April 24, 2018

NORML Releases 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Originally appeared in: We are pleased to release our 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard. This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. KEY FINDINGS Twenty-four US governors received a passing grade of ‘C’ […]
April 23, 2018

NORML Delivers Over 10,000 Citizen Comments To The FDA Calling For The Reconsideration of Cannabis Prohibition

Originally appeared in: NORML today hand-delivered over 10,000 written comments from US citizens calling on federal and international agencies to amend the international prohibition of cannabis. The public comments, which were requested earlier this month by the US Food and Drug Administration, will be considered as part of the […]
April 20, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/18

Originally appeared in: Welcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Today’s the day. The High Holy Day for cannabis consumers everywhere. Happy Holidaze, my people! Check out all the 4/20 events happening around the country, and remember to be safe and smoke responsibly! There have been […]
April 19, 2018

Chuck Schumer To Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

Originally appeared in: In a video tweet posted on Vice News, Leader Schumer says: “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, from one end of the country to the other.” With this announcement, Senator Schumer has effectively made it clear that a legislative priority for […]
April 19, 2018

Senator Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

Originally appeared in: Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined Senator Cory Booker on a live stream for a conversation about ending prohibition and co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act. But they can’t do it alone. Right now, 33 members of Congress have put their name on the House and Senate versions […]
April 18, 2018

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Facilitate Medical Cannabis Trials For Veterans

Originally appeared in: United States Rep. Timothy Waltz (D-MN), along with over 30 bipartisan co-sponsors, has introduced legislation, HR 5520: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans. The legislation states: “In carrying out […]
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