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Fifty Years Into the Drug War, a Bill to Decriminalize Possession Unveiled in Congress

The bill’s drafters are seeking to shift from a punitive approach to a public health-focused one, a move supported by a majority of Americans.

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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.

Business

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.”