Tag: NORML

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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Those who report consuming cannabis two or three times per week are less likely to engage in at risk drinking behavior, according to data published online in The American Journal...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Tennessee: Lawmakers Approve Measures Reclassifying Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Tennessee: Lawmakers Approve Measures Reclassifying Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

State lawmakers have signed off on legislation, Senate Bill 2495/House Bill 2445, to reclassify and regulate industrial hemp. The legislation now goes to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature....
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

The enactment of medicinal cannabis laws is not associated with any rise in statewide criminal activity and may even be related to reductions in incidences of violent crime, according...
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
WebMD Poll: Medical Community Backs Legalizing Cannabis

WebMD Poll: Medical Community Backs Legalizing Cannabis

An estimated 70 percent of physicians acknowledge the therapeutic qualities of cannabis and over half believe that the plant should also be legal for non-medical purposes, according...
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April 4, 2014
04/04/2014
Pew Poll: Three-Quarters of US Adults Say That Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable

Pew Poll: Three-Quarters of US Adults Say That Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable

Seventy-five percent of Americans believe that the sale and use of cannabis will eventually be legal for adults, according to national polling data released this week by the Pew...
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
DC Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed

DC Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed

This afternoon, “The Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2013” was signed by the mayor after being approved by the city council in a...
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March 26, 2014
03/26/2014
Poll: Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely to Increase Overall Voter Turnout

Poll: Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely to Increase Overall Voter Turnout

Marijuana-related initiatives are likely to increase voter turnout, according to polling data released by George Washington University. Nearly four out of ten participants in the nationwide survey said that...
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March 26, 2014
03/26/2014
Supposed ‘Medical Marijuana’ Measures in Alabama, Utah Are Anything But

Supposed ‘Medical Marijuana’ Measures in Alabama, Utah Are Anything But

At a public signing ceremony today, Utah’s Republican Gov. Gary Herbert will approve House Bill 105 — aka “Charlee’s Law.” The law, and others like it, ostensibly allows children...
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March 25, 2014
03/25/2014
NORML Still Fighting to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Georgia

NORML Still Fighting to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Georgia

People hoping to legalize marijuana aren’t giving up after a crushing defeat in the legislature. The Peachtree NORML Conference brought together people hoping to legalize medical marijuana and...
By: NY Farmer
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March 24, 2014
03/24/2014
Washington: Lawmakers Pass Measure Allowing for Retail Sale of Marijuana Concentrates

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Measure Allowing for Retail Sale of Marijuana Concentrates

014 House and Senate lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved legislation, House Bill 2304, to allow for the retail sale of high-THC marijuana concentrates, such as extracts, waxes, and oils. The bill...
By: NORML
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March 19, 2014
03/19/2014
RAND Study: Marijuana Use Rises While Consumption Of Cocaine, Methamphetamine Falls

RAND Study: Marijuana Use Rises While Consumption Of Cocaine, Methamphetamine Falls

A rise in the self-reported consumption of cannabis during the years 2006 to 2010 corresponds with a significant decline in Americans’ use of cocaine and methamphetamine during...
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

The Leaf Online asks, with four marijuana legalization initiatives vying for the California ballot, one thing is clear: All four reforms are better than the state’s current prohibition. The...
By: NY Farmer
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March 17, 2014
03/17/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Tommy Wells for Mayor of DC

NORML PAC Endorses Tommy Wells for Mayor of DC

This morning, NORML PAC announced its endorsement of Councilman Tommy Wells for mayor of Washington, DC. “Councilman Wells is a passionate crusader for the cause of marijuana...
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Aging Baby Boomers

Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Aging Baby Boomers

The most recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that marijuana use has increased among individuals over the age of 50 in the past...
By: NY Farmer
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February 26, 2014
02/26/2014
NORML Argues Police May Not Question Based on Marijuana Odor

NORML Argues Police May Not Question Based on Marijuana Odor

NORML filed an “amicus curiae” brief with the Massachusetts Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 18, urging the court to place more limits on police questioning and searches...
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February 20, 2014
02/20/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Shenna Bellows for US Senate

NORML PAC Endorses Shenna Bellows for US Senate

NORML PAC is pleased to announce that it has endorsed Shenna Bellows in her campaign to represent the state of Maine in the United States Senate. “Shenna...
By: NORML
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February 11, 2014
02/11/2014
Oregon Legislature – A Hit and A Miss

Oregon Legislature – A Hit and A Miss

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has been getting a lot of press for his support of cannabis regulation. In these exciting times, we are seeing more and more support for...
By: Anna Diaz
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February 4, 2014
02/04/2014
Ladybud: Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

Ladybud: Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

Ladybud tells the story of its publisher, cannabis activist and NORML Woman’s Alliance board member Diane Fornbacher.
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February 3, 2014
02/03/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Heather Mizeur for Maryland Governor

NORML PAC Endorses Heather Mizeur for Maryland Governor

Today, NORML PAC has announced its endorsement of Delegate Heather Mizeur and her running mate Delman Coates for Governor and Lt. Governor of Maryland. Delegate Mizeur has...
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January 30, 2014
01/30/2014
Group Pushing for Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

Group Pushing for Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

Cher Neufer, founder of Ohio NORML, has been fighting for legalization in Ohio since 2001. Their latest legislation would legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use.
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