Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Study: Cannabinoid Could Potentially Cut Down On NSAID-Induced Hospitalizations

Researchers at West Virginia University assessed the impact of THC administration in an animal model of NSAID-induced gastric inflammation. Investigators reported that low doses of THC provided gastroprotective effects, significantly attenuating gastric hemorrhages and lesions. They concluded, "annabinoids may have the added benefit of reducing the effective analgesic dose of NSAIDs, as well as...

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Life Insurance for Marijuana Consumers

Life Insurance for Marijuana Consumers

One of the most asked questions received at NORML over the years has been ‘I smoke cannabis and I want to purchase or increase my life insurance, what companies provide underwriting?’ A very informative news piece from LifeHealthPro provides an excellent overview of life insurance companies and their current policies regarding offering coverage to...

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House Approves Amendment to Allow Hemp Cultivation for Research

House Approves Amendment to Allow Hemp Cultivation for Research

UPDATE: For unrelated reasons, the final House version of the FARRM bill was voted down this afternoon, we’ll keep you updated as this situation evolves. This morning, the United States House of Representatives approved an amendment to H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (The FARRM Bill), that will...

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WA Delegation To Feds: Clarity On Marijuana Legalization

WA Delegation To Feds: Clarity On Marijuana Legalization

Nearly eight months after Washington voters passed a binding cannabis legalization initiative with an impressive 55% showing, the federal government is still yet to have made any definitive public statements as to what it is going to do regarding what is now such a clear conflict: between established federal laws and customs prohibiting any...

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‘We’re too stupid’ claims DEA in lobbying Congress

June 20, 2013
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‘We’re too stupid’ claims DEA in lobbying Congress

The DEA is back to pushing against the bill to legalize hemp farming with a set of talking points, which mostly boils down to, as we’ve said here before, that law enforcement is too stupid to figure out the difference.

Ryan Grim reports: DEA Wages Hemp War Behind The Scenes In House

The Drug...

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