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Posted: 2022-06-24 17:14:04
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This week's update highlights legislative developments in Arizona, California, Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The post State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022 appeared first on NORML.
Posted: 2022-06-24 13:31:01
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“These are common sense reforms provide further and sorely needed protections and freedoms for patients and others. Lawmakers are to be commended for putting politics aside and taking these...
Posted: 2022-06-23 17:14:36
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"This narrowly tailored, incremental, and necessary legislation has broad bipartisan support in both chambers, and it is incredibly disappointing that politics continue to get in the way. If...
Posted: 2022-06-21 17:04:01
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Analyses: Drug Interdiction Efforts at US Borders Typically Yield Only Small Quantities of Marijuana
Drug interdiction efforts along the US border often involve the seizure of small quantities of marijuana and no other substances, according to a pair of recently issued reports. The post Analyses:...
Posted: 2022-06-17 17:44:16
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District of Columbia: Council Advances Legislation Prohibiting Most Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers
“Suspicionless workplace drug testing policies for cannabis were never evidence-based and they have always been discriminatory. They are relics of the failed ‘war on drugs’ policies of...
Posted: 2022-06-16 19:13:10
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DEA Reports Significant Uptick in Marijuana-Related Seizures, Arrests
The totals are the highest reported by the agency since 2011, when it reported making an estimated 8,500 marijuana-related arrests and seized some 6.7 million plants via its domestic eradication...
Posted: 2022-06-14 17:19:09
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Survey: Nearly Half of Authorized Medical Cannabis Patients Report Substituting Marijuana for Other Substances, Particularly Opioids and Alcohol
"As legal access continues to expand, one would expect the cannabis substitution effect to grow even more pronounced in the future." The post Survey: Nearly Half of Authorized Medical Cannabis...
Posted: 2022-06-13 16:25:52
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Analysis: Cannabis Retailers Drive Economic Growth, Are Not Magnets for Crime
"Licensed cannabis retailers are good neighbors, drive economic growth, and redirect tax dollars back into the local community. It makes no sense from either an economic perspective or from a...
Posted: 2022-06-10 16:58:18
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Governors Sign Legislation Further Facilitating the Expungement of Past Cannabis Convictions
"Adults should no longer be stigmatized and disenfranchised because of convictions for marijuana-related activities that are no longer defined as crimes under the law." The post Governors Sign...
Posted: 2022-06-10 15:30:44
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Oklahoma: Governor Signs Legislation Temporarily Halting Any Further Expansion of State’s Medical Cannabis Industry
"Rather than embracing Oklahoma's robust medical cannabis industry, politicians have instead sought to abruptly tap the breaks. This legislation is largely a solution in search of a problem and...

Posted: 2022-06-24 23:13:43
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Protests are planned in cities around the U.S. throughout the weekend.
Posted: 2022-06-24 21:31:10
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“This is the first time in the history of our nation that a constitutional right has been taken from the people of America,” the vice president said.
Posted: 2022-06-24 20:43:43
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Former Trump EPA chief Scott Pruitt celebrated Friday’s Roe v. Wade ruling, despite a career that increased environmental harm to unborn children.
Posted: 2022-06-24 18:17:52
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West Coast States Launch Plan To Protect Out-Of-State Abortion Patients
“We will not stand on the sidelines as these attacks mount,” governors from California, Oregon and Washington vowed.
Posted: 2022-06-24 17:54:14
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A Determined, Angry Nancy Pelosi Vows To Continue Abortion Fight
She says the overturning of Roe v. Wade means reproductive freedom is “on the ballot in November.”
Posted: 2022-06-24 15:43:33
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Abortion Is Now Illegal In These States
Minutes after the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson dropped, Missouri became the first state to enact its trigger ban.
Posted: 2022-06-24 13:02:17
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I Had Gender Confirmation Surgery. Here's What Happened Before, During And After.
"A lot of people have made headlines talking about GCS. Almost all of them have one thing in common: They’ve never actually been through it. I have."
Posted: 2022-06-24 12:04:56
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Deborah Birx Says Trump Officials Made Her Change COVID Data Sent To States
“So I learned to put the things that there were issues with into the second part of a sentence,” Donald Trump's COVID coordinator told House members.
Posted: 2022-06-24 09:45:08
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10 'Harmless' Nighttime Habits That Are Secretly Ruining Your Sleep
Read this if you're waking up tired in the morning and you're not quite sure why.
Posted: 2022-06-24 08:46:45
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COVID Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In 1st Year, Scientists Say
Researchers from Imperial College London estimated the shots prevented 1.9 million deaths in the United States during the first year they became available.

Posted: 2022-06-21 20:00:00
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“They just don’t make things like they used to” may sound cliché, but there’s some truth behind it. That’s why people are turning to antique malls and...
Posted: 2022-06-20 18:00:00
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Summer in Oklahoma is delicious. Weekend farmers markets dot the city, and they’re a great way to get some fresh air, enjoy some community camaraderie and pick up a variety of fruits and...
Posted: 2022-06-14 06:00:00
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The 100-degree heat would confirm that summer is upon us, which means there will be blistering hot days in OKC that only a swimsuit and water can fix. 
Posted: 2022-06-13 13:00:00
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BBQ in OKC
Barbecue is one of the food categories that generates strong feelings from fans. They’ll argue about Texas vs. Carolina, Kansas City vs. Memphis, and even whether or not it’s OK...
Posted: 2022-06-09 19:00:00
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Cruise Down the Oklahoma River
Perhaps the most unique thing about Oklahoma River Cruises is that its vessels operate on what used to be an empty riverbed that often had to be mowed! The Oklahoma River, named in 2004, is a...
Posted: 2022-06-06 20:00:00
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A Day in the Adventure District
Spend a day in the Adventure District and fill every minute with exciting attractions and museums! The Adventure District is family-friendly, so bring the whole crew to enjoy a day exploring...
Posted: 2022-05-31 15:00:00
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Cheers to Summer Time
With the availability of produce year round, seasonal cocktails don’t always fit neatly into the actual seasons. The earliest fruits and vegetables of the year – those that appear...

