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A powerful Senate committee on Wednesday approved an amendment that’s meant to promote military veterans’ access to medical marijuana by allowing doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue cannabis recommendations in legal states.
The United Kingdom National Health Service and Brain Tumour Charity are partnering on research to determine whether cannabis-based medicine Sativex paired with chemotherapy medication temozolomide can treat glioblastoma, a recurrent brain tumor, the Guardian reports. Once underway, it will be the first such study of its kind in the world.
Gina Hogan and Alisha Northern, two nurses with decades of medical experience, launched TX Canna RN together.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Health Canada to establish its own laws and regulations for the production and sale of cannabis within the MCK territory.
Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones has indicated that she will support a cannabis legalization referendum on 2022 ballots and announced a plan to create a cannabis workgroup to lay the framework for the industry if the reforms are approved by voters, Maryland Matters reports. Jones said the House “will pass legislation early next year” to put the question to voters.
Louisiana ended the punishment of jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational cannabis, which took effect Sunday.
HIV-positive patients who consume cannabis daily have lower levels of neuroinflammation than non-cannabis consuming HIV-positive patients, according to a study.
Police at Albany International and other major New York airports are no longer making arrests, writing tickets, or conducting product seizures in the case of low-level cannabis possession by travelers, according to a Times Union report.
Researchers at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health found that in the first half of 2017 California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all saw a 7.6% decline in opioid-related emergency room visits but that those rates returned to pre-legalization levels after the six months, according to a WESA outline of the study.
The job requires someone who can serve as general counsel to the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority.
The number of banks and credit unions that report working with marijuana businesses remained stable over the last quarter, according to recently published federal data.