Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Pot vs. pills

CALIFORNIA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A researcher from the University of California at San Diego assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to opioid pain Read the full article…

U.S. Legal Cannabis Market to Grow to $24.1 Billion by 2025

Edibles are changing the marijuana marketplace

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: New Frontier Data, a leading cannabis industry business intelligence firm, has refined its market projections for adult use and medical markets across the country,  according to The Cannabis Industry Annual Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook. The firm forecast the legal cannabis market to grow to $24.1 billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth Read the full article…

Statement On The Formation Of The Cannabis Caucus

CAA

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The nation’s leading cannabis and drug policy reform organizations commended Congressional members Thursday on the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Don Young (R-AK) formed the Congressional Cannabis Caucus to develop and promote sensible cannabis policy reform and work to ease the Read the full article…

NORML Responds To Jeff Sessions Being Confirmed As Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Despite historic opposition to a nominee for Attorney General, today Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) has been confirmed to assume the role of our nation’s top law enforcement official. “Jeff Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with the laws regarding marijuana in over half of Read the full article…

Mounting Support for Marijuana Banking Has Widespread Implications

MONEY AND MARIJUANA

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Although 28 states have already legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to label marijuana a Schedule 1 substance, along with heroin and LSD, making it illegal on a federal level. As a result, the banking industry has been slow to provide services to marijuana Read the full article…

Marijuana And DUI – Laws, Tests, And Penalties

Marijuana in the DUI cases

By Robert Russel The acronym DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence and it represents the crime of driving a vehicle while affected by alcohol or other drugs to a level when the driver can’t operate the vehicle safely. Depending on the state that you are living in, penalties for alcohol and the drugs may Read the full article…

MPP Issues Statement Regarding Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions testifies

Sessions did NOT commit to vigorously enforcing federal prohibition laws in states that have adopted conflicting laws Earlier in the day, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer signaled that Sessions would follow Trump’s lead on marijuana policy; Trump has said states should be able to establish their own marijuana laws DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The Marijuana Policy Read the full article…

Marijuana Advocates Tell Senators #JustSayNoToSessions

NORML organized #JustSayNoToSessions

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Yesterday, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and its supporters organized a “Day of Action” to mobilize opposition to the appointment of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. “Senator Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with laws throughout a Read the full article…

NORML Comments On Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification

NORML comments on legal Maine

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017. “Sometimes our opponents have to be drug there kicking and screaming, but it is good to see the ‘No on 1′ campaign and Governor LePage honor the will of state Read the full article…

Jan. 6 National Press Club Newsmaker Explores How Acts of Civil Disobedience Will be Used To Challenge The Trump Administration

Civil Disobedience is the topic of the next National Press Club meeting

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Civil disobedience has been an important part of the fabric of this country and key to social change from the earliest days of the country’s development, through the Vietnam War protests, to the work of the civil rights movement and beyond. As a new administration is set to begin its work within Read the full article…