Monday, May 23, 2022

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President Biden Uses Clemency Powers for the First Time; NORML Calls His Actions “Woefully Inadequate”

President Joe Biden utilized his clemency powers for the first time today. This morning, the White House announced the pardoning or commutation of sentencing for 78 individuals, most of whom had been on supervised release during the COVID pandemic. Of those...

Poll: 69 Percent of Adults Support Legalizing Marijuana, Most Say It’s Less Harmful Than Alcohol

A super-majority of Americans say that the use of marijuana should be made legal for adults, and most respondents agree that it is less harmful to health than drinking alcohol, according to national survey data compiled by the market...

This 4/20 Help Finish the Fight Against Prohibition

For millions of Americans, April 20th is a day for celebration. And we certainly have plenty to celebrate. In just the past few weeks, we achieved several important victories in the battle for cannabis freedom. Members of the House of...

Elevate Your 4/20 with NORML

While April 20th is synonymous with celebrating marijuana’s cultural status, NORML is calling on all legalization supporters to turn this high holiday into a week of action. Whether online or in-person, NORML resources empower you to take your advocacy...

New Jersey: Adult Use Marijuana Sales to Begin Next Week

Select retailers will begin selling marijuana and cannabis-infused products to those ages 21 and older on Thursday, April 21, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy announced late yesterday. Earlier this week, state regulators gave approval for several existing medical cannabis retailers to...

Illinois: Bill Eliminates Marijuana Drug Testing Requirement for Those Seeking to Have Their Criminal Records Expunged

Lawmakers have advanced legislation (HB 4392) to the Governor’s desk amending state law so that the courts can no longer deny petitioners’ requests to have their criminal records expunged solely because of a marijuana drug test failure. Under existing law,...

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana, Expunging Past Convictions, and Allowing Banks to Work with Cannabis Businesses

Most Americans favor the enactment of a broad array of legal reforms specific to marijuana policy, according to nationwide polling data provided by YouGov.com. Specifically, six-in-ten Americans say that “marijuana should be made legal in the United States.” Majorities of...

Ohio: Cleveland Officials Move to Expunge Over 4,000 Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Cleveland officials have filed motions to have the municipal court expunge the criminal records of over 4,000 people with low-level (possession of 20 grams or less) marijuana convictions. “Today’s event shows our commitment in the city of Cleveland to...

Dark Money Prohibitionists VS The People

Let’s start with the good news. In just the last few days, we’ve made HUGE progress in our fight to end prohibition. Since April 1st: In Congress, the majority of the House of Representatives voted to approve the MORE Act, which repeals the...

House Lawmakers Advance Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Clinical Cannabis Research, Allowing Scientists to Access State-Approved Marijuana Products

Members of the US House of Representatives today approved legislation, HR 5657: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, facilitating clinical cannabis research by establishing a process whereby authorized scientists may access flowers and other products manufactured in accordance with state-approved...

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State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights...
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