Monthly Archives: December 2017

NORML Chapters Energized and Organized for 2018 Lobby Days

NORML Chapters Energized and Organized for 2018 Lobby Days

As support for marijuana legalization in America reaches an all-time high, NORML chapters around the country are hoping to tap into the energy and enthusiasm of their most ardent supporters for their 2018 lobby days.

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Out with the old, in with the new

December 29, 2017
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Out with the old, in with the new

A strange year, to say the least.

2017: The Year Pot Policy Stood Still as Opioids Ravaged the Nation – a year-in-review from Rolling Stone.

The take-away quote:

While many federal lawmakers have called for overhauling the criminal justice system and for rethinking the government’s relationship with substances like marijuana, 2017 saw little to...

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2017: A NORML Year in America

2017: A NORML Year in America

In the wake of landmark cannabis victories in 2016, there was much momentum to build upon when state legislatures opened up at the beginning of 2017. With NORML chapters in nearly all 50 states, activists took the fight to the halls of state capitals and city councils from Florida to Washington State and everywhere...

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Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California

Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California

Select retailers will begin engaging in adult use marijuana sales on the morning of Monday, January 1. California joins Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in permitting cannabis sales to those over the age of 21.

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Talk About Marijuana At Christmas This Year

December 23, 2017
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Talk About Marijuana At Christmas This Year

From all of us at NORML to all of you, we hope you have a very, very green Christmas.

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Congressional leadership voted to enact a three-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date.

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A tale of two approaches to legalization

December 21, 2017
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A tale of two approaches to legalization

First, in Canada…

Marc Emery was right; Julian Fantino was wrong

In September 2011, Conservative MP and former OPP commissioner Julian Fantino stood in the House of Commons to urge MPs to vote for the Conservatives’ Safe Streets and Communities Act, which, among other things, increased mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana offences, including six...

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ACLU of Georgia Takes A Case For Peachtree NORML

ACLU of Georgia Takes A Case For Peachtree NORML

In June of 2016 members of Peachtree NORML began a practice of visiting official law enforcement Facebook pages when marijuana bust “brag” posts were put up. We began expressing our opinions on those posts. Those opinions were often deleted from these official pages and the citizens making them were blocked from commenting. These actions...

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Congressman Jerry Nadler Wins Ranking Member On Judiciary Committee

Congressman Jerry Nadler Wins Ranking Member On Judiciary Committee

During a House Democrats meeting on Wednesday morning, the caucus elected marijuana reform supporter Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to be the party leader on the powerful Judiciary Committee.

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Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Psychosis

Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Psychosis

The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry.

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