NORML Responds To National Academy of Sciences' Marijuana Report

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report today acknowledging that "conclusive or substantial evidence" exists for cannabis' efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular "the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance" under federal law.

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Bryan Mazzarello
10 biggest pot myths, debunked by science

The cannabis plant and its biologically active constituents, known as cannabinoids, possess an impressive safety profile compared to other conventional therapeutic agents. According to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, marijuana possesses an estimated dependence liability of less than ten percent. (Others have acknowledged that pot’s true dependence potential is likely even lower.) This percentage is approximately the same as anxiolytic drugs like Xanax and Valium and far lower than that of many other licit prescription drugs or recreational substances, like alcohol (15 percent) and tobacco (32 percent).

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Some of the Obvious Ways Marijuana Benefits Society

Less obesity and greater workforce participation are just two of the many benefits. Access to medicinal cannabis is improving Americans’ quality of life in ways few advocates could have initially predicted. As the number of people utilizing marijuana grows, so too does our understanding of its societal benefits. Here are some of the latest scientific findings:

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Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Ready to begin a new life? The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.

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Bryan Mazzarello
Approved for Recreational Use

Our family keeps growing! Now anyone over 21 years of age with a valid State ID, Military ID or Passport can benefit from the superior service our medical patients will continue to enjoy. Our culture of education, healing, and engagement will stay the same as we welcome new members into our community.

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Bryan Mazzarello