With the marijuana midterms right around the corner, it?s imperative that you know who you?re voting for, what issues are going to be on your ballot, and whereyour voting locationis leading up to Election Day this Tuesday November 6th. To see who themost pro-cannabis reform candidates are in your district, check out ourSmoke the Votescorecard […]
HARTFORD, CT — Governor-elect Ned Lamont reaffirmed his support for regulating the adult use cannabis market in Connecticut. Lamont isone of four gubernatorial candidatesto be elected in November after campaigning on a platform that included legalizing marijuana. Speaking with reporters last week, Lamontsaidthat he would work with lawmakers in 2019 to enact legislation to regulate […]
Ever come up with a joke or an idea that seemed great, only to find out that someone else had thought of the same thing? While the discovery doesn’t kill every original fiber in your body, it?s pretty deflating ? and just about unavoidable in capitalism. Consider the craft-beer industry, which is so heavy on [...]
The Boulder Tex-Mex eatery looks better than ever after a three-month overhaul.
Citizens of the Bay State have much to be thankful for this week. On November 20th, just two days before Thanksgiving, adults over the age of 21 were able to legally purchase marijuana in the state of Massachusetts for the first time in over a century. Massachusetts was thefirst stateto enact marijuana prohibition ? doing […]
You don’t need to smoke a joint or play hooky to celebrate 4/20 anymore. Just hit up a certain Carl’s Jr. in Denver that is testing CBD-infused burgers all day on Saturday, April 20. Available only on 4/20 at the Carl’s Jr. located at 4050 Colorado Boulevard, the Rocky Mountain High CheeseBurger Delight will come [...]
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On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, adults in Canada will be able to purchase legal marijuana, following approval of The Cannabis Act by the Canadian Parliament in June. In 2013,Uruguay became the first countryto legalize marijuana on a national scale. ?Canada?s move to legalize marijuana is a historic rebuke to the disastrous global war on drugs, […]
TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey state lawmakers last week advanced a series of bills to regulate the adult use and medical cannabis markets, and to vacate past marijuana-related convictions. On Monday, members of a 26-person joint committee movedSenate Bill 2703/Assembly Bill 4497to the floor. The measure, entitled “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid […]
Last week, Connecticut voters made it possible that marijuana prohibition will be brought to an end during the next legislative session. For the first time in history, Connecticut has voted to elect a governor, Ned Lamont, who supports the legalization, regulation, and taxation of cannabis for use by adults. ?It?s an idea whose time has […]
ALBANY, NY — Momentum for marijuana reform continues to build across the country and in New York. On November 6, Michigan became the tenth state to legalize marijuana for adult use and in September Governor Cuomo endorsed legalization and established a workgroup to draft legislation to legalize, tax, and regulate adult-use marijuana in New York. […]
MIDDLEBURY, VT —The interbreeding of cannabis plants has resulted in a dearth of pure ‘indica‘ or ‘sativa‘ strains, according to areviewpublished in the journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research. In most cases, these classifications are used arbitrarily, the author states. “Categorizing cannabis as either ‘sativa‘ and ‘indica‘ has become an exercise in futility,” he concludes. “Ubiquitous interbreeding […]
Tea leaves and cannabis are two herbs that have been used both medicinally and spiritually for thousands of years, so it?s probably no surprise that marijuana tea is a popular delicacy and healing beverage consumed all around the world. Whether you are looking to consume weed tea to get high or you just want something to do with your extra stems and trimmings, there are several easy ways to make a soothing cup of tea that contains the healing benefits of cannabis. Here are some of our favorite ways to make a nice cup of cannabis tea with stems, flowers,
WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Judiciary Committee ChairmanChuck Grassley (R-IA) intends to file a new version of criminal justice reform legislation, the Senator announced on Wednesday. The news came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday that the Senate will take up criminal justice reform legislation. ?This compromise legislation is far from perfect, but […]
With the Democrats regaining control of the New York Senate and Assembly for the first time since 2010, New York is on the cusp of legalizing marijuana. The question is no longer should New York legalize marijuana, but what legalization will look like. There is a fierce debate right now about where tax revenue should […]
With the approval of Amendment 2, Missouri has become the 32nd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The amendment was one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use in Missouri. Of the three, NORML only endorsed Amendment 2. That is because […]
This Election Day is shaping up to be a crucial moment for the movement to end the war on drugs ? with Michigan and North Dakota voting on marijuana legalization, Utah and Missouri deciding on medical marijuana, and Ohio choosing whether to reduce drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. The results are expected […]
Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories on election night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida:Sixty-three percent of Florida votersapproved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions ? including tens of thousands of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Passage of the […]
With the marijuana midterms right around the corner, it?s imperative that you know who and what is going to be on your ballot leading up to Election Day on November 6th. To see who themost pro-cannabis reform candidates are in your district, check out NORML’sSmoke the Votescorecard and voter guide. In addition, if you live […]
WATERLOO, ON — Cannabis use among Canadian adolescents has declined significantly in recent years, and fewer teens say that it is easy to obtain, according todatapublished in the journalPreventive Medicine. Investigators at the University of Waterloo in Ontario assessed teen marijuana use trends for the years 2004 to 2015. Researchers reported that adolescent use fell […]
HAGATNA, GUAM — Eddie Calvo, the Governor for the US territory of Guam, hassigned legislationpermitting qualified medical cannabis patients and their caregivers the ability to grow personal use amounts of cannabis at home. Under the new law, applicants can apply to the Department of Health and Social Services to receive a home cultivation permit. Approved […]
As of Wednesday, October 17, marijuana is legal in Canada. Our northern neighbor becomes the second country to fully legalize weed (after Uruguay led the way in 2013), and the first major industrial power to do so. While the Liberal-dominated federal parliament passed the C-45 legalization bill earlier this year, October 17 marks the beginning […]
When it comes to cannabis, a little can go a long way. weedmicrodosing is more than just a trend. As it turns out, there are some real benefits to keeping doses low. Curious? Here?s the scoop onmicrodosingmarijuana and how it works. What is microdosing weed? Whether it?s soft psychedelics, cannabis, or vitamins, the concept of ?microdosing? has really taken off in the health and supplement world. Microdosing is just what it sounds like, taking very small doses of just about any given substance. With cannabis, a microdose is so small that it will not cause a psychotropic ?high? or
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SALT LAKE CITY ?Backers of the Utah medical marijuana initiative joined other organizations and lawmakers at a press conference Thursday to announce they have reached an agreement on an alternative medical cannabis law that will be enacted in a special session following the election. Proposition 2 will still appear on the 2018 ballot, but it […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language ofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation is currently being debated by leadership in conference committee. ?If there?s a […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed legislation that legalizes industrial hemp, the H.R. 2, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 87-13 and the House by a margin of 369-47. The legislation is still awaiting the president?s signature to become law. […]
TRENTON, NJ — On Monday, November 26, New Jersey Senate and Assembly lawmakers voted in favor of legislation that seeks to regulate the adult use marijuana market. Members of a 26-member joint committee decided to move forward the legislation:Senate Bill 2703and Assembly Bill 4497: The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act. Lawmakers […]
An initiative that would decriminalize most psilocybin offenses and open the door to regulated production and therapeutic use of the psychedelic substance in Oregon is moving forward. Late last month, the secretary of stateapproved ballot title languagefor theOregon Psilocybin Service Initiative. The next step is a signature-gathering drive to qualify the measure for the 2020 […]
DENVER, CO —A coalition spearheaded by the nonprofitDrug Policy Alliance(DPA) has made several recommendations to the state?s Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) to improve marijuana?s current regulatory framework. ?Since Colorado became the first state to legally regulate marijuana, the national conversation has shifted from whether we?ll legalize to how we should do it,? saidArt Way, […]
Following Canada?s decision to become the first country in North America to legalize the use and retail sale of cannabis, the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency published a memorandum affirming that those Canadians either involved or invested in the legal cannabis industrymay be barredadmission into the United States. The […]
