Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director

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Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced Tuesday it has hired Steve Hawkins to serve as its next executive director. The announcement comes after a months-long candidate search that included several exceptionally qualified candidates. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve Hawkins as the new executive […] Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director | The … Read More

Majority of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized, Latest Harris Poll Shows

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Majority of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized, Latest Harris Poll Shows | NORML ROCHESTER, NY — Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that marijuana “should be legalized for medical use,” and 57 percent of respondents endorse regulating it for anyone over the age of 21, according to national survey data compiled by Harris Insight & Analytics. Among younger respondents (those ages 18 to 44), 68 percent agree that cannabis should be legal. […] Majority of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized, Latest Harris Poll Shows | The … Read More

Colorado Youth Marijuana Use Unchanged Post-Legalization, State Survey Data Says

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Colorado Youth Marijuana Use Unchanged Post-Legalization, State Survey Data Says | NORML DENVER, CO — Marijuana use by young people remains largely unchanged since the enactment of a voter-initiated law legalizing the plant’s possession and retail sale to adults, according to data released by the Department of Public Health and Environment. State survey data finds that the percentage of teens acknowledging using cannabis in 2017 was 19 percent, down one […] Colorado Youth Marijuana Use Unchanged Post-Legalization, State Survey Data Says | The … Read More

Pennsylvania Auditor’s Report Says Marijuana Legalization Would Yield Over $500 Million in New Annual Revenue

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Pennsylvania Auditor’s Report Says Marijuana Legalization Would Yield Over $ 500 Million in New Annual Revenue | NORML HARRISBURG, PA — A fiscal report issued by the state’s Auditor General estimates that taxing Pennsylvania’s existing retail cannabis market would yield $ 581 million in new annual revenue. The report estimates that just under 800,000 Pennsylvanians are currently using cannabis. Statewide polling finds that a majority of voters endorse legalizing and regulating its use by adults. “The benefits of regulating […] Pennsylvania Auditor’s Report Says Marijuana … Read More

Study: History of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

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Study: History of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients | NORML AURORA, CO — Heart attack patients with a history of marijuana use are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to those who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators with the University of Colorado compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or […] Study: History of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased … Read More

Cannabis-Infused Tea Mitigates Chronic Pain Symptoms, Study Finds

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Cannabis-Infused Tea Mitigates Chronic Pain Symptoms, Study Finds | NORML PISA, ITALY — The long-term use of a cannabis-infused decoction is effective at reducing pain intensity and mitigating anxiety and depression in patients with chronic pain, according to clinical data published in the journal La Clinica Therapeutica. Italian researchers assessed the long-term use of cannabis in a cohort of 338 patients with chronic pain. Subjects consumed between 5mg […] Cannabis-Infused Tea Mitigates Chronic Pain Symptoms, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

New Jersey to Temporarily Suspend Marijuana Prosecutions Statewide

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New Jersey to Temporarily Suspend Marijuana Prosecutions Statewide | NORML TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s Attorney General has called on county and municipal prosecutors to suspend marijuana-related prosecutions until early September. In a letter obtained Wednesday by NJ Advance Media, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal wrote that “all municipal prosecutors in New Jersey seek an adjournment until September 4, 2018, or later, of any matter involving a marijuana-related offense pending in […] New Jersey to Temporarily Suspend Marijuana Prosecutions Statewide | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Harris Poll: Majority of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized

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Harris Poll: Majority of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized | Paul Armentano Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that marijuana “should be legalized for medical use,” and 57 percent of respondents endorse regulating it for anyone over the age of 21, according to national survey data compiled Harris Insight & Analytics. Among younger respondents (those ages 18 to 44), 68 percent agree that cannabis should be legal. Most respondents (57 […] Harris Poll: Majority of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

Denver Mayor Ignores Science in Opioid Response Strategic Plan

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Denver Mayor Ignores Science in Opioid Response Strategic Plan | Kevin Mahmalji DENVER, CO — During Denver’s State of the City Address, Mayor Michael Hancock addressed many of the biggest issues facing residents of the Mile High City — including his plan to respond to the city’s opioid epidemic. With Denver’s Office of the Medical Examiner reporting 110 overdose fatalities involving opioids in 2017 and data from Denver Needs Assessment […] Denver Mayor Ignores Science in Opioid Response Strategic Plan | The Daily … Read More

Video: Jeff Sessions Acknowledges States Have the Right to Set Their Own Marijuana Policies

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Video: Jeff Sessions Acknowledges States Have the Right to Set Their Own Marijuana Policies | Phillip Smith Even as he defended federal marijuana prohibition, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Thursday conceded that states have the right to pass their own marijuana laws. Sessions, an avowed foe of marijuana legalization, has moved to rescind Obama-era guidance to prosecutors that gave some protection to state-legal marijuana operations, but the reality on the ground […] Video: Jeff Sessions Acknowledges States Have the … Read More

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