Today we scanned the marijuana news world and found the most interesting things that people should know about. Here we will summarize what’s going on, so you can get back to dabbing or whatever you’re doing. Enjoy.

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A clinical trial to look at how medical marijuana can help kids with autism

In the USA Today, there’s an article about the first clinical trial in the world to look at the benefits of medical marijuana for kids and younger adults with autism. The researchers believe CBD, the non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana, may be able to help these children stay calm and generally lessen their behavioral issues. The study will look at 120 children who have autism and have not benefitted from using prescription drugs like antipsychotics. The ages of the participants range from 5 to 29, and the study should be completed within a year and a half.

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Angry gut? Try… chili pepper and marijuana?

We’re not talking about listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers while you smoke. A new study has found that marijuana and chili peppers help the gut produce very similar compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects. The researchers believe these compounds could help treat type 1 diabetes, colitis and more. So maybe next time you’re having some issues with your gut, try an edible or take a bite of a chili.

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Philadelphia mayor calls for marijuana legalization

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is calling for Pennsylvania to legalize marijuana. After a major marijuana raid in the city, where 50 pounds of marijuana and 100 pounds of edibles were confiscated at a party, the mayor said the state should legalize so police can focus on more important issues.

“It is clearly illegal to sell, obviously, in those quantities,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday.

However, he stated legalization is the answer. “The real solution is to legalize it in the state of Pennsylvania, as they did in Colorado, [so] we won’t have to use police resources in these kinds of activities,” he said.

Pennsylvania currently has medical marijuana legalized, but it is not yet a recreational state.

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