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“People have been using cannabis forever. The question is, how do we as scientists catch up?”

^ Staci Gruber, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, launched the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery, or MIND, program, which examines the effects of medical cannabis, and was interviewed as part of an article outlining the history of CBD and its use as medicine, what is still unknown about its effects and the possibilities. Source: The New York Times Magazine

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“As our legal cannabis industry continues to flourish, it’s important to ensure that the door of economic opportunity remains open for all Nevadans.”

^ Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak comments in response to the law he signed June 5 making it unlawful for Nevada employers to refuse to hire a job applicant for testing positive for marijuana during a drug screening test. The law, which goes into effect in 2020, does not extend to firefighters, EMTs, employees who operate a vehicle or anyone who could potentially threaten the safety of others while on the job. Source: CNN

“We know prohibition’s not working. It’s time to come up with a better policy. We want social justice, safety for our kids and the state to realize additional revenue.”

^ Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans, a Democrat based in Chicago, was the chief Senate sponsor for the bill to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older that was eventually passed by both the Illinois House and Senate and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The bill, which would go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, would also create opportunities for those with past, non-violent marijuana convictions to have them expunged. Source: NPR