Is is safer to drive high than drunk? Efforts to curtail marijuana-impaired driving collide with attitudes, medicinal use

Published: Aug 25, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 5:54 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Promoting cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol was a tenet of the marijuana legalization movements in Colorado and other states. Early data indicate that attitude continues when people get behind…

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Tennessee House passes bill to revoke cities’ marijuana decriminalization efforts

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 9:35 am By Sheila Burke, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The House has voted on a bill that would block any efforts by Tennessee cities to decriminalize the use of marijuana. The bill would nullify laws that Memphis…

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Across America, efforts to decriminalize marijuana are pitting cities vs. states

Published: Nov 4, 2016, 6:28 am • Updated: Nov 4, 2016, 6:28 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff A lot of attention is being focused on the states preparing to vote on marijuana legalization in the November 8 elections. But there’s another, less high-profile political movement underway, as more…

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Florida: Anti-Medical Marijuana Efforts Are Hurting Florida Veterans

(image via operation overmed) I received the following message from the Florida medical marijuana campaign: Our veterans returning home with PTSD are suffering and dying at an alarming rate, with too few therapeutic and pharmaceutical resources to help. Many veterans, however, have used marijuana to help alleviate their PTSD symptoms,…

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Vermont House Shoots Down Marijuana Legalization Efforts

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Members of the Vermont House spent over six hours today debating various amendments to reform marijuana policy, but ultimately decided against enacting any significant changes in law. House lawmakers voted 121 to 28 to reject Senate-approved language that sought to regulate the adult use,…

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500 Students Plan National Marijuana Legalization Efforts At Upcoming Conference

More than 500 students and supporters from at least 35 states and 16 countries will gather near the nation’s capital this weekend to talk about ending the failed war on drugs. Among other tactics and strategies, the students will plot efforts to help pass marijuana legalization measures appearing on state…

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NORML Chapters Lead Reform Efforts On The Local Level

By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator State and Local Excitement filled the air at this year’s Boston Freedom Rally as Massachusetts voters consider two initiatives aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana in 2016. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and Bay State Repeal are both working to collect the signatures…

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