Tell Mayor Berry: End Marijuana Arrests In Albuquerque

A little over a week ago the Albuquerque City Council voted to decriminalize marijuana by a 5-4 vote. Marijuana decriminalization has many benefits, and if you brush reefer madness claims aside, marijuana decriminalization has no drawbacks. That’s something that Albuquerque’s Mayor doesn’t seem to realize, and needs some nudging in…

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Patients Report Substituting Marijuana For Booze, Prescription Drugs

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Patients who possess legal access to cannabis frequently substitute it in place of alcohol and prescription drugs, according to survey data published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators from the University of Victoria in British Columbia assessed the influence of medical…

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Legislation To Protect Marijuana In The Next Presidential Term

With the presidential election season in full power, it seems there is one thing on every marijuana enthusiast’s mind in legal states: who is going to protect my rights? Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington D.C. all have legal recreational marijuana, this is a big question in the upcoming election.…

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FBI Reports Annual Marijuana Arrests In U.S. Increased Last Year For The First Time Since 2009

The annual number of arrests for marijuana offenses in the U.S. increased last year for the first time since 2009, according to the Uniform Crime Report released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. An estimated 700,993 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana-related offenses in 2014 — up from 693,058 in…

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