Browsing archives for July, 2011

‘Stoner Stupid’ Myth Goes Up In Smoke

Generic 28 July 2011 | 0 Comments

[Editor's note: This post is excerpted from this week's forthcoming NORML weekly media advisory. To have NORML's media alerts and legislative advisories delivered straight to your in-box, sign up here.] The consumption of cannabis, even long-term, poses few adverse effects on cognitive performance, according to clinical trial data to be published in the scientific journal [...]

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PBS: Marijuana Documentary ‘The Pot Republic’ Airs Tonight

Generic 27 July 2011 | 0 Comments

Update: Watch the entire program here. The Pot Republic FRONTLINE’s primetime monthly newsmagazine returns with three new stories, leading with a timely report from the frontlines of marijuana legalization in California. The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than [...]

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President Obama: No To Decriminalization, Yes To More War On Some Drugs

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Ironic kudos to Political Rhetoric graduate student ‘Steve’ from the University of Maryland for asking President Obama last Friday a spot on and searing rhetorical question from the Millennial generation about our country’s need to end the nation’s longest war…the failed war on some drugs. Steve gets it. The audience gets it. According to all [...]

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Who Are America’s Medical Marijuana Patients

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Analysis by California NORML coordinator Dale Gieringer, Ph.D An interesting new study of the California medical cannabis user population by Prof. Craig Reinarman et al. appears in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 43(2) Apr-Jun, 2011: “Who Are Medical Marijuana Patients? Population Characteristics from Nine California Assessment Clinics”. Noteworthy findings: *Medical cannabis use is higher than average among Blacks and [...]

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Marijuana Can’t Kill, But Marijuana Prohibition Certainly Can

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Today’s New York Times City Blog features an article about a court settlement between New York City and Jamie Rutkowski. Who is Jamie Rutkowski? Until New York City police decided to arrest her for minor cannabis possession—in a city that is supposed to be issuing civil tickets— locking her up in police detention, creating a [...]

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