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Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease | NORML
BOSTON, MA — The cumulative use of cannabis is not associated with adverse effects on kidney function, according to clinical data published in The American Journal of Medicine. Harvard investigators assessed the relationship between marijuana use and renal function in a cohort of 13,995…

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Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act | NORML
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined Senator Cory Booker on a live stream for a conversation about ending prohibition and co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act. But they can’t do it alone. Right now, 33 members of Congress have put their name on the…

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U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana

U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
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Marijuana addiction is real, and rising

For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice in January went practically unnoticed in this quiet town a half-hour’s drive north of San Francisco, where some say the normalization of America’s marijuana culture got its…

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Marijuana Legalization Helps Reduce Opioid Prescribing Trends, Studies Find

Marijuana Legalization Helps Reduce Opioid Prescribing Trends, Studies Find | Paul Armentano
The enactment of marijuana legalization laws is associated with a significant reduction in the number of opioids prescribed and filled, according to a pair of studies published online today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the first study, investigators from the University of…

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality Among Burn Trauma Patients

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality Among Burn Trauma Patients | NORML
CHAPEL HILL, NC — Burn trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon hospital admission are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to patients who test drug-negative, according to data published in the Journal of Burn Care &…

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Third illegal-grow marijuana bust in Pueblo County in a week

A third illegal marijuana grow this week was busted Friday in Pueblo County, according to the sheriff’s office, and the latest discovery uncovered 420 plants worth an estimated $1.2 million.
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