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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

Generic 24 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, history was made. For the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. Also this week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to discuss […]

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Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana

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We. Did. It. For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. The importance of this 267 to 165 bipartisan vote on the Blumenauer amendment cannot be overstated. Today, nearly one in four Americans reside in a jurisdiction […]

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House Committee on Small Business Holds Hearing On Cannabis

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Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing entitled Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry to discuss the economic and employment opportunities in the emerging legal cannabis industry and the challenges that federal prohibition and criminalization pose in regards to the Small Business Administration. Currently, the SBA is prohibited from providing […]

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Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

Generic 19 June 2019 | 0 Comments

The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease. Eight-one percent of subjects reported “at least moderate improvement in their […]

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Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

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This week, there will be a crucial vote on an amendment and it could be our biggest federal victory yet. We need your help to make sure we win. Known as the Blumenauer-McClintock amendment after Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bipartisan language would restrict the Department of Justice from interfering in […]

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