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 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.
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 […]
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