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Cannabis Activism

Smoke Out At A Smoke In

Its festival season again here in Washington State and that means it’s time for one of the oldest pot protest, Seattle Hempfest. Now in its 27th year of nonviolent protest by lighting one up, it should be on your activist bucket list. Having checked this one through volunteering my next pipe […]

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Medical Marijuana

Arizona Supreme Court: Lawmakers Cannot Ban Medical Cannabis Access On College Campuses

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court decision striking down a 2012 law that sought to forbid medical cannabis access on college campuses. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono, and called the decision a “victory for democracy.” Justices opined that the 2012 law was unconstitutional because […]

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Cannabis Activism

NORML PAC Endorses Jared Polis For Governor Of Colorado

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced its endorsement of Jared Polis for Governor of Colorado. “During his tenure in Congress, Jared Polis has been the preeminent champion for ending our nation’s failed federal prohibition on marijuana and an unrelenting force […]

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Cannabis Activism

Members of Congress Join Cannabis Business Leaders In D.C. To Advocate For Federal Cannabis Policy Reform

On Wednesday, cannabis business leaders with the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) joined members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol to draw attention to the success of regulated legal cannabis programs around the country and to advocate for policy reforms to protect the legal industry. Lawmakers including Representatives Earl Blumenauer […]

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Marijuana Business

Massachusetts Approves 205 Potential Licensing Applicants To Receive Priority Review

The Cannabis Control Commission concluded its priority review process on Tuesday, ultimately approving 205 prospective licensees to enter the agency’s application system early and have their license applications processed first. The 205 total certified includes 82 Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMDs) and 123 Economic Empowerment Applicants, which were required to demonstrate […]

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Marijuana Studies

CBD Therapy Improves Autistic Symptoms According To Study

The adjunctive use of high CBD oral extracts is associated with improvements in symptom management in children with autism-related behavioral issues, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Neurology. Israeli researchers assessed the use of oral extracts containing a 20 to 1 ratio of CBD to THC in […]