Thursday, August 29, 2019

NORML News of the Week 8/29/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 35
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NORML News of the Week
 
THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 35   •   August 29, 2019
Cigarettes and Alcohol More Harmful than Marijuana

Poll: Americans View Cigarettes and Alcohol as More Harmful Than Cannabis

Eighty-one percent of respondents believe that tobacco cigarettes are "very harmful" and fifty-one percent of respondents similarly view alcohol as "very harmful." By contrast, only 26 percent of those surveyed ranked marijuana as "very harmful."

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Medical Marijuana

Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Fewer Complications in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Researchers reported that cannabis users, on average, had shorter hospital stays compared to non-users and were far less likely to require either a partial or a total colectomy.

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Vapor Cartridge

Hospitalizations Linked to Use of Unregulated Vapor Cartridges

These incidents linked to the use of unregulated, illicit market vapor cartridges reinforce the need for greater market regulation, standardization, and oversight - principles which NORML has consistently called for in the cannabis space.

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Marijuana Possession Penalties

New York: Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties Takes Effect

Legislation has become law reducing marijuana possession penalties and facilitating the expungement of past cannabis convictions.

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Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma: Expanded Protections for Cannabis Patients Take Effect

Oklahoma is the fifteenth state to explicitly protect medical cannabis patients from workplace discrimination.

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Marijuana Records Expunged

New Jersey: Expungement Measure Receives a Conditional Veto from Governor

Gov. Murphy recommended several changes to the measure, including having criminal records specific to low-level marijuana offenses "immediately sealed" upon disposition.

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From the blog
New York: New Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties Takes Effect Today Details
08/28/19 4:32pm UTC
Oklahoma: Expanded Protections for Cannabis Patients to Take Effect Details
08/27/19 10:35pm UTC
Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South Details
08/26/19 5:21pm UTC
DEA Promises Progress on Federal Cultivation Applications, But Provides No Timetable for Action Details
08/26/19 5:10pm UTC
California: Hospitalizations Linked to Use of Unregulated Vapor Cartridges Details
08/22/19 9:12pm UTC
 
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