Two marijuana bills hit the House
Two bipartisan bills related to marijuana were introduced in the House of Representatives by Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Don Young of Alaska. If passed, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019 would remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances and allow states to determine their own marijuana laws. The second bill, the Marijuana Data Collection Act of 2019, calls for research to study the impacts of both medical and recreational cannabis. Learn more about the measures here.
Medical cannabis aiding the elderly
A recent study tracked over 200 elderly patients prescribed cannabis through New York’s medical marijuana program. A majority of the patients experienced relief from cannabis. Additionally, about a third of the patients were able to reduce their use of opioid painkillers. While the research has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal yet, these seem to be positive, important findings.
The long-term storage solution for marijuana
You probably have your short-term marijuana storage solution worked out. Maybe you keep your bud in a glass jar, or perhaps you invested in a classy humidor. However, whatever you’re doing now likely won’t keep your cannabis fresh after several years. A recently-published study found that the best way to store marijuana long-term is in a freezer. The more you know.
Social cannabis consumption in Alaska
Alaska just became the first state to legalize on-site cannabis use. Yes, Denver and San Francisco permit social marijuana use at licensed establishments, but those regulations are city-wide only. Soon, dispensaries across Alaska will be able to open cannabis lounges. Exciting!
Legalization coming to New Jersey
Recreational cannabis might be legalized very soon in New Jersey. In fact, there may be a vote on it before the end of the month. Get the details here.