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 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.
June 29, 2020

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1

Legislation passed this spring decriminalizes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and seals the records of past convictions from public view. The post Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1 appeared first on NORML.
June 26, 2020

A Founder Looks at 50: The Early Legalization Movement – From LeMar to Amorphia to NORML

That enormous challenge of reversing marijuana prohibition would not have been possible without the earlier work of LeMar, Amorphia and those pot-head jazz musicians and hip poets. The post A Founder Looks at 50: The Early Legalization Movement – From LeMar to Amorphia to NORML appeared first on NORML.
June 25, 2020

NORML Remembers Dr. Lester Grinspoon

Dr. Grinspoon’s extraordinary personal commitment to advancing both marijuana policy and the NORML organization demonstrated his deeply held belief that we all have an obligation to fight injustice whenever and wherever we find it. The post NORML Remembers Dr. Lester Grinspoon appeared first on NORML.
June 24, 2020

Gallup: Seven in Ten Americans Say That “Smoking Marijuana” Is Morally Acceptable

Seven in ten Americans say that it is morally permissible for adults to “smoke marijuana,” regardless of the plant’s legal status, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup. The post Gallup: Seven in Ten Americans Say That “Smoking Marijuana” Is Morally Acceptable appeared first on NORML.
June 23, 2020

NORML Partners with Green Flower to Launch First-of-its-Kind Online Training Program for Cannabis Advocates

This 100% online course will teach you the essential tools and nuanced techniques NORML has deployed over the last 50 years to shape cannabis policy at the local, state, national, and international levels. The post NORML Partners with Green Flower to Launch First-of-its-Kind Online Training Program for Cannabis Advocates appeared […]
June 19, 2020

A Founder Looks at 50: Willie Nelson — America’s Favorite Marijuana Smoker

NORML Founder Keith Stroup For NORML’s 50th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. This is the eighth in a series of blogs on the history of NORML […]
June 19, 2020

Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients

The daily use of cannabis by patients with chronic pain conditions is associated with prolonged improvements in pain management and subjects’ overall quality of life, as well as sustained reductions in the use of opioids, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Pain Medicine. A team of Canadian researchers […]
June 18, 2020

Pennsylvania: Supreme Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Use Is Permissible While on Probation

Justices for the Supreme Court of the state of Pennsylvania have struck down a countywide policy that barred those on probation from accessing medical cannabis. The ruling determined that the local (Lebanon County) ban was in conflict with the state’s medical marijuana access law, which states that Pennsylvanians registered with […]
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