NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally Is May 5th

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RESIST PROHIBITION, REALIZE, LEGALIZE NYC Cannabis Parade & Founding Chapter of the Global Marijuana March Leads Worldwide Day of Advocacy and Entertainment

The 47th Annual Parade starts in Midtown and marches to Union Square Park for an afternoon rally NEW YORK: New York’s longest running annual pro-cannabis event, established by The Youth International Party (Yippies) in 1971, the NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally, returns for its 47th year on May 5.   A powerful roster of elected officials, including two state Read the full article…

Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased As A Consequence Of Legalization

"We find that states that legalized marijuana have not experienced significantly different rates of marijuana- or alcohol-related traffic fatalities relative to their synthetic controls."

OREGON: The enactment of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to those in other states with similar pre-legalization Read the full article…

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

"Marijuana use did not have a significant association with serum creatinine, eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), or odds of having stage 2 or greater chronic kidney disease," they concluded.

MASSACHUSETTS: The cumulative use of cannabis is not associated with adverse effects on kidney function, according to clinical data published in The American Journal of Medicine. Harvard investigators assessed the relationship between marijuana use and renal function in a cohort of 13,995 adults between the ages of 18 and 59. Current marijuana users possessed no significant differences in any Read the full article…

NORML Founder Keith Stroup To Address NJ Cannabis Symposium March 29 At NJPAC

NORML Founder Keith Stroup

NEW JERSEY:  The granddaddy of the marijuana reform movement, NORML founder Keith Stroup, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming NJ Cannabis Symposium’s “Finance and Investments” event.  The symposium takes place on March 29th at the NJPAC in Newark. During his address, Stroup is expected to unveil The NORML Legal Committee (“NLC”) listserv, an attorney’s resource dedicated to Read the full article…

Michigan: Support Grows For Proposed Adult Use Initiative

Michigan likes its marijuana

MICHIGAN: More than six in ten Michigan voters endorse a proposed statewide ballot initiative legalizing the adult use and sale of cannabis. According to polling data compiled by the EPIC-MRA polling research firm and commissioned by Michigan NORML, 61 percent of voters say that they would vote yes on the measure “if the election were held today.” That percentage Read the full article…

Review: Adjunctive Use Of Cannabinoids Efficacious In Patients With Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

there was qualitative evidence that cannabinoids reduced seizure frequency in some patients, improved other aspects of the patients' quality of life and were generally well tolerated with mild-to-moderate AEs (adverse events)

AUSTRALIA: The adjunctive use of cannabinoids, particularly CBD (cannabidiol), typically reduces seizure frequency and improves the quality of life in patients with intractable forms of epilepsy, according to a review of clinical data published in the Journal ofNeurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Australian researchers reviewed data from six randomized, placebo-controlled studies, involving 555 patients, and from another 30 observational trials, Read the full article…

Clinical Trial: Use Of Herbal Cannabis Safe And Effective In Cancer Patients

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

ISRAEL: Cannabis administration is associated with the subjective improvement of symptoms in patients with cancer, according to clinical data published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Israeli researchers assessed the safety and efficacy of cannabis in a cohort of over 1,200 cancer patients over a period of six months. Ninety-six percent of patients “reported an improvement in their Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Effective At Treating Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

Pain in a female body isolated white background. Collage

ISRAEL: Cannabis therapy mitigates symptoms of the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia and is associated with a reduction in the use of other prescription drugs, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. An estimated 3 to 6 million Americans are afflicted by fibromyalgia, which is often poorly controlled by standard pain medications. Israeli investigators Read the full article…

Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

That paper concluded, [C]oncerns that increased marijuana use is an unintended effect of state marijuana laws seem unfounded."

NEW YORK:  The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the RAND Corporation, the University of California at Davis, and the Boston Read the full article…

Study: Inhaled Cannabis Augments Analgesic Efficacy Of Opiates

medical cannabis vs opiates

NEW YORK: The co-administration of inhaled cannabis and sub-therapeutic doses of oxycodone produces enhanced analgesic effects in human subjects, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. A team of investigators from the United States and Australia assessed the efficacy of inhaled cannabis and low doses of oxycodone on experimentally-induced pain in a double-blind, placebo-controlled model. Researchers Read the full article…