Browsing archives for May, 2013

Marijuana Prohibition Puts Industry Women at Risk

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As more women are drawn to Humboldt County’s marijuana trade and off-grid lifestyle, a local battered-women’s shelter has noticed a growing trend of violent encounters.  The Standard-Examiner reports that, “The bulk of… cases involve single young women aged 18 to 26, who may travel to the area and are lured to farms by promises of work, [...]

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NORML’s Keith Stroup and Erik Altieri on The Bob Edwards Show

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Last week, NORML Founder/Legal Counsel Keith Stroup and NORML Communications Director, Erik Altieri, sat down with Bob Edwards (former host of NPR’s Morning Edition) on his SiriusXM talk radio program. The three discussed a wide range of issues, including the benefits of legalization, current pending legislation, industrial hemp, and more. “You ask why legalize marijuana? [...]

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Fail: Drug Czar Tries To Link Marijuana and Crime

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The nation’s so-called ‘drug czar’, Gil Kerlikowske, convened a press conference last week to release new government data on drug use in America. The major talking points for the presentation were two fold: *Insist that cannabis is linked to crime *The public sentiment in favor of legalization is an unfortunate attraction to ‘bumper sticker solutions’ One [...]

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Low doses of THC (cannabis) can halt brain damage, study suggests

Did you know that? 30 May 2013 | 0 Comments

Medical cannabis is often used by sufferers of chronic ailments, including cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder, to combat pain and other symptoms. Now a researcher says that the drug has neuroprotective qualities as well, protecting the brain from long-term cognitive damage in the wake of injury from lack of oxygen, seizures, or toxic drugs.

Brookings Institute Webcast: The Politics Of Marijuana Legalization

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Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 29 from 2:00-3:30 PM (eastern), the Brookings Institute is holding its second in a series of public policy review panels examining the ever-evolving changes of cannabis laws—mainly at the state level, with little-to-no federal reforms—where state legislatures and/or voters have voted to replace prohibition laws with decriminalization, medical access to cannabis [...]

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