Legal marijuana is a growth industry. Medical marijuana is legal in 30 states and full-on legalization in nine, with more states set to join the green revolution this fall. New Jersey could become the next legalization state sometime in the next few weeks, and Election Day could see two more medical marijuana states (Utah and […]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Approximately one in seven US adults acknowledge having consumed cannabis within the past year, according to data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A team of investigators from the University of California and Columbia University in New York assessed cannabis use patterns in a nationally representative sample of 16,280 US adults. Overall, 14.6 […]
NORML staff today responded to reports that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will enforce a federal policy denying entry into the United States any individual involved Canada’s burgeoning marijuana market. Under the policy, US officials are to bar entry to Canadians who acknowledge having consumed marijuana at any time in their past, as well as those who are […]
The Republican Congressional leadership again has denied access to medical marijuana for America’s vets, ironically timing the hit for 9/11. Senior GOP lawmakers, working to reconcile differences in bills passed separately by the two branches, on September 11 stripped out bipartisan language from pending legislation that sought to grant veterans access to medical cannabis in states that regulate […]
Longmont police on Friday arrested an adult man and two juveniles, alleging they beat and robbed a man for his marijuana.
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Last year, the long arm of the law pulled a record number of marijuana plants from public lands in the state.
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Contra Costa County, California, has a long-held reputation as the Fresno of the Bay Area due to its conservative political bent — especially in the way it treats marijuana. That cool attitude may have warmed up a bit, now that a bevy of local officials and candidates stepped up September 8 to say that it […]
Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.
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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has announced their endorsement of Missouri’s Amendment 2, which permits patients, at the discretion of a physician, to obtain cannabis and cannabis-infused products from licensed facilities. The amendment is one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use in Missouri. Of the three, […]
Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will hold a series of “listening sessions” to gather input on marijuana legalization from community members and stakeholders. Input will assist in drafting legislation to tax and regulate marijuana for adults’ use. If you’re a New York resident, don’t miss this opportunity to make […]
Last week, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed into law a bill that allows hundreds of Delawareans to clear their records of marijuana possession convictions. The new law applies to individuals who have a single conviction on their record. A second conviction, whether it’s marijuana-related or otherwise, would disqualify the individual. Delaware decriminalized simple possession of marijuana back […]
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Patients who consume plant-derived cannabis extracts in the form of an oral lozenge report reductions in chronic pain and opioid use, according to clinical data published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Investigators from the United States, the Netherlands, and Spain assessed the safety and efficacy of the Trokie brand lozenge in a cohort […]
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