Congressional committee approves federal marijuana legalization bill

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to advance the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, a bill that would federally legalize cannabis.

Amazon corporation announces further relaxation of drug testing policies, expresses support for repealing federal marijuana prohibition

The Amazon corporation offered additional clarification regarding its rollback of marijuana-related drug screening in the workplace as well as its support for draft legislation offered by Senators Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, and Ron Wyden to repeal federal marijuana criminalization. The company initially announced changes to its marijuana-related policies in June.

Delaware Supreme Court says marijuana odor isn’t grounds for warrantless arrest

In a 4-1 decision, the court determined that the smell of marijuana alone does not provide police with “reasonable grounds to believe” that either a felony has been committed or that a suspect “has committed a misdemeanor … in the officer’s presence.”

Study: Marijuana legalization not associated with upticks in vehicular accidents resulting in emergency room visits

The enactment of adult-use marijuana sales in Canada is not associated with any increase in motor vehicle injuries requiring hospitalization, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Study: Cannabis use not associated with adverse outcomes for couples undergoing IVF

A history of marijuana use among men and women is not associated with compromised effects on IVF (in vitro fertilization) outcomes, according to data published in the Journal of Cannabis Research.

Top federal drug official admits adult marijuana legalization has not increased teen use

Data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control has reported that the number of adolescents admitted to drug treatment programs for marijuana-related issues has fallen precipitously in states that have legalized and regulated the adult-use market.