Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Medical Marijuana

Study: “No Evidence” That Medical Cannabis Access Laws Encourage Youth Marijuana Use

Neither the enactment of medical cannabis legalization nor the establishment of dispensaries are associated with any upticks in young people’s use of marijuana, according to data published in the journal Substance Abuse. A team of investigators affiliated with John Hopkins...

Cannabis Products to buy from Black-Owned Businesses

Portland Monthly put together a great list of products you can get (some regional, most available online depending on your state) that come from businesses that are Black-owned. Royalty Spirits Exotic Berry CBD Mixer Like so many of us, Chaunci King...

Nationwide Update on Legalization

Let’s take our trademarked dive into some state updates on legalization efforts across the country. We’ll begin at the federal level, where Biden seems to be wavering and then unwavering in his stance. Word broke last week that past marijuana use...

Virginia: Governor Northam Approves Botanical Medical Cannabis Bills

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation, House Bill 2218 and Senate Bill 1333, amending the state’s medical cannabis access law to allow for the production and dispensing of botanical cannabis products. The measure takes effect July 1, 2021 and products are anticipated to...

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/19/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Two pieces of legislation were reintroduced at the federal level this week, one to provide marijuana businesses with access to banking and other financial services (SAFE Banking Act), and a...

70+ Groups Join Forces to Urge Legislature to Pass Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act

1199/SEIU, NAACP, Drug Policy Alliance, Working Families Party, Citizen Action Issue Letter to Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins & Speaker Heastie to Pass MRTA Groups: Legislation Must Place Justice, Reinvestment & Social...

House Reintroduces SAFE Banking Act To Normalize Cannabis Commerce

Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), and Warren Davidson (R-OH), along with over 100 additional co-sponsors, have reintroduced The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in the US House of Representatives.  Federal law currently...

Social Justice-Centered Cannabis Legalization Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee, Clearing Path to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM – With the Senate Judiciary Committee Voting in Favor of Cannabis Legalization, Emily Kaltenbach, Senior Director for Resident States and New Mexico for the Drug Policy Alliance, released the following statement: “As the clock begins to run...

New Report Shows Persistent Racial Disparities and Economic Impacts in Marijuana Arrests Across New York

New York, NY – A new report released today by the Drug Policy Alliance and the Public Science Project at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Inequitable Marijuana Criminalization, COVID-19, and Socioeconomic Disparities: The Case for Community Reinvestment in New York,...

Vaping Marijuana worse than e-cigarettes for lungs, study says

A new study is getting published in the Journal of Adolescent Health that will report findings on the danger of cannabis vaping. While it’s not out yet, a report was written over at University of Michigan that sheds light on...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Some videos to enjoy while high today

Happy 4/20!! In honor of today's highness, here are a few videos to watch, all of them catered for joy...
- Advertisement -