Saturday, March 2, 2024

Politics

NORML Endorses Missouri’s Amendment 2

by NORML September 5, 2018 The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is pleased to endorse Missouri’s Amendment 2, which permits patients, at the discretion of a physician, to cultivate limited quantities of marijuana or to obtain cannabis and...

Canadian Health Department to Spend Millions On Cannabis Education

Canada has long been a beacon of progress within the cannabis legalization movement. The country legalized cannabis for medicinal use in 2001 and will legalize the recreational use of cannabis on October 17th, 2018. Coinciding with the legalization of...

I’m stepping up, will you?

by Rick Steves, NORML Board Member September 4, 2018 Dear fellow freedom enthusiasts, Many of our political leaders continue to take regressive actions when it comes to addressing drug policy reform, fighting mass incarceration, and upholding the civil liberty of adults...

2018 Farm Bill: What to watch for – from 6 hemp industry insiders

Hemp farmers nationwide are preparing for harvest, but they’re also keeping a close eye on Washington DC. Here are some reasons why: Congress is beginning final negotiations on the 2018 Farm Bill, which could either remove hemp from the Controlled...

NORML Chapter Newsletter

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach DirectorSeptember 2, 2018 Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Below is a brief rundown of some of...

Access to Marijuana Shows Promise in Combating America’s Opioid Crisis

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach DirectorAugust 31, 2018 In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, NORML chapters around the country are taking action to highlight the positive that marijuana legalization can play in combating America’s opioid crisis. Many NORML leaders...

Delaware: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director August 30, 2018 Democrat Gov. John Carney signed legislation into law today vacating past marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 197, which took immediate effect, “provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession...

Clean Slate Act To Seal Records Introduced To Congress

by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director August 30, 2018 This week, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for marijuana charges one...

Reefer Redux: Trump Administration Secretly Plotting New War Of Words On Marijuana Policy

Shadowy ‘Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee’ Seeks To Derail Past, Future Legislative Reforms “The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state legalization measures in a negative...

Berks County DA Justifies Police Tactics that Led to Man’s Death Over Small Marijuana Grow

by NORML August 28, 2018 Today, Berks County District Attorney John Adams announced findings of an investigation into Gregory Longenecker’s death, which occurred as a result of being run over by a bulldozer, and the circumstances leading up to it. The...
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Germany finally legalizes marijuana, sort of

After years of delay and opposition in the parliament, Germany has passed a law that would allow recreational use...
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