Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Rates of Opioid Use Among Pain Patients With HIV

posted in: | 0

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Rates of Opioid Use Among Pain Patients With HIV | NORML NEW YORK, NY — HIV patients suffering from chronic pain are far less likely to use prescription opioid drugs if they consume cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Substance Use & Misuse. A team of investigators from the City University of New York School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine […] Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Rates … Read More

Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana

posted in: | 0

Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana | NORML NEW YORK, NY — Most Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses fewer harms to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a nationwide Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents […] Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health … Read More

Eight Things That Do (or Don’t) Happen When We Legalize Marijuana

posted in: | 0

Eight Things That Do (or Don’t) Happen When We Legalize Marijuana | Phillip Smith The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now five years old, with six states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where legal sales will begin within months, and yet another that, along with the District of Columbia, has legalized personal possession and cultivation of the herb. As a number of state legislatures […] Eight Things That Do (or Don’t) Happen When We Legalize … Read More

Vermont Becomes the Ninth State to Legalize Adult Marijuana Possession and Personal Cultivation

posted in: | 0

Vermont Becomes the Ninth State to Legalize Adult Marijuana Possession and Personal Cultivation | NORML MONTPELIER, VT —  Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signed legislation (H. 511) into law legalizing the use and cultivation of marijuana by adults. Vermont is the ninth state to statutorily permit adults to possess marijuana for personal use, and it is the first state to enact these reforms via legislative action rather than by […] Vermont Becomes the Ninth State to Legalize Adult Marijuana … Read More

Vermont Legislature Legalizes Marijuana, Makes History

posted in: | 0

Vermont Legislature Legalizes Marijuana, Makes History | Phillip Smith MONTPELIER, VT —  Vermont has made history after the legislature passed a marijuana legalization bill into law. With Gov. Phil Scott’s signature on Monday, Vermont became the first state to have freed the weed via the legislative process, as opposed to through a voter initiative. The new law, House Bill 511, legalizes the possession of up to […] Vermont Legislature Legalizes Marijuana, Makes History | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

posted in: | 0

New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program | Paul Armentano TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday calling on state regulators to review the state’s eight-year-old medical cannabis access program and to recommend ways to increase participation from patients and physicians. “Our goal is to modernize the program in New Jersey, bring it up to current standards, and put patients first,” he said. […] New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of … Read More

54 Lawmakers to Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana Promise

posted in: | 0

54 Lawmakers to Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana Promise | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, January 24th, fifty-four members of Congress representing both political parties sent a letter to President Trump denouncing the recent rescinding of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Led by Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate side and Representative Jared Polis in the House, the signers stated: “These new policies have helped eliminate […] 54 Lawmakers to Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana … Read More

Medical Marijuana Protections Extended as Part of Temporary Federal Budget Agreement

posted in: | 0

Medical Marijuana Protections Extended as Part of Temporary Federal Budget Agreement | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — A recently approved plan by the members of the US House and Senate to temporarily extend federal funding through February 8, 2018 also extends provisions protecting statewide medical cannabis programs from federal interference. The short-term funding plan authorizes the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment to remain in place for the time being. The amendment, enacted by Congress […] Medical Marijuana Protections Extended as Part of Temporary Federal Budget … Read More

Vermont Legislature Approves Noncommercial Marijuana Legalization Bill

posted in: | 0

Vermont Legislature Approves Noncommercial Marijuana Legalization Bill | Phillip Smith MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate Wednesday took a final vote on a bill that would legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana, but not taxed and regulated sales. Gov. Phil Scott has said he will sign the bill into law. If and when he does, Vermont will become the first state […] Vermont Legislature Approves Noncommercial Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Vermont Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization

posted in: | 0

Vermont Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate approved a bill Wednesday allowing adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, and to cultivate up to two mature and four immature cannabis plants. Vermont’s Republican Governor, Phil Scott, has indicated he will approve the bill. Vermont is set to join eight other U.S. states […] Vermont Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

1 2 3 4 5 179