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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Authors of the report declare that CBD is “not associated with abuse potential” … Continue reading »

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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016

Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops by the US Drug Enforcement Administration rose in 2016, according to annual data compiled by the agency. According to the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, agents confiscated more than 5.3 million marijuana plants nationwide in 2016. The total is a 20 percent increase over the agency’s 2015 … Continue reading »

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Marijuana Arrest Data Absent From Latest FBI Uniform Crime Report

Tabulations calculating the percentage of annual marijuana arrests nationwide are absent from the 2017 edition of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which the agency released today. The table,’Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations: Percent Distribution by Region,’ had for decades appeared in the section of the FBI report entitled ‘Persons Arrested.’ It was one of over … Continue reading »

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WA NORML: 2017 State of the Session Report

WASHINGTON STATE: For the first time Washington NORML had a regular lobbyist in Olympia this year. The truth is NORML has almost always been staffed by volunteer activists. That’s what I was, at a NORML chapter in Missouri, interning for NORML’s national office in Washington DC, and later as head of NORML’s Thurston County chapter. The reward … Continue reading »

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Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Opioids, Other Pain Medications

Pain patients report successfully substituting cannabis for opioids and other analgesics, according to data published online in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Kent State University in Ohio assessed survey data from a cohort of 2,897 self-identified medical cannabis patients. Among those who acknowledged having used opioid-based … Continue reading »

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Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission. Just over 3,000 federal defendants were sentenced for marijuana violations in 2016, according to the Commission. That total is roughly half of the number of federal defendants that were sentenced … Continue reading »

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NORML Responds To National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report today acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance” under federal law. Authors … Continue reading »

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NORML Releases Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands On Marijuana Policy

With the 2016 election only days away, NORML is pleased today to release of our first ever Gubernatorial Scorecard. Inspired by NORML’s Congressional Scorecard, this extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to every state governor based upon his or her comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. Public opinion … Continue reading »

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