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Seniors: Arthritis, depression … and cannabis

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New research shows another reason why senior citizens are turning to medical marijuana in record numbers. The link between depression, arthritis and cannabis is part of the generational turn-around that could lead to greater margins of victory for cannabis at the election polls. Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to […]

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Illinois takes three steps forward for cannabis

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Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed three laws advancing cannabis reform in that state, one involving industrial hemp and two affecting medical marijuana. Raumer signed legislation authorizing the state to license individual farmers to grow hemp for commercial purposes. Hemp farming “just makes good sense” The new industrial hemp law, which took immediate effect, expands the state’s […]

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Consumers prefer retail to cheaper street weed

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If local governments want to get rid of street dealers, the answer could be quite simple: License and regulate retail cannabis production and sales. Just make it convenient and don’t over tax it. The main factor driving people to spend money in the traditional, so-called “illicit,” marijuana market is the lack of over the counter […]

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NORML Chapters Focus on Voter Registration and Education

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NORML Chapters Focus on Voter Registration and Education | Kevin Mahmalji

As the summer months come to a close and as political campaigns around the country ramp up outreach efforts, NORML chapters are working to make sure that supporters of marijuana law reform efforts are registered to vote. Through our partnership with Rock the Vote, we’ve made it quick and easy for our members and supporters to […]

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New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1

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New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | TJ Baker

A new poll shows Michigan’s marijuana legalization campaign Proposal 1 on November’s ballot, is currently poised to pass with 56% support. Of those surveyed, 56% support the legalization proposal, while 38% were opposed. Six percent remain undecided. Age, not political affiliation, was the largest factor for support of the proposal, pollsters found.  While only 37% of […]

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | The Daily Chronic

 

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NORML Endorses Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1

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NORML Endorses Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is pleased to endorse Proposal 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, which will appear on November’s electoral ballot. The initiative permits those over the age of 21 to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis and related concentrates, while also licensing activities […]

NORML Endorses Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal 1 | The Daily Chronic

 

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Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Research

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Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Research | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted in favor of legislation (HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018) to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials assessing the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers have ever decided in favor of easing existing federal restrictions which limit investigators ability to clinically […]

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Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms

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Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms | NORML

LONDON — Cannabis smoke exposure, even long-term, is not positively associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, or irreversible airway damage, according to a literature review published in the journal Breathe. British researchers reviewed nearly 20 observational studies assessing cannabis inhalation and lung health, involving over 25,000 subjects. Investigators reported that the available literature fails to support […]

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Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets

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Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets | NORML

Consumers generally believe that cannabis sold in legal markets is “superior” to that available on the black market, and are willing to pay a premium for it, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Canada and the United States assessed adults’ opinions with regard to the impact of cannabis pricing on […]

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How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry?

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How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry? | Phillip Smith

Legal marijuana is a growth industry. Medical marijuana is legal in 30 states and full-on legalization in nine, with more states set to join the green revolution this fall. New Jersey could become the next legalization state sometime in the next few weeks, and Election Day could see two more medical marijuana states (Utah and […]

How Much Money Can You Make Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry? | The Daily Chronic

 

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Percentage of Adults Consuming Cannabis Rising

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Percentage of Adults Consuming Cannabis Rising | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Approximately one in seven US adults acknowledge having consumed cannabis within the past year, according to data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A team of investigators from the University of California and Columbia University in New York assessed cannabis use patterns in a nationally representative sample of 16,280 US adults. Overall, 14.6 […]

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NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market

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NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market | NORML

NORML staff today responded to reports that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will enforce a federal policy denying entry into the United States any individual involved Canada’s burgeoning marijuana market. Under the policy, US officials are to bar entry to Canadians who acknowledge having consumed marijuana at any time in their past, as well as those who are […]

NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market | The Daily Chronic

 

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