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Survey: Nearly One in Three Migraine Sufferers Have Used Cannabis for Symptom Management, Most Report It to Be Effective

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Some 30 percent of migraine patients have used cannabis to mitigate migraine pain. Among these users, 82 percent reported it to be effective at providing migraine relief.

Renowned Travel Author Rick Steves Urges Voters to Back Marijuana Legalization Initiatives in November

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Rick Steves wrote: “I've campaigned for marijuana legalization in six different states — Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maine, Illinois, and Michigan — and in each one, we’ve been successful.

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Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: MORE Act Vote Postponed

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It is with a heavy heart that we make this post. Despite an unprecedented level… The post Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: MORE Act Vote Postponed appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM featured MORE Act

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MORE Act Gains Third Public Republican YES Commitment and Hits 25% Cosponsorship Threshold In House

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Just over a week ahead of an anticipated House vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment,… The post MORE Act Gains Third Public Republican YES Commitment and Hits 25% Cosponsorship Threshold In House appeared first on NORML.

Study: Over Three in Four Cannabis Consumers Prefer Flower Over Concentrates

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"Just as the majority of those who consume alcohol prefer relatively low potency beer or wine over hard liquor, most adult-use cannabis consumers gravitate toward herbal cannabis preparations and away from the comparatively stronger alternatives.”.

Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

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On May 25th, George Floyd was killed on camera by officers affiliated with the Minneapolis Police Department. As were many Americans, we were shocked and disheartened by this tragic and needless loss of life.

Nebraska: Supreme Court Invalidates Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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The Nebraska Supreme Court issued an opinion this afternoon finding that the initiative’s language violated the state’s single subject rule requirement. The post Nebraska: Supreme Court Invalidates Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative appeared first on NORML.

Four Reasons Why the MORE Act Vote Is a Really Big Deal

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Here are four reasons why the upcoming House floor vote on The MORE Act will mark an important and significant milestone in the history of marijuana law reform. The post Four Reasons Why the MORE Act Vote Is a Really Big Deal appeared first on NORML.

Study: Use of Cannabis Long-Term Not Associated with Cognitive Differences in Older Adults

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“In this sample of individuals with neuropathic pain, no significant differences were found in cognitive performance between non-MC [medical cannabis] licensed and licensed patients.". The post Study: Use of Cannabis Long-Term Not Associated with Cognitive Differences in Older Adults appeared first on NORML. SCIENCE Seniors cognition elderly memory older seniors

Lawmakers Prepare for Historic House Floor Vote on the MORE Act

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House lawmakers are preparing for a September floor vote on legislation – The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act a/k/a The MORE Act -- to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Study: Medical Cannabis Use by Seniors Associated with Improved Quality of Life

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Investigators reported a “strong positive association” between subjects’ frequency of cannabis use and self-reported improvements in pain, health-care utilization, and overall health-related quality of life.

Key Congressional Committee Advances Legislation to Facilitate Clinical Research Studies Using State-Authorized Marijuana Products

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"The reality that most high-schoolers have easier access to cannabis than do our nation’s top scientists is the height of absurdity and an indictment of the current system.”.

Scientific Review Concludes That Cannabis Consumers Are at No Greater Risk of Occupational Injuries

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Adults who consume cannabis are no more likely to experience injuries at work than are those employees who abstain from the substance, according to the findings of a new literature review published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse.

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Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot

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Nebraska voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure seeking to legalize and regulate medical marijuana access in the state. The post Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot appeared first on NORML.

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Poll: Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is Bipartisan

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"Our polling shows bipartisan support for meaningful legislative marijuana reform that would legalize marijuana.". The post Poll: Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is Bipartisan appeared first on NORML. Polling The MORE Act bipartisan legalization MORE Act poll states survey

Study: After-Hours Marijuana Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Job Performance

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"[A]fter-work cannabis use did not relate to any of the workplace performance dimensions. This finding casts doubt on some stereotypes of cannabis users.". The post Study: After-Hours Marijuana Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Job Performance appeared first on NORML.

Vermont: Lawmakers Finalize Marijuana Retail Sales Legislation

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Members of a bicameral conference committee have finalized an agreement on Senate Bill 54, legislation regulating the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. The post Vermont: Lawmakers Finalize Marijuana Retail Sales Legislation appeared first on NORML.

Adult-Use Retail Cannabis Sales Continue to Set Records

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"The dramatic rise in retail marijuana sales is likely not so much a reflection of increased consumer demand, but of consumers shifting from the illicit market to the above-ground legal marketplace.". The post Adult-Use Retail Cannabis Sales Continue to Set Records appeared first on NORML.

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Study: Adult-Use Legalization Markets Not Tied to Vaping-Related Lung Illness

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"The five earliest states to legalize recreational marijuana -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- all had less than one EVALI case per 100,000 residents.". The post Study: Adult-Use Legalization Markets Not Tied to Vaping-Related Lung Illness appeared first on NORML.

