2021

5 Things You Need to Know When Traveling as a Medical Cannabis Patient

Americans for Safe Access

Are you allowed to travel with medical cannabis? Can you cross state lines with medical cannabis? Can you bring cannabis on a plane or train? What about a bus? While in another state, what are the rules to purchase it legally?

Why is it so Hard to Dose Cannabis Edibles?

Leafwell

Americans have purchased a lots of legal cannabis over the last year or so. To be precise, $18 billion worth in 2020.

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Cannabis Treatment for Aches & Pains

Project CBD

Mikhail Kogan’s cannabis recommendations for chronic pain

New Congressional Report Provides Pathway for How the Biden Administration Can Deschedule Marijuana and Issue Blanket Pardons to Past Offenders

NORML

“Should President Biden wish to acknowledge the political, economic, and moral realities surrounding cannabis policy, and fulfill the promises he made on the campaign trail, this report lays out a clear roadmap for how to do so.”.

Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

How Can Cannabis and CBD Help with Addiction?

Leafwell

For many years, people thought of cannabis as a gateway drug. However, as many states start seeing a reduction in opioid overdose deaths once medical or recreational cannabis is legalized, this view is being challenged.

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5 Things Every Cannabis Physician Should Know

Leafwell

This article is for medical marijuana patients and physicians alike. We believe knowledge is power and Leafwell seeks to educate not only patients but medical professionals as well.

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

While mainstream culture in the U.S. has come to accept cannabis as not the dangerous and addictive substance of after school special legend, general public knowledge about the plant remains fairly low.

Record Number of Scientific Papers Published About Cannabis in 2021

NORML

Since 2010, scientists have published an estimated 27,000 peer-reviewed papers specific to cannabis, with the annual number of total papers increasing every year.

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The Science Behind Medical Cannabis and Depression

Leafwell

It’s probably fair to say that 2020 was a year to forget for many, for a massive variety of reasons.

The Truth About Smoking Marijuana and Lung Health

Cannabis Cheri

One of the major objections to the medicinal use of marijuana is the use of smoking as a delivery system. Based on the fact that smoking tobacco causes deterioration of lung function, these detractors intone that smoking marijuana is just as harmful.

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Several States to Usher In the New Year with Cannabis Liberalization Laws

NORML

New state and local laws amending marijuana policies will take effect on the first day of the new year. The post Several States to Usher In the New Year with Cannabis Liberalization Laws appeared first on NORML.

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Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee

NORML

For the second time in US history legislation to repeal the failed, unscientific, and racist policy of federal marijuana prohibition has passed the powerful House Judiciary Committee. . The post Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee appeared first on NORML.

Alzheimer's Disease & the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

CBD , THC , and other cannabinoids show promise for treating neurodegeneration and improving cognitive function

New Orleans: City Eliminates Penalties for Marijuana Possession, Vacates Thousands of Past Convictions

NORML

A separate ordinance passed by the city clears the criminal records of those convicted of low-level marijuana possession offenses. It is estimated that some 10,000 residents will be granted blanket pardons under this action.

Study: Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss

NORML

Investigators reported, “[D]espite significant increases in levels of cannabis use in our sample, change in cannabis use did not predict changes in motivation, which suggests that cannabis use may not lead to reductions in motivation over time.”.

Senate Leader Unveils Long-Awaited Marijuana Descheduling Plan

NORML

United States Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled draft legislation repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana at a press conference on Wednesday.

Veterans consume marijuana illegally everyday – here’s how you can change that?

NORML

Despite medical marijuana programs being passed or enacted in a supermajority of states, federal policy currently prohibits VA-affiliated doctors from even recommending medical cannabis to veterans in those states where such use is legal -- thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician. .

Executive Action Can Close the Medical Cannabis Access Gap for Veterans

Americans for Safe Access

Despite the fact that 36 states have reformed their laws to provide for safe and legal access to cannabis for qualifying patients, veterans living across these states still face a confusing system of federal and state laws regarding physician engagement and affordable access.

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Study: Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnosis Associated with Greater Risk of COVID Breakthrough Infections

NORML

NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said that study “raises more questions than it answers,” but also cautioned that its findings should not yet be extrapolated to the cannabis consuming population as a whole.

Does Growing Cannabis Save Money?

Leafwell

It’s fair to say that cannabis is more accessible and widely accepted today than it ever has been before. The U.S. has an administration in the White House that has been clear about its intentions to widely decriminalize cannabis use and possession, international bodies like the U.N.

Supreme Court Justice Questions Whether Federal Ban on Marijuana Remains “Proper”

NORML

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote: "If the Government is now content to allow States to act ‘as laboratories’ ‘and try novel social and economic experiments,’ then it might no longer have authority to intrude on ‘[t]he States’ core police powers.

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Welcome the Three New Legal Marijuana States

NORML

This week marks another critical mile-marker on the road to ending marijuana prohibition in the… The post Welcome the Three New Legal Marijuana States appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM join Legal legalization

Puerto Rico: Law Signed Protecting Medical Cannabis Patients from Employment Discrimination

NORML

Under the expanded law, employers may not discriminate against authorized patients of medical cannabis in the recruitment, hiring, designation, or termination process or when imposing disciplinary actions.

Psychedelic Research Targets Systemic Inflammation

Project CBD

Scientists are targeting psychedelics to develop an anti-inflammatory wonder drug

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New York: Officials Moving to Clear Over 400,000 Past Marijuana Convictions

NORML

State officials announced: “Approximately 203,000 marijuana related charges are presently being suppressed from background searches and in process to be sealed or expunged.

North Carolina: Medical Cannabis Now Legal on Cherokee Land as State Considers Reform

NORML

A local ordinance was approved by The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council, legalizing medical cannabis within the Qualla Boundary. The post North Carolina: Medical Cannabis Now Legal on Cherokee Land as State Considers Reform appeared first on NORML.

Poll: 92 Percent of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal Under Certain Circumstances

NORML

Ninety-two percent of those surveyed favored either partially or fully legalizing marijuana. Only eight percent of respondents opposed legalization. The post Poll: 92 Percent of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal Under Certain Circumstances appeared first on NORML.

Revised for 2021 — NORML Report Highlights Over 450 Studies Assessing the Therapeutic Efficacy of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

NORML

This updated edition reviews over 450 peer-reviewed studies assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or cannabinoids for 23 different patient populations.

Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

In 1970, President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act, which updated and consolidated previously scattered narcotics legislation to form the federal guidelines on controlled substances used to this day.

Rick Steves: Let’s Win in 2022

NORML

Let's make 2022 a huge year for legalization. I'll match all donations up to $20,000, double your impact! The post Rick Steves: Let’s Win in 2022 appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM