Monthly Archives: July 2017

House Committee Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendments

House Committee Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendments

Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, the amendments lead sponsor, testified before the committee that it was “a critical area of literally life and death.”

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!

As long as there are new legal arguments to be made, and fresh and hopefully more convincing facts to be argued, we must continue to engage the courts in this struggle for personal freedom.

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Get ready for a fight

July 23, 2017
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Get ready for a fight

Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana...

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Marijuana is NORML: 45% of Americans Have Tried Cannabis

July 21, 2017
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Marijuana is NORML: 45% of Americans Have Tried Cannabis

According to recently released polling data from Gallup, nearly half of all Americans have tried marijuana at one point in their lives.

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Colorado: Tax Revenue From The Legal Cannabis Industry Surpasses Half-Billion Dollars

Colorado: Tax Revenue From The Legal Cannabis Industry Surpasses Half-Billion Dollars

Revenues from Colorado's legal cannabis industry have surpassed over a half-billion dollars since retail sales began on January 1, 2014.

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Uruguay: Retail Cannabis Sales Begin Today

Select pharmacies in Uruguay are now dispensing marijuana to adults, under regulations that went into effect today.

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WATCH: Marijuana in the Halls of Congress!

Yesterday, NORML moderated a Facebook Congressional Conversation on marijuana law reform with Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Tom Garrett, Beto O’Rourke, and Justin Amash. We discussed a wide range of issues including the needless burden of the federal driver's license suspension mandate, access to medical marijuana, racial injustice, and pending bipartisan legislation to remove cannabis from the...

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New Hampshire: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law

New Hampshire: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation today decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.

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Tell AAA To Stop Lying About Legalization

July 18, 2017
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Tell AAA To Stop Lying About Legalization

Over the first six months of 2017, the American Automobile Association (aka AAA) has been spreading misinformation and propaganda in a lobbying effort to defeat marijuana legalization legislative efforts in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and other states.

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Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients’ Afforded Workplace Protections, High Court Rules

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients’ Afforded Workplace Protections, High Court Rules

State-registered medical cannabis patients may sue a private employer for discrimination if they are fired for their off-the-job marijuana use, according to a first in the nation ruling issued Monday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. “It is our hope that courts in other jurisdictions begin to apply this same rationale to...

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