Browsing archives for March, 2012

This Week in Weed: March 25th-31st

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Click here to subscribe to NORMLtv and receive alerts whenever new content is added. The latest installment of “This Week in Weed” is now streaming on NORMLtv. This week in weed: This week in weed: a new study shows federal drug testing as inaccurate and two studies show marijuana’s positive benefits in treating HIV and [...]

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NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

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Marijuana law reform legislation is pending in nearly 30 states this 2012 legislative session. Is your state among them? Find out here. More importantly, have you taken the time to call or write your state elected officials this year and urged them to support these pending reforms? If not, NORML has provided you with all [...]

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White Paper: Drug Testing Results Often Inaccurate, Unreliable

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[Editor's note: This post is excerpted from next week's forthcoming NORML weekly media advisory. To have NORML's news alerts and legislative advisories delivered straight to your in-box, sign up here.] Drug screening results, including those from federally certified labs, may not always be reliable, according to a white paper published online this week by the [...]

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40 Years Ago Today: Congress Was Told To Tell The Truth About Marijuana; They Didn’t

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Forty years ago today, a Congressionally mandated commission on US drug policy did something extraordinary: they told the truth about marijuana. On March 22, 1972, the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse — chaired by former Pennsylvania Governor Raymond P. Shafer — recommended that Congress amend federal law so that the use and possession [...]

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Intrauterine exposure to drugs does not affect academic achievement test scores, study suggests

Did you know that? 19 March 2012 | 0 Comments

Researchers have found children’s academic achievement test scores not affected by intrauterine exposure to cocaine, tobacco or marijuana. However, alcohol exposure in children who had no evidence of fetal alcohol syndrome did lead to lower scores in math reasoning and spelling even after controlling for other intrauterine substance exposures and contextual factors.