Browsing archives for December, 2015

No easy answers in study of legal marijuana’s impact on alcohol use

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Does legalization of marijuana lead pot users to drink more, or are they likely to substitute alcohol for weed? A new paper seeks to discover how changing marijuana laws affect the use of alcohol, the nation’s most popular drug.

2015: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

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NORML reviews the top news stories of 2015. #1 Congress Reauthorizes Medical Marijuana Protections Members of Congress approved language in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending bill that continues to limit the federal government from taking punitive action against state-licensed individuals or operations that are acting are in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws [...]

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A Look Back at 2015; and Ahead to 2016

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The end of the year is a natural time to review our progress advancing legalization over the past 12 months, and to look ahead to what we hope to achieve in the coming year. Compared to our recent dramatic electoral victories in 2012 and again in 2014, 2015 was a slow year. We made some [...]

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NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

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While many are already celebrating the holidays with family and loved ones, we didn’t want to miss the chance to spotlight some important marijuana law reforms that have taken place this past week. We have exciting news internationally, federally, and in several states! Keep reading below to find out more! International: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos [...]

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Colombia To License Medical Cannabis Use

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed legislation into law regulating the licensed production and exportation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Under the new policy, those seeking to grow medicinal cannabis commercially or manufacturer cannabis-based medicinal products may apply with government agencies for licensure. Regulators will also grant permits to those seeking to export medicinal [...]

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