Thursday, November 7, 2019

NORML News of the Week 11/7/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 45
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 45   •   November 07, 2019
Marijuana Poll

Poll: Most Americans Support Ending Federal Cannabis Criminalization

Sixty-two percent of respondents endorsed legalization and 69 percent said that they supported allowing the substance to be sold at state-licensed retail stores.

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CBD Regulation

Survey: Majority of Americans Falsely Presume the FDA Regulates CBD Products

Seventy-five percent of respondents presume that commercially available CBD products are FDA regulated. In fact, the FDA does not currently provide any regulatory oversight specific to the production or sale of commercially available CBD-infused products.

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Marijuana or Cannabis

Study: Terminology Doesn't Influence Public's Perception of Marijuana

Investigators reported: "We find no support for the notion that changing the name of the drug from 'marijuana' to 'cannabis' affects public opinion on the drug or the policies governing it."

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Marijuana and Chronic Pain

Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

Individuals who report having pain that limits their daily activity see large health improvements following medical marijuana legalization.

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Marijuana Use

Study: Endometriosis Patients Report Subjective Benefits from Marijuana

Both marijuana and CBD are reported as moderately or very effective for pelvic pain by the majority of women who have tried them, with marijuana reported as more effective than CBD.

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Medical Marijuana

Kansas: Legislative Committee Makes Medical Marijuana Recommendations

Members of a special legislative committee are supporting recommendations to provide limited medical cannabis access to qualifying patients.

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Marijuana Laws

Pennsylvania: Supreme Court to Decide on Whether Patients Can Use Medical Marijuana While on Probation

"The Supreme Court's action ... was the right thing to do. ... We look forward to explaining to the court why policies like [this] one ... are illegal and must be struck down."

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Marijuana and Parkinson's Disease

Review: Cannabis Compounds Show Promise in Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Plant-derived cannabinoids, including CBD, possess a potential multi-targeted treatment strategy for patients with Parkinson's disease and dyskinesia.

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From the blog
Report: Potency of CBD Products Sold Online Often Deviates From What Is Advertised Details
11/07/19 6:23pm UTC
Virginia: Majority Shift in Legislature Opens Door for Major Marijuana Law Reform Details
11/06/19 10:27pm UTC
California's Rep. Barbara Lee on Why Legal Cannabis Must Require Social Equity Too Details
11/06/19 6:41pm UTC
Ohio: Three More Municipalities Vote to Depenalize Cannabis Possession Details
11/06/19 5:17pm UTC
Poll: Most Americans Support Ending Federal Cannabis Criminalization Details
11/05/19 5:28pm UTC
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