Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

COLORADO:  The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students for Read the full article…

Study: Use Of CBD Products For Health Becoming Widespread

CBD is for sale everywhere you go these days

CALIFORNIA: The use of cannabidiol products for the treatment of either a specific health condition or for general well-being is becoming prevalent among the general public, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers at San Diego State University and at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon surveyed a self-selected cohort Read the full article…

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Reelection

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Reelection

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for reelection in Vermont. “Bernie has become one of the most outspoken and visible advocates for ending marijuana prohibition,” stated NORML PAC Executive Director Erik Altieri, “He has called for sensible Read the full article…

Patients Frequently Turning To Cannabis To Treat Symptoms Of Sickle Cell Disease

finding that is consistent with reports from other cohorts of chronic pain patients.

CONNECTICUT: Medical cannabis use is relatively common among patients with sickle cell disease, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Investigators at Yale University conducted an anonymous questionnaire among 58 patients with the disease. Forty-two percent of respondents reported having used cannabis within the past two years, and 31 percent reported having used it Read the full article…

Washington: Felony Marijuana Convictions Fall Nearly 90 Percent

Delaware Gov signs expungement bill

WASHINGTON:  The number of cannabis-related felony sentences in Washington fell an estimated 90 percent in the 18-months immediately following the opening of adult use marijuana retail stores, according to an analysis by the Washington Caseload Forecast Council. Investigators identified only 147 marijuana-related crimes resulting in felony sentences in this period of time, compared to 1,312 felony offenses Read the full article…

Harris Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized

"Voters believe that ending America's failed marijuana prohibition laws is a common-sense issue, not a partisan one,"

NEW YORK: Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that marijuana “should be legalized for medical use,” and 57 percent of respondents endorse regulating it for anyone over the age of 21, according to national survey data compiled by Harris Insight & Analytics. Among younger respondents (those ages 18 to 44), 68 percent agree that cannabis should be legal. Most Read the full article…

Study: History Of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

marijuana is associated with improved short-term outcomes following AMI

COLORADO: Heart attack patients with a history of marijuana use are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to those who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators with the University of Colorado compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or had tested Read the full article…

New Bill Builds Bipartisan Momentum Behind Federal Marijuana Reform

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), along with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), introduced bipartisan legislation to evaluate states’ marijuana policies. The Marijuana Data Collection Act directs the National Academy of Sciences to create a federally recognized report on state-level marijuana legalization policies, including both medical and non-medical use, and their Read the full article…

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

WASHINGTON: The enactment of state laws regulating adult marijuana use is associated with an increase in crime clearance rates, according to data published in the journal Police Quarterly. Clearance rates are calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are ‘cleared’ (charges are filed) by the total number of crimes reported. Criminologists at Washington State University assessed crime clearance rates Read the full article…

North Dakota: Advocates Turn In Signatures For 2018 Adult Use Initiative

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NORTH DAKOTA: Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota on Monday turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 of those signatures in order to qualify the measure for the Read the full article…