New NORML Report Highlights Concerns Regarding Sale of Unregulated Delta-8 THC, Similar Products
Cleveland, OH - Fully vaccinated persons with a clinical diagnosis of cannabis use disorder (CUD) possess a greater risk of COVID breakthrough infections as compared to similar controls, according to data published in the journal World Psychiatry.
Washington, DC: The estimated number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws declined precipitously in 2020, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nonetheless, several hundred thousand Americans continue to be arrested on ma…
Montreal, Canada: A history of marijuana use among men and women is not associated with compromised effects on IVF (in vitro fertilization) outcomes, according to data published in the Journal of Cannabis Research.
Rate of cannabis use in Alaska, Massachusetts, Oregon, Maine, California and Colorado 2.8% higher two years after legalisationAt the same rate, there would be 2.3 million more new users in Germany after legalisationIn Canada, the proportion of those using cannabis has increased from 22% to 2…
Bozeman, MT: Neither the enactment of medical marijuana or adult-use legalization laws have led to an uptick in young people’s consumption of cannabis, according to data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Fairfield, CA: Human trials indicate that the use of either whole-plant cannabis or cannabinoids can improve various symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and that they possess an adequate safety profile for use in treatment, according to the findings of a literature review published i…
Washington, DC: NORML submitted its comments today suggesting improvements to the recently introduced discussion draft legislation, “The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act,” offered by Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, and Senator Cory Booker.
Philadelphia, PA: Patients with chronic pain conditions report improvements in their health-related quality of life following the use of cannabis, according to data published in the journal Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids.
Calgary, Canada: Concerns that legalizing marijuana for those ages 18 and older in Canada would lead to adverse public health consequences have not come to fruition, according to an analysis published in the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
CBD products are growing in popularity significantly, and there are so many reasons for this. In more modern times, people are looking at alternative treatments and alternative medicines that they can use to ensure they are getting treatment for mind and body. And one of the key factors that…
Haifa, Israel: Patients diagnosed with chronic pain experience sustained relief from the use of medical cannabis, and many of them reduce or eliminate their use of analgesic drugs over time, according to longitudinal data published in the European Journal of Pain.
"Although NC NORML values the steps toward medical cannabis, it's unfortunate that the General Assembly is missing an opportunity to reduce the use of opioids. The bill doesn't include opioid reduction therapy for people trapped by opioids due to chronic pain or addiction. In just one month …
In the ongoing debate of whether to legalize medicinal marijuana in North Carolina, the Senate Finance Committee heard SB 711 – NC Compassionate Care Act. Two weeks ago, the measure cleared the Senate Judiciary. Today it was taken-up by the Senate Finance Committee and passed there as well.
Washington, DC: Marijuana use by teens is not independently associated with an increased risk of so-called ‘Amotivational syndrome,” according to longitudinal data published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Young adults residing near marijuana retailers are no more likely to express an intention to use either cannabis or tobacco than are those who do not, according to data published in The Journal of Cannabis Research.
Washington, DC: The federal government is prosecuting and convicting fewer people for violating marijuana trafficking laws, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC).
Justices on Mexico’s highest court moved to permit adults to possess and cultivate small quantities of marijuana without penalty.
Governor Ned Lamont (D) signed legislation today, Senate Bill 1201, legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and sale. Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, adults ages 21 and older may legally possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flowers or an eq…
In a written statement issued today by US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, he called into question the US government’s authority to impose federal prohibitions on the state-licensed production and sale of cannabis.
Members of the Connecticut state Senate have approved legislation, Senate Bill 1118, to legalize the adult use of marijuana and regulate its commercial retail sales.
After a successful vote last Congress, Chairman Nadler and other cannabis reform leaders reintroduce the MORE Act
The enactment of statewide adult-use legalization laws is not associated with any nationwide changes in either the use of cannabis by young people or its availability, according to data published by the National Center for Education Statistics. The NCES is part of the United States Departmen…
TheCannMan, LLC, a full service cannabis distribution company in Virginia, is excited to launch its’ multi-dimensional website, www.thecannman.com.
