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Survey: Most Americans Say Marijuana Possesses Less Abuse Potential Than Alcohol

BY NORMLPOSTED ON JANUARY 12, 2021 Most Americans perceive cannabis to possess less abuse potential than alcohol, according to survey data published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. A pair of researchers affiliated with the University of Delaware and with Michigan State University surveyed a nationally representative sample of US adults (ages 18 to 75+) regarding their views on cannabis and […]

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Analysis: Medical Cannabis Most Commonly Recommended for Treating Chronic Pain Conditions

BY NORMLPOSTED ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021 Mississauga, Canada: Patients in the United States seeking medical cannabis recommendations are most likely to report suffering from chronic pain, according to data published in the Journal of Cannabis Research.  Analysts affiliated with CB2 Insights, a chain of medical cannabis evaluation clinics operating throughout the United States, assessed data from over 61,000 patients seeking medical

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Survey: Most Americans Say Marijuana Possesses Less Abuse Potential Than Alcohol

BY NORMLPOSTED ON JANUARY 12, 2021 Most Americans perceive cannabis to possess less abuse potential than alcohol, according to survey data published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. A pair of researchers affiliated with the University of Delaware and with Michigan State University surveyed a nationally representative sample of US adults (ages 18 to 75+) regarding their views on cannabis and

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Driving Simulator Study: THC Per Se Limits Are Unreliable Predictors of Psychomotor Performance

BY NORMLPOSTED ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021 Sydney, Australia: The presence of THC concentrations in either blood or oral fluid are unreliable indicators of driving impairment, according to data published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention.  Australian researchers assessed the relationship between THC levels and driving performance in 14 volunteers. Participants vaporized cannabis samples of varying potencies (high THC/low CBD, equal ratios

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Supermajority of Americans Support Expunging Marijuana-Related Convictions

BY NORMLPOSTED ON DECEMBER 8, 2020 Seventy percent of respondents favor expunging the criminal records of those with marijuana-related convictions, according to national polling data compiled by YouGov.com. Pollsters asked: “Do you support or oppose expunging marijuana-related convictions for non-violent offenders?” Seven in ten respondents supported expungement while only 17 percent opposed the process. Support is bipartisan, with majorities

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Record Number of Scientific Papers Published in 2020 About Cannabis

BY PAUL ARMENTANO, NORML DEPUTY DIRECTOR In 2020, researchers worldwide published a record 3,500+ scientific papers on the subject of cannabis, according to data compiled by the National Library of Medicine and PubMed.gov. Despite claims by some that marijuana has not been subjected to adequate scientific scrutiny, scientific interest in cannabis has increased exponentially in recent years. Since 2010, scientists

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Legislation Pending To Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), along with Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chairs Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), have introduced The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act (S. 1183 / HR 2588), bipartisan legislation to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from

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Study: Nearly Thirty Percent of Women Report Having Used Cannabis for Menopause Symptoms

BY NORMLPOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 Nearly three-in-ten women have either used or are currently using cannabis to manage menopause symptoms, according to data to be presented at the annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society. A team of investigators affiliated with the San Francisco VA Medical Center examined patterns of self-reported cannabis use for menopause symptoms in a sample

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Study: After-Hours Marijuana Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Job Performance

BY NORMLPOSTED ON AUGUST 17, 2020 Cannabis consumption while away from the job is not associated with any lingering adverse effects on workplace performance, according to data published in the journal Group & Organization Management. A pair of researchers from San Diego State University and Auburn University in Alabama compiled data from 281 employees and their direct supervisors with respect to marijuana

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Gallup: Record Percentage of Americans Say “Marijuana Should Be Made Legal”

BY NORMLPOSTED ON NOVEMBER 9, 2020 Nearly seven-in-ten Americans support legalizing the possession and use of marijuana by adults, according to nationwide polling data compiled and reported by Gallup. Sixty-eight percent of respondents endorse legalization — the highest percentage of support ever reported in a national Gallup poll. In 1969, when Gallup first began surveying the question, only twelve

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