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Maryland: Voters to Decide Legalization Question in November

Voters will decide on Election Day whether to approve a referendum legalizing marijuana possession by adults. Lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to the proposed Constitutional Amendment, House Bill 1, which asks voters: “Do you favor the legalization of adult–use...

House Lawmakers Approve Legislation to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

This historic vote is only the second time in more than 50 years that Congress has acted to repeal  federal cannabis prohibition and to allow states to chart their own paths. A majority of the US House of Representatives approved...

New Mexico: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales to Begin on Friday

Select retailers will begin selling marijuana and cannabis-infused products to those age 21 or older on Friday, April 1, the first day that adult-use sales are legally permitted. State lawmakers last year passed House Bill 2: The Cannabis Regulation Act, which immediately...

Maine: Bi-Partisan Efforts to Improve State’s Medical Program and Protect Patients Continue to Advance

Two decades after legalizing medical cannabis access, Maine lawmakers continue to work to perfect their program.   Representative Lynn Williams (D- HD 135) says, “Support for the issues around Maine’s medical marijuana program crosses many lines: Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and...

Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation Providing US Attorney General with Greater Say in Cannabis Research Decisions

Legislation unanimously passed by members of the US Senate empowers the US Attorney General to facilitate clinical research trials involving cannabis. The action represents one of the very few occasions that members of the Senate have ever advanced a...

New NORML Report Provides Policymakers with Guidance on ‘Best Practices’ for Regulating Adult-Use Marijuana Markets

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) released a new report, “Marijuana Policies in Legal States: A Comprehensive Review of Adult-use Marijuana Rules and Regulations,” examining many of the different aspects of regulated marijuana...

South Dakota: Governor Noem Vetoes Expungement Legislation

After signing legislation to protect limited home cultivation for patients and legislation to protect patients rights, Governor Noem has chosen to veto legislation that allows the automatic removal of convictions from a person’s background check for marijuana-related offenses. In an...

In Memoriam – John Kenneth Zwerling

I am saddened to report that one of the most prominent pillars of NORML, going back to the earliest days of our organization, has died. John Kenneth Zwerling, known as “JZ” to his friends, was a nationally respected criminal...

US House of Representatives to Vote on MORE Act Next Week

Momentum continues to grow for comprehensive marijuana policy reform as Congress prepares to vote for only second time in history to  repeal federal prohibition Members of the US House of Representatives have announced that they will  hold a floor vote...

NORML Remembers Rep. Don Young, Co-Chair of the Cannabis Caucus

The longest serving member of Congress, Alaska’s Don Young, passed away on Friday. He was 88 years old. Representative Young was well known for his work in cannabis policy reform. He was one of four co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional...

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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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