ATLANTA, GA — Cannabis exposure during pregnancy is not independently associated with lower birthweight among infants, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assessed the relationship between maternal marijuana exposure and birthweight. They reported that infants, on average, weighed no less than controls after […]
US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced federal legislation June 26 to decriminalize and de-schedule cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) co-sponsored the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act. If adopted, the change would not affect state marijuana laws other […]
MONTPELIER, VT — Marijuana will become legal for adults in Vermont on Sunday, making it the ninth state to lift its prohibition on adult marijuana use (in addition to D.C.) and the first to do so via the legislative process. House Bill 511 was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott […]
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation Wednesday that would end the federal government’s prohibition of marijuana. The proposal is co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The bill, titled the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, leaving its legal […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday introduced legislation that would decriminalize and de-schedule marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. “Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer’s introduction of federal marijuana decriminalization legislation demonstrates the legitimacy of marijuana reform and is a testament to the success of […]
DENVER, CO — Representative Jared Polis, who was endorsed by NORML PAC, scored a resounding victory in Colorado’s Democratic primary for governor. The results from the Democratic gubernatorial primary are not just a victory for Jared Polis and supporters of sensible marijuana policy, they are a victory for anyone who believes that our prohibition on […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug that contains an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, Epidiolex, an oral solution containing cannabidiol (CBD), will be the first and only FDA-approved CBD drug on the market. The FDA has approved Epidiolex for use only in the treatment of two […]
One of the reddest of red states went green on Tuesday, when voters in Oklahoma approved a remarkably progressive medical marijuana initiative by a healthy margin of 56% to 43%. The initiative, State Question 778, allows registered patients to possess up to three ounces of marijuana anywhere and up to eight ounces at home. Patients also […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senators Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, and Tammy Duckworth, on Wednesday introduced legislation, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to provide funding for the expungement of criminal records for those with past marijuana convictions. “The time to decriminalize […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Voters approved State Question 788 on Tuesday, making Oklahoma the 30th state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 56-44 with 85 percent of precincts reporting when the New York Times called the election. The Oklahoma State Department of Health has already begun drafting rules for a Medical […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 — a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to those patients who will benefit from it. Oklahoma is now the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. “Public […]
GRAND FORKS, ND — On Monday, the Legalize ND campaign, the campaign in support of legalizing recreational marijuana, released an internal poll showing a plurality of support for the effort. As the campaign winds down its petition gathering process, and transitions to full-on campaign mode, the groundswell of support for the recreational marijuana measure is […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted market approval for Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The FDA’s decision was not unexpected, as the proprietary extract formulation — developed by the […]
Things are about to change again in California, and this time many medical marijuana and adult users have one last opportunity to stock up as retailers brace for a July 1 deadline that could force them to destroy hundreds of pounds of high-grade cannabis inventory. Nobody wants that. Efforts to allow the unsold stockpile to […]
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U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
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For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice in January went practically unnoticed in this quiet town a half-hour's drive north of San Francisco, where some say the normalization of America's marijuana culture got its start.
Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll. Majorities of Democrats (77 percent), Independents (62 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back legalization. The results of a […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Even though recreational marijuana remains criminalized in a majority of US states, more and more municipalities are moving ahead with local laws decriminalizing the possession of cannabis within city limits. For the first time, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has released a comprehensive breakdown of these citywide and countywide decriminalization […]
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Delegates for the Texas Republican Party have adopted a series of legislative priorities specific to reforming marijuana policies. Delegates voted overwhelmingly to approve the new policy positions at the party’s annual convention. Specifically, the Party acknowledged support for changing state law so that marijuana possession is treated as a civil rather than as a criminal […]
ATLANTA, GA — The enactment of medical cannabis laws is not independently associated with a significant uptick in drug prevalence among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. An investigator with Georgia State University assessed the relationship between the passage of medical marijuana access laws and the prevalence of fatally-injured drivers testing […]
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