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Nebraska: Activists Submit Over 182,000 Signatures to Qualify Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Activists gathered at the state capitol in Lincoln to turn in over 182,000 signatures from registered voters in an effort to qualify a medical cannabis legalization measure for the 2020 ballot. The post Nebraska: Activists Submit Over 182,000 Signatur...

Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients

“Taken together, the results of this study add to the cumulative evidence in support of plant-based MC (medical cannabis) as a safe and effective treatment option and potential opioid substitute or augmentation therapy for the management of chronic pain symptomatology and quality of life.”

By | 2020-06-19T18:23:47+00:00 June 19th, 2020|Medical Marijuana, opioids, pain, science, substitution|0 Comments

Pennsylvania: Supreme Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Use Is Permissible While on Probation

"While the circumstances are certainly uneasy — since possession and use of medical marijuana remains a federal crime — we find that the District cannot require state level adherence to the federal prohibition." The post Pennsylvania: Supreme Court Rul...

Pennsylvania: Supreme Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Use Is Permissible While on Probation

The Court opined: "The federal Controlled Substances Act does not (and could not) require states to enforce it. ... While the circumstances are certainly uneasy -- since possession and use of medical marijuana remains a federal crime -- we find that the District cannot require state level adherence to the federal prohibition."

By | 2020-06-18T17:48:09+00:00 June 18th, 2020|2020, Courts, Medical Marijuana, Parole, pennsylvania, probation|0 Comments

Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients

“This is common sense legislation that provides physicians, not lawmakers, the ability and discretion to decide what treatment options are best for their patients." The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access...

A Founder Looks at 50: The Important Role of Medical Experts in Support of Legalization

When I started NORML in late 1970 I realized that our movement would need the support of some courageous doctors and other health experts to overcome the widely-held perception that existed at that time that marijuana must remain a crime to protect the...

A Founder Looks at 50: The Important Role of Medical Experts in Support of Legalization

When I started NORML in late 1970 I realized that our movement would need the support of some courageous doctors and other health experts to overcome the widely-held perception that existed at that time that marijuana must remain a crime to protect the public health. I found that support in Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Dr. Norman Zinberg, and others.