As marijuana legalization spreads into various states, some are allowing people who’d been previously been convicted of possession of a small amount of pot to clear their records. They have their convictions either wiped off their record forever under state expungement laws or, in some cases, have low-level felony marijuana convictions be reduced to misdemeanors. […]
TORONTO, ON — Pain patients enrolled in Canada’s legal medical cannabis access program significantly reduce their use of opioids over the long-term, according to longitudinal data provided by Tilray Canada Ltd – one of the nation’s largest, licensed provider of medicinal marijuana products. Investigators assessed opioid use patterns in a cohort of 573 patients using Tilray-provided products. Among those […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The NORML PAC is pleased to announce our endorsement of Jared Polis for Governor of Colorado. During his tenure in Congress, Jared Polis has been the preeminent champion for ending our nation’s failed federal prohibition on marijuana and an unrelenting force in standing up for Colorado’s legalization and medical marijuana laws. At […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today became the fourth Senator to cosponsor the Marijuana Justice Act, joining the bill’s author, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and cosponsors Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). The Marijuana Justice Act is the first ever companion legislation that has been introduced in both chambers […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated […]
In a ruling issued today by the Arizona Supreme Court, justices upheld an appellate court decision striking down a 2012 law that sought to forbid medical cannabis access on college campuses. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono, and called the decision a “victory for democracy.” Justices opined that the 2012 law was unconstitutional […]
DENVER, CO — Cannabis cupcake company, Jade & Jane, broadens consumer’s choices in the edibles market with recent introduction of single serving, recreational 10mg THC-infused cupcakes. Jade & Jane’s products are available to retail customers through select licensed Colorado recreational dispensaries. Started in 2016, Jade & Jane offers cannasseurs a delicious, handmade alternative to typical, […]
By a margin of nearly 2 to 1, Oklahoma voters support the passage of State Question 788 — a voter-initiated measure to permit patients access to marijuana for therapeutic purposes. Oklahomans will decide on the measure in a special election on Tuesday, June 26. According to polling data compiled by SoonerPoll.com and released today, 58 percent of likely voters […]
A Florida Circuit Court judge ruled today that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis in private by qualified patients is unconstitutional. Lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A — which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. Specifically, […]
NEW YORK, NY — The state of New York would gain an estimated $434 million annually in new tax revenue under a regulated adult use marijuana market, according to an analysis prepared by the New York City Comptroller’s office. The report estimates the size of the statewide cannabis market to be $3.1 billion. “Our analysis shows that a […]
Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Marijuana to be Equally or More Effective Than Conventional Cancer Treatments
BOSTON, MA — The majority of oncologists believe that the use of medical cannabis is either as effective or more effective than conventional treatments for managing symptoms of cancer, according to survey data published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators lead by researchers at The Dana Farber Cancer Clinic randomly surveyed oncologists’ beliefs with […]
State regulators in Utah today certified a voter-initiated medical cannabis access measure for the 2018 ballot. Officials announced that proponents gathered nearly 154,000 validated initiative signatures from registered voters — far exceeding the total necessary to place the measure before a statewide vote. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act permits qualified patients to obtain either herbal cannabis or cannabis-infused products […]
A Denver licensing official says a business that hoped to open the nation's first legal marijuana spa is too close to a child-care center -- by about 20 feet.
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A Greeley man arrested for his role in an alleged drug trafficking ring had 412 pot plants growing in the basement.
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One of four men charged with marijuana store robberies in Denver pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced up to 12 years in prions.
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Colorado's marijuana shops sold 11.1 million edibles, 411,000 pounds of flower and a sharply increasing amount of marijuana concentrate last year, according to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division's 2017 annual report that was released Friday.
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New York may have come late to the medical cannabis community but legalization appears to be picking up steam there — or vaporizing it, if you will. The New York State Democratic Committee now officially “supports the legalization of marijuana which should be regulated and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol,” pursuant to a […]
Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July.
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When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men.
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Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads.
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