Browsing archives for July, 2015

New DEA Leader Suspects Marijuana Is Not As Bad As Heroin

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Newly appointed head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chuck Rosenberg, says that marijuana is “probably” not as dangerous as heroin. Rosenberg’s comments, issued Tuesday, are seemingly in conflict with marijuana’s Schedule I classification under federal law, which places it in the same category as heroin and is a lesser category than cocaine. The law defines [...]

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NIDA Director Says Cannabidiol Is A “Safe Drug”

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The director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Nora Volkow, believes that cannabidiol (CBD) – a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid – is “a safe drug with no addictive effects.” Volkow made the comments in an op-ed published by The Huffington Post. Volkow further acknowledged, “[P]reliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for [...]

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Oregon: Retail Cannabis Sales To Begin October 1

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Democrat Gov. Kate Brown has signed emergency legislation expediting the retail sales of cannabis in Oregon to those age 21 and older. Senate Bill 60 permits state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to also engage in cannabis sales to non-medical persons beginning on October 1, 2015. Adults will be allowed to purchase up to one-quarter ounce of [...]

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NORML Nation Membership Drive

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Hello NORML Supporters! NORML has big things planned for the 2016 election season, and we need more grassroots volunteers to help us fight for cannabis legalization! That’s why we’re announcing the NORML Nation Membership Drive, taking place from August 5th to August 12th! We’re working with multiple partners in the cannabis industry to build NORML’s ranks. [...]

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Marijuana Law Reform Beyond America’s Borders

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While America’s public support for domestic prohibition of marijuana appears increasingly waning, quantifying the types of marijuana law reforms internationally could constitute a full time job for the eager. This day’s news alone from overseas about cannabis law reforms strongly suggests that the contagion to end pot prohibition is hardly an America-only phenomena: Israel – [...]

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