NORML Responds To National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report today acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance” under Read the full article…

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Improved Cognitive Performance, Reduced Opioid Use

Medical Marijuana good for cognition

MASSACHUSETTS: Medical cannabis administration is associated with improved cognitive performance and lower levels of prescription drug use, according to longitudinal data published online in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators from Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital evaluated the use of medicinal cannabis on patients’ cognitive performance over a three-month period. Participants in the study were either Read the full article…

Values Survey: 63 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

63% of Americans Want To Legalize Pot

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sixty-three percent of Americans age 18 and older favor making the use of marijuana legal, according to national polling results compiled by the Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey. This percentage is the highest ever reported by the poll, and marks a 30 percent increase in public support for marijuana legalization since 2014. The Read the full article…

Historical Cannabis Discussion to Take Place at CWCBExpo in Los Angeles

CWCBExpo LA is coming

“Failure Is Not An Option,” to Feature Top Drug Policy Reformists Discussing Upcoming Legalization of Adult Use of Marijuana in California. CALIFORNIA: California, the most populous state and 6th biggest economy in the world, is poised to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana in the upcoming November elections.  The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, Read the full article…