Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bipartisan Members Of Congress Speak Out Against AG Sessions

January 19, 2018
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Bipartisan Members Of Congress Speak Out Against AG Sessions

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) held a bipartisan special order on Wednesday, January 17th to address the implications surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole Memo. Simply put, a special order is a practice in congress where a member is able to speak on any topic they wish after the House of...

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Representatives Lieu and Amash Introduce Legislation Ending Funding For Marijuana Suppression

January 18, 2018
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Representatives Lieu and Amash Introduce Legislation Ending Funding For Marijuana Suppression

The measure restricts civil asset forfeiture funds from being used for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program. The bill would prohibit the transfer of property that would be used for cannabis eradication from a federal or state/local agency and ensures precious federal resources are not wasted on marijuana eradication.

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Just Introduced: The Marijuana Justice Act is in the House

Just Introduced: The Marijuana Justice Act is in the House

Today, Representative Barbara Lee of California along with over a dozen original co-sponsors have introduced the Marijuana Justice Act into the House of Representatives.

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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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