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Emily Cotter

US House of Reps Makes History, Votes to Deschedule Marijuana

On November 20, the US House Judiciary Committee took a huge step toward ending the prohibition of marijuana when they voted to pass the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. True to its name, the legislation would not only remove cannabis from the federal controlled substances list (where it currently sits at schedule 1, […]

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Pot Politics: Who should have the final say in RI cannabis regulations?

There were significant changes made to RI cannabis policy in last year’s budget submitted by Governor Gina Raimondo, involving both the medical marijuana program and the newly legalized hemp regulations. The House Finance Committee also added a provision to the state budget that would require all new cannabis regulations to be “subject to approval by […]

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It’s Festival Season! Your guide to safe, secure and sensible cannabis use this summer

Let’s face it, smoking weed at music festivals is nothing new — 50 years ago Woodstock became the earth mother of the modern music festival experience, and you better believe people were sparking up in the fields at Yasgur’s farm. And they weren’t the first ones, either — marijuana and music have been a match […]

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Just Be Patient: Our expert offers step by step instructions on procuring a medical marijuana license

Friends, family and complete strangers often express to me their interest in the benefits of medical marijuana, but hesitate when I ask them if they have considered becoming a medical marijuana patient. Their hesitation often has to do with the doctor approval process, navigating the application or their fear of being placed on some government […]

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The Answer?: Medical marijuana could help solve the opioid addiction crisis

Despite having only 20% of the world’s population, the United States ingests 99% of the world supply of hydrocodone, a commonly used opioid medication. Opioid overdose has now surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and many of those deaths originated with prescribed medication. Forty-nine percent of pain patients […]

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