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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 […]

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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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Federal “Clean Slate Act” Would Seal Records for Marijuana Charges

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Federal “Clean Slate Act” Would Seal Records for Marijuana Charges | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — 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 the […]

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Connecticut Adds Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

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Connecticut Adds Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana | NORML

HARTFORD, CT — Patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis, spasticity disorders, and neuropathic facial pain are among those who are now eligible for marijuana therapy following a decision this week by regulators to expand the program’s list of qualifying conditions. Under the just-announced rules, doctors may for the first time recommend medical cannabis to patients with the following diagnoses: spasticity, […]

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Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA

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Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA | NORML

KANPUR, INDIA — Ethanol-based tinctures containing crushed cannabis leaves provide anti-bacterial effects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to data published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. Strains of the MRSA bacterium are often resistant to antibiotic treatment and can be associated with life-threatening infections, such as septic shock and severe pneumonia. A team of researchers from India […]

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Veterans-Focused Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Senate

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Veterans-Focused Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Senate | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — US Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork […]

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CalCannabis hosts public Appellations workshops

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division announced that it will hold six public workshops throughout California in September to solicit input on establishing a framework for the CalCannabis Appellations Project. CDFA is required to develop a process allowing licensed cultivators to establish appellations of standards, practices, and varietals applicable […]

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Adult cannabis use reaches ND ballot

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North Dakota officials have affirmed that legalization advocates collected enough signatures to place an adult use cannabis initiative on the state’s November ballot. The voter-initiated ballot measure campaign was organized by the grass-roots group Legalize North Dakota to legalize possession, use and sale of cannabis and marijuana paraphernalia by adults over the age of 21. Activists acknowledged that regulators’ failure […]

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