Browsing archives for March, 2016

Early Registration Now Open For NORML’s Congressional Lobby Day 2016

Generic 30 March 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are planning on attending this year’s Congressional Lobby Day in Washington D.C. this May 23rd and 24th and you like saving money, please take advantage of the early bird discount for pre-registering that is now available! The schedule will be released soon but rest easy it will be a full two day itinerary [...]

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Our Recent Supreme Court Victory and What It Means

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The recent decision by the US Supreme Court to refuse to hear a challenge to the Colorado marijuana legalization law was a significant victory for those who favor legalizing marijuana and a significant set-back for those who thought the federal courts might help them hold on to the increasingly unpopular policy of criminal prohibition. The [...]

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NORML Endorsed AUMA, Now We Need Your Help

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At the February NORML Board of Directors meeting, members decided to officially endorse the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) voter initiative to legalize marijuana in California. The AUMA permits adults to legally grow (up to six plants) and possess personal use quantities of cannabis (up to one ounce of flower and/or up to eight grams [...]

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Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Decreased Opioid Use In Chronic Pain Patients

Generic 24 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Chronic pain patients with legal access to medicinal cannabis significantly decrease their use of opioids, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain. Investigators at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor conducted a retrospective survey of 244 chronic pain patients. All of the subjects in the survey were qualified under [...]

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Treating withdrawal symptoms could help cannabis users quit, study finds

Did you know that? 23 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Treating symptoms of cannabis withdrawal could help heavy users stay clean longer, finds a new study. Marijuana’s long half-life and users’ reports of primarily psychological withdrawal symptoms have fueled the longstanding controversy among clinicians and researchers about whether physiological dependency and withdrawal symptoms actually occur.