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American Nurses Association Provides Public Comments to DEA in Support of Reclassifying Cannabis

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 12:05

"Nurses have long known through their own first hand experience working with patients that cannabis holds legitimate therapeutic value. That is why, historically, nurses and nursing groups have been among some of the strongest and most outspoken advocates for changes in marijuana policy."

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NORML Submits Public Comments to DEA Calling for the Removal of Cannabis From Schedule I

Mon, 07/15/2024 - 04:00

"Although the HHS is not recommending descheduling at this time, NORML asserts that this position is the most appropriate one and that descheduling cannabis should be adopted by future administrations."

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I’m Interning With NORML To Help End the Stigma Against Cannabis

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 13:05

Summer ’24 Intern Sydney Scott shares her reasons for joining the NORML Legal Internship program.

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Texas: Activists Turn in Signatures To Place Local Depenalization Initiatives on the 2024 Ballot

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 08:44

If certified for the ballot and approved by voters in November, all three measures will prohibit local law enforcement from making low-level marijuana-related arrests.

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Advocates Turn in Signatures for Marijuana-Specific Ballot Measures in Three More States

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 09:48

Cannabis reform advocates in Arkansas, Nebraska, and North Dakota have turned in signatures to place citizens'-initiated measures on the 2024 ballot.

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RAW Rolling Papers Donates $50,000 to NORML Supporting Nationwide Cannabis Legalization

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 06:00

RAW’s generous donation will amplify NORML’s efforts to facilitate the expungement of criminal cannabis convictions, end the collateral consequences of prohibition, and ensure equal access to cannabis for all.

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NORML Stands for Cannabis Freedom Today and Every Day

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 06:00

That’s why we won’t rest until we have liberated cannabis consumers and patients nationwide.

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Interning with NORML: A Door to a Lifetime of Advocacy

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 07:15

Summer '24 Intern Noah Bass shares his reasons for joining the NORML Internship program.

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Surveys: Many Consumers Report Drinking Less Alcohol Following Changes to Marijuana’s Legal Status

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 08:29

"These surveys' findings offer support for the notion that, in some instances, cannabis can act as an intervention for certain persons seeking to reduce their alcohol consumption.”

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Louisiana: Governor Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia

Mon, 06/24/2024 - 06:43

"State law already recognizes that no one should be in jail for possessing small amounts of marijuana; this new law similarly recognizes that no one should be in jail for possessing marijuana paraphernalia."

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Louisiana: Governor Vetoes Bill Facilitating Expedited Pardons for First-Time Marijuana Offenders

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 09:22

"Governors and lawmakers around the country are taking steps to right the past wrongs of cannabis criminalization. It's a shame to see Louisiana's Governor taking the state in a different direction."

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I’m Interning at NORML To Learn How To Change the Legal System

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 11:12

Summer '24 Intern Jack Kenyon shares his reasons for joining the NORML Legal Internship program.

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Maryland: Governor Issues Mass Pardons for Those With Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 06:12

Moore’s pardon action automatically forgives every misdemeanor marijuana possession charge the Maryland judiciary can locate in the state’s electronic court records system, along with every misdemeanor paraphernalia charge tied to use or possession of marijuana.

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New Hampshire: House Lawmakers Narrowly Defeat Bill Legalizing Marijuana Possession, Sales

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 14:16

"For the foreseeable future, New Hampshire will remain an island of cannabis prohibition."

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Study: Americans Far More Likely To Report Secondhand Harms From Alcohol Than From Cannabis

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 13:13

 Investigators determined, “Secondhand harms from others’ alcohol use were substantially more prevalent than those from others’ use of any other drug."

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NORML Remembers David Boaz

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 13:12

"He was a principled man and a scholar who was committed to promoting the concept of individual liberty and who was at the forefront of the modern effort to dismantle the so-called 'war on drugs.'"

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Louisiana: Lawmakers Send Governor Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana-Related Paraphernalia, Pardon First-Time Offenders

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 10:56

Both bills await action from Republican Gov. Jeff Landry legislation. If the Governor fails to take action on the bills within ten days of them being transmitted, they will automatically become law.

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South Dakota: Voters Will Decide on Marijuana Possession Measure This Fall

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 17:40

November's vote will mark the third time since 2020 that South Dakotans have weighed in on the issue.

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Delaware: Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill Into Law

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 05:34

The new law provides discretion to physicians to issue medical cannabis recommendations to any patient who may benefit from it. It also allows those ages 65 or older to self-certify for a registration card absent a doctor’s recommendation.

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NORML Op-Ed: The Beginning of the End of Cannabis Prohibition

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 09:56

As a first step forward, this policy change dramatically shifts the political debate surrounding cannabis. 

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