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2015 NORML Legislative Fly-In

2015 NORML Legislative Fly-In

Please join NORML on May 20/21 in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress for passage of cannabis law reform legislation pending before it. You’ve probably seen by now the historically important bill to reform medical cannabis laws introduced in the U.S. Senate. There has never been a more exciting and receptive time to be a...

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Danny Danko Running for NORML

Danny Danko Running for NORML

Dear NORML Members and Supporters, In the past 24 years I’ve penned hundreds of fundraising requests in the employ of NORML ranging from basic operating expenses to legal defense funds to advertising to match-the-donor grants to computer purchases to initiatives. Unfailingly, NORML’s members and supporters always come through with the needed funding to this...

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Cannabis Sniffing Canines Needed No More

Cannabis Sniffing Canines Needed No More

Alaska and Oregon, where marijuana is now legal, canceling the use (and expense) of maintaining and employing cannabis sniffing canines.

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2015: NORML at Legalization Crossroads

2015: NORML at Legalization Crossroads

Dear NORML members and supporters, Thanks for providing this venerable 44-year old non-profit organization the support necessary–both financially and spiritually–in helping achieve its two stated public policy goals: End cannabis prohibition and replace with system of taxation and regulation similar to alcohol and tobacco products Help the victims of cannabis prohibition enforcement (from those...

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Obama to Native Americans: Marijuana Legalization Is A-OK

Obama to Native Americans: Marijuana Legalization Is A-OK

Department of Justice memo allows Native American tribes to cultivate, process and sell marijuana.

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Congressional Research Service: Report On Federal Government Taxing Marijuana

Congressional Research Service: Report On Federal Government Taxing Marijuana

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a comprehensive thirty five-page report last week examining the federal government establishing a wholesale excise tax on the production and sale of cannabis-related products.

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Who and Where: America’s Ever-Growing Marijuana Industry

Who and Where: America’s Ever-Growing Marijuana Industry

CannabisBusinessExecutive's launch creates forum for cannabis-related businesses

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Joseph McNamara RIP: Champion Against Cops Drug Warring

Joseph McNamara RIP: Champion Against Cops Drug Warring

A genuinely early and respected voice against the war on some drugs passed away Friday, September 19 in California. Joe McNamara was a former police chief in Kansas City and San Jose who, in the late 1980s, started to both write and lecture about the need for substantive changes in law enforcement practices (and...

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Grease Pot Parody: Steve Berke-style

Adding to his ever-growing series of pro-cannabis law reform song parody videos, as well as in support of his home state’s current efforts to pass a medical cannabis initiative, comedian and Miami Beach political gadfly Steve Berke has just released a new pro-pot parody based on the famous movie of the 1970s ‘Grease‘. Upping...

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High Times’ Cannabis Consumer Choice Polling

High Times’ Cannabis Consumer Choice Polling

Our friends at High Times (and former NORML director Dr. Jon Gettman) are running an online poll asking for consumers’ choice regarding the preferred marijuana distribution that emerges post-prohibition. Legal Marijuana: Which Market Do You Prefer? As we approach the new inevitability of legalized cannabis, three models have been proposed for a national marijuana...

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