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Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill To Legalize Cannabis for Adult Use

Lawmakers approved Gov. Ralph Northam’s amendments to move the date for legal possession and home grow from 2024 to this summer, making the state the 17th to legalize for adult use.

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Research

A First: National Institutes of Health Issues RFI on Cannabis Research Barriers

The request for information is NIH’s first on these barriers, and it includes eight participants, from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging.

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Marlboro-Maker Altria Tinkers With Cannabis Flavors

In new patent applications, Altria and the University of Virginia focus on how to modify cannabis plants to “control the formation of terpenes that impart specific flavor and aroma characteristics.”