Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey voters support legalizing the adult use of marijuana and expunging past criminal convictions associated with the substance, according to statewide polling data released today by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-two percent of voters say that they support allowing adults “to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.” Support is strongest among voters […]
The Trump Administration has included vaping devices and their components among the Chinese products subject to punitive tariffs, and that’s going to have an impact on the marijuana industry. But it’s not just vaping devices: Many other products made in China, from fixtures to packaging materials and more that are used in the pot industry, […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is endorsing North Dakota’s voter-initiated, adult use marijuana legalization effort, Measure 3. “NORML is pleased to support the grassroots Measure 3 campaign. With state legislators continuing to drag their feet with regard to reforming North Dakota’s outdated and failed marijuana prohibition laws, we […]
An Iowa man filed an appeal August 15 challenging the state pharmacy board’s refusal to consider a religious exemption to its schedules of controlled substances for the sacramental use of cannabis by members of the Rastafari faith. Carl Olsen seeks an exception similar to that provided in federal law for Peyote usage.
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) has signed legislation into law permitting qualified caregivers to administer medical marijuana products to students on school grounds. The legislation – HB 4870 (aka Ashley’s Law) – authorizes the administration of a “medical marijuana infused product” by a designated caregiver to a qualified student patients, as long as doing so […]
The final hearing of the 45-day public comment period for the California Bureau of Cannabis Control's proposed non-emergency cannabis regulations will be held in Sacramento on Monday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The BCC will also webcast its hearing live online at the hearing’s scheduled start time.
Workplace testing for marijuana has long been considered a form of legalized job discrimination that screens out many capable employees and advances less capable ones who do not partake of cannabis. New data suggests that cannabis drug screens actually make the workplace a more dangerous environment and increases job-related fatalities. NORML Deputy Director Paul […]
A 58-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon when sheriff's deputies found an illegal marijuana grow, and evidence of a butane hash oil operation, at her Pueblo West home.
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Constellation Brands is spending C$5 billion ($3.8 billion) to boost its stake in Canadian cannabis grower Canopy Growth Corp., betting legalization of the drug will continue to gain traction in the U.S. and around the world.
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The Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT) extends educational program dedicated to rural Texans to cable television. This continues an already successful statewide tour and social media campaign that gives voice to rural Texans. The result of the successful efforts is an expanded rural education effort that combines multiple communications channels, including cable television ads. […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML-PAC) has announced their endorsements of Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK) in their reelection campaigns. Blumenauer and Young serve as lead co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus in the House of Representatives. “Representative Earl Blumenauer has been supporting […]
BISMARK, ND — North Dakota State officials on Monday affirmed that advocates have collected sufficient signatures to place an adult use marijuana initiative on the November ballot. The voter-initiated measure, organized by the grass-roots group Legalize North Dakota, seeks to legalize the possession, use, and sale of cannabis, as well as the possession of marijuana paraphernalia, by those over […]
BOSTON, MA — Same day use of alcohol, but not marijuana, is predictive of dating abuse among young adults, according to data published in the journal Violence Against Women. Dating abuse is defined as “physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking.” Investigators from Boston University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University […]
BOZEMAN, MT — Medical cannabis access programs are associated with year-over-year declines in fatal workplace accidents, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Investigators with Montana State University, Colorado State University, and American University in Washington, DC assessed the relationship between the enactment of medical cannabis laws and workplace accidents […]
North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Monday that a marijuana legalization initiative sponsored by the grassroots group Legalize ND has qualified for the November ballot. The group had handed in more than 17,000 raw signatures last month and needed 13,452 valid voter signatures to qualify. On Monday, Jaeger reported 14,637 signatures were valid. “The Legalize ND campaign […]
SANTA MONICA, CA — The percentage of daily cannabis users who meet the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) criteria for dependence has fallen significantly over the past decade and a half, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Data compiled by a researcher at the RAND Corporation reports, “[R]isk of dependence formation […]
TORONTO - With two months to go before recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada on Oct. 17, new data from the country's national statistics agency is stoking fears about drugged driving and raising questions about the ability of law enforcement officials to detect impairment.
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People who partake of cannabis can sleep easier after legalization, and cannabis, apparently, can help them sleep easier, as well. The use of herbal cannabis is associated with reductions in self-perceived insomnia severity, according to data published in the online, open-access journal Medicines. Insomnia and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD for which cannabis has […]
Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from public lands during last year's growing season, according to a news release from the U.S.
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BISMARK, ND — The North Dakota Secretary of State’s office confirmed Monday that activists have submitted more than enough signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot. The voter-initiated measure, organized by the grass-roots group Legalize North Dakota, legalizes the possession, use, and sale of cannabis, as well as the possession of marijuana paraphernalia, […]
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