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Litigation is pending in three states -- Mississippi, Montana, and South Dakota -- to invalidate successful statewide ballot measures legalizing marijuana access.
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Nearly seven-in-ten Americans support legalizing the possession and use of marijuana by adults, according to nationwide polling data compiled and reported by Gallup.
Florianópolis, Brazil: The daily administration of plant-derived, THC-rich cannabis oil is effective and well-tolerated among patients with fibromyalgia, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Pain Medicine. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by wid…
Voters approved a series of statewide ballot proposals on Election Day legalizing the use and distribution of marijuanas for either medical or adult-use purposes.
The daily administration of plant-derived, THC-rich cannabis oil is effective and well-tolerated among patients with fibromyalgia, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Pain Medicine. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal…
Those with a history of cannabis use over the past year are no more likely than non-users to experience an injury at work, according to data published in the journal Occupational Medicine.
Fifteen percent of seniors report having used cannabis products within the past three years, primarily for therapeutic purposes, according to data published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
Pullman, WA: The inhalation of herbal cannabis is associated with temporary reductions in symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to data published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
Washington, DC: Justices on the US Supreme Court will not hear legal arguments in a lawsuit that sought to challenge marijuana’s Schedule I prohibitive status under federal law. NORML was among multiple groups that filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the Supreme Court to hear the case, W…
An appeals administrator at the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration determined that a government employee had a conflict of interest and, as such, has ordered a reevaluation of the proposals for the Colorado Hemp Center of Excellence
Governor Cooper’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, led by Attorney General Josh Stein and NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls, will submit their recommendations by December 1, 2020. Their final recommendations must address the more than 185,000 arrests for marijua…
Denver, CO: Democrat Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order last week pardoning nearly 3,000 Coloradoans with low-level marijuana convictions.
Montpelier, VT: Republican Governor Phil Scott today announced that he would permit legislation, Senate Bill 54, to become law establishing rules and regulations overseeing the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. The measure will become law absent the Governor’s signature.
As the hemp and CBD industry continues to adapt to a socially distanced marketplace, so does the digital playbook in reaching new and existing customers. That’s why now more than ever social media influencers are key in educating, sharing, promoting and recommending brands to followers.
Staring out with vaping shouldn’t be too arduous when you are mindful of all the crucial aspects that need to be assessed. Carrying out due diligence beforehand will keep you from reaping a distasteful experience late on. This is why you should pay heed to the factors discussed in this artic…
The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws declined for the first time in four years, but still outpace arrests for all violent crimes, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces marijuana and its non-psychoactive cousin hemp, has been used by humans for more than 25,000 years. Here, we explore how hemp can be incorporated as an integral part of a healthful Paleo Diet and sustainable lifestyle.
Washington, DC: The latest COVID stimulus package proposed by House leadership maintains provisions permitting licensed cannabis businesses to legally and explicitly partner with banks and other financial institutions.
Older adults who consume cannabis for chronic pain show no differences in cognitive performance as compared to non-users, according to data published in the journal Drug & Alcohol Review.
The use of recreational cannabis increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, much more so than other party drugs according to data presented by Cbd-ecke.de.
Nearly a third of patients with migraines have tried cannabis for symptom management, and the majority of those who have done so report it to be effective, according to survey data compiled by the healthcare technology provider Healint.
Washington, DC: Internationally renowned travel guide, author, and NORML Board member Rick Steves released a video message today urging voters this November to decide in favor of a number of statewide ballot proposals seeking to legalize the use of marijuana for either medical or adult use.
Washington, DC: Today, it became clear that the House will postpone the much-anticipated vote on HR 3884: The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act, commonly referred to as the MORE Act.
As wildfires ravage the West, unseasonal snowstorms blanket the Rocky Mountains, and hurricanes pound the South, people everywhere are talking about climate change.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing amending workplace drug testing guidelines to permit federal employers to analyze employees’ hair for the presence of illicit drug use.
Members of the US House of Representatives are expected to vote later this month on The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act (a/k/a The MORE Act). Since its introduction last August, NORML has worked diligently to gain political support for the Act, which is now co-sponso…
Washington, DC: Just over a week ahead of an anticipated House vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, the bill continues to gain traction with an increase in the number of Republican commitments to vote yes and Democratic cosponsors.
As Americans readied for a long Labor Day Weekend, two members of Congress on September 3 introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to “make hemp, cannabidiol derived from hemp, and any other ingredient derived from hemp lawful for use under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic A…
Washington, DC: Members of a Congressional committee have, for the first time, advanced legislation to facilitate clinical cannabis research by allowing scientists to access marijuana and marijuana products manufactured in accordance with state-authorized marijuana programs.
Minneapolis, MN: The enactment of state-level policies legalizing marijuana for either medical use or adult-use is not associated with an increase in the prevalence of fatal motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians, according to data published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention.
I just waved goodbye to our state hemp inspector, a delightful, overworked woman in a successful program. I’d call our New Mexico hemp effort top-tier, with everyone at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture wanting farmers to succeed. More than two thousand acres are sequestering carbon a…
The use of cannabis is growing in popularity among those age 65 and older, according to newly published data in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
Washington, DC: 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. The forthcoming vote would mark the first time since th…
Marseille, France: Hepatitis C-infected subjects who use cannabis possess a lower risk of diabetes, according to data published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.
The use of medical cannabis by those over the age of 60 is positively associated with self-reported improvements in subjects’ health-related quality of life (HRQL), according to data published in the journal Clinical Gerontologist.
New Haven, CT: Medical cannabis use is associated with less frequent hospitalizations among patients living with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to clinical data published in the journal Blood Advances.
Cannabis consumption while away from the job is not associated with any lingering adverse effects on workplace performance, according to data published in the journal Group & Organization Management.
GREENSBORO, NC (August 13, 2020) – The Downtown Greenway announces a virtual community conversation on Monday, August 24 at noon via zoom webinar with artist Radcliffe Bailey who has been commissioned to create the Freedom Cornerstone.
Neither the enactment of statewide adult-use marijuana legalization laws nor the passage of marijuana medicalization laws has significantly impacted youth use patterns over the past two decades, according to data published in The American Journal of Public Health.
Hemp has thousands of uses including paper, textiles, building materials, food, cosmetics and more. One application that might not immediately come to mind is hemp’s usefulness in the manufacture of musical instruments.
Adults residing in states where retail marijuana sales are legally regulated tend to hold a positive impression of the marketplace, according to data published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.
Cambridge, MA: Nearly one-in-four US adults say that they have consumed cannabis within the past year, according to data published in the journal BMJ Open.
Tucson, AZ: The adjunctive use of cannabis is associated with a reduction in opioid use and emergency room visits among patients with non-cancer pain, according to the findings of a literature review published in the journal Systemic Reviews.
Today the National Hemp Association (NHA) announced that it has formed a new Standing Committee Of Hemp Organizations. The action represents an outreach to a hemp industry that has been recently impacted by a variety of factors, from COVID-19, drastic drops in commodity prices, challenges bu…
Over the past few years, you may have heard about CBD products and you may be familiar with the benefits they offer. CBD has undergone a lot of research into recent years, and this has enabled researchers to learn more about the many benefits of the product. In addition to this, there have b…