Browsing archives for February, 2016

Colorado visitors using marijuana more likely to end up in emergency room

Did you know that? 25 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Out-of-towners using marijuana in Colorado — which has legally allowed sales of the drug in retail dispensaries since 2014 — are ending up in the emergency room for marijuana-related symptoms at an increasing rate, reports a new study. Visitors are unprepared for the adverse effects of marijuana use. The study shows the importance of educating [...]

NORML PAC Endorses John Fetterman For U.S. Senate

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NORML PAC is pleased to announce it’s endorsement of Braddock, PA Mayor John Fetterman in his campaign to be elected to the United States Senate representing the state of Pennsylvania. Mayor Fetterman has made marijuana law reform an important topic of his campaign. When asked about his position towards eliminating criminal penalties for the responsible use of marijuana by adults [...]

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Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Pain Relief, Reduced Opioid Use

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The long-term, daily use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain. Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel evaluated the use of cannabis on pain in a cohort of [...]

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National NORML Board Endorses AUMA Marijuana Legalization Initiative in CA

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At a board meeting held on Saturday, February 20th in Washington, DC, the NORML Board of Directors voted to endorse the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) voter initiative to legalize marijuana in California. The NORML Board reversed its former policy of waiting until an initiative has officially qualified for the ballot before endorsing it, [...]

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NORML’s Legislative Round Up February 19th, 2016

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Legislation around the country continues to move forward and more measures are being introduced every day! We have updates from , Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, and Rhode Island. Keep reading below to see what the latest in marijuana law reform is this week. State: Florida: On Thursday, Tampa City Council voted to [...]

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