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Memorial Day 2015 and Medical Marijuana

Along with family picnics and public concerts, as a country we wear poppies and decorate the graves of the fallen on the last Monday in May to honor our soldiers who have died while serving in the military. It is a holiday to remember their great sacrifices to protect our country, our citizens, and our way of life. As we pa...

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijua...

The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of increased cannabis access....

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Measure That Would Allow Vete...

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure 18-12 Thursday that would allow Veterans Affairs physicians to recommend medical marijuana to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, serious injuries, and other debilitating conditions. The amendment, offered by Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff M...

Illinois Senate Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s bill, which would replace criminal penalties for the possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana with a civil fine, passed the Illinois Senate today on a vote of 37-19. The bill will soon be sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk for his signature. While he has not signaled any … Continue r...

Maryland Governor Could Sign Bill to Fix Decriminalization L...

Last month, the Maryland Legislature sent Gov. Larry Hogan (R) a bill to remove the criminal penalty for possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The time for Gov. Hogan to act on this bill is running out, so please email him today and encourage him to sign this reform into law. By removing the criminal penalty for possessing...

Texas House Passes Flawed CBD Bill

Yesterday evening, the Texas State House of Representatives approved SB 339 with a vote of 96-34. The bill seeks to allow patients with intractable epilepsy to access cannabis oil containing high levels of cannabidiol, or CBD, and only trace levels of THC. On a certain level, the legislature should be commended for acknowle...

Want To Learn More About Legal Pot? Head to Aspen.

We sponsor two legal seminars each year at NORML, one in Key West, Florida, in early December, and the other in Aspen, Colorado, in late May/early June. Those are two wonderful venues for those who are looking for a mini-vacation, in addition to a valuable legal seminar. The 2015 Aspen legal seminar will be held next week (...

NORML Legislative Fly-In Social Media Campaign

Summary: NORML’s Legislative Fly-in is scheduled for May 20th & 21st. For those not able to attend I have put together a list of marijuana-related bills currently pending in Congress as well as the names and Twitter accounts associated with members of specific committees that we plan to target during our social media ca...

Arizona: Government Money Used To Oppose Marijuana Legalizat...

Yavapai County Prosecutor Using Government Money To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Save WAMM: America’s Oldest Cannabis Collective

Help save one of America's original medical marijuana collectives for patients in Santa Cruz, California.

South Carolina Subcommittee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill;...

Last week, a subcommittee of the South Carolina House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee approved legislation that would create a compassionate medical marijuana program in South Carolina, with a 3-1 vote! If you are a South Carolina resident, please email both your state representative and senator an...

Alabama Lawmakers Considering Unscientific Marijuana DUID Bi...

In April, SB 162, introduced by Sen. Arthur Orr, passed the Alabama Senate. It now awaits action in the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. This bill would declare anyone with five nanograms of THC per milliliter in their blood guilty of driving under the influence — regardless of whether the person was act...

MPP and Allies Launch Texas TV Ad Campaign

This week, we began airing a TV ad in Texas featuring Russell Jones, a retired narcotics detective and Texas Hill Country resident. Jones says that people under the influence of marijuana are much less problematic than people under the influence of alcohol, and that “law enforcement officials have more important things to d...

NORML Lobby Day One Week Away

The NORML Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC is one week away. Please join NORML in this call to action.* If you’ve not pre-registered for the May 20th cannabis lobbying training and messaging day, please do ASAP by going here. The conference schedule and speaker list are online. NORML activist and leadership awards...

Louisiana Lawmakers to Consider Marijuana Penalty Reductions

Tomorrow, the Louisiana House of Representatives will consider HB 149, a bill that would reduce the penalties for second and subsequent marijuana possession charges. Although penalties would still be staggering for possessing a substance that is safer than alcohol, HB 149 is an important step forward — it could shave years ...

What We Might Expect From A Hillary Clinton Presidency

Hillary Rodham Clinton, born in 1947, is an early “Baby Boomer”, the generational name generally assigned to those born during the post-World War II baby boom, between 1946 through 1964. This is a generation who came of age during the domestic cultural conscientiousness associated with the Viet Nam war era. It was a tumultu...

Rhode Island Billboard Urges Lawmakers Considering New Stadi...

Earlier this week, Regulate Rhode Island unveiled a billboard aimed at encouraging legislators to pass a bill that would regulate and tax marijuana in the state. The “Field of Dreams”-themed ad features stadium lights shining on two young professionals standing among a small field of marijuana plants, and it reads, “If we b...

Tennessee Governor Signs Low-THC Oil Law

On Monday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed SB 280 into law. This new law, which was sponsored by Sen. Becky Massey, will allow qualified patients to legally possess cannabis oils with no more than 0.9% THC if their doctors recommend it. While this is an improvement to current law, it leaves the vast majority of medical &#...

Take Action To Reform Marijuana Laws In Your State

State lawmakers have debated nearly 100 different marijuana law reform bills this session and some 60 bills remain pending. NORML's Take Action Center provides you with the ability to track pending legislation in your state and to contact your elected officials and urge them to support marijuana law reform.

New ITEP Report: Marijuana and Taxation in America

A new report by the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) adds considerable information to the base knowledge accumulating at the state level on new changes in laws and custom regarding cannabis legalization

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