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Marijuana use by young people is not predictive of later conduct problems, such as school truancy or theft, according todatapublished in the journalAddiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the Netherlands assessed the long-term association between self-reported marijuana use and conduct problems in a cohort of 364 racially and […]
With the approval of voter-initiated Proposal 1, Michigan has become the 10th state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said,?Voters in Michigan sent a resounding rebuke to their state?s failed policy of prohibition and elected to follow a new, more sensible path of regulation and legalization. […]
Last week, I did something that I had never done before: I traveled to North Dakota. This summer, the grassroots groupLegalizeND successfully collected enough petition signatures to place a statewide marijuana legalizationinitiative (Measure 3) on this November?s general election. If enacted in November, North Dakota would become the tenth state ? and by far the […]
Dear Stoner:Is 4/20 really that big of a deal? Other than a free concert drawing a bunch of potheads, I don’t see the fuss. Kareem
SALT LAKE CITY ? In a special session today, the Utah Legislature enacted a compromise medical marijuana law that will replace the ballot initiative approved by voters on Election Day. The compromise bill is more restrictive than the law established by Proposition 2, which was supported by the Marijuana Policy Project and Utah advocates. In […]
One of Congress? most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress? 32nd District. Sessions wasdefeatedby Democratic challenger Colin Allred. Representative Sessions used his position as Chairman of the House Rules Committee to block House floor members from voting onover three-dozen marijuana-related amendmentsduring his leadership tenure. […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Starting on October 26, Oklahoma City?s maximum penalty for simple possession of marijuana will be reduced to a fine of up to $400. The Oklahoma City Councilapproved the proposalto remove jail time and reduce the penalty for marijuana possession last week. Until the new law takes effect, the maximum fine for […]
OTTAWA, ONTARIO —Legislation permitting the possession, use, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabistook effecton Wednesday. Canada is only the second country in the world to explicitly legalize cannabis production and sales nationwide. The new federallawpermits those age 18 and older to legally possess (up to 30 grams) and grow cannabis (up to four plants of […]
Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a ?drug-free? environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught possessing and/or consuming marijuana onsite, everyone living in the property was at risk of being evicted. Fortunately, in 2014 theObama Administrationamended this policy to no […]
SACRAMENTO, CA — California’s Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation,Assembly Bill 1793, facilitating the review and expungement of hundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions. The new law requires ?the Department of Justice, before July 1, 2019, to review the records in the state summary criminal history information database and to identify past convictions […]
If you?ll be in the northern California area in this month and would like to discover the latest trends, disruptions, and happenings taking place within the cannabis industry, the New West Summit in Oakland, CA is the place to be. With 150 dynamic speakers, 100 exhibits, 50 panels, a career fair, and an investment symposium to pitch your ideas, this event is an opportunity to discover how technology, media, science, and investment opportunities are shaping the current cannabis industry while meeting cool people and discovering exciting new opportunities for yourself. Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, or simply an enthusiast
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NEW HAVEN, CT —A federal judge for the US District Court of Connecticut hasruledthat an employer engaged in discrimination by rescinding a job offer to an employee solely based on her status as a medical cannabis patient. Opining for the Court, Judge Jeffrey Alker Mayerwrote: “[T]here is no legitimate dispute that defendant’s rescinding of plaintiff’s […]
PROVIDENCE, RI —The Rhode Island Department of of Health has announced that Rhode Island families can now access medical marijuana to treat autism. The decision was issued this week after a petition was filed in April to add autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. The announcement imposes some […]
WASHINGTON ? Voters in four states could pass major state-level marijuana policy reform measures on Tuesday. Local marijuana policy measures are also on ballots in two additional states. In two states, voters will decide whether to make marijuana legal for adult use. In Michigan,Proposal 1would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. In North […]
NEW YORK, NY —The long-term use ofEpidiolexis associated with reduced seizure frequency in a subset of patients with pediatric, refractory epilepsy, according toclinical datapublished in the journalCNS Drugs. A team of investigators from Columbia University in New York and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the efficacy and tolerability of a proprietary CBD extract […]
Growing marijuana can be tricky, especially when it?s your first time around. Mistakes are easy to make and can lead to a disappointing yield in the end. No one wants to have a frustrating first try since it can become discouraging and make the grower wonder why he or she is even trying it to begin with. Never fear: a little research can make a world of difference. Check out this beginner?s grow guide to get started on the right track. Setting things up There are several decisions to make before you even start growing marijuana. The first question to
TORONTO, ON —The past use of cannabis is significantly associated with lower odds of diabetes in adults, according todatapublished in the journalDrug and Alcohol Review. Investigators with the University of Toronto assessed the association between cannabis use and diabetes in a nationally representative sample, while accounting for a range of potential confounders ? including lifestyle […]
Texas Republican and ardent marijuana prohibitionist Pete Sessions trails by four points in his re-election bid, according topolling datareleased yesterday. According to the survey results, Sessions is behind Democratic challenger Colin Allred by a margin of 46 percent to 42 percent in the race for Texas? 32nd Congressional District. As a member of Congress, Sessions […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Even though you […]
PROVIDENCE, RI — Anew surveyconfirms that an overwhelming majority of Rhode Island voters support legalizing marijuana for adults. The poll, commissioned by WPRI-TV 12 and Roger Williams University and conducted by Fleming & Associates, found that 56% of respondents favor ending marijuana prohibition, while only 37% were against the idea. Another 7% were undecided. Leaders […]
On Friday, November 2, theboardthat oversees Iowa?s medical marijuana programvoted unanimouslyagainst recommending legislators to remove the current 3% THC limit on products. Additionally, the board voted to recommend that the state add autism to the list ofqualifying conditions, but rejected expanding the program to add ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and ganglioglioma. Unfortunately, Iowa?s low-THC approachleaves […]
Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torressigned H.B. 20-178 into law Friday, making the Northern Mariana Islands the first U.S. territory to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use. It is also the first U.S. jurisdiction to do so through its legislature, rather than via ballot initiative. H.B. 20-178, titled the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the US House Judiciary Committee havevotedin favor of legislation, HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate FDA-approved clinical trials involving whole-plant cannabis. The Act mandates the federal government to license multiple providers of research-grade marijuana, among other changes. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers […]
The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the second consecutive year, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the FBI?s Uniform Crime Report, police made 659,700 arrests for marijuana-related violations last year. That total is more than21 percent higherthan […]
We hear a lot about the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), the most valuable non-psychoactive component of cannabis. However, these mostly concern how the cannabinoid can be used to treat various medical ailments, such as epilepsy, chronic pain and inflammation. People also take wholesale CBD products for endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulation, which is key
The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. The only loss for weed came in North Dakota, where voters had approved medical marijuana two years ago, but weren’t ready to take the next step this year. In Michigan, […]
CONCORD, NH —Regulating New Hampshire’s existing adult use cannabis market would yield as much as $58 million per year in new annual revenue, according to ananalysisauthored by the state’s Department of Revenue. Analysts’ estimates are based upon the application of a 15 percent tax rate on commercial transactions. The Department’s report was provided to the […]
Lawmakersvotedin a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state?s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. The former law, Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act ? wasapprovedby 53 percent of voters on November 6. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri criticized lawmakers? decision. ?Lawmakers should have respected the will of the voters and should have […]
We as advocates of marijuana law reforms have never been in a better position than we are today to further our cause. Prior to states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and others, legalizing and regulating marijuana, there was very little data to support our arguments to end marijuana prohibition. But, things have changed. So, is […]
