Monthly Archives: November 2017

Bipartisan Letter To Congressional Leadership Urges Continued Protections For Medical Marijuana Programs

Bipartisan Letter To Congressional Leadership Urges Continued Protections For Medical Marijuana Programs

Today, sixty-four members of Congress representing both Republicans and Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Leader Pelosi, and Leader Schumer urging them to maintain the federal protections for the 46 states that have implemented some form of medical cannabis programs throughout the country.

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Rick Steves Testifies In Illinois In Support Of Legalization

Rick Steves Testifies In Illinois In Support Of Legalization

On Tuesday, travel radio and television host Rick Steves, a NORML Board Member, journeyed to Illinois to testify in support of marijuana legalization effort in the state legislature.

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Double Your Impact on #GreenTuesday

November 28, 2017
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Double Your Impact on #GreenTuesday

We’ve made so much progress over the last year, all thanks to you. But there is still so much to be done. We expect 2018 to be even more successful for the movement, and we need you to help continue our momentum by making a contribution in honor of #GivingTuesday. Now more than ever...

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Canada: House Members Overwhelmingly Pass Adult Use Regulation Bill

Canada: House Members Overwhelmingly Pass Adult Use Regulation Bill

Members of the Canadian House of Commons voted 200 to 82 to approve legislation that seeks to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. Proponents of the legislation hope to have the new law in place by July 1, 2018.

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Setting The Record Straight

November 27, 2017
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Setting The Record Straight

One of NORML’s primary missions is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults. One of the ways we successfully achieve this goal is by debunking marijuana myths and half-truths via the publication of timely op-eds in online and print media. Since the mainstream media seldom casts a...

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Talk About Marijuana At Thanksgiving This Year

November 22, 2017
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We have much to be thankful for this year. Lawmakers in 26 states have passed legislation to advance cannabis reform, including New Hampshire becoming the 22nd state to decriminalize marijuana and West Virginia becoming the 30th state to pass a medical marijuana program.

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Michigan: Legalization Coalition Turns in 360,000 Signatures to Place Issue on 2018 Ballot

Michigan: Legalization Coalition Turns in 360,000 Signatures to Place Issue on 2018 Ballot

Proponents of a Michigan voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis today turned in more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot.

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Study: Medical Cannabis Registrants More Likely To Cease Using Opioids Compared To Non-Participants

Study: Medical Cannabis Registrants More Likely To Cease Using Opioids Compared To Non-Participants

Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis access program are significantly more likely to either reduce or cease their use of opioids as compared to non-enrolled patients suffering from similar pain conditions, according to data published online in the journal PLOS One.

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Smoke a joint and still be able to get a job

November 17, 2017
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Smoke a joint and still be able to get a job

Of course, we all know that you can be a pot smoker and still be very good at any profession you could do if you weren’t, but there’s still the big-business drug testing industry trying to claim that you can’t, and for some jobs, merely admitting to past use could still disqualify you.

But...

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Connecticut: NORML Affiliate To Co-Host Gubernatorial Debate

Connecticut: NORML Affiliate To Co-Host Gubernatorial Debate

The Connecticut state chapter of NORML and the Yale University branch of the group Students for Sensible Drug Policy will co-host the inaugural gubernatorial candidate debate of the 2018 governor's race. Candidates will be asked to weigh in on questions specific to adult use marijuana legalization, criminal justice reform, hemp production, and...

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