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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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Study: Many IBD Patients Report Subjective Relief From Cannabis

Thursday, 14 November 2013 Boston, MA Thursday, 14 November 2013: An estimated one-in-six patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report using cannabis therapeutically, according to survey datapublished in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Researchers assessed survey responses from 292 IBD patients seeking treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Crohn's and Colitis Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Investigators reported that over half of all respondents possessed…
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Vermont Becomes 17th State To End Criminal Sanctions For Marijuana Possession Offenses

Montpelier, VT: Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation into laweliminating criminal penalties for adults who possess personal use amounts of cannabis and/or hashish. The new law amends penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and/or marijuana paraphernalia by a person 21 years of age or older from a criminal misdemeanor (punishable by up to six-months in jail and a $500 fine)…
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Vermont Becomes 17th State To End Criminal Sanctions For Marijuana Possession Offenses

Montpelier, VT: Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation into laweliminating criminal penalties for adults who possess personal use amounts of cannabis and/or hashish. The new law amends penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and/or marijuana paraphernalia by a person 21 years of age or older from a criminal misdemeanor (punishable by up to six-months in jail and a $500 fine)…
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Colorado: Governor Signs First-In-The-Nation Legislation Authorizing Retail Cannabis Production And Sales

Denver, CO: Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation into law regulating the commercial production and retail selling of marijuana to those age 21 or older. Colorado is the first state to approve regulations authorizing a legal cannabis market for adult consumers. State-licensed cannabis retailers are expected to be approved under the new law by early 2014. Marijuana retailers must be Colorado residents. Cannabis sales…
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Study: Regular Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabete

Boston, MA, Thursday, 23 May 2013: Subjects who regularly consume cannabis possess favorable indices related to diabetic control as compared to occasional consumers or non-users of the substance, according to trial data published in The American Journal of Medicine. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston assessed the relationship between marijuana use and fasting insulin, glucose, and insulin resistance in…
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