Today, President Trumpannounced his intentiontonominateformer Attorney General William Barr to be considered by the Senate to replace former Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. In response, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) issued the following statement: ?With every move by the Department of Justice facing intense public scrutiny, maintaining Jeff Sessions? policy […]
People suffering from chronic pain may be desperately searching for an effective medicine to alleviate their condition. If you?re dealing with recurrent pain such as migraines, arthritis, or even pain caused by cancer, you may want to explore using CBD tinctures to manage your symptoms. CBD may be an alternative to taking prescribed medications for
BELMONT, MA —Cannabis use is associated with an alleviation of clinical symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, and does not negatively impact cognitive performance, according to clinical trialdatapublished in the journalPLoS One. Investigators with Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital in Massachusetts assessed the impact of marijuana use on mood symptomology and cognitive […]
HARRISBURG, PA — Democratic Governor Tom Wolf hassigned legislation into law eliminating mandatory driver’s license suspensions for a wide range of non-driving related crimes, including marijuana-related offenses. House Bill 163amends existing law so that those age 21 or older convicted of certain drug-related offenses unrelated to driving are no longer subject to the revocation of […]
TUSCALOOSA, AL — The enactment of laws legalizing the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes is associated with reduced rates of prescription opioid use and with a reduction of the total number of days for which opioids are prescribed, according to aworking paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators […]
LOS ANGELES, CA —Cannabis smoke exposure is not particularly detrimental to lung health and is not associated with the onset of lung cancer, emphysema, or COPD, according todatapublished in the journalChest. Donald Tashkin of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine reviewed dozens of studies assessing cannabis smoke exposure and lung health, involving thousands of subjects. […]
STANFORD, CA —Cannabis use is not linked to either hepatic fibrosis or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to ameta-analysis published in theEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people in the United States. Investigators with Stanford […]
FORT COLLINS, CO —The opening of marijuana retailers is positively associated with rising neighborhood home values, according todata published in the journalContemporary Economic Policy. Colorado State University researchers assessed the impact of dispensary openings in Denver on home prices in the immediate vicinity. They reported: “[A] new dispensary opening increases house prices by 7.7 percent […]
With 47 states and the District of Columbia permitting the use of marijuana or its extracts in some form, new questions concerning employers? rights, lawful marijuana use by employees, and maintaining a safe workplace have been raised. The biggest issue? While it?s legal to possess and consume marijuana in several states, it?s still illegal under […]
ST. LOUIS, MO —The intermittent use of cannabis can play a positive role in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing treatment, according to areviewpublished in the journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis assessed data evaluating the relationship between the use of cannabis and opioids. They reported, “Adjunct cannabis use […]
WINDSOR, IA — On Saturday, December 1, Iowa?s first medical marijuana dispensary opened to the public. MedPharm opened in Windsor and will sell low-THC oil to qualifying patients. Unfortunately, MedPharm may only sell medical marijuana oil, and the oil may not contain more than three percent THC. While this reform is an important victory for […]
A recent study of the potential fiscal impacts of legalizing marijuana in Michigan found that passage of Prop 1 would generate over half a billion dollars in additional revenue for the state in the first five years of implementation. Much of the revenue generated from marijuana would be directed to Michigan?s roads, schools, and local […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reaffirmed that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the engrossed language ofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation is currently being debated by leadership in conference committee. “If there’s a Farm […]
Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin approved a series of binding and non-binding local marijuana reform initiatives on Election Day. In Ohio, voters infive cities? including Dayton (population 140,000) ? approved municipal ordinances seeking to either eliminate or significantly reduce local fines and penalties associated with marijuana-related offenses. Voters approved similar measures in the communities of […]
PORTLAND, OR —Health professionals support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, according tosurvey datacompiled by MedScape. Eighty-two percent of nurses, 82 percent of psychologists, 71 percent of pharmacists, and 67 percent of physicians agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be legalized nationally.” Majorities in each profession also endorsed legalizing the […]
Although 59% of Pennsylvania voters think it should be legal for adults to use marijuana, state law lags far behind popular sentiment. Pennsylvanians found with cannabis can still be locked in a jail cell and branded criminals. But that could change soon. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved a decriminalization bill, H.B. 928. Unfortunately, however, […]
On Monday, September 24, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill(S8987A/A 11011-B) that adds acute pain management to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be recommended as an alternative to opioid use. The bill also allows substance use disorder treatment providers to recommend medical marijuana to help patients manage underlying […]
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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched itsVote Medical Marijuanavoter guide. The campaign features an interactive online voter’s guide that grades members of Congress on their votes and sponsored bills on the issue of medical cannabis legislation. ASA?s Voter Guide provides voters with a complete analysis of the current political landscape of […]
According to a breaking CNN news story yesterday, Georgia is inching closer to legalizing medical marijuana. A bill was passed by the state assembly allowing the in-state production and sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s spokesman, Cody Hall, said that the bill will be signed into law today. Georgia Nearing Legal
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Marijuana became legal for adults in Michigan today when Proposal 1 officially took effect. The initiative was approved by 56 percent of voters in the November midterm election. Proposal 1 allows adults 21 and older to possess and transport up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, including up to 15 grams in the form of marijuana […]
On October 31, NORML hand delivered over 10,000 comments written by YOU, recommending that the World Health Organization (WHO) re-think their current prohibition of marijuana. Along with two of our fantastic interns, I drove to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) building in Rockville, Maryland. Earlier this month, The FDA put out a request […]
WASHINGTON, DC — NORML staffers on Wednesdayhand-deliveredover 10,000 public comments to the US Food and Drug Administration calling on the agency to recommend amending the substance’s illicit status under international treaties. The agency hadrequestedpublic comments so that they could be “considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization regarding […]
In an earth-shaking development, Mexico’s Supreme Courtruled last Wednesdaythat the country’s prohibition of marijuana use, possession, and personal cultivation is unconstitutional. The decision came in a pair of cases challenging the ban on weed, and because these rulings mark the fifth time the court has ruled similarly, the opinions are now legal precedent in the […]
Utah lawmakersconvened a special legislative sessionMonday to debate proposed replacement legislation to the state?s newly approved voter-initiated medical cannabis access law. A majority of voters in November decided ?yes? on Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Legislators are now seeking to significantly curtail the law by replacing it with separate so-called ?compromise? legislation. Lawmakers […]
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of office Wednesday after less than two years in office, and while there is intense concern about the impact the move could have on ongoing investigations of Trump campaign and administration misdeeds, for drug and criminal justice reform advocates that concern is leavened by joy and relief […]
ALBANY, NY — A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana ? and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our […]
This year, Barcelona is hosting the world-famous International Cannabis Business Conference, or ICBC, on March 14. It attracts investors in droves, as well as anyone interested in this fast-growing industry. It is an opportunity to network, share ideas, learn about emerging technologies, and generate investment opportunities in this highly competitive market. After moving off continent after two historic conventions in Berlin, the ICBC moves back to Europe this year. Chosen for its progressive culture and vibrant cannabis scene, Barcelona, Spain, will be its second-ever European-located conference. It is collaborating with Spannabis, the biggest cannabis fair in the world, to offer
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It?s not the myth of ?marijuana-laced candy,? devilish ghouls, or vampire bats that are terrifying Americans this Halloween. It?s Jeff Sessions. This monster wants to lock up law abiding citizens who choose to responsibly consume marijuana. This fiendish freak shrieks ?good people don?t smoke marijuana.? This reefer madness zombie believes marijuana has no medical use […]
I’ve used every trick in the book to get into a woman’s pants. Of course, at my age there aren’t any tricks that women don’t know of, but speaking from childhood experiences, I can recall many times I was downright lying to try and stimulate myself with whatever girl I was dating. I wish I
