Study: Daily Marijuana Use For Chronic Pain Is Safe And Effective

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Chronic pain patients who use herbal cannabis daily for one-year report reduced discomfort and increased quality of life compared to controls, and do not experience an increased risk of serious side effects, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal…

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Legislators To Be Among First To Sign Marijuana Legalization Petition In Massachusetts

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Massachusetts will hold a news conference Tuesday at 10 a.m. in front of the State House to kick off the signature drive in support of a ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in the state. State Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont), Reps. Jay…

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New York City Council Holds Hearing On Synthetic Cannabinoids

Today, the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety jointly with the Committees on Health and the Committee on Mental Health; Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services; and the Committee on Consumer Affairs held hearings about the growing concern surrounding synthetic cannabinoids. Recently, there have been several…

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Book Review – The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm For Wellness By Steve DeAngelo

The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm For Wellness By Steve DeAngelo Is Now On Sale I have read more cannabis books than most I think. Part of it is due to the fact that I’ve been running this blog daily since January 2010, but even before Jay Smoker and I started…

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Recap

I attended the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference in Portland for my first time on September 12th &13th. Held at the Portland Hilton and Executive Tower, this was the 4th OMMBC here in Oregon.  These conferences are produced by Alex Rogers, co-owner of MarijuanaPolitics.com, and CEO of Ashland Alternative Health and…

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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Makes Snarky Comment About Marijuana Legalization

One of my old college professors is infatuated with United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. That professor has published several books dealing with female Supreme Court Justices, and recently published one specifically about the legal opinions that Justice Sotomayor has issued during her career. That college professor was my…

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Legislators, Patients And Families To Rally Tomorrow In Pennsylvania For Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan group of Pennsylvania legislators and a member of the governor’s executive staff will join a group of seriously ill patients and their family members at a rally Tuesday in support of ending the wait for legal access to medical marijuana. State Sens. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Daylin Leach…

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