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NORML Issues Statement Regarding President’s Plan to Pardon Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Washington, DC: In response to President Biden’s recently announced actions with regard to federal marijuana policy, NORML’s Executive Director Erik Altieri has issued the following statement: “Many of the efforts taken and proposed by the President today are long overdue....

FBI: Nearly Half of All Drug Seizures in 2021 Involved Marijuana

Forty-five percent of drug seizure offenses in 2021 involved the confiscation of either cannabis or hashish, according to data provided by the National Incident-Based Reporting System and reported by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Specifically, the agency reported 885,509...

Poll: Three in Five Voters Say “Marijuana Should Be Legal Nationwide”

The majority of registered voters in the United States believe that cannabis consumption ought to be legal for adults, according to polling data provided by Morning Consult and Politico. Sixty percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “The use of...

Survey: Medical Students Rarely Exposed to Scientific Data About Cannabis

Medical students rarely receive any formal training on issues specific to the therapeutic use of cannabis, and few proactively research the issue on their own, according to survey data published in the journal Cureus. Researchers affiliated with a pair of...

Vermont: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales to Begin Later This Week

Licensed marijuana retailers are anticipated to begin engaging in adult-use sales later this week. Their doors will open nearly two years after lawmakers passed legislation governing the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. To date, state regulators...

Analysis: Many Congressional Candidates Electing to Stay Silent on Cannabis Policy

The overwhelming majority of candidates seeking federal office refuse to publicly weigh in on the issue of marijuana legalization, according to an analysis provided by the Washington, DC think-tank, The Brookings Institute. Among the minority who do, those speaking...

Voters in Five States, Dozens of Cities to Decide on Marijuana Legalization Measures This November

Voters in five states — Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota — will decide this Election Day on statewide ballot measures to legalize the use of marijuana by adults. Currently, 19 states — comprising 44 percent of the US population...

Analysis: Local Bans on Cannabis Retailers Drive Illicit Markets

States with fewer licensed marijuana retail stores per capita are less effective at disrupting illicit market sales than are jurisdictions where shops are more widely available, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com. The...

Arkansas: High Court Approves Marijuana Legalization Measure for the November Ballot

The Arkansas Supreme Court issued a decision today ensuring that a statewide measure seeking to legalize the adult-use marijuana market in Arkansas, will appear on the November ballot.  After state officials verified  that proponents had gathered the requisite number of...

Oklahoma: Court Rules that Voters Can’t Decide on Legalization Ballot Measure This Year

Justices on the state’s Supreme Court ruled late yesterday that voters will not have the opportunity this November to decide on a ballot initiative (State Question 820) legalizing marijuana for adults. In a unanimous decision, justices determined, “t is not...

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NORML Issues Statement Regarding President’s Plan to Pardon Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Washington, DC: In response to President Biden’s recently announced actions with regard to federal marijuana policy, NORML’s Executive Director...
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