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Dear Stoner:I?ve accumulated some weed that?s more than a few years old. Any practical suggestions as to how I can best “recycle”? Fred
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Prohibitionist Pete Sessions has been ousted from office by Collin Allredand a huge number of volunteers, voters and cannabis activists! Cannabis was a huge part of this race?s conversation. We are hopeful that this huge shake up will help marijuana bills move more expeditiously at the Federal level as Sessions has been a huge roadblock […]
WASHINGTON, DC —Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of the plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), isnow availablein pharmacies in all 50 states. The US Food and Drug Administrationapprovedthe product in June for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy:Lennox-Gastaut syndromeandDravet syndrome. In September, the US Drug Enforcement Administrationreclassifiedit from Schedule I toSchedule […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Prospects for a major federal sentencing reform bill brightened on Wednesday withPresident Trump’s announcement that he would support the effort, but by week’s end, those prospects dimmed as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the presidenthe wouldn’t bring the bill to a floor vote this year. The bill is known as […]
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Statewide cannabis legalization is not positively associated with an increased risk of adults abusing the substance, according todatapublished in the journalDrugs In Context. Australian researchers assessed whether the legal status of cannabis in US states impacted the likelihood of adults using it problematically. They concluded: “Our results also show that legalization status in […]
The group, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, will prioritize a medical marijuana ballot initiative and is researching additional marijuana reform opportunitiesTwo Nebraska state senators, Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, will lead a newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, for the purpose of running a 2020 ballot initiative to reform marijuana laws in […]
The outcome of today?s election puts New Mexico in position to advance marijuana legalization through the state legislature. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who won the governor?s race, has been an ardent supporter of the state?s medical cannabis program, from helping implement the program while she was Secretary of Health to supporting congressional legislation to allow veterans […]
Renowned former Giants running back Tiki Barber has now become an investor in the booming industry of legal marijuana and claims that a lot of his customers are NFL players. Barber revealed on FOX business that most NFL players have no trouble stopping the use of marijuana just to clear their annual drug test. Tiki
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WASHINGTON, DC — House and Senate lawmakers haveagreedin principle to a reconciled version ofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill), whichincludesprovisions lifting the federal prohibition of industrial hemp. The hemp-specific provisions – which Senate Majority Speaker Mitch McConnell (R-KY) included in the Senate version of the bill, but were […]
Can you believe that we are less than four weeks away from Election Day? This year, the stakes have never been higher. North Dakotans on November 6th have the unique opportunity to end the state?s failed experiment with marijuana prohibition and to cease arresting adults for marijuana-related offenses. By voting ?yes? on Measure 3, you […]
CVS Health Corp recently started selling products infused with the popular, non-intoxicating, hemp component ?CBD? at more than 800 of its locations as part of its distribution partnership with Curaleaf Holdings Inc. a marijuana company. The deal was announced by Curaleaf during an earnings conference call on past Wednesday. Through the deal, the company?s most
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Arrests for low-level marijuana possession have plummeted 90 percent since new NYPD marijuana enforcement guidelines took effect in September. There were 151 arrests for low-level marijuana in the entire city of New York in September 2018, less than 10 percent of the 1,500+ arrests last September and 3 percent of the 4,300+ arrests that took […]
The stereotypical picture of marijuana consumption is someone toking up buds in a joint or bong, but as weed comes out from the shadows and into the legal marketplace, entrepreneurs are busily concocting all sorts of pot products. From vape pens to concentrates to edibles, drinks, tinctures, and even creams and topical lotions, marijuana is […]
Walgreens is set to sell CBD patches, sprays, creams and other products in at least 1,500 of its store locations in select states. The company revealed this information to CNBC recently. The well-known drugstore chain will carry cannabis-based products in Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. The company has declined to
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San Francisco’s Tenderloin is a heavily populated, racially mixed neighborhood in the heart of one of America’s iconic progressive cities. Yet when the San Francisco Police Department and the DEA targeted the neighborhood to crack down on drug dealing between 2013 and 2015 as part of “Operation Safe Schools,” the only people they managed to […]
Cannabis etiquette has its own set of standards. When to ask someone for pitch on a joint or jump in a session circle without permission aren’t situations often posted to Ask Amy; these questions don’t have standard answers like similar queries regarding drinking or dining. Add legalization to the mix, and you’re asking for even [...]
On Tuesday, November 6th, Indiana voters took their final opportunity to vote in the 2018 midterm election. While Indiana did not have the opportunity to vote directly on cannabis propositions as in other states, there were numerous candidates on the ballot supportive of reforming our cannabis laws. Many of them did not win their races, […]
Just two days after Veteran?s Day, Congressman Seth Moulton has introduced a series of bills aimed at addressing the therapeutic use of marijuana among veterans. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or death. Moreover, failure of VA policy to allow physicians to openly talk about cannabis or […]
Our allies at Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy released avoter guidefor the upcoming election. Early voting starts today, so pleasecheck it out, spread the word, and head to the polls! Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy?s coalition partners surveyed state and federal candidates and provided their unedited responses. They also included voting records from the last […]
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The use of medical cannabis mitigates many of the side-effects associated with cancer chemotherapy, such as pain and nausea, according todatapublished in the international medical journalActa Haematologica. Israeli researchers assessed the efficacy of medical cannabis administration in controlling chemotherapy-induced adverse effects in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). They reported that the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK —Members of the Oklahoma City City Council havepasseda citywide ordinance shielding minor marijuana offenders from arrest and jail. While the policy does not amend the criminal classification of cannabis-related violations under local law, it does change how police interact with low-level offenders. Under the ordinance, which takes effect October 26, police will […]
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WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-two percent of US adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according tonational survey data compiled by the Pew Research Center and released last week. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Pew, which has been tracking Americans’ views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. […]
It?s incredible to see the progress we have made in recent years. Marijuana has been legalized for adults in nine states and Washington, D.C., and polls show two out of three Americans want to end the failed policy of prohibition. But our opponents think they can stop our momentum ? and they?re spending a lot […]
DENVER, CO — DenverMayor Michael B. Hancock has announced a citywide effort to vacate low-level marijuana convictions that occurred before marijuana legalization. The initiative is framed as part of an effort to address the disproportionate impact of marijuana prohibition on communities of color and low-income populations, and is being presented as part of a broader […]
TORONTO, ON —Canadian police agencies have not reported an uptick in incidences of marijuana-impaired driving in the initial weeks following its legalization, according to an analysis by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Legislation legalizing marijuana use and retail salestook effecton October 17. Police agencies in numerous cities and provinces ? including Manitoba, Newfoundland, Regina, and […]
Two years after suing to keep medical marijuana off the ballot, on Tuesday, Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that her office will stop prosecuting most marijuana possession cases. In June of this year, the St. Louis City Prosecuting Attorney, Kim Gardner, took similar action on simple possession cases of up to […]
California Govermor Jerry Brown recently acted on a raft of cannabis bills that passed this year. Here is a quick breakdown of what was signed and what was vetoed. Among the bills signed into law: AB 1793allows adults convicted of cannabis-related offenses that are no longer considered illegal to have them automatically removed from their […]
Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), has beenreclassifiedtoday by the US Drug Enforcement Administration toSchedule V? the lowest restriction classification available under federal law. The US Food and Drug Administration hadpreviously approvedthe product in June for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy:Lennox-Gastaut syndromeandDravet syndrome. It […]
