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Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges To Allow Floor Votes On Marijuana-Related Amendments

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director November 13, 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019. “Unlike my...

Texas NORML: Midterm Elections and the 86th Texas Legislature

by NORMLNovember 13, 2018 Prohibitionist Pete Sessions has been ousted from office by Collin Allred and a huge number of volunteers, voters and cannabis activists! Cannabis was a huge part of this race’s conversation. We are hopeful that this huge shake...

Grateful and Determined this Veterans Day

by NORMLNovember 12, 2018 This Veterans Day, you will likely read and hear many political leaders paying lip service to honor our nation’s veterans. But as they list out their policy prescriptions, one that directly impacts nearly one-in-four veterans will be...

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End To Federal Hemp Ban

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director November 9, 2018 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act...

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

by NORML November 7, 2018 Jeff Sessions is TERRIFYING! United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions...

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins In Midterms

by NORMLNovember 7, 2018 Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories last night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those...

Election 2018: Voters In Ohio And Wisconsin Approve Municipal Reform Measures

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director November 7, 2018 Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin approved a series of binding and non-binding local marijuana reform initiatives on Election Day. In Ohio, voters in five cities — including Dayton (population 140,000) — approved...

Election Night: Gubernatorial Victories Bode Well For 2019 Statewide Reform Prospects

by NORMLNovember 7, 2018 Voters on election day decided in favor of several gubernatorial candidates who campaigned on promises to either address or enact statewide marijuana law reforms as Governor.NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “In four states — Connecticut,...

Voters Approve Proposition 2 Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah

by Jenn Michelle Pedini, NORML Development Director November 7, 2018 With the approval of Proposition 2, Utah has become the 33rd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The vote comes ahead...

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana For Adults

by NORML November 7, 2018 With the approval of voter-initiated Proposal 1, Michigan has become the 10th state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said,  “Voters in Michigan sent a resounding rebuke...

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