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Sorting Through the Marijuana Mess in Ohio

If anyone would have suggested a year ago that Ohio might be on the verge of legalizing marijuana in 2015, I would have laughed at the idea. First, Ohio is a conservative Midwestern state that is seldom, if ever, on the cutting edge on social issues. And second, 2015 is an off-year election, with no statewide or federal ele...

Marijuana Law Reform Beyond America’s Borders

Marijuana law reform beyond America's borders: Today's round up looks at Australia, Israel, Italy, United Kingdom and Portugal

NBN Partner Profile: Spliffin

Another one of our great NORML Business Network Partners is Spliffin! Spliffin manufacturers solvent-free concentrates and vaporizers. Spliffin products are engineered for discretion, convenience, and dependability. They provide consumers with a safe and clean alternative to smoking. Spliffin uses only locally grown Califor...

CA Legalization Efforts Receive Guidance From Blue Ribbon Co...

Today a Blue Ribbon Commission led by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom released a report providing a total of 58 recommendations for advocates to consider as they move forward to place a legalization initiative on the statewide ballot in November 2016.

Senate Committee Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Banking Bill

Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 today in favor of an amendment to allow state-compliant marijuana businesses to engage in relationships with financial institutions.

MPP Publishes Report Criticizing New Hampshire Medical Marij...

On this date two years ago, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed HB 573, making New Hampshire the last state in New England to approve a medical marijuana law. Unfortunately, so far this law has failed to benefit patients in any way. Some patients, including well-known patient-advocate Clayton Holton, have passed away while waiting fo...

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Releases Marijuana Regu...

As several coalitions are busy crafting language for a ballot initiative to make marijuana legal for adults in California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been studying the issue, and today released a report that he hopes will help inform the debate: In a report released Wednesday, the group lays out 58 recommendations and goals ...

Yeah Mon! Jamaica Finally Joins the Party

In my lifetime, the island nation of Jamaica, which gained its independence from Great Britain in 1962, has been one of the world’s most cannabis-friendly nations, both for locals and for tourists. While technically marijuana, or ganja as they call it in Jamaica, was until recently illegal, in fact marijuana and marijuana s...

NBN Partner Profile: 420 Food Safety

The Associated Press recently highlighted public and industry concerns regarding the use of herbicides and pesticides in the commercial cannabis operations. Understandably, many commercial growers, producers, and wholesalers have numerous questions about good agricultural practices, food safety, and quality management syste...

Michigan Legislature to Consider Bills to Regulate Marijuana

Michigan Rep. Jeff Irwin believes in regulating marijuana similarly to alcohol, and he is now in the process of introducing a bill that would end marijuana prohibition in Michigan and treat marijuana similarly to alcohol. Rep. Irwin is now seeking representatives to co-sponsor this historic bill, and you can help. If you ar...

NBN Partner Profile: O.penVAPE

Hello NORML supporters! Have you heard of O.penVAPE? Founded in 2012 by six dispensary owners and growers, O.penVAPE produces reliable and easy to use vaporizer pens. Their signature “go.pen” is rechargeable, has seven available color options, and comes with a lifetime warranty. The upgraded “go.pen plus&#...

Senators Press Feds for Answers Regarding the State of Medic...

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with seven other Senators, has directed a letter to the Obama administration demanding regulators answer questions specific to the facilitation of research into the medical benefits of marijuana.

Marijuana Taxes for Colorado Schools Set Record

A portion of the taxes collected from adult retail marijuana sales in Colorado is earmarked for schools under the law, and the amount collected so far this year is already more than was collected in all of 2014. The Denver Post reports: In the first five months of 2015, the state’s pot-funded excise tax that … Continu...

Hawaii Governor Signs Dispensary and Civil Protection Legisl...

On Tuesday, two key medical marijuana bills were signed into law by Hawaii Gov. David Ige. While we already knew the bills would not be vetoed, we are thrilled the governor decided to personally support these compassionate proposals by signing them into law instead of allowing them to become law without his signature. One o...

Canary App Permits Marijuana Consumers To Gauge Their Person...

For over 45 years NORML has been at the center of national efforts to legalize responsible use of marijuana by adults. But missing from these efforts was an accurate way to measure impairment. Today we're happy to announce such a way exists and it's called Canary.

Massachusetts Legislators Consider Bill That Would Improve P...

On Tuesday, Massachusetts patients and advocates urged the Joint Committee on Public Health to pass H. 2065, a bill that would improve Massachusetts’ medical marijuana law. The bill, which is supported by our allies at the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, would protect patients from being discriminated against (with...

Hawaii: Measure To Provide Safe Access To Medical Cannabis B...

Legislation to establish a system of medical dispensaries for the state's nearly 14,000 medical marijuana patients has become law without the Governor’s signature. The state Department of Health has until January 4, 2016 to finalize rules governing the dispensary program. Licensed dispensaries are anticipated to be operatio...

Washington Marijuana Sales Generate Millions in Tax Revenue

Voters in Washington made marijuana legal for adults in 2012, but they could not purchase marijuana in regulated retail stores  until mid-2014. Since then, the legal industry has been raking in money for the state, in addition to providing jobs and depriving criminals of profits. Reuters reports: Washington state took in $6...

Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Reduced Opioi...

States that permit qualified patients to access medical marijuana via dispensaries possess lower rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan think-tank. “[S]tates permitting medical marijuana dispensaries experience a relative decr...

Learning To Accept Victory and Build On It

Over the years, marijuana legalization advocates became effective at gradually building public support for our issue, even as we continued to lose votes when our elected officials focused on marijuana policy. We learned to lose creatively. We became accustomed to years when it was difficult to identify any real political pr...

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