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California Nonprofit Looking to Study Breast Milk and Cannabis

California Nonprofit Looking to Study Breast Milk and Cannabis

When babies nurse, they receive many benefits beyond the basic nutrition of their mother’s breast milk. Babies that breastfeed or receive bottles of pumped milk from their mother often have more robust immune systems and may have a head start on their peers for intellectual development as they grow up. These benefits, as well as […]

NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

The National Football League (NFL) has long had a strict stance on cannabis use. Players are subject to drug screening, and a positive test could result in a loss of their ability to complete. Even when individual states began legalizing the plant for medicinal use, the NFL maintained its prohibitionist stance on cannabis medicine. This […]

No More High Stakes: Nevada Gambling Law Now Excludes People Using Cannabis

No More High Stakes: Nevada Gambling Law Now Excludes People Using Cannabis

Just about everyone with a pulse has heard the slogan, “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” which is how the city tries to lure people in. The idea that you can cut loose, get wasted, spend a ton of money on slots or at the blackjack table and maybe get married by Elvis in […]

Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

By Keith Stroup, NORML Founder & Legal Counsel One of the policy areas in greatest need of reform involves the typical response of our child custody system in this country when they learn that a parent smokes marijuana; in all states today, including those that have legalized marijuana either for medical use or for all […]

Philadelphia Removes Criminal Penalties for Pot Possession

Philadelphia Removes Criminal Penalties for Pot Possession

Beginning on October 20th, 2014, possession of small amounts of marijuana in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be a civil offense with no criminal penalties. That means that once the policy takes effect, Philadelphia will become the largest city to effectively decriminalize marijuana possession. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed the bill into law this last Wednesday, October […]

ACLU Calls on Feds to End Militarization in Wake of Ferguson Murder

ACLU Calls on Feds to End Militarization in Wake of Ferguson Murder

Last week, local police fatally shot an unarmed African-American 18-year-old named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days that followed, there have been massive protests in Ferguson and heavily armed SWAT teams are roaming the streets in response. Our communities are not warzones. And yet the police, armed to the teeth, treat us like […]

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

The following text is a press release from NORML that was released on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. A bill which will permit marijuana to be grown legally in the state of Missouri for the first time since cannabis prohibition began and which will allow cannabidiol (CBD) to be extracted from those plants and provided to […]

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

PHOTO: Dana Schmitt Photography Hollywood has given us a multitude of timeless stoner flicks, from Grandma’s Boy to Friday, and our beloved adventures of Cheech & Chong. All of these movies have a special place in my heart, but I can’t help but wonder why there hasn’t been a stoner film based around the female experience of marijuana. Many marijuana […]