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Push to legalize marijuana consumption spaces in Oregon kicks off

8/26/28--An Oregon lawmaker is preparing a renewed push to legalize marijuana consumption lounges—and, if going through the state legislature doesn’t work, a coalition of cannabis businesses and advocates says they are prepared to go to the ballot. Read

Washington State prepares to rewrite marijuana testing and packaging rules

8/9/18--Marijuana regulators in Washington State will entertain sweeping changes to how marijuana is tested, processed, packaged, and sold in one of the U.S.’s oldest recreational marijuana markets, officials announced late Wednesday. Read

Cypress Hill Rapper who opposed California legalization opens a marijuana store

8/12/18--On Wednesday, rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill and Prophets of Rage will celebrate the grand opening of his new “Dr. Greenthumb” recreational marijuana dispensary in southern California. It’s the latest stage in what’s been a significant evolution for the prominent cannabis-friendly musician, who less than two years ago declared himself opposed to the state’s marijuana legalization ballot measure that is making his new venture possible. Read

Study on marijuana and PTSD in military veterans only needs a few more volunteers

8/9/18--The first controlled study examining marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder needs just a handful more U.S. military veterans to volunteer as test subjects before it can be completed, the study's nonprofit sponsor announced Thursday. Read

Here are the most and least marijuana-friendly newspapers

7/9/18--A report, published in the journal Preventative Medicine Reports, examining how the press covers cannabis, also revealed which publications have been the most and least weed-friendly. The percentage of marijuana stories with "positive" tones in ten newspapers include, The Columbus Dispatch: 37.1%; The New York Times: 37; The Seattle Times: 35.8%, The Washington Post: 32.4%; The San Francisco Chronicle: 31.9%; Tulsa World: 28.2%; The Tampa Tribune: 21.5%; The Dallas Morning News: 21.2%; The Wall Street Journal: 17.4%; and The Denver Post: 13.8%. Read

Here are the DEA’s newest slang terms for marijuana: ‘shoes,’ ‘my brother’ and more

7/9/18--The Drug Enforcement Administration reported over 50 new slang terms for the word marijuana since last year. And some of them are just plain weird. It seems that the federal agency is beginning to understand the concept of strains, as several common strain names are included in the update list, released this month: blue dream, green crack, and train wreck, for example. Read

Teen marijuana use down in most legalized states, federal data says

12/11/17--According to new data from the federally-funded National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) published in the American Journal of Public Health, annual teen cannabis use is down across the U.S. as a whole, but the drop was less significant than that experienced in Colorado and Washington, the first two states to legalize marijuana. Read  

These states will probably vote on marijuana in 2018

10/26/17--In 2018, voters in a number of several states are likely to see cannabis questions when they go to their polling places. An article published in Marijuana Moment presents an in-depth look at those states that have the best chance of qualifying marijuana initiatives, followed by some brief information on a few that seem like longer shots. Read