Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposed stricter guidelines on marijuana policy during his tenure. It's still unclear where his replacement, Matthew Whitaker, stands on the issue.
- Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday. In the following hours, stocks of marijuana companies soared.
- The interim attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, has expressed support for a law that legalizes a non-psychoactive form of cannabis, though it's unclear where he stands on medicinal or recreational legalization of other forms of the drug.
- Six out of 10 Americans support legalization — up from 3 out 10 in 2000.
Voters decided on major changes on issues like marijuana, abortion and Medicaid.
- Alabama and West Virginia passed amendments that would effectively outlaw abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe.
- Medical marijuana is now legal in Missouri and Utah, while Michigan legalized recreational marijuana.
- Missouri and Arkansas will raise the minimum wage significantly over the next several years.
There is a lot of hope in the healing powers of CBD. Unfortunately there's way more hype.
- Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most well-known of the 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
- There is strong evidence that CBD might help in an array of problems, including anxiety and pain management.
- But numerous companies are marketing low doses of CBD with no proven efficacy and charging a premium.
Attention rates, however, remained the same whether smoking or not.
- 88 youngsters from Boston were recruited for the study. 55 of them managed to abstain the full 30 days.
- Memory improved one week after abstaining, although attention rates stayed the same.
- The researchers hope to conduct a six-month test.
Canadians who've been caught with 30 grams of marijuana or less will soon be able to request those charges to be expunged.
- Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Wednesday, October 17.
- The new laws allow citizens to carry up to 30 grams and grow up to four plants.
- It's currently unclear how the nation will conduct the pardoning process, though one official suggested it could be as simple as submitting a form.
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