First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced in Senate

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First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced in Senate | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) on Wednesday introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork […] First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced in Senate | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

These Four States Will Vote on Marijuana in November

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These Four States Will Vote on Marijuana in November | Phillip Smith Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana since 2012, but all of those states have been in the West or the Northeast. This year, with marijuana legalization on the ballot in Michigan as well as North Dakota, legal weed could make a heartland breakthrough. Similarly, medical marijuana’s rise to acceptance continues, and […] These Four States Will Vote on Marijuana in November | The Daily … Read More

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms | NORML CHICAGO, IL — Males with a history of cannabis use are far less likely than non-users to suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according to data published in the journal Urology. Investigators with the University of Chicago assessed the relationship between cannabis use and LUTS in a nationally representative sample of men between the ages of 20 and 59. […] Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary … Read More

Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid

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Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid | NORML ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Republican Governor Rick Scott‘s failure to expeditiously implement Florida’s voter-approved medical cannabis law hurts his support among voters, according to polling data compiled by StPetePolls.org for FloridaPolitics.com. Nearly half of voters polled (49 percent) said that they are “less likely” to support Scott’s US Senate candidacy because he “opposed medical marijuana” legalization, and because “his administration […] Florida Governor’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Hurts His Senate Bid | The … Read More

NORML PAC Announces New Slate of Congressional Endorsements

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NORML PAC Announces New Slate of Congressional Endorsements | NORML The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced their most recent slate of bi-partisan reelection endorsements for incumbent members of the United States House of Representatives. “There was more momentum behind federal marijuana law reform in 2018 than in any previous year, and that is in no […] NORML PAC Announces New Slate of Congressional Endorsements | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans

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Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans | Justin Strekal Lawmakers have removed language from pending federal legislation that sought to facilitate veterans’ access to medical cannabis in jurisdictions that regulate it. The decision to strip out the Veterans Equal Access Amendment flies in the face of the horrific medical realities that our nation’s heroes who are desperate to mitigate. This move thwarts the will of the […] Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans | … Read More

Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA

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Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA | NORML KANPUR, INDIA — Ethanol-based tinctures containing crushed cannabis leaves provide anti-bacterial effects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to data published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. Strains of the MRSA bacterium are often resistant to antibiotic treatment and can be associated with life-threatening infections, such as septic shock and severe pneumonia. A team of researchers from India […] Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Veterans-Focused Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Senate

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Veterans-Focused Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Senate | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — US Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork […] Veterans-Focused Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Senate | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Trump Administration Secretly Plotting New War of Words on Marijuana Policy

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Trump Administration Secretly Plotting New War of Words on Marijuana Policy | NORML In reporting made public Wednesday by Buzzfeed News: “The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state legalization measures in a negative light, while attempting to portray the drug as a national threat.” In response to this revelation, NORML Political Director […] Trump Administration Secretly Plotting New War of Words on Marijuana Policy … Read More

CNMI Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes, Heads to Governor

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CNMI Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes, Heads to Governor | Marijuana Policy Project The Northern Marianas’ Commonwealth Legislature has approved a bill to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult and medical use. House Bill 20-178, titled the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018, will now be sent to Gov. Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres for his consideration. The Senate approved the bill 6-0-2 on Thursday, and it was approved […] CNMI Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes, Heads to Governor | The Daily Chronic … Read More

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