Long-Term Marijuana Use Associated With Improved Pain Relief, Reduced Opioid Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The long-term, daily use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain. Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel…

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Colorado Seeks To Create Organic Marijuana Labeling Rules

I always say that the average marijuana consumer becomes more and more sophisticated every day. There will always be marijuana consumers that live in the ‘dark ages’ but with more and more states creating regulated marijuana industries, marijuana consumers are increasingly making their purchases at regulated outlets. Most marijuana consumers…

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Ohio Poll Finds Strong Support For Medical Marijuana Prior To Initiative Launch

Approximately three out of four Ohio voters support amending the state constitution to make medical marijuana legal for patients with terminal or debilitating conditions, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling. The survey of 672 randomly selected Ohio voters was conducted February 17-18, just as advocates are preparing…

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NORML Endorses California Adult Use Of Marijuana (AUMA) Act

Today, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the nation’s oldest and largest marijuana law reform organization, announced that its Board of Directors has formally voted to endorse the California ballot measure known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Since its founding…

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Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Poised For Full Senate Vote

The Vermont Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a bill (4-3) on Monday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state and regulate marijuana for adult use. It is now expected to receive a full Senate vote. “The Senate has worked diligently and deliberately on this legislation,” said Matt Simon, the…

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Alaska: Marijuana Businesses’ Licensing Process To Begin Next Week

For prospective owners, investors, and employees, the long-awaited date to begin applying for marijuana business licenses is about to arrive. The newly dubbed Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (formerly the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board) is scheduled to start accepting applications online on Wednesday, February 24. Resources — including a FAQ,…

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US Marijuana Production Energy Costs Exceed $6 Billion

New Frontier, the leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry, analyzes the high energy costs associated with cultivating marijuana in its latest report, Illuminating Cannabis: The Future of Energy in the Cannabis Industry. Marijuana is the most energy intensive agricultural crop produced in the U.S. Its production consumes one…

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Hemp Industries Association Responds To FDA Warning Letters Regarding Mislabeling Of Cannabidiol (CBD) Products

Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the non-profit North American hemp trade association, has published its statement in response to recent warning letters sent by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacturers of CBD products, regarding mis-labeling of drug claims on said products.  Available on the FDA website, the letters explain…

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