Monthly Archives: October 2017

Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles In Past Year

Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles In Past Year

United States farmers cultivated over 23,000 acres of hemp in 2017, up from fewer than 10,000 acres in 2016.

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Virginia State Crime Commission Holds Hearing On Decriminalization

Virginia State Crime Commission Holds Hearing On Decriminalization

Among the policy proposals are options that are line with those of numerous other states, including Nebraska and Mississippi. Such a change will save taxpayers money and allow police and the courts to re-prioritize their resources toward addressing more serious crimes.

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Congressional Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Congressional Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Members of the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs are demanding the Department of Veterans Affairs facilitate protocols to assess the efficacy of medical cannabis in veterans suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress.

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Colorado’s Top Doc Debunks Legalization Fears

Colorado’s Top Doc Debunks Legalization Fears

Colorado's top doctor says that adult use marijuana legalization has not negatively impacted public health or safety.

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant.

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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

October 25, 2017
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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and for the first time ever, Republicans, according to polling data released by Gallup.

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#ACT: Medical Marijuana Could Be On The Line

Protections for the medical marijuana markets that are now legal in 30 states are set to expire on December 8th. After that, over 2 million registered patients’ continued access to their medication will rely on the prohibitionist whims of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been lobbying aggressively for the ability to use the...

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Setting the Record Straight

October 23, 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 is by debunking marijuana myths and half-truths via the publication of timely op-eds in online and print media.

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Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease

Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease

Adults with a history of cannabis use are less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than are those who have not used the substance, according to data published online in the journal PLoS One. “Active marijuana use provided a protective effect against NAFLD independent of known metabolic risk factors,” authors...

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The opioid ‘crisis’

October 17, 2017
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The opioid ‘crisis’

In Scientific American: People Are Dying Because of Ignorance, not Because of Opioids by Carl L. Hart

I am concerned that declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency will serve primarily to increase law-enforcement budgets, precipitating an escalation of this same sort of routine racial discrimination.

It is certainly possible to die from...

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