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Legalizing Marijuana and Your 4th Amendment Protections

The good news is that as we gradually legalize marijuana in more and more states, we are also restoring the right of citizens in those states to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Once marijuana is no longer contraband, the smell of marijuana no longer provides probable cause for a search, whether in an automo...

NORML’s Legislative Round Up February 12th 2016

We’ve got news from all levels of government this week! International, federal, state, and local law reform changes are all being considered. Click here to see if any pending reforms would affect you or your community!

Australia: Lawmakers Poised To Permit Medical Marijuana Prod...

Australian lawmakers are anticipated to approve landmark legislation in the coming months allowing for the production and use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. “This government understands that there are some Australians suffering from severe conditions for which cannabis may have applications," Health Minister Sussan L...

Review: Cannabinoids Reasonable Option For Chronic Pain Trea...

Cannabinoids are safe and effective in the treatment of chronic pain conditions, according to a review of recent clinical trials published online ahead of print in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. They concluded, “Overall, the recent literature supports the idea that currently available cannabinoids are modestly effectiv...

Pennsylvania Patients Advocates Hold Rally at Statehouse

Eight months after the Pennsylvania Senate last approved medical cannabis protections, patients are still waiting for the House to follow suit. On Monday, they held a rally at the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to make passing a comprehensive medical marijuana bill a priority. The Patriot-News reports: Several dozen suppor...

Marijuana Cannabis Ganja Weed Grass Pot Reefer or Maryjane: ...

I am periodically amused when we receive an email or phone call at NORML from an enthusiastic, usually young, supporter, advising us he/she has found the missing link to marijuana legalization: come up with a new name for our favorite herb.

How the Candidates Responded to MPP’s ChangePolitics.Org Que...

Last month, MPP partnered with ChangePolitics.org to see if we could get the presidential candidates on the record about serious marijuana policy reform issues. With you help and votes, we were able to get one of our questions asked of all the candidates last week! The question: “If elected, how would your administrat...

NORML’s Legislative Round Up February 5th 2016

This week we have an array of legislative updates ranging from more bills being introduced, other bills stalling, and everything in between. We have news out of Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia, Utah and Washington D.C.! Click here to get the latest ...

Maine Campaign Submits More Than Twice Signatures Necessary ...

After months of hard work, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine  have submitted over 100,000 signatures to the Maine Secretary of State. This effort would not have been possible without the dedication of Mainers who believe in ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition, and the sheer number of sig...

Arizona Campaign Uses Billboard to Educate Golf Fans

This weekend, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one of the largest golf events of the year, will take place in Scottsdale. This tournament has been called “The Greatest Party on Grass,” based, in part, on the amount of alcohol consumed at the event. The tournament even has Coors as one of its sponsors. In response, …...

NORML Chapters Continue to Lead Reform Efforts on the Local ...

For almost 45 years, NORML chapters have been the driving force behind policy decisions regarding marijuana on the local, state level and federal level. Get involved today!

Georgia Representative Working to Fix Medical Marijuana Prog...

The Georgia government enacted an ineffective law last year that was intended to provide relief to patients with epilepsy, but which didn’t provide for a source of medical marijuana within the state. Since then, state Rep. Allen Peake (R) publicly admitted to illegally transporting medical marijuana from Colorado to G...

Save The Date: 2016 NORML Congressional Lobby Day in Washing...

NORML's 2016 Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for May 23rd and 24th. Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on The Hill Tuesday to personally lobby their elected...

California Medical Association Officially Endorses Marijuana...

On Monday, the California Medical Association announced that it was officially supporting the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which would make marijuana legal for adults in California and regulate it similarly to alcohol. The Sacramento Bee reports: CMA officials, in a statement released by the legalization campaign, whi...

Illinois Governor Rejects Adding Conditions to Medical Canna...

Despite a recommendation from the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner decided not to add eight medical conditions to the state’s medical cannabis pilot program. This is the second time his health department has turned down expanding the list of qualifying conditions. The petition included four ...

Legal Colorado Marijuana Market Hurting Drug Cartels

According to a story published today by Fox News Latino, the legal marijuana market in Colorado is partially responsible for decreased Mexican drug cartel activity within the U.S. and along the border. Legal marijuana in Colorado seems to have helped with resolving the problem of drugs in Mexico, says the report, citing the...

Celebrating the Life of a Legend; May He Rest in Peace

Michael Kennedy was an extraordinary individual who could not ignore injustice when he saw it.

NORML’s Legislative Round Up January 29th 2016

Exciting news from across the country with NEW legislation being introduced and promising legislation moving forward! This week we highlight Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, New Orleans, and Vermont. Plus our lawmakers in Congress took some action this week too! Click here to get the latest in marijua...

Vermont Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Regulation Bill

The Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary approved a bill (4-1) on Friday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state and regulate marijuana for adult use. S. 241 would make it legal for adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and establish a tightly controlled system of … Contin...

D.C. Voters Want Mayor to Work Around Congressional Ban on R...

A survey release this week by Public Policy Polling showed that 66% of voters in the District of Columbia support Mayor Muriel Bowser pursuing legal methods to allow D.C. to regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol despite a Congressional ban. Voters overwhelming approved Initiative 71 in 2014, which made marijuana legal in ...

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