Mercy for Animals is working to switch farmers from animals to hemp

Farming chickens in the U.S. is a big business. Many farmers across the nation have devoted their time, energy, and resources towards this huge market. As of recently, the animal Advocacy group Mercy for Animals have started their “Transfarmation” project. This project intends to switch farmers from slaughtering animals to growing hemp. Mercy for Animals […]

House Veterans Affairs Committee To Consider Marijuana Research Bill

The House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) will conduct a legislative hearing on Wednesday, October 13th, which will include consideration of the bipartisan VA Cannabis Research Act of 2021, HR 2916. The legislation “would direct VA to conduct clinical research with varying forms of medicinal cannabis to evaluate the safety and effects of cannabis on health […]

Study: Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnosis Associated with Greater Risk of COVID Breakthrough Infections

Fully vaccinated persons with a clinical diagnosis of cannabis use disorder (CUD) possess a greater risk of COVID breakthrough infections as compared to similar controls, according to data published in the journal World Psychiatry. Researchers with the US National Institutes of Health and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland evaluated whether those with a diagnosis […]

Ohio: Lobby for Cannabis Reform on October 13

*This post is on behalf of NORML Appalachia of Ohio* The Ohio Cannabis Lobby Day 2021, taking place on Wednesday October 13, 2021, is a public event to educate legislators and the general public about cannabis and to discuss the need for cannabis patients’ rights and to legalize and regulate adult use cannabis in Ohio. It is […]

Statement on Governor Hochul Signing Life-Saving Harm Reduction Bills into Law

Legislation Expands Access and Decriminalizes Possession of Syringes and Expands Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons Governor Hochul with Executive Director Kassandra Frederique & New York State Director Melissa Moore at the Signing Ceremony Albany, NY—In response to New York Governor Kathy Hochul today signing bills to expand access and […]

Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Ending Mandatory Minimums for Certain Drug Offenses in CA

Judges Will Now Have Discretion to Order Probation and Community Based Services Rather than Jail Time for Some Drug Sale Charges Sacramento, CA—Last night, Governor Newsom signed SB 73—legislation to end mandatory jail sentences for certain drug sale offenses—into law, amending incarceration mandates established in the 1980’s during the escalation of the “war on drugs.” […]

New York: Regulators Approve Patient Access to Medical Cannabis Flower

Members of the New York Cannabis Control Board (CCB) announced that medical cannabis dispensaries in the state can immediately begin providing registered patients with access to medical cannabis flower. The announcement was made during the body’s first meeting on Tuesday as they work to implement the state’s new adult use marijuana legalization law. Regulators announced […]

Ohio: Voters in These Cities Will Decide on Marijuana Decriminalization Measures Next Month

Spearheaded by NORML Appalachia of Ohio and the Sensible Movement Coalition, advocates have gathered the necessary number of signatures to qualify local ballot measures to decriminalize marijuana in 14 cities across the state of Ohio. Nearly two dozen cities in Ohio have already approved measures to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses, either via local city […]

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