Improving Medical Marijuana Programs Will Help Combat Opioid Crisis | Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Safe Access has released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” Released Thursday, the blueprint outlines... more
Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program | NORML ST. PAUL, MN — State health regulators in Minnesota have decided to expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include patients diagnosed with autism and sleep apnea. Advocates petitioned health officials to add the two new... more
Study Finds Gelatin CBD Capsules “Safe and Efficient” | NORML TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The oral administration of gelatin capsules containing purified cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and efficient in human subjects, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical... more
Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Signed Into Law | NORML MADISON, WI —  Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation into law to establish a state-sponsored pilot program to “study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp” in Wisconsin. Members of the Wisconsin Assembly and... more
Florida Lawsuit Challenges Regulators’ Failure to Fully Implement Medical Marijuana Law | NORML TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida patients and growers have filed a lawsuit over regulators’ failure to meet deadlines associated with the state’s 2016 voter-approved medical cannabis law. Plaintiffs argue that... more
Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program | Guest Author MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger has announced that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obstructive sleep apnea have been added to the list of qualifying conditions approved for... more
Weed Themed Ugly Sweaters for Every Holiday Pot Party | The Daily Chronic Staff If you’d like to put a stoner twist on your next ugly sweater party, check out these marijuana themed ugly sweaters. Weed Themed Ugly Sweaters for Every Holiday Pot Party | The Daily Chronic
Alcohol Sales Fall Following Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds | Paul Armentano Sales of alcoholic beverages decline following the enactment of medical marijuana access laws, according to a working paper authored by a team of researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State... more
December’s Dank Deals: Sales and Savings on Gifts for Every Stoner | The Daily Chronic Staff Looking for discounts on gifts for every stoner on your list? Check out these dank deals and stoner savings for the month of December. December’s Dank Deals: Sales and Savings on Gifts for Every Stoner |... more
Michigan Legalization Coalition Turns In 360,000 Signatures To Place Issue On 2018 Ballot | NORML LANSING, MI — Proponents of a voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis in Michigan have turned in more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to... more
Study: Marijuana Use History Not Independently Associated With Atherosclerosis | NORML SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The cumulative use of marijuana is not independently associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), according to longitudinal data published online ahead of... more
Kellyanne Conway is the Wrong Person to Lead the White House’s Response to the Overdose Crisis | Drug Policy Alliance More than thirty days ago, President Trump declared a public health emergency on the opioid overdose crisis. In the month since the declaration, there has been little substantive... more
Bipartisan Letter to Congressional Leadership Urges Continued Protections for Medical Marijuana Programs | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-six members of Congress representing both Republicans and Democrats sent a letter on Wednesday to Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Leader... more
Jailed for Smoking Cigarettes? A Tennessee Judge’s Outrageous Abuse of the Drug Court System | Phillip Smith A Tennessee judge has taken the questionable logic of drug courts to a ridiculous and punitive extreme by jailing drug court participants for having smoked cigarettes. That’s right, Hamilton... more
Need Help Clearing Your Record of Marijuana Charges? There’s a Free Expungement Fair in LA on Saturday | Drug Policy Alliance LOS ANGELES, CA — On Saturday, December 2nd, there will be an expungement fair in Los Angeles, CA for people who are looking to get their felony records reduced, dismissed,... more
Rick Steves Testifies in Illinois in Support of Marijuana Legalization | Justin Strekal On Tuesday, travel radio and television host Rick Steves, a NORML Board Member, journeyed to Illinois to testify in support of marijuana legalization effort in the state legislature. “When you legalize marijuana... more
Illinois Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana | TJ Baker SPRINGFIELD, IL — Advocates hoping to bring upwards of $700 million in new revenue to Illinois by legalizing marijuana next year spoke to lawmakers at a joint House-Senate committee hearing Tuesday. A measure legalizing marijuana... more
Canada: House of Commons Passes Marijuana Legalization, Regulation Bill | Paul Armentano OTTAWA — Members of the Canadian House of Commons voted 200 to 82 Monday to approve legislation that seeks to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. Liberal Party members, including Prime Minister... more
New Poll Shows 2 to 1 Support for Legal Marijuana Use in New York State | Drug Policy Alliance NEW YORK — A new poll shows that 62% of New York voters support making marijuana use legal for adults 21 and older, with only 28% opposed. The poll, conducted by Emerson College and commissioned by the... more
Cyber Monday 2017: The Best Deals on Gifts for Stoners | The Daily Chronic Staff If you missed out on the smoking Black Friday deals, you can still save big on Cyber Monday. Check out these dank deals on gifts for every stoner on your list this holiday season! Cyber Monday 2017: The Best Deals on... more