Medical Marijuana News

June 20, 2011

First Day of Summer: Got Your Hemp Pack?

    Today marks the first day of summer and the last days of NORML’s 2011 spring membership drive, this week featuring a NORML & Rick Steves Travel Hemp Backpack for 50% off. There are hardly better ambassadors for cannabis consumers than the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana […]
June 20, 2011

Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to Leave Medical Marijuana Up to States

    In 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would no longer spend scarce resources going after medical marijuana patients or providers. The “Ogden memo” clearly established that federal enforcement actions would not be taken against individuals or groups that act in clear and unambiguous […]
June 20, 2011

Legalizing Marijuana Wont Kill Mexican Drug Cartels

        Legalization Wont Kill the Cartels By SYLVIA LONGMIRE Op-ED Contributor Published: June 18, 2011 St. Louis FOR a growing number of American policy makers, politicians and activists, the best answer to the spiraling violence in Mexico is to legalize the marijuana that, they argue, fuels the […]
June 20, 2011

A Trillion Dollar Failure: The War on Drugs

          By Anonymous The MetroWest Daily News Posted Jun 19, 2011 @ 12:45 AM   A milestone in America’s longest war passed quietly on Friday. Too quietly. On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared that “Public enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug […]
June 19, 2011

Rep. John Conyers Says Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized

      At a press conference at the National Press Club on Friday, representatives of Institute of the Black World, as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, and others met to look at the impact that our nation’s failed war on drugs has […]
June 19, 2011

Cannabinoid Administration Delays Huntington’s Disease Progression In Animals — Time To Initiate Human Trials

      The combined administration of the plant cannabinoids THC and CBD (cannabidiol) provide neuroprotection in rat models of Huntington’s Disease (HD), according to experimental data to be published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. Huntington’s Disease is an inherited degenerative brain disorder characterized by motor abnormalities and dementia […]
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