Archive for the ‘hemp’ Category

NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.

Source: Congress Reauthorizes Protections For State Medical Cannabis Programs – NORML.org – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience — the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress.

Source: Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress — ScienceDaily

In the first prospective study of synthetic cannabinoids or SCs — the group of chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana — researchers have found that symptoms of depression, drinking alcohol, or using marijuana was linked to an increased risk of SC use one year later.

Source: Depression, alcohol, and marijuana linked to later use of synthetic marijuana among teens — ScienceDaily
Do you even have to read this garbage to know what it means?  It can be summarized as “DEPRESSED TEENS MORE LIKELY TO USE INTOXICANTS”, which isn’t science or news, but simply common sense.  But, to their credit, they did say:

“With respect to mental health, the researchers found that depressive symptoms, but not anxiety or impulsivity, were predictive of later [Synthetic Cannabinoids] use, suggesting that symptoms of depression may increase the likelihood of use. The same relationship between depressive symptoms and greater propensity for marijuana use was not found.

Alcohol and synthetic cannabinoids are much more powerful intoxicants and thereby provide greater escapes from reality, so this is no surprise.  But, the title of this paper implies that marijuana may be causal, so watch for lay journalists in the mainstream media to promote just that meme.

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There are at least nine good reasons why the tiny country is filling the void left by other major powers.

Source: 9 Reasons Israel Is the Capital of Cannabis Research | Leafly

Friends,

No one can deny that 2016 was a landmark year for marijuana legislation. Despite these gains, we must remain vigilant to protect the fragile progress that we have made and continue the fight for sane marijuana policy at the both the state and federal level to ensure that no citizen will ever again go to jail for choosing to consume marijuana.

We have won the hearts and minds of the majority of Americans and even in the shifting political climate we still must convince our elected officials to join us and support the will of the people on this issue. NORML chapters throughout the country are working to end prohibition and expand legal protections for marijuana consumers while the national NORML office in Washington, DC is working to lobby federal lawmakers, push our message out to national media, and organize supporters across the nation. But at its heart, NORML is only as strong as the people who support us and we NEED your help to fuel the movement.

THE FIGHT IS UNDERWAY. ARE YOU WITH US? SUPPORT THE NATIONWIDE PUSH TO DEFEND OUR WINS AND REFORM MORE STATE LAWS IN 2017

The cannabis movement has a strong gust of wind at our backs and we must harbor and protect this momentum. Jeff Sessions as the Attorney General and other militant marijuana prohibitionists that are rumored to be joining the incoming Trump administration would personally wish for a return to the “Just Say No” and “reefer madness” days of state oppression and cannabis hysteria.

Regardless of their resistance, the train is still steaming ahead and measures to fully legalize, establish medical programs, and decriminalize possession are common in state legislatures across the nation. We are tracking legislation moving in every state and already over 500 bills dealing with marijuana have been filed.

WE NEED A 50 STATE STRATEGY FOR REFORM. EVERY DOLLAR HELPS US ADVOCATE IN MORE STATES FOR MORE BILLS. HELP FUEL THE FIGHT FOR LEGALIZATION TODAY.

NORML will, as we have since 1970, be on the front lines of advancing the rights of marijuana consumers in the eyes of the public and politicians alike. As a truly grassroots organization, we have sustained over the decades because of the diligent work and support of people just like you.

We don’t have a billionaire backer, but we do have something better…YOU. So far this year the average donation to NORML has been $35, ensuring we are answerable to no one but cannabis consumers (not outside interests or the marijuana industry).

Together we will end prohibition and protect responsible marijuana consumers from going to jail nationwide.

Thanks for fighting with us,
The NORML Team

P.S. In order to cross the finish line, the time to get involved and keep the momentum going is now. Find your local NORML chapter to find out how to help locally and in the meantime continue to call and email our state and federal officials in favor of pending marijuana reform legislation.

 

NORML and the NORML Foundation: 1100 H Street NW, Suite 830, Washington DC, 20005
Tel: (202) 483-5500 • Fax: (202) 483-0057 • Email: norml@norml.org

Learn why the endocannabinoid system doesn’t exist solely so we can get high, and why cannabis plants produce cannabinoids at all.

Source: Why Does Cannabis Produce THC? | Leafly

15 years ago the DEA tried a similar sneaky move to ban hempseed oil. The agency was defeated by–get this–Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.

Source: Hold On! The DEA’s Move Against CBD May Not Be Legal | Leafly