Maine’s top federal prosecutor says his office will not make prosecuting marijuana users a priority.
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According to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, Colorado saw a reduction in the number of opioid overdose fatalities after enacting recreational legalization.
On May 20, 2017, the Republican party of Utah rejected a plank in the party’s platform that would have called for the legalization of medical marijuana. With approximately 70% in opposition, state delegates overwhelmingly rejected medical marijuana.
On Feb. 28, 2017, during the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting, Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed marijuana legalization.
On Nov. 4, 2016, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program voted in favor of adding “opiate use disorder” to the state’s list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment option.
Utah’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called for legalizing medical pot after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession. Under current Utah laws, Mike Weinholtz said, doctors have only one option for some conditions: opiates. But his wife was able to enjoy physical activities after using pot.
Current and former NFL players are funding a study to determine if cannabis oil is a potential alternative to opiates for injured players.
An Arizona opiate maker has given the largest donation to a group working to keep marijuana illegal in the state, according to an article at Tuscon.com. Drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics made a $500,000 donation to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, according to information from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.
According to a letter dated July 8, 2016, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has denied a petition by Dawson Julia, a medical marijuana caregiver, to add “Addiction to Opiates and drugs derived from chemical synthesis” to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.
On June 6, 2016, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed S. 14, a law that permits medical marijuana access for state residents under hospice care, as well as access to those with glaucoma or chronic pain.
Montel Williams, the former host of his eponymous show, has become a full-time veterans’ rights crusader recently and now he’s wading into Florida politics with a pitch for the medical-marijuana constitutional amendment.