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FDA Approves Marketing Of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine

Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration today granted market approval for Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

NY Health Dept. will expand medical program; looks favorably toward adult use

The Health Commissioner of New York, Howard Zucker, recently announced that a long-awaited study by the Cuomo administration will recommend the legalization and regulation of marijuana for adult use. The study is believed to be at least partly in response to gubernatorial primary candidate Cynthia Nixon’s strong support of marijuana legalization. Mr. Zucker also announced … Continue reading NY Health Dept. will expand medical program; looks favorably toward adult use

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Vote Is One Week Away

In just seven days, voters in Oklahoma will have the opportunity to decide in favor of providing much-needed medical marijuana access to patients.

Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Endorses Medical Marijuana Initiative

Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice and former Dean of the St. Louis University Law School, Michael A. Wolff, announces support of the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative.

Press Release: Marijuana Policy Project Retains Mason Tvert to Serve as National Spokesperson, Coordinate Media Relations

For Immediate Release Friday, May 18, 2018   Contact: Mason Tvert 720-255-4340, mtvert@mpp.org Marijuana Policy Project Retains Mason Tvert to Serve as National Spokesperson, Coordinate Media Relations   Tvert, a partner at VS Strategies, co-directed the successful 2012 Colorado legalization initiative campaign and helped pass several successful marijuana policy reforms as MPP’s communications director from … Continue reading Press Release: Marijuana Policy Project Retains Mason Tvert to Serve as National Spokesperson, Coordinate Media Relations

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Progressive Policy Change In New York City

In a surprise joint press conference, Cyrus Vance Jr. and Eric Gonzalez, the respective District Attorneys of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, both announced that with limited exception low-level marijuana-related offenses would no longer be prosecuted.

Study: Frequent Cannabis Use Unrelated To Brain Morphology

The frequent use of cannabis is not associated with changes in brain structure, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Authors reported, “[N]ormal variation in cannabis use is statistically unrelated to individual differences in brain morphology as measured by subcortical volume.”

Lead the Marijuana Legalization Movement

The Marijuana Policy Project is looking for our next Executive Director to run the nation’s leading marijuana policy reform organization! We are taking advantage of our first-ever change in executive leadership to cast the widest net possible so we can find just the right person to lead us into the future at this critical juncture … Continue reading Lead the Marijuana Legalization Movement

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Are You Doing 4/20 Right? Here’s a List of What’s Happening

NORML chapters from around the country are combining traditional 4/20 events with a robust presence on social media that will include a call-to-action urging federal lawmakers to support HR 1227: The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act.

NORML Responds as Ex-House Speaker Signs On With Marijuana Industry Leader

It has been announced that former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, along with former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld, have joined the Board of Advisors for Acreage Holdings, a multi-state corporation operating in the medical and recreational marijuana space. The company holds licenses for dozens of cannabis businesses in the United States.
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Marijuana Activists in Florida Not Giving up on Legalization

Marijuana legalization in Florida is in trouble. Polls shows that support is waning, and if the vote happened today,...
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