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Connecticut: Governor Signs Hemp Feasibility Measure Into Law

Hartford, CT:  Gov. Dannel Malloy this week signed legislation, House Bill 5476, to study the feasibility of establishing a regulated commercial hemp industry. The measure calls on the three state agencies, The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Consumer Protection, and the Department of Economic and Community Development to evaluate the feasibility of legalizing the possession, production, and sale of industrial hemp "for the purpose…
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Poll: Majority of Colorado Voters Positive About State’s Experience With Legalization

Hamden, CT: Fifty-two percent of Colorado voters believe that legalizing cannabis has been "good" for the state and 54 percent say they are supportive of the new laws regulating the plant's retail production and sale, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released this week. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November 2012, which allows for the personal possession and…
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Two Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use

DENVER - This week, two Denver deaths were linked to marijuana use, and while some details of the deaths have yet to emerge, they are the first ones on record to be associated with a once-illegal drug that Colorado voters legalized for recreational use, as of January 1, 2014. One man jumped to his death after consuming a large amount of marijuana contained in a…
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Poll: Majority Of Physicians Support Legalizing Cannabis

New York, NY, Thursday, 10 April 2014: An estimated 70 percent of physicians acknowledge the therapeutic qualities of cannabis and over half believe that the plant should also be legal for medical purposes, according to survey data released last week by WebMD/Medscape. Sixty-nine percent of respondents say that cannabis can help in the treatment of specific diseases and 67 percent say that the plant should…
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Poll: Americans View Pot As Less Harmful To Health Than Tobacco, Alcohol, Or Sugar

  New York, NY, Thursday, 13 March 2014: Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Wednesday. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be "most harmful to a person's overall health." Most respondents said tobacco (49 percent),…
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Massachusetts: Majority Of Likely Voters Favor Legalizing Cannabis

Boston, MA, Thursday, 06 February 2014: A majority of likely Massachusetts voters support legalizing marijuana, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released this percent of respondents said that they "favor ... the legalization of marijuana." Thirty-seven percent of respondents opposed Suffolk poll possesses a margin or error of +/- 4 percent. In previous elections, Massachusetts voters have overwhelmingly approved statewide ballot measuresdecriminalizing marijuana possession offenses and legalizing…
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Two New Nationwide Polls Find That Majority Of Americans Believe Marijuana Should Be Legal

New York, NY, Thursday, 30 January 2014 : A majority of US adults believe that the consumption of marijuana ought to be legal, according to the results of two nationwide polls released last poll conducted by NBC and the Wall Street Journal found that fifty-five percent of American adults nationwide support legalizing marijuana. Nearly a quarter of the respondents said that while they do not personally…
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Study: Cannabis Use Unlikely To Cause Schizophrenia

Boston, MA, Thursday, 19 December 2013 : Family genetics, rather than adolescent cannabis use, increases risk of schizophrenia, according to a case control study published online in the journal Schizophrenia Research. Investigators from Harvard Medical School compared the family histories of 108 schizophrenia patients and 171 individuals without schizophrenia to assess whether youth cannabis consumption was an independent factor in developing the disorder. Researchers reported that…
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