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Preclinical study data published online in the scientific journal Nutrition & Diabetes reports that tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) — a naturally occurring analogue of THC — possesses positive metabolic effects in animal models of obesity.Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018 Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2013/06/10/even-more-science-suggesting-that-cannabinoids-may-halt-diabetes/

Another study has once again affirmed that the enactment of statewide medical cannabis laws is not associated with increased rates of adolescent marijuana consumption. Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2013/06/18/study-medical-cannabis-laws-have-no-measurable-impact-on-teen-use-rates/

A forthcoming review to be published in journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society reiterates that the ingestion of cannabis smoke poses nominal pulmonary risks compared to those associated with tobacco smoke. The author of the paper, Donald P. Tashkin, MD, emeritus professor of medicine and medical director of the

NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofren) are among the most widely used analgesic substances in the world. However, the consumption of these products is associated with various adverse and life-threatening side-effects such as heart-attack, stroke, and internal bleeding. In fact, according to a 2001 analysis, in the United States

The inhalation of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) significantly mitigates tobacco smokers’ desire for cigarettes, according to clinical trial data published online in the journal Addictive Behaviors. Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2013/07/03/study-cannabis-compound-reduces-cigarette-consumption-in-tobacco-smokers/

Pulmonary complications associated with the regular smoking of cannabis are “relatively small” and far lower than those associated with tobacco smoking, according to a recent review published in the June edition of the scientific journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Read more: http://blog.norml.org/2013/07/09/study-marijuana-smoking-not-associated-with-airway-cancers-copd-emphysema-or-other-tobacco-related-plumonary-complications/

The final three suspects in a Crawford County marijuana smuggling operation that involved the transportation and distribution of as much as 20 pounds of marijuana a month into northwestern Pennsylvania have been sentenced in Crawford County Court of Common Pleas. Read more: http://meadvilletribune.com/local/x1696740948/Last-of-Texas-Twins-pot-bust-suspects-sentenced

FALFURRIAS, Texas – A foreboding scorecard greets northbound motorists at the Border Patrol checkpoint here, warning travelers and smugglers alike. As of June, the sign proclaimed, U.S. agents had seized 127,044 pounds of drugs and apprehended 16,785 immigrants without authorization to enter the country. What the Department of Homeland Security

An anonymous tip on the iWatchHarrisCounty smart phone app has led to two arrests in connection with a northwest Harris County grow house, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Most people don’t think “cops” when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law enforcement groups have a long history of lobbying against marijuana policy reform. Many see this as a major factor in preventing the federal government from recognizing that

DFW & UNT NORML’s veterans have decided it is high time we honor those that served before us, beside us and after us.

Watch the video below to see the recap on what all went down at the June meeting for DFW Norml.

Two men flying from California to Atlanta stopped off in Lubbock to refuel their plane and were arrested for possession with intent to distribute after police found over 150 pounds of cannabis in their rented plane.

It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of “Reefer Madness” to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of “Just Say No.” The next 25 years took the nation from Bill Clinton, who famously “didn’t inhale,” to Barack Obama, who most