Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee

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Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — During a House Democrats meeting on Wednesday morning, the caucus elected marijuana reform supporter Representative Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (D-NY) to be the party leader on the powerful Judiciary Committee. Rep. … Read More

Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | NORML WASHINGTON, DC —  A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly … Read More

Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients

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Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients | NORML EAST LANSING, MI — Cannabis use is associated with reduced neuro-inflammation in HIV patients – a result that likely reduces cognitive declines typically associated with the disease, … Read More

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again)

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again) | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional leadership voted to enact a four-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by … Read More

CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis, Study Finds

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CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis, Study Finds | NORML LONDON, UK — The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of … Read More

World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls

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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls | NORML GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD(cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by … Read More

How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell

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How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell | Phillip Smith In June, 2014, Wilfredo Ramos was driving back to his Brooklyn home after visiting his mother in Lancaster, Pennsylvania when two Pennsylvania … Read More

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