Lawmakers are planning to convene a special session beginning on Monday, December 3 to debate replacing Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Yet, the reason a majority of Utah voters decided in favor of Prop. 2 was precisely because many of these same lawmakers, year after year, failed to adequately address this issue in […]
Following the lead of municipalities around the state, the City Council of Kingsland, Georgia, voted to approve a new ordinance to ease penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. ?I?m glad to see the Kingsland City Council unanimously approve this ordinance. They join Clarkston, Atlanta, Savannah, Forest Park, South Fulton and Fulton County in enacting […]
So, you spent all weekend smoking some primo kush with your friends and then find out Monday morning that you?ve gotta pass a drug test. Sound familiar? Lucky for you, there?s a fail-proof way to pass that upcoming urine test – even if you?re a daily dabber! Have you heard of synthetic urine? No, it?s
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LANSING, MI —Key provisions of the state’s voter-approved marijuana measure will take effect next week. Members of the Board of State Canvassers certified the midterm election results on November 26, andProposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Actbecomes lawon Thursday, December 6. Provisions specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis will […]
Today, theomnibus medical marijuana billthat was passed last spring goes into effect. The bill makes major improvements to Maine?s medical marijuana program. Among some of the changes, the legislation: removes the qualifying condition list so that any Mainer can use medical marijuana so long as their doctor thinks it would be helpful for them; eliminates […]
On Wednesday, Canada will become the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whopromisedin 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. But PM Trudeau was […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019. ?Unlike my predecessor, I?m not going to block amendments for marijuana,? hesaid. ?Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and […]
The US Food and Drug Administration isseeking public commentsspecific to whether changes ought to be recommended regarding the international classification of cannabis as a controlled substance. Members of the public have until October 31, 2018 to submit their comments to the FDA for consideration. The FDAsaysthat the comments ?will be considered in preparing a response […]
Florida voters today passed Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions. Under Florida law, first-time possession of marijuana in amounts greater than 20 grams (less than one ounce) isclassifiedunder state law as a felony offense. Only one other state, Arizona, classifies minor marijuana offenses so […]
Sixty-six percent of US adults believe that ?the use of marijuana should be made legal,? according tonational survey datacompiled by the Gallup. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Gallup, which has been tracking Americans? views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. Support was strongest among Millennials (78 percent), Democrats (75 percent), […]
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL —Fibromyalgia (FM) patients suffering from lower back pain respond favorably to medical cannabis treatment, according to clinicaldatapublished in the journalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Israeli researchers assessed the analgesic efficacy of both opioids and medical cannabis in 31 FM patients with lower back pain. Participants were treated with inhaled cannabis of relatively low THC […]
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GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS — The oral administration of cannabis extracts containing THC and CBD is associated with pain reduction in patients suffering from the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB), according to threecase reportspublished inThe British Journal of Dermatology. Epidermolysis bullosais a rare genetic condition that results in blistering skin. Dutch researchers assessed the use of […]
Two of the country’s top polling organizations have released surveys this month showing support for marijuana legalization continues to increase and is now at record highs. AGallup pollreleased Monday had support at 69 percent, while aPew Research Center pollreleased two weeks earlier had support at 62 percent. The Gallup figure is up two points over […]
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM —Regular users of cannabis demonstrate limited, or in some cases, no impairment on measurements of either cognitive or psychomotor performance, according todatapublished in the journalNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. British researchers conducted a systematic review of all human trials examining whether subjects exhibit tolerance to the effects of cannabis following repeated dosing. Thirty-six […]
BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL —The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according todatapublished the journalPopulation Health Management. Israeli researchersassessedtrends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years 2000 to 2017. […]
LA GRANGE, IL — Regulating the adult use and sale of marijuana to adults would yield an estimated $525 million dollars in new annual revenue, according to aneconomic analysispublished by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute. Authors estimate that regulating marijuana would reallocate $18.4 million annually in law enforcement costs, while creating over 23,000 new jobs, […]
SALEM, MA — Hepatitis C patients who use cannabis are less likely to contract liver cirrhosis as compared to matched controls, according to clinicaldatapublished in theCanadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. A team of researchers from the United States and Canada assessed the effect of cannabis use on chronic liver disease in a cohort of […]
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM —Patients with advanced forms of cancer exhibit a clinical response to the long-term use of synthetic CBD, according todatapublished in the journalAnticancer Research. British investigators assessed the effects of twice-daily CBD administration on 119 cancer patients over a four-year period. Synthetic CBD oil extracts were provided by the British biotechnology firmSTI Pharmaceuticals. […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019. ?Unlike my predecessor, I?m not going to block amendments for marijuana,? hesaid. ?Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and […]
SACRAMENTO, CA — California’s Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation,Assembly Bill 1793, facilitating the review and expungement of hundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions. The new law requires ?the Department of Justice, before July 1, 2019, to review the records in the state summary criminal history information database and to identify past convictions […]
WASHINGTON, DC ? The nation?s largest marijuana policy organization, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced Tuesday the election of three new members to serve on its board of directors. The expansion of the board, which now includes nine members, comes on the heels of MPP hiring Steve Hawkins to serve as its new executive director. ?MPP […]
OLYMPIA, WA — Washington State regulators have temporarilyhalteda previously announcedplanto prohibit the retail sale of certain cannabis-infused products, such as hard candies and fruit chews. Members of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will now take public comments on the proposed new rules, and “considerany alternative proposals from the industry.” The agency is also […]
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WASHINGTON, DC —United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesdayannouncedhis resignation from the Justice Department. Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who onceopined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” As Attorney General, his officerescindedthe 2013 Cole memorandum which directed prosecutors not to interfere in state-sanctioned marijuana activity. However, that action encouraged numerous […]
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Cannabis Equity Act (SB 1294), authored by Sen. Steven Bradford and sponsored by theDrug Policy Alliance. With his signature, Brown approved the distribution of grants to cities with local cannabis equity programs ? such as Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco ? that […]
April 20th is just around the corner, which means it?s about time for the ultimate stoner celebration: 420. We would never want you to get through a 420 celebration without treating yourself to something fun, so here are some gift suggestions for every type of stoner. Best 420 Gifts for Weed Smokers If your preferred smoking method is flower, treat yourself (or a weed-loving friend) to one of these gifts. Wood Rolling Tray This wood rolling tray is as functional as it is stylish, perfect for keeping on your coffee table to pop out when it?s joint-rolling time. Check it
If you asked Mayor Michael Hancock how he felt about being dubbed the “Mile High Mayor” by the cannabis industry back in 2012, he probably would have said he didn’t enjoy the title. But a lot can change in seven years. “I don’t think [legalization]has impacted Denver negatively at all,” he told the audience inside [...]
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CLAREMONT, CA —Counties that permit the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries possess reduced rates of opioid-related mortality, according to the findings of anacademic research paperpublished on the SSRN online network. Researchers from Claremont McKenna College in California, the University of Georgia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock assessed the localized impact of dispensary […]
This cauliflower mania is starting to freak me out. As if bastardizing mashed potatoes weren?t enough, now they?re trying to take down pizza crusts. We?re not saving animals by sacrificing taste, people. And after going down an Internet rabbit hole of cauliflower creations (there are a lot), I found out that cauliflower?s not even natural. [...]
