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31 States Are Considering Marijuana Law Reform, Is Yours One of Them?

31 States Are Considering Marijuana Law Reform, Is Yours One of Them?

At post time, there are 31 states that currently have pending marijuana law reform legislation. These measures deal with a wide array of topics including decriminalization, record expungement, medical access, and full legalization. 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most active legislative sessions on record for the marijuana legalization movement, but...

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Take Action on Marijuana Law Reform in 2015

Take Action on Marijuana Law Reform in 2015

As we get further into 2015, state legislatures are convening all around the country and the issue of marijuana law reform is a hot topic in many of them. From full legalization to decriminalization to medical use, marijuana is being debated in state houses across the nation. A key component of making these reform...

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POLL: Majority of Michigan Voters Want to Legalize Marijuana

POLL: Majority of Michigan Voters Want to Legalize Marijuana

From Michigan NORML: The attitude of Michigan voters is evolving toward acceptance of legalizing and taxing marijuana use for adults, per a recent EPIC-MRA survey commissioned by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (MiNORML). The poll shows 50% of Michigan adults would likely vote in favor of...

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POLL: 60% of Virginia Voters Support Marijuana Decriminalization

POLL: 60% of Virginia Voters Support Marijuana Decriminalization

A poll conducted by the firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) revealed that 60% of Virginia voters would support decriminalizing the adult possession of small amounts of marijuana, indicating strong support for state Senator Adam Ebbin’s marijuana decriminalization measure, Senate Bill 686. Decriminalization had majority support from every age, racial, and gender demographic. The survey...

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Federal Omnibus Includes Amendment to Prohibit DOJ/DEA From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana

Federal Omnibus Includes Amendment to Prohibit DOJ/DEA From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana

The final version of the House omnibus appropriations bill includes the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year. The amendment restricts the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from using taxpayer funds to interfere in state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs in the 20+ states that have enacted...

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Federal Omnibus Includes Amendment to Prohibit DOJ/DEA From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana

Federal Omnibus Includes Amendment to Prohibit DOJ/DEA From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana

The final version of the House omnibus appropriations bill includes the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year. The amendment restricts the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from using taxpayer funds to interfere in state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs in the 20+ states that have enacted...

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2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report: Marijuana Arrests Down, Still Cost Over 457 Million Annually

2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report: Marijuana Arrests Down, Still Cost Over 457 Million Annually

The FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report was released this morning and provides an updated look at the total number of marijuana arrests law enforcement made across the country in 2013. The good news is that numbers are down slightly from 2012’s arrest figures. In 2012, there were about 749,825 marijuana arrests (compared to 757,969...

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Florida’s Amendment 2 Falls Just Short of 60% Needed

Florida’s Amendment 2 Falls Just Short of 60% Needed

Florida’s Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana, fell just short of the 60% support required for passage. With 89% of the vote counted, analysts are projecting the amendment will end up with just a hair over 57% of the vote. While not enough to make it a part of Florida’s constitution, it...

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NORML Election Night Live: The 2014 Marijuana Midterm

NORML Election Night Live: The 2014 Marijuana Midterm

  Get the latest updates from the 2014 elections in our live blog below! Blog auto-updates, so please don’t spam refresh, our servers thank you. – NORML Team

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First Victory: Voters in Guam Set to Approve Medical Marijuana

First Victory: Voters in Guam Set to Approve Medical Marijuana

With 56 of 58 precincts reporting, voters in Guam have approved a medical marijuana measure with over 56% of the vote. You can read the details of the measure here. When implemented, it would allow patients in Guam to obtain a recommendation for medica...

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