Medical Marijuana News

Peruse the headlines as they are told, keep abreast of the issues as they unfold. Keep up with the ever-changing policies that govern our regions, and the political directives that affect our lives.

July 10, 2020

Missouri: Kansas City Council Eliminates Local Penalties for Marijuana Possession Offenses

City council members in Kansas City, Missouri approved a municipal ordinance repealing all local penalties specific to activities involving the personal possession of marijuana. The post Missouri: Kansas City Council Eliminates Local Penalties for Marijuana Possession Offenses appeared first on NORML.
July 10, 2020

A Founder Looks at 50: NORML and the Carter Administration

Jimmy Carter was the first US President ever to endorse the decriminalization of marijuana, first during his 1976 campaign and again in 1977 in a statement to Congress — which I helped to draft The post A Founder Looks at 50: NORML and the Carter Administration appeared first on NORML. […]
July 9, 2020

Biden’s Marijuana Plan Is out of Step with Public Opinion, Would Do Little to Mitigate the Failed Policy of Federal Prohibition

NORML is skeptical that this proposed recommendation will bring about the sort of tangible marijuana policy changes that voters have consistently demanded — in national polls and at the ballot box. The post Biden’s Marijuana Plan Is out of Step with Public Opinion, Would Do Little to Mitigate the Failed […]
July 8, 2020

California: Nevada County District Attorney to Dismiss Decades’ Worth of Marijuana Convictions

State officials have identified nearly 200,000 Californians eligible to have their marijuana-related convictions either dismissed or resentenced. The post California: Nevada County District Attorney to Dismiss Decades’ Worth of Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.
July 2, 2020

Texas: Austin Police to Cease Making Arrests, Issuing Citations for Minor Marijuana Offenses

“APD will no longer cite or arrest individuals with sufficient identification for Class A or Class B misdemeanor ‘possession of marijuana’ offenses.” The post Texas: Austin Police to Cease Making Arrests, Issuing Citations for Minor Marijuana Offenses appeared first on NORML.
July 2, 2020

Nebraska: Activists Submit Over 182,000 Signatures to Qualify Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Activists gathered at the state capitol in Lincoln to turn in over 182,000 signatures from registered voters in an effort to qualify a medical cannabis legalization measure for the 2020 ballot. The post Nebraska: Activists Submit Over 182,000 Signatures to Qualify Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative appeared first on […]
July 2, 2020

Nashville: District Attorney Ceasing Low-Level Marijuana Prosecutions

“Marijuana charges do little to promote public health, and even less to promote public safety.” The post Nashville: District Attorney Ceasing Low-Level Marijuana Prosecutions appeared first on NORML.
July 1, 2020

Arizona: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Turn In Nearly Twice The Signatures Required to Qualify for 2020 Ballot

The Act permits those 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and directs revenue from retail cannabis sales to fund various public education and safety programs. The post Arizona: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Turn In Nearly Twice The Signatures Required to Qualify for 2020 Ballot appeared first […]
July 1, 2020

Ohio: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Measure to Expand Decriminalization Policies

Members of the Ohio senate advanced a measure expanding the state’s long-standing decriminalization policies. The post Ohio: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Measure to Expand Decriminalization Policies appeared first on NORML.
June 29, 2020

Colorado: Legislation Signed into Law Providing Governor Expanded Authority to Pardon Marijuana Offenders

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation into law which provides the office with expanded powers to pardon those with past marijuana convictions. The post Colorado: Legislation Signed into Law Providing Governor Expanded Authority to Pardon Marijuana Offenders appeared first on NORML.
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