Mission: Scientists, physicians, and nurses, working together with the local business community, organized Vermont Patients Alliance, Inc. as a non-profit corporation for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, to assist and support Vermont patients suffering from debili...
NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Reelection
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee NORML PAC has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for reelection in Vermont.
Bernie has become one of the most outspoken and visible advocates for ending marijuana prohibition, stated NORML PAC Executive Director Erik Altieri, He has called for sensible drug policy throughout his career, made descheduling marijuana a key component of his platform when running for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016, and has co-sponsored key pieces of federal legislation such as the....
Study: States Decriminalizing Marijuana Doesnt Increase Youth Usage Rates, Decreases Drug-Related Arrests by 75
In a study of five states that have decriminalized marijuana, it was found that decriminalization did not increase usage rates among children in any state, and it led to a massive decrease in drug arrests.
A number of public health professional organizations support the decriminalization of cannabis due to adverse effects of cannabis-related arrests and legal consequences, particularly on youth, begins the abstract of the study, published by the International Journal of Drug Policy. We sought to examine the associations between cannabis decriminalization and both arrests and youth cannabis use in five states that passed decriminalization measures between the years 2008 and 2014: Massachusetts decriminalized in 2008, Connecticut 2011, Rhode Island 2013, Vermont 2013, and Mary....
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