"Bloomberg news has obtained a letter from a “top” Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official recommending that the US Drug Enforcement Administrationreclassify cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule III controlled substance under federal law.
The letter, dated August 29th, comes ten months after the Biden administration requested “the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to initiate the administrative process to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.” While campaigning for the Presidency, Biden repeatedly promised that he would seek to reschedule marijuana."
"The adjunctive use of a proprietary plant-derived CBD oral solution (Epidiolex) improves symptoms of adult-onset blepharospasm (BPS), according to placebo-controlled trial data published in the journal Translational Vision Science & Technology. BPS is a form of focal dystonia associated with uncontrollable eyelid twitching, among other symptoms."
"A growing percentage of Americans perceive smoking cannabis to be less dangerous than smoking tobacco cigarettes. They’re correct, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the recent slew of media headlines."
"Today marks the 35-year anniversary of an administrative ruling by the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Chief Administrative Law Judge determining that cannabis possesses accepted medical utility in the United States and, therefore, it ought to be available to qualified patients.
The ruling, issued on September 6, 1988 by DEA Judge Francis Young In the Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling determined: “Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis, marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care.”
"Local establishments authorized to permit adults to consume cannabis on their premises will be able to expand their operations to include food services and live events, under legislation advanced to the Governor’s desk.
Assembly Bill 374 expands existing law so that cannabis consumption facilities can serve patrons “non-cannabis food or beverage products.” Establishments will also be permitted to hold live events, such as musical performances, on their premises and sell tickets to these events. The use alcohol and tobacco will remain prohibited at licensed consumption sites."
"Far fewer young people are referred by the criminal courts to attend marijuana-specific treatment programs following the adoption of statewide adult-use legalization laws, according to data published in the journal Addiction Medicine.
Researchers with Temple University in Philadelphia analyzed ten years (2008 to 2019) of admissions data from the US government’s Treatment Episode Data Sets (TEDS). They reported that the total number of marijuana-related drug treatment admissions declined significantly among adolescents (ages 12 to 17) and young adults (ages 18 to 24) during this time period. Much of this decline was the result of fewer court-mandated admissions."