Survey: More Than One in Five Military Vets Uses Marijuana Medicinally

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Survey: More Than One in Five Military Vets Uses Marijuana Medicinally | NORML INDIANAPOLIS, IN — More than one in five military veterans engage in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes, according to nationwide survey data conducted on behalf of The American Legion. The American Legion is the largest veterans’ advocacy organization in the United States. Twenty-two percent of respondents said they “use cannabis to treat a mental or physical condition.” Thirty-nine […] Survey: More Than One in Five Military Vets Uses Marijuana Medicinally … Read More

New York Finally Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

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New York Finally Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana | TJ Baker ALBANY, NY — On Veterans Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that will finally allow patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to access medical marijuana in New York. The bill (A.7006/S.5629), which was passed by the legislature earlier this year, adds post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical […] New York Finally Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical … Read More

Medical Marijuana Study: 70% of CBD Products Inaccurately Labelled

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Medical Marijuana Study: 70% of CBD Products Inaccurately Labelled | Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — A new study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that nearly 70 percent of all cannabidiol (CBD) products sold online are either over or under labeled, causing potential serious harm to its consumers. The study, co-authored by Jahan Marcu, Ph.D, American’s for Safe Access’ (ASA) Chief Science Officer […] Medical Marijuana Study: 70% of CBD Products Inaccurately Labelled | … Read More

NY: Buffalo Report Shows Stark Marijuana Arrest Disparities

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NY: Buffalo Report Shows Stark Marijuana Arrest Disparities | Drug Policy Alliance BUFFALO, NY — On Tuesday, the Partnership for the Public Good, a Buffalo community-based think tank, introduced a report highlighting marijuana arrest disparities in Buffalo, New York. The report, Advancing Racial Equity and Public Health: Smarter Marijuana Laws in Western New York, reveals the city of Buffalo’s marijuana policing practices to be as pervasive as the practices […] NY: Buffalo Report Shows Stark Marijuana Arrest Disparities | The Daily Chronic … Read More

Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Minor Marijuana Offenses in Buffalo

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Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Minor Marijuana Offenses in Buffalo | NORML BUFFALO, NY — African Americans in the New York city of Buffalo (population 257,000) are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana possession offenses, according to an analysis of arrest data by the advocacy group Partnership for the Public Good. Researchers evaluated marijuana arrest data for Erie County, New York for the years 2012 to 2016. Countywide, […] Blacks Disproportionately Arrested for Minor Marijuana Offenses in Buffalo | The Daily Chronic … Read More

NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions

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NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions | Erik Altieri During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted his Department of Justice would be required to abide by budget amendments that restrict their use of funding to go after state-legal medical marijuana programs. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) grilled Sessions on a number of his Reefer Madness talking points including his comments stating marijuana consumers […] NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients … Read More

Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters

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Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters | Aubrie Odell In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs in the new green economy. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers to entry into the industry; ultimately […] Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A … Read More

Massachusetts Marijuana Companies Launch Responsible Regulation Alliance

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Massachusetts Marijuana Companies Launch Responsible Regulation Alliance | Marijuana Policy Project BOSTON, MA — A coalition of Massachusetts cannabis companies launched a nonprofit Monday that will work to advance responsible regulation of the cannabis industry in the Commonwealth. The Responsible Regulation Alliance (RRA) will work with individuals well-versed in state-based cannabis regulation to produce memos and offer insight throughout the remainder of the rule-making process. RRA is being launched with the support and active participation of […] Massachusetts Marijuana Companies Launch Responsible Regulation Alliance | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Election Night 2017: Marijuana Races to Watch

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Election Night 2017: Marijuana Races to Watch | Erik Altieri It is once again election night in America. While 2017 doesn’t feature any statewide marijuana initiatives, there are still a number of races to watch tonight that will impact marijuana law reform efforts across the nation. Virginia Governor Lt. Governor Ralph Northam (D): Democratic candidate, and current Lt. Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam has been […] Election Night 2017: Marijuana Races to Watch | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Election 2017: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race

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Election 2017: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race | NORML TRENTON, NJ — After making the legalization of marijuana a core issue in both his primary and general election campaigns, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy has claimed victory in the New Jersey gubernatorial election over Republican Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. In fact, in his primary victory speech, Phil Murphy proclaimed his desire to sign a marijuana […] Election 2017: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race | The Daily Chronic … Read More

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