Monthly Archives: June 2017

Weekly Legislative Update 6/17/17

Weekly Legislative Update 6/17/17

Here are the bills from around the country that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your state. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and at the federal level.

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First Meeting Of Trump’s Opioid Commission: Will It Be Effective?

First Meeting Of Trump’s Opioid Commission: Will It Be Effective?

Today, the Office of National Drug Control Policy convened it’s first meeting of President Trump’s “Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.” The Commission is tasked with making recommendations for improving the Federal response to opioid misuse and abuse.

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Sessions makes Franken and Paul come together

June 15, 2017
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Sessions makes Franken and Paul come together

In the Daily Caller: Rand Paul And Al Franken Come Together For Weed

Republicans and Democrats in Congress are introducing medical marijuana legislation Thursday protecting states from federal interference in the wake of a request to roll back protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Members of the House of Representatives and Senate are backing...

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Sessions makes Franken and Paul come together

June 15, 2017
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Sessions makes Franken and Paul come together

In the Daily Caller: Rand Paul And Al Franken Come Together For Weed

Republicans and Democrats in Congress are introducing medical marijuana legislation Thursday protecting states from federal interference in the wake of a request to roll back protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Members of the House of Representatives and Senate are backing...

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Empire State NORML in Albany with the Start SMART Campaign

Empire State NORML in Albany with the Start SMART Campaign

Dozens of activists from all around the state took buses, drove cars and rode trains to Albany to join the campaign in launching and lobbying for the substantially amended bill. After the excellent citizen lobby day training provided by the Drug Policy Alliance, the group split up to divide and conquer before the press...

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Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

In a recent letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote a pointed letter regarding the Department of Justice and it's posturing to implement a crackdown of lawful state medical marijuana programs

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Do you want some booty juice with your burritos verdes?

June 14, 2017
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Do you want some booty juice with your burritos verdes?

Just for fun…

Phillip Smith over at AlterNet has The DEA’s Top 10 Most Insanely Ridiculous Slang Terms for Weed

Quite a fun list, including:

Bambalachacha Booty Juice Burritos Verdes Fine Stu Good Giggles Joy Smoke Love Nuggets Pocket Rocket Righteous Bush Smoochy Woochy Poochy

Some of these terms would be a really bad...

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Deputy AG: Marijuana is federally illegal and has no medical use

June 13, 2017
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Deputy AG: Marijuana is federally illegal and has no medical use

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was questioned about federal marijuana policy during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today and his responses were disconcerting to say the least.

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Study: No Increase In Problematic Cannabis Use Following Passage Of Medical Marijuana Laws

Study: No Increase In Problematic Cannabis Use Following Passage Of Medical Marijuana Laws

The enactment of medical marijuana laws is not associated with increased rates of problematic cannabis use, according to data published online in the journal Addiction.

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Sessions continues to attempt his hard line on marijuana

June 13, 2017
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Sessions continues to attempt his hard line on marijuana

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.

The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from...

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