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NORML’s Legislative Round Up April 29th 2016

A legalization initiative has officially qualified the ballot this November and separate legislative measures around the country continue to advance. Click here to learn the latest legislative developments.

Denver and Alaska Set to Push Legalization Envelope

News out of Anchorage and Denver this week was good for marijuana smokers, as both the city of Denver and the state of Alaska moved closer to the legalization of marijuana social clubs.

Maine Marijuana Initiative Officially Approved for November ...

State officials announced Wednesday that a proposed initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine has officially qualified for the November ballot. After a court-ordered review of petitions it had previously invalidated, the Maine Secretary of State’s Office determined the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol subm...

Maine: Marijuana Regulation Initiative Cleared For November ...

The Secretary of State determined today that initiative proponents, The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, gathered a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot....

Join Us In Washington D.C. For Our 2016 National Conference ...

We are excited to have finalized the agenda for our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day! Click here to check out the full itinerary.

Study: Opioid Abuse Rates Lower In Medical Cannabis States

Rates of prescription opioid abuse are significantly lower in jurisdictions that permit medical marijuana access, according to data reported by Castlight Health, an employee health benefits platform provider.

Who Smokes Marijuana In America?

We do not need to blow smoke in the face of those who do not approve of marijuana, but we do need to demonstrate by our conduct that we are good, productive citizens. Our use of marijuana is just one aspect of our lives and nothing that should concern them.

Connecticut Considers Expanding Medical Marijuana Program to...

On June 1, 2012, Connecticut enacted a medical marijuana program that allows seriously ill patients access to medical marijuana. However, the law does not allow access for minor patients, many of whom would benefit greatly from access to this safe and effective treatment. Of the 24 states that have effective medical marijua...

NORML’s Legislative Round Up April 22nd 2016

We’ve got federal news for you and an encouraging announcement out of Canada this week. Plus we’ll update you on pending state legislation across the country. Click here to get the latest in marijuana law reform!

DEA Approves Study on Treating PTSD With Marijuana

On Thursday, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced in a press release that they had received approval to study the effects of marijuana on treating PTSD in veterans. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has formally approved the first-ever randomized controlled trial of whole p...

CBS Poll: Majority Of Americans Say ‘Marijuana Use Should Be...

Fifty-six percent of Americans say "Marijuana use should be legal," according to the results of a nationwide poll commissioned by CBS News. The percentage is the highest ever reported by news agency.

New Hampshire Senate Refuses to Reduce Marijuana Penalties f...

Despite overwhelming public support for reducing New Hampshire’s draconian marijuana penalties, today New Hampshire senators voted 14-10 to kill this year’s marijuana decriminalization bill. This marked the seventh time since 2008 that the House has passed a decriminalization bill only to watch it be shot down by prohibitio...

420: It’s Time To Get Involved in the Legalization Movement

The latest generation of advocates must come out of the closet in far greater numbers – to stand-up tall and proudly announce that you are a responsible marijuana smoker, as well as a good neighbor and a productive citizen... We need to move the “marijuana middle” to a place where they are emotionally more comfortable with ...

Happy 4/20! NORML Unveils Our 2016 Congressional Scorecard

NORML would like to wish you a Happy 4/20! In honor of the annual holiday we are pleased to release our 2016 Congressional Scorecard.

D.C. Council Bans Marijuana Consumption Outside Private Resi...

On Tuesday afternoon, the D.C. Council voted to permanently ban any social consumption of marijuana other than inside a private residence, despite a public forum being scheduled that evening to explore the merits of continuing the ban. Among the concerns voiced by activists is that the ban forces people who live in public h...

Illinois Senate Approves Decriminalization Bill

Illinois Sen. Heather Steans’ bill to decriminalize marijuana possession, SB 2228, passed the Senate Tuesday on a vote of 40 to 14. The measure will now be considered by the Illinois House of Representatives. Sen. Steans’ bill would lower penalties by removing the possibility of arrest and a jail sentence for the possession...

Join Us In Aspen for the 2016 NORML Legal Seminar

We are pleased to announce that Barry Grissom, who until last Friday was the US Attorney for Kansas, will be speaking at the 2016 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar this June in Aspen, CO. The seminar is scheduled for June 2, 3 and 4, 2016.

The Growing Acceptance of Marijuana Smoking in Society

I am confident that within a few years, marijuana smoking will be seen by most Americans as the equivalent of drinking alcohol but safer, and I look forward to that day. We are not there yet.

Pennsylvania Becomes 24th Medical Marijuana State

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act (SB 3) into law, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. This tremendous victory was made possible through the hard work of families, advocates, and lawmakers. SB 3 will allow patients with qualifying conditions to use and safely access medical ...

Prominent Doctors Launch Group to End Marijuana Prohibition

Some of the country’s most prominent physicians have teamed up to launch the nation’s first organization of doctors formed to advocate for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use. Washington Post reports: The group — which is announcing its formation Monday, under the name Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (...

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