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New York Times: End Prohibition, Again

New York Times: End Prohibition, Again

Tomorrow’s Sunday New York Times’ editorial calling for an end to cannabis prohibition in America, affirms in my mind, after nearly twenty four years publicly advocating for cannabis law reforms at NORML, the end of cannabis prohibition in our nation is nearly upon the rest of the country (beyond Colorado and Washington State, where...

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420 words on 4/20 weekend

420 words on 4/20 weekend

Dear NORML members and supporters, We all find ourselves this weekend at the precipice of the year’s most propitious date on the calendar for cannabis consumers and freedom lovers: April 20th. As always, there will be large public gatherings all around America (and other countries too) to celebrate the responsible adult use of cannabis....

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Neuropsychological Deficits: Fact and Artifact About Marijuana Tests

Neuropsychological Deficits: Fact and Artifact About Marijuana Tests

By Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D State University of New York at Albany Chair, NORML board of directors A new study claims to show small deficits on neuropsychological tests in college students who started smoking marijuana early in life. It might get a lot of press. Prohibitionists love to bang the drum of marijuana-related cognitive deficits,...

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Today Show and NPR Features NORML

The Super Bowl bet between Washington and Colorado NORML chapters, along with interviews with NORML board members Rick Steves and Kevin Oliver from Washington, was featured this morning on NBC’s Today Show. Additionally, Marketplace, heard on National Public Radio, also covered NORML chapter wager and the fact that the two teams competing for NFL...

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New York WILL Be The Next Medical Marijuana State

New York WILL Be The Next Medical Marijuana State

Just Announced: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement tonight that his state of the union speech next week will include an announcement of an executive order making medical cannabis legal. After this comes to be New York will become the ...

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Marijuana Arrest: Devastation Of A Life Well Lived

Marijuana Arrest: Devastation Of A Life Well Lived

If there is another human being who has publicly debated more in favor of cannabis law reform, or, spoken to more legal victims of America’s cannabis laws than me, I want to meet and thank them. From these hundreds of debates and thousands of personal encounters with my fellow cannabis consumers busted for ganja,...

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NORML: 2013 Annual Report

NORML: 2013 Annual Report

(If you already think NORML is kicking pot prohibition’s butt, skip director’s note below and join NORML or make an end-of-the-year donation.) Dear NORML members and supporters, For all and intent purposes since the good people of California voted in the majority in 1996 to create legal access for qualified medical patients to cannabis,...

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NORML Argues State Prosecutors Can’t Justify Police Searches Based on Smell

NORML Argues State Prosecutors Can’t Justify Police Searches Based on Smell

NORML filed an “amicus curiae” brief with the state supreme appellate court on Friday, November 22, urging the court to enforce the limits on police searches set by 2008′s voter-initiative state decriminalization law, which eliminating police searches and arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Attorneys Michael Cutler of Northampton and Steven Epstein...

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Left and Right Media Agree: Let’s End Marijuana Prohibition

Left and Right Media Agree: Let’s End Marijuana Prohibition

  One’s eyes rarely lie or distort reality. So when walking by my favorite newspaper stand in downtown Washington, D.C. last night another clear political tea leaf revealed itself about the increasing acceptance in America for ending cannabis prohibition when I spied the competing covers for the most recent editions of The Nation and...

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International Marijuana Laws: Three Takes In Three Countries

International Marijuana Laws: Three Takes In Three Countries

Three countries, one week and three different public policy views about cannabis laws: Switzerland — After years of debate, and with a number of cantons having already done so, the entire nation of Switzerland began a cannabis possession decriminalization policy for adults. This is not unlike similar penalties in fifteen states in America and...

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