Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pennsylvania Residents And NORML To Rally In Harrisburg For Marijuana Legalization

January 16, 2018
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Pennsylvania Residents And NORML To Rally In Harrisburg For Marijuana Legalization

Residents of the Keystone State will gather in Harrisburg on January 23, 2018 to speak with legislators about legalizing marijuana in an event co-sponsored by local NORML chapters, the ACLU-PA and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition.

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Marijuana Law Reform Efforts Advance in States Despite a Hostile Attorney General

Marijuana Law Reform Efforts Advance in States Despite a Hostile Attorney General

Despite last week's move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind the Cole Memo, a 2013 DOJ memorandum that allowed state sanctioned marijuana business to thrive despite the quagmire between state and federal laws, lawmakers in several states are advancing marijuana reform legislation.

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Sixty-nine Members Of Congress Sign Letter To Congressional Leadership

Sixty-nine Members Of Congress Sign Letter To Congressional Leadership

In the one day that the letter was going around the hill, NORML members and supporters drove in nearly 5,000 messages to Congress and countless phone calls in support of their Representative signing on.

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New House Legislation To Stop Jeff Sessions

New House Legislation To Stop Jeff Sessions

Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK today filed a resolution, HR 4779, prohibiting the federal government from taking punitive action against those operating in states where the use and distribution of marijuana is legal.

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Vermont: Governor Announces He Will Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Vermont: Governor Announces He Will Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Republican Gov. Phil Scott publicly announced at a news conference that he intends to sign legislation into law legalizing the use and cultivation of personal use quantities of marijuana by adults. I know there are diverse opinions ... as to whether we should move forward," he said. "But I still firmly believe that what...

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Alert: Effort To Protect Lawful Marijuana TODAY

Alert: Effort To Protect Lawful Marijuana TODAY

Right now, today, Republican Representative Tom McClintock and Democratic Representative Jared Polis are circulating a letter in support of their amendment to defund the Department of Justice’s ability to enforce federal prohibition in the states that have reformed their marijuana laws, both for medical and responsible adult-use.

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NORML Endorses SQ 788: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Access Initiative

January 11, 2018
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NORML Endorses SQ 788: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Access Initiative

Between now and June 26, representatives with the Vote Yes On 788 campaign will be traveling statewide and meeting face-to-face with voters. NORML will also be focusing its resources in the coming months to support these campaign efforts.

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Good riddance to the Cole Memo

January 10, 2018
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Good riddance to the Cole Memo

There’s been a lot of talk about how Attorney General Jeff Sessions has eliminated the Cole Memo – an advisory document intended to reduce the focus on federal prosecutions of state-legal cannabis operations as long as a list of guidelines were followed.

In reality, the Cole Memo was limited, vague, and had no force...

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Vermont Senate Approves Legalization of Marijuana Possession and Cultivation, Awaits Governor’s Signature

January 10, 2018
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Today, the Vermont state Senate approved a measure that would legalize the possession and limited home cultivation of marijuana. Under this legislation, H. 511, individuals 21 years of age or older would be able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate a limited amount for personal use.

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New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession and Cultivation

January 9, 2018
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New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession and Cultivation

This morning, in a direct rebuke to the bluster coming from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 207 to 139 in favor of a measure that would legalize the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana and the cultivation of 3 mature plants for adults...

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