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US House Passes Bill To Normalize Adult-Use Cannabis Commerce

The SAFE Banking Act would improve the safety of legal marijuana marketplaces and foster more entrepreneurship in the emerging legal industry Members of the House of Representatives voted today in favor of a stand-alone piece of legislation, The SAFE Banking...

What separates Canada’s slow weed growth with the US

Canada has had legal marijuana since 2018 nationally. And at first glance that looks like a much more progressive nation taking a stance well before the United States grew the courage. But at closer inspection, business isn’t quite booming like...

Help us “Finish the Fight” for Legalization on 4/20

In the first four months of 2021, four states — New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia — have legalized the adult-use marijuana market. Over 40 percent of all Americans now reside in a state where possessing marijuana...

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/16/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Lujan Grisham of New Mexico signed legislation into law on Monday to legalize marijuana for all adults in the state, as well as separate legislation to automatically expunge records...

Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Reintroduced

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), along with Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chairs Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), have once again introduced The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act (S. 1183 / HR 2588), bipartisan legislation to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to...

Some complications after weed legalization

Large change comes with ripples, typically in directions impossible to fully predict. Naturally, this is the case with marijuana legalization sweeping the country and continent. Case in point, K9’s in New York and growers in Mexico. Training dogs to smell marijuana...

Indiana: Governor Signs Legislation Amending State’s Zero-Tolerance Per Se Driving Law

Republican Governor Eric Holcomb has signed legislation into law to provide a legal defense for those motorists charged with violating the state’s marijuana per se traffic safety law.  The legislation provides an affirmative defense for those motorists who test positive...

Nationwide Poll: More Americans Than Ever Before Say That Marijuana Should Be Legal

Some seven-in-ten Americans believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States,” according to national polling data compiled by Quinnipiac University. That percentage is the highest level of support ever reported in a nationwide...

Mississippi: Supreme Court Hear Oral Arguments in Challenge to Medical Marijuana Vote

The Mississippi Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a legal challenge that seeks to nullify a November vote legalizing the production and dispensing of medical cannabis to qualified patients. On Election Day, 73 percent of Mississippi voters decided in favor of Measure...

NORML Remembers Steve Fox

NORML regrets the passing of Steve Fox, a longtime marijuana policy advocate and strategist. Steve Fox spent the better part of the past two decades leading both statewide and federal policy reform efforts during his tenure at various organizations, including...
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US House Passes Bill To Normalize Adult-Use Cannabis Commerce

The SAFE Banking Act would improve the safety of legal marijuana marketplaces and foster more entrepreneurship in the emerging...
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