Browsing archives for December, 2012

2012: The Year In Review — NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

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#1 Colorado and Washington Vote To Legalize Marijuana Voters in Colorado and Washington made history by approving ballot measures allowing for the personal possession and consumption of cannabis by adults. Washington’s law, which removes criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis for personal use (as well as the possession of [...]

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Florida Attorney General ‘Just Says No’ To Medical Marijuana

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Please find below a recent memo from Florida Attorney General’s office rejecting activist’s petition to reschedule marijuana for medical access. This is notable because Florida is a top five political bellwether state, with an aging population, NORML receives more requests from Florida residents than anywhere else in the country to reform local medical cannabis laws. [...]

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Brain imaging insight into cannabis as a pain killer

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The pain relief offered by cannabis varies greatly between individuals, a brain imaging study suggests. The researchers found that an oral tablet of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, tended to make the experience of pain more bearable, rather than actually reduce the intensity of the pain.

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Teen Pot Use Stalls as States Continue to Regulate Use

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Despite several attempts by the media and policy makers to associate the rising number of state regulated medical marijuana programs (and popular legalization efforts) with a rise in use and a drop in associated risk, the 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey reports that there was no rise in daily or annual marijuana use among teens.  [...]

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Study: Cannabis Is A “Potential Exit Drug To Problematic Substance Use”

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Three quarters of medical cannabis consumers report using it as a substitute for prescription drugs, alcohol, or some other illicit substance, according to survey data published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory. An international team of investigators from Canada and the United States assessed the subjective impact of marijuana on the use of licit [...]

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