• News,  Studies on Medical Marijuana

    Recent Research on Medical Marijuana

    Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis & Cannabinoids A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000 — 2015 Download the PDF file here Humans have cultivated and consumed the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant, colloquially known as marijuana, since virtually the beginning of recorded history. Cannabis-based textiles dating to 7,000 B.C.E have been recovered in northern China, and the plant’s use as a medicinal and mood altering agent date back nearly as far. In 2008, archeologists in Central Asia discovered over two-pounds of cannabis in the 2,700-year-old grave of an ancient shaman. After scientists conducted extensive testing on the material’s potency, they affirmed, “[T]he most probable conclusion … is…

  • Activism,  News

    A Second Look at Ohio: Why It’s Worth Supporting | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

    A Second Look at Ohio: Why It’s Worth Supporting by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel October 19, 2015 With the 2015 election day only two weeks away, and prodded by our friend Russ Belville at 420 Radio for failing to more enthusiastically embrace Issue 3 in Ohio, this seemed like a good time to take a second look at the measure on the ballot in Ohio to both legalize marijuana for medical purposes and fully legalize marijuana for all adults. First, one might justifiably ask the authors of this measure why they would bother with medical marijuana at all. If marijuana is legal for all adults, that includes patients as…

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    Support the NORML Nation!

    National NORML is starting a membership drive today to help with their efforts to bring cannabis reform to the nation! If you are not already a member of Pittsburgh NORML please consider joining NORML’s team with a donation or a membership. Your donation will help NORML’s efforts across the country. NORML possesses is our members. They are our lifeblood and the driving force behind the multitude of statewide and local reform efforts taking place around the country. That’s why NORML is pushing to build our ranks in advance of the 2016 election by launching the weeklong NORML Nation Membership Drive. As many of you know, presidential elections tend to attract…