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These Four States Will Vote on Marijuana in November

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These Four States Will Vote on Marijuana in November | Phillip Smith

Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana since 2012, but all of those states have been in the West or the Northeast. This year, with marijuana legalization on the ballot in Michigan as well as North Dakota, legal weed could make a heartland breakthrough. Similarly, medical marijuana’s rise to acceptance continues, and […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Males with a history of cannabis use are far less likely than non-users to suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according to data published in the journal Urology. Investigators with the University of Chicago assessed the relationship between cannabis use and LUTS in a nationally representative sample of men between the ages of 20 and 59. […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms | The Daily Chronic

 

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Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid

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Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid | NORML

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Republican Governor Rick Scott‘s failure to expeditiously implement Florida’s voter-approved medical cannabis law hurts his support among voters, according to polling data compiled by StPetePolls.org for FloridaPolitics.com. Nearly half of voters polled (49 percent) said that they are “less likely” to support Scott’s US Senate candidacy because he “opposed medical marijuana” legalization, and because “his administration […]

Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid | The Daily Chronic

 

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Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans

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Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans | Justin Strekal

Lawmakers have removed language from pending federal legislation that sought to facilitate veterans’ access to medical cannabis in jurisdictions that regulate it. The decision to strip out the Veterans Equal Access Amendment flies in the face of the horrific medical realities that our nation’s heroes who are desperate to mitigate. This move thwarts the will of the […]

Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans | The Daily Chronic

 

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NORML PAC Announces New Slate of Congressional Endorsements

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NORML PAC Announces New Slate of Congressional Endorsements | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced their most recent slate of bi-partisan reelection endorsements for incumbent members of the United States House of Representatives. “There was more momentum behind federal marijuana law reform in 2018 than in any previous year, and that is in no […]

NORML PAC Announces New Slate of Congressional Endorsements | The Daily Chronic

 

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New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

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New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

BROOKLYN, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a press conference today announced his intent to vacate over ten thousand low-level marijuana convictions. Though state lawmakers decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis “in public view” remains a criminal misdemeanor. City police have made several hundred thousand arrests since the late 1990s for violation of the […]

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Clean Slate Act to Seal Records Introduced to Congress

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Clean Slate Act to Seal Records Introduced to Congress | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for marijuana charges one year after the sentence is completed. The Clean Slate Act is important legislation that would ease the burden felt by those unjustly suffering […]

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Access to Marijuana Shows Promise in Combating America’s Opioid Crisis

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Access to Marijuana Shows Promise in Combating America’s Opioid Crisis | Kevin Mahmalji

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, NORML chapters around the country are taking action to highlight the positive that marijuana legalization can play in combating America’s opioid crisis. Many NORML leaders are hosting community forums to highlight the growing evidence that regulated marijuana access is positively associated with decrease in opioid overdose fatalities, hospitalizations, dependency […]

Access to Marijuana Shows Promise in Combating America’s Opioid Crisis | The Daily Chronic

 

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Fibromyalgia Patients Report Subjective Benefits From Cannabis

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Fibromyalgia Patients Report Subjective Benefits From Cannabis | NORML

HAIFA, ISRAEL — Patients suffering from fibromyalgia frequently use cannabis to treat chronic pain and other symptoms of the disease, according to data published in the journal Pain Research and Treatment. Israeli researchers surveyed over 2,700 fibromyalgia patients. Of those who responded to the questionnaire, 84 percent reported consuming cannabis. “Pain relief was reported by 94 percent of cannabis consumers, while […]

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In Illinois, Doctors Can Now Substitute Marijuana for Opioids

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In Illinois, Doctors Can Now Substitute Marijuana for Opioids | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation into law on Tuesday permitting physicians to recommend medical cannabis to pain patients in lieu of opioids. Senate Bill 336, which took immediate effect, permits doctors to recommend cannabis for any “medical condition for which an opioid has been or could be prescribed by a physician based on generally […]

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