Oklahoma Passes Most Progressive Medical Marijuana Initiative Since California’s Prop 215 | Phillip Smith

One of the reddest of red states went green on Tuesday, when voters in Oklahoma approved a remarkably progressive medical marijuana initiative by a healthy margin of 56% to 43%. The initiative, State Question 778, allows registered patients to possess up to three ounces of marijuana anywhere and up to eight ounces at home. Patients also […]

Oklahoma Passes Most Progressive Medical Marijuana Initiative Since California’s Prop 215 | The Daily Chronic

Oklahoma Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Initiative | Marijuana Policy Project

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Voters approved State Question 788 on Tuesday, making Oklahoma the 30th state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 56-44 with 85 percent of precincts reporting when the New York Times called the election. The Oklahoma State Department of Health has already begun drafting rules for a Medical […]

Oklahoma Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Initiative | The Daily Chronic

Oklahoma Voters Decide in Favor of Statewide Medical Marijuana Law | NORML

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 — a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to those patients who will benefit from it. Oklahoma is now the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. “Public […]

Oklahoma Voters Decide in Favor of Statewide Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic

Poll: Plurality of North Dakota Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana | Press Release

GRAND FORKS, ND — On Monday, the Legalize ND campaign, the campaign in support of legalizing recreational marijuana, released an internal poll showing a plurality of support for the effort. As the campaign winds down its petition gathering process, and transitions to full-on campaign mode, the groundswell of support for the recreational marijuana measure is […]

Poll: Plurality of North Dakota Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

FDA Approves Marketing of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted market approval for Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The FDA’s decision was not unexpected, as the proprietary extract formulation — developed by the […]

FDA Approves Marketing of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine | The Daily Chronic

Poll: Record Percentage of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana | Erik Altieri

Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll. Majorities of Democrats (77 percent), Independents (62 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back legalization. The results of a […]

Poll: Record Percentage of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

NORML Releases Comprehensive Report Summarizing Local Decriminalization Laws | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Even though recreational marijuana remains criminalized in a majority of US states, more and more municipalities are moving ahead with local laws decriminalizing the possession of cannabis within city limits. For the first time, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has released a comprehensive breakdown of these citywide and countywide decriminalization […]

NORML Releases Comprehensive Report Summarizing Local Decriminalization Laws | The Daily Chronic

Texas GOP Adopts Marijuana Reforms to Party’s Platform | NORML

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Delegates for the Texas Republican Party have adopted a series of legislative priorities specific to reforming marijuana policies. Delegates voted overwhelmingly to approve the new policy positions at the party’s annual convention. Specifically, the Party acknowledged support for changing state law so that marijuana possession is treated as a civil rather than as a criminal […]

Texas GOP Adopts Marijuana Reforms to Party’s Platform | The Daily Chronic

Study: Medical Marijuana Access Not Associated With Greater Prevalence of Cannabis-Positive Drivers | NORML

ATLANTA, GA — The enactment of medical cannabis laws is not independently associated with a significant uptick in drug prevalence among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. An investigator with Georgia State University assessed the relationship between the passage of medical marijuana access laws and the prevalence of fatally-injured drivers testing […]

Study: Medical Marijuana Access Not Associated With Greater Prevalence of Cannabis-Positive Drivers | The Daily Chronic

New York Health Commissioner Advocates for Adult Use Legalization, Medical Cannabis Expansion | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — New York state health commissioner Howard Zucker announced on Monday that a forthcoming report by his office will recommend lawmakers legalize and regulate the possession and sale of marijuana by adults. Speaking at a press conference, he announced that the Health Department has concluded that “a regulated, legal marijuana program [ought […]

New York Health Commissioner Advocates for Adult Use Legalization, Medical Cannabis Expansion | The Daily Chronic