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  • Studies: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Opioid Prescribing Trends
    by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy DirectorApril 2, 2018 The enactment of marijuana legalization laws is associated with a significant reduction in the number of opioids prescribed and filled, according to a pair of studies published online today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the first study, investigators from the University of Kentucky and Emory University assessed the association […]
  • D.C. Lawmaker Files Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales Despite Federal Concerns
    With Democrats in the majority in the U.S. House, there’s renewed hope that Washington D.C. could finally get a retail marijuana system in place almost five years after residents voted to legalize low-level possession and home cultivation. But the fate of a legalization bill that was filed in the city on Tuesday remains uncertain. At-large […]
  • Why the U.S. Cannabis Industry May Witness a $20 Billion Boom
    By GRACE DOBUSH  December 13, 2018 The House of Representatives approved the $867 billion farm bill in a 369-47 landslide Wednesday, after the Senate approved it 87-13 on Tuesday, sending it to President Trump’s desk for signature. Much of the bill is business as usual for the Agriculture Department, but the most notable change is its […]
  • Israel moves towards decriminalizing marijuana with Knesset vote
    The Knesset voted unanimously Wednesday to back legislation reducing the punishment for recreational use of marijuana, dropping jail sentences for most users of the drug. Last month, the bill, drafted by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), was adopted by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, guaranteeing coalition support. On Wednesday, the Knesset passed the bill […]
  • Snapchat will now allow you to share and watch videos outside its app
    LOS ANGELES — Snapchat’s appeal has largely been limited to young people who can navigate its famously confounding interface. It’s one of the reasons why Instagram has nearly three times as many users. But in a major shift that could make Snapchat more enticing to new users, the video messaging app announced Tuesday it will […]
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