Tag Archives: Marijuana

Marijuana use doubles in pregnant women

Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the past month. That’s from a nationally representative health survey in 2016-17 and compares with a little over 3% in 2002-03. […]
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Legal pot makes it harder to recruit truck drivers

Legal pot makes it harder to recruit truck drivers. As the trucking industry struggles with a driver shortage, the president of a major lobby placed part of the blame on wider acceptance by states of marijuana use. American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told lawmakers at a Wednesday hearing that legalization of recreational […]
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Marijuana health claims lure patients as science catches up

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million Americans are using marijuana for their health, according to an Associated Press analysis of states that track […]
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When will pot shops open? State and city officials say there are too many variables to know.

Though it looks like at least one recreational marijuana retailer is open in Ontario — it’s not, and it’s anyone’s guess as to the exact date Weedology, or any of the other retailers might be open, as many applications are currently undergoing review by an investigator with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. And with the […]
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Oregon Legislature passes bill setting stage for interstate pot sales

A bill that would set Oregon up to participate in the sale of marijuana products across state lines passed the Oregon House Tuesday. Source: Oregon Legislature passes bill setting stage for interstate pot sales

Post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes gets legislative OK

A second bill allows the governor to work with other states to export Oregon’s weed. The Oregon Legislature on Tuesday saw both chambers work to destigmatize marijuana. Once criminal, the substance is becoming part of the state’s identity — and a cash crop. The Senate gave the nod to a proposal that would help tens […]
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Oregon House Passes Bill To Transport Cannabis Across State Lines

The Oregon House passed a bill Tuesday that makes it legal to transport cannabis across state lines. Source: Oregon House Passes Bill To Transport Cannabis Across State Lines . News | OPB

Bend legislation in limbo as session nears finish

Approaching end of 2019 session increases odds against some bills. The Capitol acted like a giant lawmaking percolator on Tuesday, pouring out bills from committee and onto the floor of the House and Senate. While the Legislature unveiled its higher education spending plan, voted on two key environmental bills and debated a carbon pollution cap, […]
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’Massive exodus’ of medical marijuana patients follows when states legalize recreational pot

And then, in many cases, the remaining ones struggle, because of fewer options and higher prices. When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. […]
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Oregon House Will Vote Tuesday on Bill Clearing the Way for Shipping Cannabis Across State Lines When Feds Approve It

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for the inevitable federal legalization of cannabis by proposing a framework for shipments to other states. Source: Oregon House Will Vote Tuesday on Bill Clearing the Way for Shipping Cannabis Across State Lines When Feds Approve It – Willamette Week