The drum beat for sensible marijuana policy is picking up in Pennsylvania. Last Monday, Rep. Jake Wheatley introduced House Bill 2600, which would legalize marijuana for adults 21 or older. This bill would also expunge the records of people who have been convicted of certain cannabis offenses. If you are a Pennsylvania resident,email your state […]
VANCOUVER, CANADA —Daily cannabis users undergoing therapy for opioid dependence are far more likely to complete their treatment regimen than are non-users, according to clinical trialdatapublished in the journalAddiction. Canadian investigators assessed retention rates among 820 subjects enrolled in either methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone-based treatment programs. Researchers reported, “[I]ndividuals initiating OAT (opioid agonist treatment) were approximately […]
DENVER, CO — A Denver jury hasrejecteda civil complaint that sought to use federal anti-racketeering (RICO) laws as a mechanism to shut down licensed marijuana operators. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was initially backed by the anti-drug organization Safe Streets Alliance, argued that the presence of a nearby licensed marijuana retailer was detrimental to their […]
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TRENTON, N.J. ?A proposal to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older advanced in the New Jersey Legislature Monday. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved S2703, sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari, (7-2-4), and the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved A4497, sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, (6-1-2). The measures will now go to the […]
KELOWNA, BC —Various ‘strains’ of cannabis possess nearly identical ratios of the primary cannabinoids THC and CBD, according todata published in the journalScientific Reports. Researchers from the University of British Columbiaanalyzedthe cannabinoid composition of 33 separate cannabis strains, obtained from five licensed producers. They reported that most strains, regardless of their origin, name, or whether […]
WASHINGTON, DC —The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the second consecutive year, according todatareleased on Monday by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the 2017 edition of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police made 659,700 arrests for marijuana-related violations last year. That is […]
Voters this November have the opportunity to make Missouri the 32nd state to allow for the physician-recommended use of marijuana, and based on the latest polling data, they will likely do so. Therefore, the important question before voters is no longer if the Show-Me State should legalize medical cannabis access, but how Missouri will do […]
Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative Tuesday to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. Proposal 1 was leading 58-42 with 54 percent of precincts reporting when CNN called the election. Michigan is the 10th state to make marijuana possession legal for adults 21 and older, and it is the ninth state to […]
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Voters in Missouri approved Amendment 2 on Tuesday, making it the 31st state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 64-36 with 49 percent of precincts reporting when The New York Times called the election. Effective medical marijuana laws have now been adopted in 31 states, including Missouri, […]
SEATTLE, WA — Judges on the city’s municipal court haveagreedto a motion,filedby Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes, to vacate hundreds of former low-level marijuana convictions. In anordersigned by all seven municipal court judges, they opine, “Inasmuch as the conduct for which the defendant was convicted is no longer criminal, setting aside the conviction[s] and dismissing […]
WASHINGTON, DC ? Anew Gallup pollreleased Monday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record high of 66 percent, up from 64 percent last year. Only 32 percent are opposed. The poll found majority support spans the political spectrum, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents in favor. Support among […]
SAIPAN, CNMI —The governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island (CNMI), a USterritoryof approximately 54,000 people, hassignedlegislation into law legalizing the use and retail sale of cannabis. House and Senate lawmakers hadpreviously approvedthe measure in August by a vote of 24 to 1. Under the newlaw, those over the age of 21 will […]
SAN DIEGO, CA — The enactment of state laws regulating the use of marijuana by adults is associated with a reduction in the use of schedule III opioid drugs among Medicaid enrollees, according todatapublished in the journalDrug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators with the University of California, San Diego assessed the relationship between recreational marijuana access […]
Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will have a chance to legalize marijuana on Election Day, but lawmakers in New Jersey could beat them to the punch. After much back-and-forth all year long, legislators have finally crafted a bill to legalize marijuana. The bill, building on an earlier proposal by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), […]
DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Public Safety has issued its first-ever baselinereportassessing the impact of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado. Lawmakers in 2013 passed legislation authorizing regulators to conduct the five-year review, which seeks to better identify ways in which legalization has impacted public health and safety. Authors reported that the total […]
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Hello. My name is David Crosby. You might know me as a founding member of rock legends The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. But today I?m wearing a very different hat. Today, I am writing to you to personally introduce myself as the newest member of NORML?s Advisory Board. Why have I decided […]
SALEM, OR — Tax revenue in Oregon from the sales of retail cannabis products is exceeding initial projections, according to aneconomic analysis published by state officials. For the period beginning January 1, 2017, “tax collections have come in seven percent higher than expected,” the report finds. Authors add, “Since Oregon levies its recreational marijuana tax […]
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On October 4 in Salt Lake City, medical marijuana supporters and opponentsannounced that they have reached an agreement on a compromise medical marijuana lawthat will be enacted during a November special session after the 2018 election. Regardless of the outcome of Prop 2 ? the medical marijuana ballot initiative that MPP helped to draft ? […]
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Cannabidiol (CBD) administration is associated with changes in brain activity that may potentially lower subjects’ risk for a psychotic episode, according to clinical trialdatapublished in the journalJAMA Psychiatry. Researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands assessed the brain activating effects of a single dose of 600mg of CBD in subjects […]
Having worked in states across the country to pass humane, sensible marijuana laws, it?s exciting that in just two weeks voters in my home state, Michigan, will have a chance to legalize marijuana! Growing up in Michigan, I saw firsthand how marijuana prohibition failed my home state. When I was in high school, teenagers had […]
Image Source Work in the cannabis industry is an exciting prospect for marijuana enthusiasts. Who would?ve thought that you could one day make money working with cannabis? In fact, the marijuana industry has become incredibly lucrative for many people, and it creates a lot of potential for jobs in the USA. If you?re having doubts about jobs in the marijuana industry, just use Tom Greenhand as inspiration. He made a job out of being a professional joint roller. If you roll with your passion, you can literally do anything. So if you?re in love with ganja and looking for work,
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Sixty-two percent of US adults believe that ?the use of marijuana should be made legal,? according tonational survey datacompiled by the Pew Research Center. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Pew, which has been tracking Americans? views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. Support was strongest among Millennials (74 percent), Democrats […]
TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation into law permitting the state to establish a pilot program to assess and promote the cultivation of industrial hemp. Assembly Bill 1330/Senate Bill 3145authorizesthe Department of Agriculture to partner with Rutgers University “to study and promote the cultivation of industrial hemp to the maximum […]
WASHINGTON, DC —Sixty-six percent ofAmericans believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according to nationwidepolling data compiled by Gallup. The total marks an increase in support of almost 30 percent since 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize adult marijuana use, and is the highest level of […]
OLYMPIA, WA —Representatives of Washington State’s Liquor and Cannabis Board have re-evaluated their stance with regard to the retail sale of a variety of cannabis-infused products, such as hard candies and fruit chews. Following a review by staff, regulatorsannouncedlast week that sales of infused products that may be “especially appealing” to children will no longer […]
Anew Pew Research Center Pollfinds 62% of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legalized, double what it was in 2000. The poll also finds, ?nearly seven-in-ten Democrats (69%) say marijuana use should be legal, as do 75% of independents who lean toward the Democratic Party. Republicans are divided, with 45% in favor of […]
You have never had a holiday until you have experienced a cannabis tour. Not a real one, anyway. Think wine or cheese tours, just with the finest quality marijuana instead. These pot-tasting trips incorporate a myriad of exciting and educational activities for stoners everywhere. In fact, so popular are cannabis tours that they are now the main attraction for millions of tourists visiting the United States these days. Weed-friendly tours are the latest craze in the tourism industry. A tour guide takes you behind the scenes to grow houses, production sites, and dispensaries, smoking cannabis all the while to your
