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Democrats’ Latest COVID Relief Package Includes Marijuana Banking Provisions

The latest COVID stimulus package proposed by House leadership maintains provisions permitting licensed cannabis businesses to legally and explicitly partner with banks and other financial institutions. The newly proposed legislation, which is an updated version of The HEROES Act initially...

NORML Files Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Challenging Cannabis’ Schedule I Prohibited Status Under Federal Law

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Empire State NORML, the New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA), the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association (HVCIA), and the New York City Cannabis Bar have filed a Friend-Of-The-Court...

McConnell Misleads on Marijuana

Senate Leader and Others Create False Feud With Speaker Pelosi On Cannabis Banking In a July 31 press conference, Speaker Pelosi was asked whether House-backed cannabis-specific provisions in the latest COVID-19 economic relief bill were “directly related” to the stimulus...

Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Expansion Laws Take Effect

A trio of new laws facilitating patients’ ability to access medical cannabis products goes into effect this Saturday, August 1. The most significant new measure, House Bill 819, expands the discretion of physicians so that they can recommend cannabis therapy...

Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a series of bills into law greatly expanding patients’ ability to access medical cannabis products. Late last week, the Governor signed House Bill 819, which expands the discretion of physicians so that they...

Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director June 15, 2020 Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a series of bills into law greatly expanding patients’ ability to access medical cannabis products. Late last week, the Governor signed House Bill 819,...

Louisiana: Bills Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access Sent to Governor’s Desk

by NORML June 1, 2020 House and Senate lawmakers have approved a series of bills to facilitate patients’ access to medical cannabis products. On Sunday, legislators finalized HB 819, which expands the discretion of physicians so that they can recommend...

Attorneys General Push for Marijuana Banking Reform

by NORMLMay 19, 2020 Attorneys Generals from 34 states and territories sent a letter today to Congressional leadership urging members to expeditiously pass The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act so that state-licensed cannabis business can explicitly engage...

House COVID Package Includes Cannabis Banking Relief, But Not Small Business Support

by NORMLMay 12, 2020 House Leadership unveiled legislation today, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (aka the ‘‘HEROES Act”), to provide additional economic resources and support in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Included in the language...

NORML Joins Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Groups To Support Small Cannabis Businesses

Furthermore, current SBA policies prevent marijuana businesses from accessing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), EIDL grants, or SBA loan forgiveness – programs intended to help businesses fight COVID-19 in safe and equitable ways....
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Some videos to enjoy while high today

Happy 4/20!! In honor of today's highness, here are a few videos to watch, all of them catered for joy...
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