Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief — particularly of neuropathic pain (pain from nerve damage) — nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders.
Summary: SB 1726 was enacted on June 16, 2017 and directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to authorize and oversee the development of industrial hemp pilot projects at certain universities. Commercialization projects may be allowed after two years with certain conditions.
Norm Kent has become influential with the enactment of dispensary laws in 20 states. Norm Kent pioneered the medical necessity defense in criminal cases including the defense of Elvy Mussika. Over the last 30 years, Norm Kent has represented patients and growers throughout the State of Florida.
by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy DirectorSeptember 5, 2019 State regulators licensed farmers and researchers to cultivate over 500,000 total acres of industrial hemp in the first half of 2019, according to data compiled by the organization VoteHemp.com. “Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp cultivation in the US has grown rapidly,” the group summarizes in […]
When Kaitlin McKeon was confronted with the results of her drug test, she already knew what it would show: positive for marijuana. Before she’d even enrolled in the nursing program at Nova Southeastern University, the bubbly then-23-year-old had told school officials she had a medical marijuana card and used the drug to relieve her chronic stomach […]
April 18, 2019 at 7:57 pm EDT | by Norm Kent I am the past chairperson of the board of directors of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, based in Washington, D.C. for the past 50 years. Our offices are on H Street, and if that stands for High, don’t worry one bit. […]
by NORML – September 6, 2019 The US Centers for Disease Control has now identified over 450 cases of respiratory distress that may be associated with the use of disposable vapor cartridges used to consume certain e-liquids. While initial cases of the phenomenon were associated with consumption of cannabinoid oil products via the use of unregulated vapor cartridges, the CDC reports that […]
by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director – September 3, 2019 The federal government is not standing in the way of states that decide in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana, President Donald Trump stated on Friday in comments first reported by MarijuanaMoment.net. In response to a reporter’s question regarding whether or not the administration will support a change […]