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LOS ANGELES, CA — Cannabis’ impact on driving performance is generally less pronounced than that of alcohol, according to areview paper published by a pair of New York University researchers andBOTEC Analysis, LLC. Authors reported that the use of cannabis, absent the simultaneous use of other drugs or alcohol, creates “only a fraction of the […]
Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who has been a vocal supporter of legalizing, taxing, and regulating cannabis for adults? use, appears to have handily won Illinois?s gubernatorial election. While official election results are still pending, both theChicago Tribuneand theChicago Sun-Timesreported a margin of victory of around 55% of the vote. In the race for state attorney […]
House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ?The Farm Bill?), which for the first time includes provisions lifting the United States? centuries-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. President Trump is anticipated to sign the bill into law in the coming days. ?The significance of this law change […]
The use of cannabis is relatively common among those over the age of 65 who reside in a legal marijuana state, according todatapublished online in theJournal of the American Geriatrics Society. Investigators from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus anonymously surveyed older adults at a pair of ambulatory geriatric primary care clinics in Colorado. […]
Voters on election day decided in favor of several gubernatorial candidates who campaigned on promises to either address or enact statewide marijuana law reforms as Governor. ?In four states ? Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois ? voters elected Governors who openly campaigned on a platform that included legalizing adult marijuana use,” NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano […]
Last week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) unveiled a plan for a Democratically-led House to push through federal marijuana legalization by the end of 2019. In aneight-page memoto the House Democratic leadership,Blumenauer laid out his roadmap to ending Reefer Madness. Blumenauer isn’t just any old congressman. The longtime stalwart marijuana reformer is the founder of the […]
This Election Day showed the burgeoning political clout of the drug policy reform movement, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana and to end the broader war on drugs in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally. Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, a ballot initiative to legalize, regulate and […]
With the approval of Proposition 2, Utah has become the 33rd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The vote comes ahead of a proposed special legislative session of the Utah legislature to address specific rules and regulations governing medical cannabis patient access. ?It is our hope […]
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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced their most recent slate of bi-partisan endorsements of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and a Governorship, including both incumbents and challengers. ?In 2018, more and more politicians are realizing that ending our nation?s failed […]
Legislation permitting the possession, use, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis takes effect this Wednesday, October 17. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieriis hailing the policy change. ?We applaud Canada for showing legislators in the United States what can be accomplished with true leadership and dedication to sound public policy,? he said. ?America?s leaders would be […]
With less than three weeks until Election Day, efforts to pass Measure 3, which would legalize marijuana for adults in North Dakota, are ramping up. While opponents rely on the standard prohibitionist fear tactics, the Yes on 3 team issharing a positive messageof personal freedom and criminal justice reform with their neighbors across the state. […]
How much cannabis do you consume? How much do you pay for your cannabis? How much extra would you pay for cannabis delivery? How often do you share your cannabis with friends? New York State plans to legalize cannabis for adult-use with the 2019 Budget in April. The time is NOW to make your voice […]
Unfortunately, not every story I get to react to is some feel good story about someone overcoming cancer thanks to Rick Simpson Oil, or how anxiety was calmed down due to medical marijuana being the answer. Today I read a story on WebMd that was worth sharing for all of the loyal followers here as
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The long-term administration of cannabis-plant derived extracts containing a 50 to 1 ratio of CBD to THC is safe and effective in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, according toclinical trial datapublished in the journalAnnals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Canadian researchers assessed the adjunctive use of a proprietary CBD/THC extract (aka TIL-TC150, manufactured byTilray Inc.) over […]
RICHMOND, VA — Liquid formulations of CBD available on the commercial market have been identified tocontainsynthetic cannabinoids and other psychoactive constituents, according to a scientificanalysispublished in the journalForensic Science International. A team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University evaluated the content of nine commercially available CBD e-liquid products obtained from a single manufacturer, Diamond CBD. […]
With more states legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational use, the plant is becoming a more popular alternative to traditional medications and therapies. But just because it?s becoming more popular does not mean companies are not still drug testing their employees and able to fire them for testing positive for marijuana. Yes, it?s still entirely possible to get fired for testing positive for weed, even if you live in a state where it?s legal. This has led to a lot of confusion in the industry. Some products are extremely potent and will get you higher than you?ve ever been in
ROCKVILLE, MD —The US Food and Drug Administration isseeking public commentsspecific to whether changes ought to be recommended regarding the international classification of cannabis as a controlled substance. Members of the public have until October 31, 2018 tosubmit their commentsto the FDA for consideration. The FDAsaysthat the comments “will be considered in preparing a response […]
ROSWELL, NM —The use of medical cannabis for a period of one-month or more is associated with reduced opioid intake in patients with cancer and/or rheumatic pain conditions, according to clinicaldatapublished in theJournal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators from the Kymera Independent Physicians medical group in New Mexico assessed the relationship between the […]
Progressive voters in battleground Ohio will have one more reason to head to the polls next month. Not only do they have a chance to put a Democrat in the governor’s mansion and reelect US Senator Sherrod Brown, but they also will have the opportunity to enact a dramatic sentencing reform that will keep thousands […]
A newly releasedmemorandumby the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency reaffirms that those working in the legal cannabis industry in Canada or in other jurisdictions may be denied entry into the United States. The memo formalizessentimentspublicly expressed by a US Customs representative last week.It states: “Generally, any arriving alien who is […]
LANSING, MI —Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer (D)saysthat she will pursue executive action to free those incarcerated for certain marijuana-related violations and to expunge the records of those with past convictions. Whitmer, whoendorsedMichigan’s adult use legalization initiative, defeated Republican candidate Bill Schuette. The initiative becomes law ten days after the midterm election results are certified. “For conduct […]
One of the US Senate?s leading marijuana prohibitionists, Iowa Republican Charles “Chuck” Grassley, will no longer be heading the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Senator Grassleyannouncedlast week that he is stepping down as Chair of the Committee. As Chair, Grassleyrefusedto hold any hearings or votes on marijuana-related legislation, including bipartisan legislative efforts likethe […]
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Justices for Mexico?s Supreme Court haveruledthat laws criminalizing the private use and cultivation of cannabis by adults are unconstitutional. Justices opined, ?The effects caused by marijuana do not create an absolute prohibition on its consumption.? In accordance with theruling, lawmakers may enact regulatory policies governing adults? personal marijuana use, but they must repeal those laws […]
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions todayannouncedthat he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who onceopined, ?Good people don?t smoke marijuana.? As Attorney General, his officerescindedthe 2013 Cole memorandum […]
LOMA LINDA, CA —A history of cannabis use is not associated with an increased likelihood of adverse outcomes among either those donating or receiving kidney organ transplants, according todatapublished in theClinical Kidney Journal. A team of California researchers assessed whether cannabis use detrimentally impacts the health of those undergoing kidney transplants. Hospital staff in several […]
The initiative to legalizemedical marijuana in Utah is reportedlyheaded toward victory.Fox 13 News Utah projectedProposition 2 will pass, andthe measure was leading 54-46with68percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold,Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law.Last month, backers of Proposition […]
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — The daily administration of CBD-dominant cannabis extracts is associated with improved outcomes in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and severe behavioral problems, according to clinicaldatapublished in theJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Israeli researchers assessed the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis extracts in a cohort of children with ASD. Participants were administered […]
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As with many emerging industries, getting ahead in the industrial-hemp industry often involves hiring the people who created the original regulations. In legal marijuana, for example, everyone from former state legislators to past Marijuana Enforcement Division officials have moved to the business side, helping companies and clients stay on top of Colorado’s strict cannabis laws. [...]
