GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — On Monday, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), along with members of the International Medical Cannabis Patients Coalition (IMCPC), attended and delivered testimony at the 40th meeting of the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) being held in Geneva, Switzerland, June 4-7th, 2018. In a milestone moment for medical […]
Over six in ten Americans believe that it is morally permissible for adults to use cannabis, regardless of the plant’s legal status, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup. Pollsters reported that 65 percent of respondents personally believe that “smoking marijuana” is morally acceptable. Thirty-one percent defined the behavior as “morally wrong.” The Gallup data represents […]
Marijuana-related arrests increased over 20 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to crime data compiled by the Virginia State Police. Law enforcement officials made 27,852 arrests for marijuana violations, according to the report – up from 21,637 in 2016. At that time, Virginia ranked sixth in the nation for total marijuana arrests (trailing behind Texas, New York, New Jersey, […]
One of the reddest of red states is set to go green later this month. Voters in Oklahoma will go to the polls on June 26th to decide whether to support the Question 778 medical marijuana initiative, and all indications are that it will win. The state’s Sooner Poll showed support for the initiative at 57.5% last week. […]
Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation, The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act of 2018, to remove the threat of federal intervention and prosecution in states that regulate marijuana use and sales. A bipartisan House companion bill has been introduced by Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer […]
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner Announce Landmark Bipartisan Bill to Protect States’ Rights to Legalize Marijuana
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, the Senate’s first-ever bipartisan bill that would protect states that legalize marijuana. A companion bill in the House of Representatives co-sponsored by David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) was also announced today. […]
WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday that would end the federal government’s war on marijuana and protect states’ rights to enact their own marijuana policies. In April, Gardner said President Donald Trump “assured [him] that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this […]
New York Assembly Passes Key Marijuana Bills: Sealing Marijuana Convictions and Medical Marijuana Access for Opioid Use Disorder
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to pass a bill to seal marijuana convictions for individuals who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view. The bill, Assembly Bill 2142, the Marijuana Sealing Bill, is sponsored by Assmblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo). This is the third time […]
WASHINGTON, DC — For the second year in a row, the House Rules Committee, led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), blocked multiple amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer either legal protections or expanded access to veterans […]
OTTAWA — On Thursday, the Canadian Senate is expected to approve marijuana legalization legislation in a historic vote. The bill has the support of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and has already passed the House of Commons. Canada will become the second country in the world to legally regulate all aspects of the marijuana market – including […]
The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will review and assess the medical uses and harms of Cannabis on June 4-7 to recommend the most appropriate classification to be applied internationally. The review includes input from Non Government Organizations (NGOs). The review comes at a critical moment, as the WHO […]
School nurses can treat students with medical marijuana, thanks to law green-lit by Gov. Hickenlooper
Colorado law already permitted parents to give their children medical marijuana at school, usually to treat seizures. The new law signed this week by Gov.
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The city of Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses is considering suspending or revoking the liquor license of Cheba Hut's store at 638 E.
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have created licensed marijuana "tasting rooms" in Colorado -- in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor.
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Use of an oral spray that includes equal ratios of the cannabinoids Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) is not associated with either driving impairment or any increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a literature review published in the journal Brain and Behavior. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychotropic medicine produced by cannabis, while non-psychotropic CBD is […]
You’ve poured your heart and soul into your plants for the last several months, carefully monitoring their sunlight exposure, how much water they’ve received, and so many other details. Those big, beautiful plants have finished flowering and the trichomes are at their peak. It’s time to harvest. Now comes the question that cannabis growers have […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between 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 3.38 million marijuana […]
TALLAHASSEE, FL — A Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis by qualified patients is unconstitutional. State 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. […]
Many people are aware that cannabis was first prohibited at the urging of the pharmaceutical drug industry in the early 20th Century. Likewise, Big Pharma has been partially bankrolling an anti-marijuana crusade organized by a hate group in California. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano contributed to this report. NORML’s fact-sheet of relevant, peer-reviewed research specific to […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 1295, which formalizes an 11-month-old state policy that applies existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffees and hemp-derived extracts rich in the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol.
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