NORML Announces Life Insurance Coverage For Responsible Cannabis Smokers

Washington, DC: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the nation's oldest and most respected cannabis-law reform organization, today announced that life insurance is finally available for adult cannabis consumers.

NORML has partnered with The McLaughlin Company and a pair of nationally recognized insurance providers to offer life insurance products to responsible cannabis consumers. Previously, adults who self-reported using cannabis �-- even in moderate amounts --� were denied life insurance coverage or, at best, offered coverage at a grossly inflated premium. Starting today, cannabis consumers will have access to the same types of life insurance plans as non-users, and they will no longer be forced to pay excessively high premiums.

"Unlike cigarettes or even alcohol, moderate use of cannabis --� even when used long-term �-- is not shown to have significant negative ramifications on health or mortality," ** NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre said. "As a result, responsible cannabis consumers should not be forced to pay inflated premiums or be denied insurance coverage because of their marijuana use."

NORML and its partners hope to expand its life insurance program to offer cannabis-friendly disability and health insurance products later this year.

For more information, please contact NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre at (202) 483-5500 or visit:

To listen to an audio message about the NORML Life Insurance program from The McLaughlin Company's Webb Hubbell, please visit:

** D. Vinson. 2006. Marijuana and other illicit drug use and the risk of injury: A case-control study. Missouri Medicine 103: 152-156 | R. Blondell et al. 2005. Toxicology screening results: injury associations among hospitalized trauma patients. Journal of TRAUMA Injury, Infection, and Critical Care 58: 561-570 | S. Sidney et al. 1997. Marijuana Use and Mortality. American Journal of Public Health 87: 1-4 | Editorial: "Deglamorising Cannabis." The Lancet, Nov. 11, 1995. (346:8985).

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Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.' When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.' So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Luke 2:13-18 TNIV
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 off topic: What You Could Have Been Told About Iran
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Published: December 22, 2022

HERE is the redacted version of a draft Op-Ed article we wrote for The Times, as blacked out by the Central Intelligence Agency�s Publication Review Board after the White House intervened in the normal prepublication review process and demanded substantial deletions. Agency officials told us that they had concluded on their own that the original draft included no classified material, but that they had to bow to the White House. [more]

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 The Other 'War' We Keep On Losing
� 2006 Washington Post Writers Group
By Neal Peirce

Pick your week or month, the evidence keeps rolling in to show
this country's vaunted "war on drugs" is as destructively misguided as
our cataclysmic error in invading Iraq.

There are 2.2 million of Americans are behind bars, another 5
million on probation or parole, the Justice Dept. reported Nov. 30. We
exceed Russia and Cuba in incarcerations per 100,000 people; in fact no
other nation comes close. The biggest single reason for the expanding
numbers? Our war on drugs -- a quarter of all sentences are for drug
offenses, mostly non-violent.

So has the "war" worked? Has drug use or addiction declined?
Clearly not.
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