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Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

In a recent letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote a pointed letter regarding the Department of Justice and it's posturing to implement a crackdown of lawful state medical marijuana programs

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Do you want some booty juice with your burritos verdes?

June 14, 2017
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Do you want some booty juice with your burritos verdes?

Just for fun…

Phillip Smith over at AlterNet has The DEA’s Top 10 Most Insanely Ridiculous Slang Terms for Weed

Quite a fun list, including:

Bambalachacha Booty Juice Burritos Verdes Fine Stu Good Giggles Joy Smoke Love Nuggets Pocket Rocket Righteous Bush Smoochy Woochy Poochy

Some of these terms would be a really bad...

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Deputy AG: Marijuana is federally illegal and has no medical use

June 13, 2017
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Deputy AG: Marijuana is federally illegal and has no medical use

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was questioned about federal marijuana policy during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today and his responses were disconcerting to say the least.

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Study: No Increase In Problematic Cannabis Use Following Passage Of Medical Marijuana Laws

Study: No Increase In Problematic Cannabis Use Following Passage Of Medical Marijuana Laws

The enactment of medical marijuana laws is not associated with increased rates of problematic cannabis use, according to data published online in the journal Addiction.

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Sessions continues to attempt his hard line on marijuana

June 13, 2017
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Sessions continues to attempt his hard line on marijuana

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.

The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from...

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Weekly Legislative Update 6/10/17

Weekly Legislative Update 6/10/17

Here are the bills from around the country that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your state. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and at the federal level.

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Safe Streets Alliance et al. v. John Hickenlooper, et al. – Good News, Bad News

Safe Streets Alliance et al. v. John Hickenlooper, et al. – Good News, Bad News

Most importantly for the legalization movement nationwide, the appeals court rejected the argument raised by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma that Amendment 64 in Colorado, the voter initiative that legalized and regulated the adult use of marijuana, was preempted by the federal Controlled Substances Act.

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Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a new literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences.

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Steve Rolles on the drug war

June 4, 2017
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Steve Rolles on the drug war

Steve Rolles has been one of the best voices in drug policy reform internationally. This fantastic article — Recreational drugs market should be managed by ‘governments not gangsters’, says expert — talks about his book, Legalizing Drugs: The Key to Ending the War. This interview in the Independent is loaded with quotes from Steve...

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Take Action This Memorial Day

May 29, 2017
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Take Action This Memorial Day

Veterans have served our nation honorably. So this Memorial Day, why is the federal government denying those veterans suffering from debilitating ailments like chronic pain and PTSD access to the therapeutic effects of marijuana?

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Weekly Legislative Update 5/27/17

Weekly Legislative Update 5/27/17

Welcome to this week’s edition of the NORML legislative roundup! Republican Gov. Phil Scott rejected legislation earlier this week, Senate Bill 22, which sought to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for the adult use and possession of marijuana. The Governor said that he did not support the legislation as written, but remains open to working with...

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Setting The Record Straight

May 25, 2017
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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. Since the mainstream media seldom casts a...

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