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California: Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Doctors from Discriminating Against Medical Cannabis Patients

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed anti-discrimination legislation today, Assembly Bill 1954, prohibiting physicians and surgeons from automatically denying either treatments or medications to patients solely because they consume medical cannabis or because they have tested a positive for THC...

Pennsylvania: Governor Launches Effort to Issue Mass Pardons to Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman today announced the launch of a coordinated effort to provide pardons for people with select minor, non-violent marijuana criminal convictions. Under the program, The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons will accept applications...

Summer 2022 NORML Interns Answer Questions About the Job

1. Why were you motivated to apply to intern with NORML? a. Sam: About a year ago I started working at a medical cannabis dispensary in D.C., and since then I’ve met countless people whose lives have been vastly improved...

Florida: Health Officials Enact Emergency Rules Imposing Cannabis Dosing Limits for Qualified Patients

State health officials have enacted new rules imposing explicit limits on the amount of medical cannabis that patients may legally obtain and consume. The new rules, which took effect on Monday, were established absent any public input and come...

Raising the Alarm: Legalization Efforts Under Attack

Unfortunately, we knew this was coming. Before a single ballot has been cast in the 2022 midterm elections on a single marijuana ballot measure, prohibitionists funded by dark money special interests are doing everything they can in an attempt...

Nebraska: Advocates Fail to Secure Ballot Access for Medical Marijuana Legalization Measures

Advocates who sought to place a pair of medical marijuana access proposals before voters failed to gather the necessary number of signatures required to place them on the November ballot. Election officials on Monday reported that petitioners had collected...

NORML Op-ed: Concerns Over High Potency THC Products Warrant Greater Education, Not Criminalization

Those offering dire warnings about the alleged dangers of so-called ‘highly potent THC products’ – and demanding that these products be recriminalized – are taking their cues from an age-old playbook.  From the onset of criminal cannabis prohibition, criminalization advocates...

Analysis: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests Becoming More Pronounced in Prohibition States

States that have failed to remove criminal penalties for marijuana possession have experienced increased arrest rate disparities over the past two decades, according to data published in the journal JAMA Health Forum. A team of researchers affiliated with Eastern Virginia...

It’s Time to Smoke the Vote!

These are exciting times for those of us working to end cannabis prohibition in America. Today, we launch the initial rollout of NORML’s Smoke the Vote for the 2022 midterm elections! Every election cycle, we provide a suite of tools...

Gallup: Those with First-Hand Experience with Cannabis Likely to Perceive It Positively

The overwhelming majority of Americans who acknowledge having ever used cannabis view it positively, according to nationwide polling data provided by Gallup. Among the nearly one-half of American adults who have tried marijuana, 70 percent say that it impacts most...

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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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