Browsing archives for February, 2016

Study points to cannabis’ effect on emotion processing

Did you know that? 29 February 2016 | 0 Comments

According to researchers, cannabis significantly affects users’ ability to recognize, process and empathize with human emotions like happiness, sadness and anger.

NORML’s Legislative Round Up February 26th, 2016

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The Vermont Senate approved legalization legislation this week! We also have several additional international updates from around the globe. International: Australia: Members of Australia’s House and Senate approved legislation this week to amend federal law to permit for the licensed production and distribution of cannabis to qualified patients. The move by Parliament follows recent efforts [...]

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Poll: 60 Percent of Likely California Voters Support Initiative Effort To Legalize Adult Marijuana Use

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A majority of likely California voters say that they intend to vote ‘yes’ this November for an initiative to regulate the retail production and sale of marijuana by adults, according to the results of a Probolsky Research poll released today. Sixty percent of respondents say that they will vote in favor of an initiative this [...]

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Australia: Parliament Approves Measure To Authorize Medical Marijuana Production

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Members of Australia’s House and Senate approved legislation this week to amend federal law to permit for the licensed production and distribution of cannabis to qualified patients. The measure amends the Narcotic Drugs Act of 1967 to allow “for the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes,” and to [...]

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Canadian Court: Government Can’t Prohibit Patients’ Rights To Grow Cannabis

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A federal court in Canada ruled today that government officials cannot prohibit physician-authorized patients from growing their own supply of medical cannabis. The decision strikes down regulations enacted in 2013 that sought to take away patients’ longstanding authority to grow personal use quantities of cannabis. The court opined that the regulations unduly infringed upon patients’ [...]

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