmet Oz is calling it. The favorite doctor of stay-at-home moms brought cannabidiol into … Read More

Legalization Doesn’t Increase Problematic Marijuana Use, Study Finds

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A new study concludes that state marijuana legalization laws are not associated with increases in “problematic” cannabis consumption or with more impulsive behaviors. “The results indicated that participants’ problematic cannabis use and impulsivity was not different whether they resided in states where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational use or prohibited,” the researchers, who are from several universities in Australia, … Read More

FDA Says Marijuana Ingredient CBD Doesn’t Meet Criteria For Federal Control

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Last week’s decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place a marijuana-derived drug in the least restrictive category under federal law was largely based on a recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But according to a recently released internal government letter, the FDA actually concluded that cannabidiol, or CBD, doesn’t meet the criteria for federal control … Read More