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Study: CBD Oil ‘Highly Promising’ as Treatment for Pediatric Epilepsy

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The administration of cannabis oil extracts high in cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency in children with intractable epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Seizure. Israeli researchers retrospectively evaluated the effects of CBD oil in a multicenter cohort of 74 patients with intractable epilepsy. …

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Study Finds THC Inhibits Weight Gain

By NORML Calgary, Canada: THC administration prevents weight gain in mice fed a high fat diet, according to preclinical trials data published in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators at the University of Calgary and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario assessed the impact of small, daily doses of THC in diet-induced …

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NORML Announces Denver Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Clubs/Coffee Shops

By Keith Stroup, NORML Founder This past Friday, Denver NORML announced a new effort to enact a municipal voter initiative this year in Denver to legalize the social use of marijuana in certain venues within the city. The initiative will be known as “Responsible Use Denver,” and will seek to legalize private marijuana clubs for …

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Cannabis Reform Legislative Round Up

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Plenty of marijuana law reform legislation was introduced in state legislatures across the country this week! We have news out of Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Hampshire, Utah and Washington. Plus some news from abroad! Keep reading below to get the latest news in marijuana law reform from this week. International: Chile: …

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Fix This: Sharing Marijuana With Your Sweetheart Is Felony Distribution In Washington State

By Jake Ellison, The Seattle Times Say you’re having a real nice night with your sweetheart and decide to delve into a little bit of legal weed. You and your pal are in bed and you light up (joint or bowl or vape or maybe a nibble of an edible) … well, you better not …

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Hemp Consumes Radiation, Mitigates Heavy Metals From Soil Through Phytoremediation

By Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com It would appear as though the industrial applications of the hemp plant are seemingly infinite. While it’s long been understood that hemp can produce a plethora of every day products– such as fuel, textiles, construction material, clothing, food and paper –hemp can also apparently draw toxins from the soil. According to an …

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The Complete Guide To Growing Marijuana Naturally

By Rebecca James, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com Remember when growing and smoking marijuana was widely considered a “hippy” activity? Cannabis has a rich history as part of a movement that was focused on living peacefully without harming the planet or other human beings. Yet today marijuana is grown using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, not to mention vast amounts …

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Study: Cannabis Use Not Predictive Of Lower IQ, Poorer Educational Performance

By Paul Armentano, NORML Marijuana use by adolescents is not associated with lower IQ or poorer educational performance once adjustments are made for potential confounders, specifically cigarette smoking, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. British investigators assessed the relationship between cumulative cannabis use and IQ at the …

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The Top 10 Cannabis Policy Victories of 2015

By Rob Kampia, Marijuana Policy Project In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. Most of the action in 2015 was aimed at achieving substantial victories in 2016, which is slated to be the most successful year in …

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President Obama Commutes Sentences of Nearly a Hundred Federal Drug Prisoners

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org President Obama today commuted the federal prison sentences of 95 men and women, all but two of them drug offenders serving draconian sentences. He also issued pardons for two people who have already served their sentences. Many had been imprisoned since the 1990s. Some were doing life sentences for drug offenses. Most …

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U.S. Postal Service Enacts National Policy Banning Marijuana Advertisements

By Tom Angell, Marijuana.com The United States Postal Service (USPS) is announcing a new national policy banning the mailing of publications that contain advertisements for marijuana. “It is unlawful to enter as mail…advertisements that seek or offer to buy or sell Schedule I controlled substances, including marijuana,” the policy reads. If USPS personnel identify mail …

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Dallas Police Chief Admits Ending Incarceration for Cannabis Possession Is “just so damn practical”

By Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com The Dallas City Council and local Police Chief are pondering the cultivation of a much-needed pilot program – similar to the cite and release program scheduled to roll out in the Houston area on January 1, 2016 – Dallas police would instead issue citations to individuals busted with a small amount of …

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Missouri Bill Filed to Legalize Hemp

By Tenth Amendment Center JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (Dec. 7, 2015) – This week, a bill was prefiled in the Missouri State Senate to authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Prefiled on Dec. 1 for introduction during the 2016 …

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Study: 100% Of Those with Migraines, Fibromyalgia and IBS Find Reduction Of Pain with Marijuana

By The National Pain Report One-hundred percent (100%) of people with migraine headache, fibromyalgia or irritable bowel syndrome who use medical marijuana for a minimum of 30 days report a reduction in pain and discomfort, a 6-month study conducted by Care By Design found. People included in the survey suffer from a range of different …

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Study: Cannabis Improves Outcomes In Opioid-Dependent Subjects Undergoing Treatment

By Paul Armentano, NORML Cannabis use is associated with improved outcomes in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing outpatient treatment, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers at Columbia University assessed the use of cannabinoids versus placebo in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing in-patient detoxification and outpatient treatment with naltrexone, an …

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