As more states begin to legalize cannabis recreationally, the number of medical patients drops rapidly. Higher costs, fewer shops, and the removal of some products for ones with a wider appeal can make it difficult for patients to get the medication they have been relying on. http://bit.ly/31slU3Y
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It was a privilege to meet with the editor of Wiley Publishing Company’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Weekly, Dr Peter Grinspoon, and a select group of MA dispensary representatives this weekend, to discuss our shared goals & plan to support global access to education, of physicians, the #MedicalCommunity, the #CannabisIndustry, and the #CannabisCommunity.
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One 2020 candidate recognizes the judicial, medical, and economic effects of cannabis prohibition and has laid out a plan to end it. Gillibrand (D-NY) plans to not only de-schedule cannabis but expunge criminal records and boost medical research while harnessing economic opportunities http://bit.ly/31iuNwM
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The use of synthetic cannabinoids in English prisons is currently considered a “law, order and control” problem, with associated regulation and penalties. There is a clear and problematic disconnect between prison administrators and users. Resources for education, training and work opportunities are missing.
Illinois is setting a good example of how to legalize cannabis in a way that benefits the economy and society. Included in the bill is a plan to tax and regulate the market, as well as expunge criminal offenses related to pot and provide equal opportunity into the market for minorities. http://bit.ly/31b6Wz5
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