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Posted Date: 10/27/2016

For the first time, a major US political party has embraced a strongly reformist platform plank on marijuana. Members of a panel of the Democratic National Committee Platform Drafting Committee approved the language last weekend. RELATED: In Surprise Reversal, Democrats Call for “Pathway” to Marijuana Legalization It’s not as forthright as the position sought by committee […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

FRANKFORT, KY — More than half of Kentucky’s industrial hemp crop this year can be traced to nineteen counties, 58 farmers and one company in Winchester. With 23,000 pounds of imported hemp seed destined for 2,466 acres, Atalo Holdings is a superpower in hemp production and processing in Kentucky. Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

A few days ago the California Secretary of State’s office made it official; proponents of The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) have handed-in more than 600,000 valid signatures, assuring that full marijuana legalization will appear on the ballot in CA in November. That’s right; Californians this fall will have yet another chance to end […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

Three out of four US adults believe that patients ought to be able to legally consume cannabis in instances where a physician has advised them to do so, according to nationwide survey data commissioned by Prevention Magazine. The support level is similar to that of previous national polls, such as those commissioned by Harris Polling […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

PHOENIX, AZ — A citizen initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Arizona is poised to appear on the November ballot after proponents turned in their petition Thursday with more than enough signatures to qualify. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) submitted 258,582 total signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State. 150,642 valid signatures […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

The NORML PAC is proud to announce its endorsement of Tim Canova, democratic primary challenger to US House member and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for Florida’s 23rd congressional district race. Mr. Canova, a law school professor and political activist, is the first Democratic challenger to Representative Wasserman-Schultz since she’s held the office and NORML is […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

WASHINGTON, DC — A panel of House Republicans has removed language from a federal appropriations bill that sought to expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Majorities in both the US House and Senate voted in May to include the language, the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

SACRAMENTO, CA — The inhalation of vaporized herbal cannabis reduces neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord related injuries, according to placebo-controlled clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain. A team of investigators at the University of California, San Diego, UC Davis, and the Sacramento VA Medical Center evaluated the […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

California voters will decide this November on a statewide initiative to legalize and regulate the adult use and sale of cannabis. The Secretary of State’s office confirmed Tuesday that proponents of the measure, The Adult Use Marijuana Act, collected over 600,000 signatures from registered voters to place the initiative on the ballot. Passage of the Act would […]


Posted Date: 10/27/2016

A broadly-backed initiative to legalize marijuana in the country’s most populous state will be on the California ballot in November. The secretary of state’s office made it official Tuesday afternoon, certifying that a random sample of more than 600,000 signatures turned in showed there were enough valid signatures to qualify the measure. “Today marks a […]