Be Part of the Change: Support NORML’s 2024 Legalization Efforts

Good news: with your help, we’ve won the battle for cannabis legalization in 24 states. However, our journey toward liberating the cannabis plant nationwide is far from over. In places like Texas and Tennessee, cannabis consumers still face arrest and significant jail time. Patients are confined within their state lines, unable to travel with their […]

Survey: More Than Ten Percent of Older Americans Have Consumed Cannabis Products in the Past Year

More than one in ten adults between the ages of 50 and 80 report having recently used cannabis products, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers with the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor reviewed survey data (the National Poll on Healthy Aging) from a nationally representative sample of […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Improved Symptoms, Better Sleep in Patients Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress

Post-traumatic stress patients experience symptom improvements following the use of medical cannabis products, according to observational data published in the journal Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids. A team of investigators affiliated with the University of Florida at Gainesville assessed cannabis’ efficacy in a cohort of 15 patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants in the study […]

Texas: Lubbock Voters to Decide Fate of Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Voters in the city of Lubbock (population: 261,000) will decide this spring whether to adopt a citizens-initiated measure to depenalize certain marijuana-related offenses. In October, advocates submitted twice the total number of signatures required to compel city officials to vote on the Freedom Act Lubbock measure. The proposed municipal ordinance ends arrests and citations for adults who possess misdemeanor […]

Gallup: More Americans Than Ever Say “Marijuana Should Be Legal”

A record 70 percent of US adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be legal,” according to nationwide polling data released today by Gallup. That’s an increase of 19 percentage points since 2014, when Colorado and Washington became the first states to implement adult-use cannabis legalization, and the highest level of support ever reported […]

Ohio Becomes 24th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

A majority of Ohio voters have approved a citizens’ initiated measure (Issue 2) legalizing the possession, home cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis for those age 21 or older. “Cannabis legalization is an issue that unites Democrats, Republicans, and Independents,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “Ohioans have seen similar legalization laws adopted in neighboring […]

Ohio: Latest Polls Show Continued Support for Legalization Ahead of Initiative Vote

Two recently released polls show that Ohioans remain solidly behind an Election Day effort to legalize marijuana possession, home cultivation, and sales. The first poll, compiled by Ohio Northern University, finds that just under two-thirds of Ohioans express general support for legalization. The second survey, conducted by Public Policy Polling, finds that 59 percent of […]

Analysis: State-Legal Cannabis Not Correlated with Increased Traffic Fatalities

Changes in the state-legal status of cannabis are not associated with rising motor vehicle fatalities, according to an analysis by the news agency Quartz Media LLC. Researchers affiliated with Quartz Advisors assessed trends in fatal motor vehicle accidents in four legalization states – California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – as compared to five control states: […]

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