Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little studied – and poorly understood. A blockbuster report from the ACLU lays out the scope, the costs and the targets of this war

The Texas Regional NORML Conference, put on by DFW NORML, was the first of its kind a major success with many speakers and over 200 in attendance. The conference has held on June 7-9 of 2013. Below are the videos of all the speakers from the conference.

Director of Texas NORML Cheyanne Weldon recently spoke at a San Antonio NAACP event regarding the racial disparity when laws are applied in Texas and around the country.

For those that didn’t get to make it out the the July monthly meeting for Texas NORML, you can catch up with what was talked about with the notes below. The notes can also be found at the Texas NORML website.

Austin attorney Jamie Spencer who is legal counsel for Texas NORML spoke with MyFox Austin today about the troubling rate of blacks being arrested more often for marijuana possession. He says the problems for minorities start even before they get caught with the marijuana. Read the story here: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/22819631/report-blacks-arrested-more-often-for-marijuana-possession

San Antonio NORML founder and executive director Karli Duran was recently in Waco to meet with NORML of Waco Inc. executive director Clif Deuvall and sign a copy of the June edition of High Times’ Freedom Fighter article, which will be displayed at Gilligan’s Smoke n Stuff.

Armed with a rifle and much more during his 20 years of service with the United States Army, 59 year old Ron Kelly is now denied the ability to purchase even a .22 long rifle. Due to a conviction for possessing cannabis in high school all the way back in

The present classification of cannabis and its organic compounds as schedule I prohibited substances under federal law is scientifically indefensible, according to a just published review in The Open Neurology Journal. Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2012/07/02/scientific-journal-cannabis-schedule-i-classification-is-not-tenable/

Three quarters of medical cannabis consumers report using it as a substitute for prescription drugs, alcohol, or some other illicit substance, according to survey data published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory. Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2012/12/20/study-cannabis-is-a-potential-exit-drug-to-problematic-substance-use/

The administration of vaporized, low THC cannabis is associated with reduced pain in subjects with neuropathy, according to clinical trial data published online by The Journal of Pain. Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2013/01/03/study-vaporized-low-potency-cannabis-mitigates-neuropathic-pain/

Inhaling cannabis reduces symptoms of Crohn’s disease compared to placebo in patients non-responsive to traditional therapies, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2013/05/13/study-inhaled-cannabis-reduces-crohns-symptoms/

Brain imaging research published this month in the journal Molecular Psychiatry provides physiological evidence as to why cannabis may mitigate certain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2013/05/21/study-substantiates-benefits-of-cannabinoids-for-post-traumatic-stress/

The consumption of legal hemp seed nutritional oil, in conjunction with the intake of evening primrose oils and a restricted diet high in Hot-natured foods (such as pepper) and low in saturated fats and sugars, is associated with “significant improvement” in symptom management and immunological characteristics in subjects with multiple

Recent preclinical studies published over the past several weeks provide further evidence that cannabinoids are both neuroprotective and cardioprotective. Read More: http://blog.norml.org/2013/06/06/studies-cannabinoids-protect-the-brain-and-heart-from-injury/