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Pennsylvania: NORML Praises Governor’s Call to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Market, Restore Justice to Those with Past Convictions

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"I'm calling on the legislature to to legalize recreational marijuana, with the revenue going to: small business grant funding [and] restorative justice programs.".

A Founder Looks at 50: The Concept of Responsible Marijuana Use

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Just as the government makes a distinction between the responsible use of alcohol and alcohol abuse, we began to insist that they make that same distinction about marijuana use and abuse. The post A Founder Looks at 50: The Concept of Responsible Marijuana Use appeared first on NORML.

Marijuana Use Growing in Popularity Among Seniors

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The increase in seniors' self-reported use of cannabis coincides with rising public support for marijuana legalization among older Americans. The post Marijuana Use Growing in Popularity Among Seniors appeared first on NORML. Seniors SOCIETY elderly older Americans quality of life seniors

NORML Slams Proposed Changes to Federal Drug Testing Rules to Permit Hair Follicle Analysis

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“It is mind-boggling that the federal government is revisiting this half-baked proposal now.

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A Founder Looks at 50: Reflecting Upon My Times with Woody Harrelson

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He clearly enjoyed smoking good weed and hanging out with stoners, and up-close, Woody is a genuinely nice individual. The post A Founder Looks at 50: Reflecting Upon My Times with Woody Harrelson appeared first on NORML.

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THIS WEEK: One MORE Action For Marijuana Reform

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House leadership had previously announced that they expect to hold a vote next week in the US… The post THIS WEEK: One MORE Action For Marijuana Reform appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM MORE Act

NORML Registers Voters for National Voter Registration Day

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NORML is excited to once again be part of a national effort to strengthen our democracy by registering voters on September 22, 2020, National Voter Registration Day. The post NORML Registers Voters for National Voter Registration Day appeared first on NORML.

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Virginia: Both Chambers Pass Decriminalization Legislation

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House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.

Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization

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From a present-day Lockean perspective, the responsible use of marijuana by adults in private would no doubt qualify as an activity that the government should not infringe upon. The post Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

Vermont: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Retail Sales Bill, Automatic Expungement Measure to Governor’s Desk

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Both measures now await final action by Republican Gov. Phil Scott. The post Vermont: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Retail Sales Bill, Automatic Expungement Measure to Governor’s Desk appeared first on NORML. Legalization LEGISLATION Policy Regulate Statepolicy Vermont

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Delaware Approves Medical Cannabis Delivery Option

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Medical cannabis is essential and while we commend our state officials for declaring that centers will remain open during the state of emergency, we need to ensure our patients have uninterrupted access to their life saving medicine, especially during these uncertain times.

Virginia: Marijuana Arrests Decline Year-Over-Year

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The total number of marijuana-related marijuana arrests declined more than eight percent from 2018 to 2019, according to annual data compiled by the Virginia State Police. State law enforcement officials recorded 26,470 arrests for marijuana violations in 2019, down from 28,866 in 2018.

Study: Cannabis Associated with Increased Cessation of IV Opioid Use

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“In the adjusted analysis, at-least-daily cannabis use was significantly associated with increased rates of injection cessation.". The post Study: Cannabis Associated with Increased Cessation of IV Opioid Use appeared first on NORML. Opioids SCIENCE heroin IV drugs opioid abuse disorder opioids

Kentucky: House Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Medical Cannabis Access

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Members of the Kentucky House of Representatives voted by a margin of more than two to one in favor of legislation, House Bill 136 , facilitating medical cannabis access. The vote marks the first time that a legislative chamber in the state has ever advanced medicinal marijuana legislation.

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A Founder Looks at 50: Some Early, Unexpected Supporters of Marijuana Decriminalization

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Of the several experts who were part of our regular “road show” at NORML during the 1970s, I wanted to focus today on two of them who were both unexpected and wonderfully effective -- Dr. Dorthy Whipple and former DEA Deputy Director John Finlator.

Clinical Trial: Cannabinoid Administration Via a Metered-Dose Inhaler Is Safe and Effective for Chronic Pain Patients

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The delivery of precise doses of THC via an inhaler is associated with pain mitigation in patients with neuropathy and other complex pain conditions, according to clinical trial data published in the European Journal of Pain.

Biden’s Marijuana Plan Is out of Step with Public Opinion, Would Do Little to Mitigate the Failed Policy of Federal Prohibition

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NORML is skeptical that this proposed recommendation will bring about the sort of tangible marijuana policy changes that voters have consistently demanded — in national polls and at the ballot box.

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Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 240,000 Full-Time Workers

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Jobs in the state-licensed cannabis industry rose 15 percent during the past 12 months, and the industry now employs over 243,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Leafly.com. According to its 2020 report , the regulated cannabis industry added 33,700 new jobs over the past year.