Study: Marijuana Consumers Less Likely To Suffer From Metabolic Syndrome

Current consumers of cannabis are 50 times less likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome as compared to those who have never used the substance, according to findings published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Medicine. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, which are linked to increased risk of heart disease and/or type 2 diabetes, among other serious health consequences.

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

With many state legislative sessions coming to an end and the federal government beginning final budget negotiations, we’ve seen plenty of marijuana legislation move forward this week. Click here to catch up on this week’s legislative action!

Rosenberg under fire

This has been building for a little while now, thanks in large part to Tom Angell who started a petition to have the DEA chief removed…

DEA chief says smoking marijuana as medicine “is a joke”

DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg on Wednesday rejected the notion that smoking marijuana is “medicine,” calling the premise a “joke.”

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Nation’s Capital: Massive Reduction In Marijuana Arrests

New data released by the Washington, D.C. police indicate that there has been a massive reduction of marijuana-related arrests in the nation’s capital. Astoundingly, there has been almost a 100% decrease in marijuana arrests one year after 70% of the District’s voters chose to end marijuana prohibition.

The maturation of legalization

I think this kind of thing is nice to see…

Mini joints: This Colorado mountain shop’s idea is a huge success

“We thought it would be really great to have something portable that had just enough for you and a few friends,” Andrew Salini, chief operating officer at High Country Healing, said in a recent […]