Browsing archives for November, 2013

New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Legislation

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The New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 4-1 in favor of Assembly Bill 2415. This legislation would legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp. Members of NORML New Jersey were present to testify in favor of this legislation. “We commend the Committee for taking a common sense approach to allow the growth [...]

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NORML Argues State Prosecutors Can’t Justify Police Searches Based on Smell

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NORML filed an “amicus curiae” brief with the state supreme appellate court on Friday, November 22, urging the court to enforce the limits on police searches set by 2008′s voter-initiative state decriminalization law, which eliminating police searches and arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Attorneys Michael Cutler of Northampton and Steven Epstein of [...]

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Cannabis use among teens rising in some developing countries

Did you know that? 25 November 2013 | 0 Comments

A study published reveals that cannabis use is declining in rich countries but stable or increasing in developing countries.

Preventing marijuana-induced memory problems with over-the-counter painkillers

Did you know that? 25 November 2013 | 0 Comments

In addition to being used as a recreational drug, marijuana has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, from chronic pain to epilepsy. However, its medical value is greatly limited by debilitating side effects. A study has revealed the molecular pathways responsible for marijuana-induced learning and memory problems. The findings suggest that [...]

Colorado Raids Linked to DOJ Memo Violations & Drug Gangs

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On Thursday November 21, US law enforcement agents, along with local police officers raided 14  medical marijuana locations around Colorado (including dispensaries, grow warehouses and 2 private residences), making it one of the largest federal raids since the state’s medical marijuana laws went into effect.  A search warrant identifies 10 target subjects, noting alleged violations [...]

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