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WHO Finalizes CBD Recommendations

WHO Finalizes CBD Recommendations

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and therefore should not be subject to new international scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations finalized today by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence.

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Indigent Marijuana Defendants Will Be Covered Under Amended Contract Between Kansas City and Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Indigent Marijuana Defendants Will Be Covered Under Amended Contract Between Kansas City and Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Legal Aid of Western Missouri, an organization that provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to low-income people, can now offer free legal services to indigent defendants charged with marijuana possession.

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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD

WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence....

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Congressional leadership voted to enact a two-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 8, 2017. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed...

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Open Thread

December 8, 2017
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Open Thread

The Onion comes to the rescue:

FDA Confirms Psilocybin Reduces Risk Of Mindlessly Following Society’s Rules Like Fucking Lemming

SILVER SPRING, MD—Following months of research into the psychedelic compound’s...

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CDFA Emergency Regulations Regarding Cannabis Cultivation Licensing

CDFA Emergency Regulations Regarding Cannabis Cultivation Licensing

Cal NORML has sent comments to state regulators at the CA Department of Food and Agriculture regarding their emergency licensing regulations for cannabis cultivation.

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Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization

Sales of alcoholic beverages decline following the enactment of medical marijuana access laws, according to a working paper authored by a team of researchers from the University...

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Bipartisan Letter To Congressional Leadership Urges Continued Protections For Medical Marijuana Programs

Bipartisan Letter To Congressional Leadership Urges Continued Protections For Medical Marijuana Programs

Today, sixty-four members of Congress representing both Republicans and Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Leader Pelosi, and Leader Schumer urging them to maintain...

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Rick Steves Testifies In Illinois In Support Of Legalization

Rick Steves Testifies In Illinois In Support Of Legalization

On Tuesday, travel radio and television host Rick Steves, a NORML Board Member, journeyed to Illinois to testify in support of marijuana legalization effort in the state legislature.

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Double Your Impact on #GreenTuesday

November 28, 2017
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Double Your Impact on #GreenTuesday

We’ve made so much progress over the last year, all thanks to you. But there is still so much to be done. We expect 2018 to be even more...

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Canada: House Members Overwhelmingly Pass Adult Use Regulation Bill

Canada: House Members Overwhelmingly Pass Adult Use Regulation Bill

Members of the Canadian House of Commons voted 200 to 82 to approve legislation that seeks to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. Proponents of the...

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Setting The Record Straight

November 27, 2017
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Setting The Record Straight

One of NORML’s primary missions is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults. One of the ways we successfully achieve this goal...

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