Helena, MT: Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed legislation into law late Wednesday amending the state’s 2020 voter-approved adult-use legalization law.
Republican Governor Kay Ivey has signed legislation into law providing for state-regulated medical cannabis access to qualifying patients with a physician’s recommendation.
For the first time ever, members of the Minnesota House of Representatives have approved legislation to legalize and regulate adult use marijuana and to automatically expunge past cannabis-related convictions.
Justices on the South Dakota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a legal challenge to the state’s voter-initiated marijuana legalization measure: Constitutional Amendment A. Fifty-four percent of voters decided in favor of the ballot measure on Election Day 2020.
Democratic Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation into law today legalizing adult-use marijuana possession and establishing an enactment date for commercial marijuana production and retail sales.
For years the Triad and beyond has woken up to the antics and musings of Gerard Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. He’s been as much a part of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinean’s morning’s as their first cup of coffee.
When The Hemp Source, located at 690 Jonestown Rd. Suite #190 in Winston-Salem, opened in September 2019, co-owners and husband-and-wife duo Kayla and Jay Galloway had high hopes for the future.
The CBD craze has been sweeping the nation for a few years now, and the rise in popularity of THC-free cannabis has brought more innovation in product development. From edibles and smokeables to topicals, the best part about CBD products, much like the versatile plant it comes from, is that …
The lawyer who helped make hemp legal in North Carolina recently told YES! Weekly that government refusal to regulate CBD has put him out of the business of extracting and selling it.
Four months ago, City Attorney Chuck Watts stated he would research whether Greensboro could issue an ordinance “easing up on marijuana enforcement.”
Some seven-in-ten Americans believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States,” according to national polling data compiled by Quinnipiac University. That percentage is the highest level of support ever reported in a nationwide poll.
Earlier today, Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed two separate measures into law amending the state’s marijuana policies. The first measure (House Bill 2) legalizes and regulates marijuana possession, production, and sales for adults. The second measure (Senate Bill 2) facilit…
Where: Virtual Discord celebration for all of North Carolina’s past, present, and future cannabis advocates.
Richmond, VA: Following today’s legislative approval of Democratic Governor Ralph Northam’s amendments to Senate Bill 1406 and House Bill 2312, Virginia becomes the first southern state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by adults.
Governor Ralph Northam announced amendments today to legislation (Senate Bill 1406 | House Bill 2312) establishing a statutory timeline for the legalization of marijuana possession, use, cultivation, and retail sales. Governor Northam recommended that provisions in the legislation legalizing…
When growing your own weed, you quickly come to realize how much initial investments begin to accumulate. Costs grow faster than the marijuana itself as your operation gets larger. Smart harvesters of the Devil’s lettuce will be in search of a cheap feminized seed variety pack without compro…
Washington, DC: Tax revenue from state-legal cannabis sales rose significantly in 2020, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
Neither the enactment of medical cannabis legalization nor the establishment of dispensaries are associated with any upticks in young people’s use of marijuana, according to data published in the journal Substance Abuse.
When hemp advocate Bruce Dietzen is cruising down the street in his hemp-based sports car, people think it’s just another vehicle trying to make a statement. And what a statement it is, especially when Bruce shares his story and reasons for wanting a more sustainably made and carbon neutral …
Newly published reports allege that “dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program due to past marijuana use.”
Mexico City, Mexico: Lawmakers in Mexico’s lower chamber voted 316 to 129 on Wednesday in favor of amended legislation to legalize and license the adult-use marijuana market. Because House lawmakers made changes to the language of the bill, it must now go back to the Senate for reconsideration.
In response to recent calls to re-criminalize cannabis products containing elevated levels of THC in several states — including Colorado, Florida, and Washington — NORML is reiterating its opposition to these proposed legislative efforts.