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Posted: 2022-06-23 21:08:36
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The Biden administration on Thursday proposed strengthening protections for transgender students under Title IX and overhauling controversial Trump-era guidance on how schools should handle sexual...
Posted: 2022-06-23 20:56:32
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has advanced legislation that would allow US intelligence agencies to hire applicants who have used marijuana in the past, according to committee aides.
Posted: 2022-06-23 18:41:49
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The US Food and Drug Administration ordered Juul products removed from the US market as the agency issued marketing denial orders for its vaping devices and pods.
Posted: 2022-06-23 16:56:20
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Elon Musk says he's worried about keeping Tesla out of bankruptcy
Tesla faces billions of dollars in losses from its new plants, supply chain problems and Covid lockdowns — enough for CEO Elon Musk to mention the possibility of bankruptcy in a recent interview.
Posted: 2022-06-23 14:34:32
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Prosecutors recommend Ghislaine Maxwell be sentenced to 30 to 55 years in prison for sex trafficking
Federal prosecutors asked a judge in a court filing Wednesday to sentence Ghislaine Maxwell to 30 to 55 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor and other charges related to a sprawling conspiracy...
Posted: 2022-06-23 14:01:06
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New GOP lawmaker spread false claims on social media about election fraud and Jan. 6
Newly elected Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores spread conspiracies on social media that the January 6 riot at the US Capitol was caused by members of the far-left group Antifa and repeatedly...
Posted: 2022-06-23 09:41:10
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Bruton Smith, NASCAR Hall of Famer and track owner, dies at 95
Bruton Smith, a longtime fixture in NASCAR and a Hall of Fame inductee for building and promoting auto racing events nationwide, died Wednesday at age 95 of natural causes, according to a statement...
Posted: 2022-06-23 09:19:53
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University wins trademark for the word 'THE'
Ohio State University has officially registered a trademark for the word "THE" after a nearly three-year battle to clench legal branding access to a word that's deeply meaningful to the school's...
Posted: 2022-06-23 09:02:42
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Vincent Chin was beaten to death 40 years ago. That history is still repeating itself
Vincent Chin was celebrating his bachelor party at the Fancy Pants strip club in Detroit when he and another patron got into a fight.
Posted: 2022-06-22 15:38:11
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Analysis: The secret of why evangelicals love Herschel Walker (and Donald Trump)
Over the weekend, Herschel Walker addressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a gathering of social conservatives in Nashville, Tennessee. His speech came just days after Walker's campaign publicly...

Posted: 2022-06-23 20:30:09
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Does Marijuana Help With Headaches? Finding the right THC/CBD and a suitable weed strain is important for enjoying the optimal benefits of marijuana. The post Does Marijuana Help With Headaches?...
Posted: 2022-06-23 16:00:19
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Delta-8: What You Need To Know To Get Started Because delta-8 is new to the cannabis marketplace, it’s hard to get a straight answer about how much to take. The post Delta-8: What You Need...
Posted: 2022-06-23 14:00:27
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Study: Inhaled Cannabis May Improve Quality Of Life For Chronic Pain Patients The administration of aerosolized cannabis through an inhaler may reduce long-term pain in patients with neuropathy...
Posted: 2022-06-23 10:00:36
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Life Sentence For Weed Possession? Mississippi Supreme Court Says ‘Yes’ If You’ve Got This
Life Sentence For Weed Possession? Mississippi Supreme Court Says ‘Yes’ If You’ve Got This Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a life sentence for cannabis possession...
Posted: 2022-06-22 22:18:53
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Juul E-Cigarettes To Be Removed From US Shelves — Here’s Why
Juul E-Cigarettes To Be Removed From US Shelves — Here’s Why A report claims the FDA denied approval of Juul products, suggesting that these will soon be taken off the market. The post...
Posted: 2022-06-22 16:00:36
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SCOTUS Denies Workers Comp For Employees Seeking Medical Marijuana For Injuries
SCOTUS Denies Workers Comp For Employees Seeking Medical Marijuana For Injuries The justices are now asking the Biden administration to weigh in on the issue. The post SCOTUS Denies Workers Comp...
Posted: 2022-06-22 14:00:20
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NC Senate Prioritizes Personal Income Tax Over Medicaid Expansion And Medical Marijuana Legalization
NC Senate Prioritizes Personal Income Tax Over Medicaid Expansion And Medical Marijuana Legalization House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said the legal weed issue may have to wait, as he's...
Posted: 2022-06-22 12:00:54
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Scientists ‘Heal’ Heart Attacks In Mice — Are People Next?
Scientists ‘Heal’ Heart Attacks In Mice — Are People Next? It's being called a game-changer in the field. The post Scientists ‘Heal’ Heart Attacks In Mice — Are People Next? appeared...
Posted: 2022-06-22 10:00:04
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Weed Prohibition Still Official Stance Of Texas GOP As Marijuana Popularity Grows Among Residents
Weed Prohibition Still Official Stance Of Texas GOP As Marijuana Popularity Grows Among Residents As expected, most of the legalization supporters are Democrats and young, with 79% of Democrats...
Posted: 2022-06-21 20:00:25
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Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Drunk Driving, New Data Shows
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Drunk Driving, New Data Shows Per the study, premiums dropped by approximately $22 dollars a year after states enabled their medical marijuana programs. The...