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NORML has highlighted several emerging clinical applications for cannabis, including pain management, epilepsy, PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and substance use disorders, among others.
Pardons for Progress is a program initiated by the city of Birmingham, Alabama, that seeks to help people with certain non-violent misdemeanor convictions to clear their records and move forward with their lives.
Cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years for religious, medicinal, and recreational purposes. It was popularized as medicine in Western countries in the 19th century but criminalized in the early 20th century, leading to the stigmatization of its users. In recent years, attitudes toward cannabis have shifted, and many countries and states have legalized its use for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. Its legalization and regulation remain a topic of debate and controversy.
Cannabis policy ought to be evidence based. That is why NORML has prepared the following fact sheets highlighting the relevant peer-reviewed science pertaining to the health and societal impacts of cannabis use, enforcement, and regulation.
Alabama Appleseed and SPLC's report Alabama's War on Marijuana focuses on the disproportionate impact on communities of color, the harsh penalties for nonviolent offenses, and the potential for abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws.
The Harvard Law Review published an article analyzing the proposed Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, which seeks to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level and provide expungement and resentencing for certain cannabis-related offenses. The article discusses the history and implications of cannabis prohibition, the proposed legislation, and potential benefits and challenges of legalization. It serves as a useful resource for those interested in understanding cannabis reform.
Alabama Hemp Program is a state program that regulates the cultivation, processing, and sale of industrial hemp in Alabama. Farmers can apply for a license to grow hemp for research or commercial purposes, and the program sets standards for testing and labeling of hemp products to ensure safety. The goal is to promote the growth of the hemp industry in Alabama while making sure it is grown and processed in a safe and responsible way.
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