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August 26, 2019

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

NORML’s Jenn Michelle Pedini shares how they got the state’s conservative legislature to craft one of the American South’s most comprehensive medical marijuana bills to date
August 26, 2019

DEA Promises Progress on Federal Cultivation Applications, But Provides No Timetable for Action

“For the past three years, the DEA has failed to take any steps to follow through on its promise to facilitate clinical cannabis research, and today’s announcement makes it clear that this foot-dragging will continue,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said.
August 22, 2019

California: Hospitalizations Linked to Use of Unregulated Vapor Cartridges

California health officials have identified a link between the use of unregulated vapor cartridges and patients seeking hospitalization for respiratory distress. In each of the cases, patients presented symptoms of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and possessed a history of consuming either THC or CBD extracts via the use of unlicensed vapor cartridges.
August 20, 2019

Federal Report: Youth Marijuana Use Steadily Declining

The self-reported use of marijuana by teenagers continues to decline nationally, according to federal data reported by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).