More Pennsylvania Cities Push for Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances

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More Pennsylvania Cities Push for Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances | NORML BETHLEHEM, PA — Members of the Bethlehem city council have moved toward the enactment of a local ordinance that seeks to make first-time minor marijuana possession offenses punishable by a $ 25 fine. Members decided unanimously in favor of the proposal on its first reading. A final vote is anticipated in about two weeks. However, it remains unclear […] More Pennsylvania Cities Push for Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment

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House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — The House Appropriations Committee took up and defeated language known as the Safe Banking Amendment offered by Congressman David Joyce (R-OH) on Wednesday, June 13th. If adopted, regulators would not be authorized to use federal funds to threaten sanctions against banks working with marijuana-related businesses and entrepreneurs. The defeat of the Safe Banking Amendment was […] House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress on Hemp Reform Legislation

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Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress on Hemp Reform Legislation | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday announced that he has secured provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill to further expand and facilitate state-regulated hemp production. In a press release, McConnell acknowledged that provisions in S. 2667: The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 have now been incorporated into the Senate’s version […] Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress on Hemp Reform Legislation | The Daily … Read More

Chronic Pain Patients Are Replacing Opioids With Medical Marijuana

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Chronic Pain Patients Are Replacing Opioids With Medical Marijuana | NORML CLEVELAND, OH — More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, according to data published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Investigators from the United States and Canada assessed the use of medical cannabis and prescription drugs in a cohort of over 2,000 Canadian patients licensed […] Chronic Pain Patients Are Replacing Opioids With Medical Marijuana | The Daily Chronic … Read More

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws Take Effect

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Louisiana Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws Take Effect | NORML BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana patients suffering from intractable pain, post-traumatic stress, and other medical conditions are now eligible to receive medical cannabis access under newly enacted legislation. House Bill 627 expands the pool of patients eligible to receive cannabis therapy to include those with symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, such as self-injuring behavior or an inability […] Louisiana Medical Marijuana Expansion Laws Take Effect | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Releases General Assembly Voter Guide, Grades Candidates’ Marijuana Policy Positions Ahead of June Primary

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Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Releases General Assembly Voter Guide, Grades Candidates’ Marijuana Policy Positions Ahead of June Primary | Marijuana Policy Project ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition released a General Assembly voter guide Thursday that documents and grades candidates’ positions on cannabis policy. The release comes exactly two weeks before early voting begins in the 2018 primary election (June 14). In March, the Marijuana Policy Project released a separate guide to the Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates. The General Assembly voter guide is based on […] Maryland Cannabis … Read More

Pilot Study: CBD-Dominant Extracts Safe and Effective in Treating Pediatric Movement Disorders

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Pilot Study: CBD-Dominant Extracts Safe and Effective in Treating Pediatric Movement Disorders | NORML TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The daily administration of high CBD, low THC extracts is safe and effective in treating symptoms related to pediatric movement disorders, according to clinical trial data published in the Journal of Child Neurology. Israeli researchers assessed the adjunctive use of CBD extracts in 20 patients with moderate to severe complex motor disorders over a period […] Pilot Study: CBD-Dominant Extracts Safe and Effective in Treating Pediatric … Read More

Wet Trimming or Dry Trimming – What Makes a Better Bud?

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Wet Trimming or Dry Trimming – What Makes a Better Bud? | Mary Rosebrook You’ve poured your heart and soul into your plants for the last several months, carefully monitoring their sunlight exposure, how much water they’ve received, and so many other details. Those big, beautiful plants have finished flowering and the trichomes are at their peak. It’s time to harvest. Now comes the question that cannabis growers have […] Wet Trimming or Dry Trimming – What Makes a Better … Read More

DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017

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DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017 | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated 3.38 million marijuana […] DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017 | The Daily Chronic … Read More

Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional

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Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional | NORML TALLAHASSEE, FL — A Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis by qualified patients is unconstitutional. State lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A – which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. […] Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional | The Daily Chronic … Read More

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