Rochester-based organizations and community groups today released a new report that comprehensively outlines continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement in the City of Rochester and Monroe County.
Seniors who report the use of cannabis over the past year say that it improves their overall quality of life, according to survey data published in the journal Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine. Authors reported, “Past year marijuana users reported improved overall health, quality of life, day-to-day functioning, and improvement in pain.”
Drivers testing positive for the presence of THC in blood do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident, according to data published in the journal Addiction.
The administration of oral CBD reduces cue-induced cravings and anxiety in subjects with a history of heroin use, according to clinical data published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Commenting on the study’s findings, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said, “These conclusions add to the growing body of evidence that cannabis and its constituents represent an exit away from the use or abuse of other controlled substances rather than a supposed ‘gateway.'”
Efforts to reform Nevada’s pre-employment marijuana testing policies, as well as to expand the state’s medical cannabis program, are still being considered by lawmakers this session.
Members of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission have decided to advance plans to regulate social marijuana use facilities.
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Jim Bridenstine is the Trump-appointed head of NASA who called out SpaceX founder Elon Musk for smoking cannabis in an Internet podcast. Mr. Bridenstine is also a former Oklahoma congressman and a Navy pilot who flew E-2C Hawkeye aircraft in the South American drug war. No fan of marijuana, the NASA administrator wants to subject […]
NORML has submitted written comments to the US Food and Drug Administration ahead of the agency’s scheduled hearing on the regulation CBD-infused products. The agency will be taking in person public testimony on Friday, May 31, with regard to the “manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale” of CBD-infused retail products.
City lawmakers have successfully passed a pair of municipal bills limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for past cannabis exposure.