The DEA Just Placed a Marijuana-Derived Drug In Schedule V

September 27th, 2018

This story originally appeared on MarijuanaMoment.net.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) placed a marijuana-derived drug in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act on Thursday.

The medication, Epidiolex, contains purified cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. It was approved as a treatment option for severe forms of epilepsy by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June.

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Top Democrat Says Marijuana Reform ‘Makes Sense’ But Won’t Commit

September 27th, 2018

This story originally appeared on MarijuanaMoment.net.

The number two U.S. House Democrat supports making medical marijuana available and says ending criminalization more broadly “probably makes sense,” but acknowledges that party leaders have not yet discussed moving cannabis-related legislation to passage next year should they win control of Congress in November.

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Marijuana Consumption Booming Among Baby Boomers

September 24th, 2018

This story was originally published on MarijuanaMoment.net.

Move aside, kids. And pass grandpa the bong.

A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence on Thursday found that older Americans are
increasingly turning to marijuana, particularly for medical purposes.

How big is the trend? Twice as many adults aged 50-64 (nine percent) and about seven times as many adults 65 and older (three percent) reported using cannabis in the past year, compared to a decade ago.

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MMIC Means Lower Cannabis Taxes for Patients

November 15th, 2017

Weed did it! We legalized cannabis in California!

As we all know, the biggest winner on election night of 2016 was cannabis. More people voted for cannabis than did for either presidential candidate. California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada legalized cannabis, while Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota expanded access to medical cannabis.

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