Thursday, November 14, 2019

NORML News of the Week 11/14/2019

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NORML News of the Week
Volume 22   •   Issue 46   •   November 14, 2019
Driving Simulator

Driving Simulator: THC Dosing Associated with Decreased Speed, No Residual Effects on Performance

"Among young regular but non-dependent cannabis users, smoked cannabis led to a significant reduction in driving speed, ...but there was little evidence of residual effects."

Marijuana Vape Cartridges

CDC Identifies Vitamin E Oil Additive as a "Very Strong Culprit of Concern" in Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

The agency adds, "The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers, are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak."

Marijuana and PTSD

Study: Cannabis Use Among Post-Traumatic Stress Patients Associated with Reduced Depression

"This study provides preliminary epidemiological evidence that cannabis use may contribute to reducing the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depressive and suicidal states."

CBD Capsules

Clinical Trial: Oral CBD Administration Not Associated with Positive Drug Test Results

Investigators reported, "Accurate labeling and regulation of ∆9-THC content in CBD/hemp products are needed to prevent unexpected positive drug tests and unintended drug effects."

CBD Labeling

Report: Potency of CBD Products Sold Online Often Deviates from What Is Advertised

Some of the products also tested positive for the presence of solvent residue and elevated levels of heavy metals – findings that are also consistent with those of other studies.

Marijuana and the Brain

Study: Steady Decline in Reports of 'Cannabis Use Disorder'

Authors concluded, "[W]e found evidence that among people reporting daily/almost daily cannabis use, there were important reductions in the prevalence of cannabis use disorder from 2002 to 2016."

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Pew Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Say "Marijuana Should Be Made Legal" Details
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Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana Patients Protest for Better Protections, Lower Prices Details
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Congress Should Lift the Ban on Medical Cannabis Access for Military Veterans Details
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Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans' access to medical marijuana Details
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

Will you tell your member of Congress to cosponsor my legislation to allow veterans access to medical marijuana?
November 11, 2019
Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California's 13th District.


As a supporter of NORML, I know that you're aware of the damage that unjust marijuana prohibition continues to inflict across the country, especially on communities of color. What you may not know, is that one group that prohibition falls hard upon is our nation's veterans.

Polling from the American Legion shows that nearly 1 in 4 veterans consume marijuana to alleviate symptoms of a medical or physical condition. Yet, even in the majority of states where medical cannabis is legal, VA physicians are prohibited by federal law from filling out a state-legal medical marijuana recommendation form.

As a member of Congress, I'm working to change that.

My bipartisan bill, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act (HR1151), would end the current medical prohibition on VA doctors. Specifically, this bill would also create a federal safe harbor protection for veterans and their doctors in using or recommending medical marijuana where it is legal in that State or Indian Tribe. Similar language to protect VA doctors had been previously considered and approved in both chambers of Congress, but shamefully it was stripped out of the final package.

This year, we can and must succeed in passing this essential legislation and protecting the rights of veterans to access medical treatment and serving those who served us.

Will you send a message to your Member of Congress and tell them to join us as a cosponsor of HR 1151

Research published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found a 75% reduction in Clinician-Administered Post-traumatic Scale scores following cannabis therapy. It is my determination that this legislation will allow those veterans who can benefit from the medicinal use of cannabis to have a safe and regulated way to access their treatment.

Prohibiting VA doctors from recommending cannabis to qualifying patients, while continuing to rely on pharmaceuticals drugs like opioids as a treatment, is both a dangerous and illogical policy. We know medical marijuana can be an effective and safe treatment for veterans and it is time to stop making them seek private, out-of-network physicians to access it.

I sponsored the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act because I know it will create an immediate positive impact on the lives of our veterans. Once enacted, veterans will be able to access medical marijuana treatment without the added challenge of accessing a private, non-VA physician.

Together, we can gather enough support to pass this legislation, but it will only happen if enough Americans stand up and demand it. Please tell your member of Congress to support the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act.

Thank you,
Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee
Member of Congress
California's 13 District

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

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According to legend, Crispin and his brother Crispinian traveled from Rome to the French town of Soissons, where they preached and earned a living as shoemakers. The people of Soissons built a church in their honor in the sixth century, and since that time they have been known as the patron saints of shoemakers and other workers in leather. This is also the day on which the French and English armies fought the battle of Agincourt in the middle period of the Hundred Years War (1415).

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