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NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

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Election day is around the corner but some legislators aren’t waiting for that to work towards reforming their marijuana laws. Keep reading to find out what happened this week in marijuana law reform. To support the measures below, please use our #TakeAction Center to contact your state and federal elected officials! A full list and summary [...]

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Presidential Candidate Calls For Descheduling Marijuana

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Vermont Senator and Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders yesterday pledged to get the federal government out of the marijuana enforcement business by removing the substance from the US Controlled Substances Act. Senator Sanders called cannabis’ present schedule I status under federal law “absurd.” He added: “In my view, the time is long overdue for us [...]

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Researchers study differences in ischemic stroke in marijuana users

Did you know that? 26 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Strokes in young adults who use marijuana are more likely to be caused by stenosis, narrowing of the arteries, in the skull than strokes in non-users, new research shows. Previous studies found an association between marijuana use and stroke, but the new study is the first to explore differences in stroke in marijuana users and [...]

‘Love hormone’ helps produce ‘bliss molecules’ to boost pleasure of social interactions

Did you know that? 26 October 2015 | 0 Comments

The hormone oxytocin, which has been associated with interpersonal bonding, may enhance the pleasure of social interactions by stimulating production of marijuana-like neurotransmitters in the brain, according to a new study. The research provides the first link between oxytocin — dubbed the ‘love hormone’ — and anandamide, which has been called the ‘bliss molecule’ for [...]

Ohio: Recent Polls Show Voters Split On Issue 3

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Ohioans will decide next Tuesday on Issue 3, the Marijuana Legalization Amendment, and recent polls indicate that voters are evenly divided on the issue. Bowling Green State University polling data released late last week finds 44 percent of respondents supporting the measure and 43 percent opposing it. Thirteen percent of respondents are undecided. By contrast, [...]

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