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Surgeon General Issues Cannabis Warning To Teens And Pregnant People

The United States surgeon general issued an advisory on Thursday to warn pregnant people and teens about the risks of cannabis use. In the notice, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warns that the THC potency of marijuana has increased over the years, especially with the advent of powerful cannabis concentrates. “The scary truth is that …

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Illinois Gives First ‘Same-Site’ Cannabis Dispensary Licenses to 5 Dispensaries

The first five recreational cannabis dispensary licenses have been announced in Illinois. The same publicly-traded corporation snapped them all up: Green Thumb Industries, which has licenses to sell adult-use marijuana at five of its seven locations that are currently focused on selling medical cannabis in Mundelein, Joliet, Naperville, Canton, and Effingham. Green Thumb Industries is …

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The DEA is Rewriting Obama’s Federal Cannabis Regulations

This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for the “steps necessary to improve access to marijuana research.” Additionally, companies hoping to obtain U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Registration for a federal bulk manufacturer licenses to cultivate cannabis for scientific research as well as for manufacturing FDA- approved pharmaceuticals, are …

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Cannabis Trial: Dutch Cities Picked for Cafe Supply Experiment

Cannabis cafes in the Netherlands are to be supplied legally with drugs from regulated producers as part of a trial aimed at tackling the black market. Under Dutch law, cannabis can be sold over the counter in licensed coffee shops, but it is currently illegal to produce and supply the drug. The country’s loose policy …

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Knock Off Vapes Cause Life Threatening Lung Damage

Vape Danger When purchasing vape cartridges and pens, people who enjoy vaping aren’t usually concerned about crazy situations such as their face getting blown off or their lungs filling with fluid. But, maybe they should be. It’s not just a pipe dream — or should we say nightmare. Vaping is sickening and even killing people …

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Legislators Push To Centralize Opioid Lawsuits In Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Many people around the country are suing opioid companies for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. And in some places, it’s creating a flurry of legal activity. This is certainly true in Ohio. And now, in the midst of all this, some Ohio lawmakers are trying to restructure the process through which people sue …

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Milwaukee Issues Urgent Warning Against Vaping After Recent String Of Hospitalizations

Health officials in Milwaukee, Wisconsin issued an alert on Wednesday that urged residents of the city to stop vaping due to a rash of recent hospitalizations. In a health alert released by the City of Milwaukee Health Department, cannabis consumers were warned not to vape. “Residents are again strongly encouraged to not utilize any THC …

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Illinois Lawmakers Partner With Tech Nonprofit To Expunge Cannabis Convictions

At a news conference on Tuesday, law enforcement officials from Illinois’ Cook County announced that they would be collaborating with Code For America to initiate expungement proceedings for possession charges of up to 30 grams of cannabis. Here’s a quote from the announcement courtesy Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, which we hope is heard …

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Smaller Eastern Ontario Communities Feeling Left Out of Cannabis Draw

Ottawa location only winner in 2nd round of licence draw. Some eastern Ontario mayors say they feel disadvantaged compared to larger municipalities in the process to get a legal cannabis shop because of the size of their population. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced Wednesday the 42 winners out of 4,864 eligible entrants …

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Purdue Pharma Negotiating $12B Settlement To OxyContin Lawsuits

A drug manufacturer at the heart of the nation’s opioid crisis is reportedly in negotiations to settle approximately 2,000 lawsuits over the marketing of the painkiller OxyContin. The proposed settlement of lawsuits brought by state and local governments could be worth up to $12 billion and would take ownership of Purdue Pharma away from the …

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