Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Join NORML at the National Cannabis Festival in DC

This Saturday, August 28th, you can join the leaders of Delaware NORML, Maryland NORML, Virginia NORML, and multiple senior members of National NORML at the National Cannabis Festival in Washington, DC. Tickets and more information are available here. **Please...

NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion

Most Mondays, NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a live stream on the NORML Facebook page at 4 pm EST for the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level.  This week on the...

New Jersey: Many Cities Opting Out of Retail Marijuana Sales Ahead of Rollout

Some two-thirds of cities and towns in New Jersey have elected not to permit licensed marijuana retailers. Localities had until this past Saturday to decide whether to allow retail operations or to bar them. Those municipalities that have chosen...

Gallup: Nearly Half of US Adults Have Tried Cannabis

Just under half of Americans ages 18 or older acknowledge having tried cannabis, according to survey data compiled by Gallup. Forty-nine percent of respondents said that they have consumed cannabis – up from one-in-three Americans two decades ago. Twelve percent...

Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Opponents’ Fears Have Not Come to Fruition in Canada

Concerns that legalizing marijuana for those ages 18 and older in Canada would lead to adverse public health consequences have not come to fruition, according to an analysis published in the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The analysis...

These States Possess the Highest Number of Cannabis Consumers Per Capita

Oregon possesses more cannabis consumers per capita than does any other state, according to data compiled by the online news outlet BestLife. Authors collected data on the percentage of adults in each state who acknowledged having used cannabis within the...

New Orleans: City Eliminates Penalties for Marijuana Possession, Vacates Thousands of Past Convictions

Members of the New Orleans city council approved a municipal ordinance late last night effectively eliminating local penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses. In a separate action, city officials also moved to vacate thousands of past marijuana-related convictions. Under...

House Marijuana Vote Delayed As The Senate Advances Veterans Access Amendment

Last week, the House of Representatives went into recess before taking up action on the FY-2022 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations package, which has historically contained protections for state-legal medical programs but in recent years, reformers have...

Puerto Rico: Law Signed Protecting Medical Cannabis Patients from Employment Discrimination

Puerto Rico’s Governor has signed legislation into law protecting qualified medical cannabis patients from workplace discrimination. The legislation amends Puerto Rico’s medical marijuana access law so that registered patients are now classified as members of a protected class under the...

Revised for 2021 — NORML Report Highlights Over 450 Studies Assessing the Therapeutic Efficacy of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

NORML is pleased to announce that it has updated and revised its publication, Clinical Applications For Cannabis & Cannabinoids: A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000 — 2021. This updated edition reviews over 450 peer-reviewed studies assessing the...

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New York: Officials Moving to Clear Over 400,000 Past Marijuana Convictions

State officials have sealed nearly 200,000 marijuana-related criminal convictions and are in the process of expunging several hundred thousand...
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