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Music legend David Crosby is the star of a new radio advertising campaign in support of Measure 3. The radio ad will be premiering on Thursday, November 1st in markets around the state and will run through Election Day. David Crosby is a musician, songwriter, author, and activist who was the founding member of two […]
Now that Vermont?s marijuana legalization law has taken effect, the state?s attorney for Addison County has announced that two expungement clinics will be held to assist Vermonters with having their records cleared of misdemeanor marijuana offenses. Volunteerswill assist people who have been convicted of marijuana possession in Addison County with filling out expungement petitionson Friday, […]
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — British regulators haveannouncedtheir intent to reclassify certain marijuana-derived products so that they may be made available by prescription. The proposed scheduling change follows a July 2018 government review, whichconcluded, “[T]here is now conclusive evidence of medicinal benefit of cannabis-based products for certain medical conditions.” A number of parentswho sought accessto cannabis-based […]
Legal adult marijuana sales will begin in Massachusetts Tuesday, with retailers in Northampton and Leicester reportedly set to be the first to open. The state is the seventh in the nation to establish a regulated marijuana market for adults. Adults 21 and older with a valid ID will be able to purchase up to one […]
Key provisions of the state?s voter-initiated marijuana measure,Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is thetenthUS state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and it is the ninth to do so via voter initiative. ?The legalization of the […]
Today, Canada becomes the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whopromisedin 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. Further, the new law willincludeexpungements of […]
It?s been six months since cannabis was legalized in Canada and although the trending sales are stagnant at the moment, due to lack of production and high costs of sales, the industry – and the country at large – are banking on big sales and growth in the next 3 years. Current estimations have
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT —Lawmakersvotedin a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. Republican Gov. Gary Herbertsignedthe bill,House Bill 3001, into law that same day. The new law, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, takes immediate effect. The former law, Proposition 2, wasapprovedby 53 percent of voters on November […]
WASHINGTON, DC —A growing number of banks and credit unions are providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses, according todatareleased by FinCEN (the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) and first publicized by the news portalMarijuanaMoment.net. The report acknowledged that the number of financial institutions actively banking with marijuana-related businesses rose from 401 in October […]
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LANCASTER, PA —Members of the city council of Lancaster (population 59,000) havevotedin favor of a municipal ordinance amending penalties for low-level marijuana offenses. Under the policy, those within city limits found to be in the possession of either marijuana (up to one ounce) or marijuana paraphernalia will most likely face a summary charge punishable by […]
African Americans in Louisiana are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana possession offenses, according to ananalysisof 2016 arrest data conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Investigators reported that blacks were arrested for marijuana possession at approximately three times the rate of whites. In some regions of the state, this disparity was significantly higher. For example, […]
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WASHINGTON ?Survey results released Mondayby the Pew Research Center show a growing majority of Americans support ending marijuana prohibition. The national survey of 1,754 U.S. adults found 62% think marijuana should be made legal, while only about one-third of Americans (34%) think it should remain illegal. ?A growing majority of Americans are ready to end […]
WASHINGTON, DC ? Marijuana will officially become legal for adults in Canada on Wednesday, with regulated adult sales set to begin in several provinces around the country. Canada?s parliament approved Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, in June. It creates an overarching national regulatory framework and enables each province to establish its own system […]
Anew reporton illicit US drug markets from researchers at the University of San Francisco has found that that the spread of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths last year alone, is tied to enforcement-driven shortages of heroin and prescription opioids, as well simple economics for drug distributors — not because […]
Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed overwhelmingly, with nearly 72 percent of the vote. No recount was required.In this hotly contested and partisan state, no candidate running for statewide office won with that much of a majority. Candidate ?Cannabis? […]
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On October 4, 2018 Utah legislators released draft text of legislation known as the Utah Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill.This bill was drafted in response to Proposition 2, a citizen led initiative that legalizes the medicinal use of cannabis in Utah, and was intended to fix perceived issues and shortcomings with the initiative. Americans for Safe […]
With less than two weeks to go to Election Day, its looking like a mixed picture for state-level marijuana policy initiatives. There are two states ? Michigan and North Dakota ? with marijuana legalization on the ballot and there are two more states ? Missouri and Utah ? with medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot. […]
This Veterans Day, you will likely read and hear many political leaders paying lip service to honor our nation?s veterans. But as they list out their policy prescriptions, one that directly impacts nearly one-in-four veterans will be suspiciously absent: Marijuana. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or […]
This November, Measure 3 will be on the ballot in North Dakota to prohibit the prosecution of any person over the age of 21 for any nonviolent, marijuana-related activity and seal the records of adults with past nonviolent marijuana charges. The measure also would add penalties for individuals under the age of twenty-one in possession […]
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WASHINGTON, DC — House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to a reconciled versionofH.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill), whichincludesprovisions lifting the federal prohibition of industrial hemp. ?For the first time in nearly a hundred years, commercial hemp production will no longer be federally prohibited in the United States,? […]
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Uruguay legalized marijuana in 2013. Canada legalized it last week. In doing so, both countries put themselves in clearly violation of the UN anti-drug treaties that are the legal backbone of global drug prohibition. The US arguably continues to do so through state-level legalization accommodated by federal practice. Not much has happened. That’s because the […]
NEW HAVEN, CT — Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who utilize medicinal cannabis require fewer hospitalizations as compared to SCD patients who refrain from the substance, according to clinicaldatapublished in the journalBlood. Investigators from Yale University in Connecticut and from the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel compared rates of hospital admissions over a six-month […]
MONTGOMERY, AL —African Americans are arrested in Alabama for violating marijuana laws at rates significantly higher than that of whites, according to areportpublished by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Authors assessed statewide marijuana arrest data for the years 2012 to 2016. In 2016, police arrested African Americans for low-level marijuana possession offenses at a rate […]
The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according todatapublished the journalPopulation Health Management. Israeli researchersassessedtrends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years 2000 to 2017. They reported: […]
As expected, legislators in Utah have enacted a medical cannabis law that will replace the law established by Proposition 2. While it is inferior to Prop 2, the new law will ensure that patients who need medical cannabis can safely access it, and its passage represents a victory for patients and their allies who have […]
The Marijuana Control Board will hear public testimony next Wednesday, December 19 from supporters and opponents of proposed rules allowing regulated, on-site cannabis consumption. While it is legal for adults 21 and over to purchase cannabis, it is illegal to consume it in most locations outside a private residence. This is a catch-22 for the […]
The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that they have approved adding Alzheimer?s disease as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, but rejected petitions to add opioid use disorder, hepatitis C, traumatic brain injury, and insomnia to the program. Alzheimer?s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects elderly people. It is the most common […]
On Election Day,around a million Wisconsin voters approved advisory questionson their ballots calling for more humane marijuana laws. More than half of the state?s population saw cannabis-related measures on their ballots, and every single one of the measures passed. Medical cannabis questions received between 67% and 89% in the 11 counties and two cities where […]
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is pleased to welcome world famous musician David Crosby (founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Byrds) to its Advisory Board. ?I?d like cannabis to be legal everywhere. I knew people who were in jail for years over a couple of joints […]
One of the US Senate?s leading marijuana prohibitionists, Iowa Republican Charles “Chuck” Grassley, will no longer be heading the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Senator Grassleyannouncedtoday that he is stepping down as Chair of the Committee. As Chair, Grassleyrefusedto hold any hearings or votes on marijuana-related legislation, including bipartisan legislative efforts likethe STATES […]
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Next week, legendary travel host Rick Steves will be visiting Michigan to give talks in support of Prop 1, the ballot initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana. Known for his hit PBS series ?Rick Steves? Europe,? Rick?s engaging personality and first-hand experience seeing the benefits of legalization in his home state of Washington make this […]
The Connecticut general election will take place next Tuesday, November 6. Voters who care about marijuana policy reform should know that there is a very clear contrast between the candidates for governor: Democratic candidate Ned Lamont strongly supports legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. ?It?s an idea whose time has come, and I?m going to […]
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Patients suffering from Tourette syndrome (TS) report symptomatic benefits following the use of medical cannabis, according todatapublished in the journalParkinsonism and Related Disorders. Israeli researchers surveyed 42 patients with TS who had approval from the Health Ministry to use medical marijuana. Subjects typically reported reduced tic severity, better sleep, and improved […]
SPRINGFIELD, MO — Missouri’sAmendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of votersapprovedthe measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have180 daysfrom the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical […]
Dear Stoner:Everyone talks about the other stuff weed smells like ? like fruit and flowers or whatever. But what things smell like weed…but aren’t weed? Ned
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RIBEIRAO, BRAZIL — The administration of cannabidiol reduces anxiety in healthy subjects, according to placebo-controlled clinical trialdata published inThe Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry. Investigators from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and Hebrew University in Israel compared the efficacy of varying doses of CBD versus placebo in a cohort of 57 participants performing a […]