April 10, 2018

Building A Better Medical Program In Pennsylvania, One Flower At A Time

Originally appeared in: As a longtime Pennsylvanian, I have gotten used to the slow drudge of progress and the archaic mindset of our policymakers in this state. With that said, we did manage to pass a Medical Marijuana Law two years ago this month, though the law became a […]
April 6, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/6/18

Originally appeared in: Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I first want to bring your attention to some key developments happening at the state level. Proponents of a 2018 medical cannabis ballot measure in Utah achieved a signature milestone last week, a representative from the Lt. Governor’s […]
April 5, 2018

NORML Chapters Continue State-Level Push for Marijuana Law Reforms

Originally appeared in: Since the beginning of the year, NORML Chapters throughout the country have been busy organizing lobby days for the 2018 legislative session. With the hope of reforming various aspects of their state’s marijuana policies, NORML affiliated activists have been meeting with state representatives to educate lawmakers […]
April 5, 2018

New Orleans: Marijuana Possession Arrests Plunge Following Enactment Of Decriminalization Ordinance

Originally appeared in: Minor marijuana possession arrests have plunged in the city of New Orleans following the adoption of a municipal ordinance one year ago that called for fining rather than arresting low-level offenders. According to data made available last week, just one percent of encounters between police and […]
April 3, 2018

Utah: Proponents Of 2018 Medical Cannabis Ballot Measure Achieve Signature Milestone

Originally appeared in: Proponents of a proposed 2018 medicalization initiative have gathered an estimated 160,000 signatures and appear poised to place the measure on the November ballot. Last week, a representative from the Lt. Governor’s Office said that officials have already validated 117,000 signatures from registered voters — more […]
April 2, 2018

Studies: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Opioid Prescribing Trends

Originally appeared in: The enactment of marijuana legalization laws is associated with a significant reduction in the number of opioids prescribed and filled, according to a pair of studies published online today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the first study, investigators from the University of Kentucky and […]
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