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Virginia Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

By Jenn Michelle Pedini Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation (Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. Northam also recommended technical amendments which must be approved by the legislature before the new law takes effect July 1, 2020. The law reduces penalties for offenses…

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Cannabis Study Reveals How CBD Offsets Psychiatric Side-Effects of THC

Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. It has been previously shown that strains of cannabis with…

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Study Confirms Cannabis is Effective Natural Medicine to Significantly Alleviate Pain

Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States (U.S.), researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) found strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain, with the average user experiencing a…

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Signed By the Governor: Two Virginia Bills Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Program

By Mike Maharrey Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed two bills into law that expand the states medicinal cannabis program. Enactment of this law takes another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect. Sen. David Marsden (D-Burke) sponsored Senate Bill 1719 (SB1719). The new…

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