Medical Marijuana News

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August 21, 2018

Oklahoma Will Not Have Recreational Marijuana on November Ballot

Oklahoma Secretary of State James Williamson announced Monday that a bid to include a recreational marijuana initiative in November’s election has failed to qualify for the ballot. As required by law, the secretary of state’s office reported to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma on the petition drive to place State […]
August 20, 2018

Comedians Post Viral Video of Weighing Weed on NYPD Squad Car

While marijuana might be on the backburner for the majority of NYPD officers, the plant is still, unfortunately, considered a Schedule I drug by our very own Federal government. Sure, the stigma surrounding it has largely decreased, but that doesn’t mean people in either legal or non-legal states can go […]
August 20, 2018

Proximity Of Dispensaries To Schools Not Linked With Teen Use

The establishment of medical cannabis dispensaries within close proximity of schools does not make teens more susceptible to using marijuana, according to data published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers from UC San Diego examined the association between the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in school neighborhoods and teen […]
August 20, 2018

Florida Politician Says Wells Fargo Shut Down Her Account Over Pro-Cannabis Stance

A Florida political candidate has said that Wells Fargo has closed her campaign accounts because of her pro-cannabis stance. Nikki Fried, a Democratic candidate for state agricultural commissioner, said during a press conference on Monday that the move by the financial institution is “unprecedented” and “emblematic of what is wrong with […]
August 20, 2018

Over $5 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized at New Jersey-Pennsylvania Border

It could be the start of another busy season for the state troopers at the Greenwich Township weigh station on I-78. Last week, police caught a truck driver from California attempting to transport over 1,000 pounds of marijuana across the New Jersey-Pennsylvania line. The bust rivals some of the weigh […]
August 20, 2018

DEA is Pushing to Increase Cannabis Growth, Reduce Opioid Prescriptions

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is pushing to increase the amount of cannabis grown for research purposes while reducing the opioids produced in the country. Each year, the DEA sets production quotas for more than 250 Schedule 1 and 2 controlled substances. These quotas reflect “the total amount of controlled […]
August 20, 2018

NORML PAC Endorses Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Blumenauer and Young

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML-PAC) has announced their endorsements of Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK) in their reelection campaigns. Blumenauer and Young serve as lead co-chairs of the Cannabis Caucus in the House of Representatives. “Representative Earl Blumenauer has […]
August 17, 2018

Canadian Legal Expert Calls Cannabis Breathalyzers “Flawed Approach” to Legalization

This story was originally published in Straight Cannabis. Changes to impaired-driving laws in preparation for cannabis legalization are not only proving flawed but are threatening the charter rights of all drivers on the road, even those who have never consumed pot. Since amendments to Bill C-46 passed in June—adding more cannabis-specific […]
August 17, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/17/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the state level, North Dakota’s secretary of state’s office determined that activists collected enough signatures to qualify a far-reaching marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot. The campaign behind one Missouri medical cannabis initiative filed lawsuits seeking to block two […]
August 17, 2018

Elon Musk Clarifies His “420” Tweet Was Not About Weed

Tech mogul Elon Musk has clarified that his tweet on August 7 about taking his electric car company Tesla private was not related to weed. In the tweet, Musk wrote that he had secured financing to take the company private at $420 per share. The quoted price led some to […]
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