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Jeff Sessions: Wrong on Opioids and Violence, Considers RICO Lawsuits

Jeff Sessions: Wrong on Opioids and Violence, Considers RICO Lawsuits

At the end of the day, when the Attorney General of the United States publicly contemplates the federal prosecution of those in the adult use marijuana industry, we should take these threats seriously.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/3/2017

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/3/2017

At the state level, we have updated or added 23 Action Alerts this week as the total number of pieces of legislation introduced nationwide that pertain to marijuana has now topped 1,400.

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Four days since The White House threatened marijuana consumers…

Four days since The White House threatened marijuana consumers…

It has been a whirlwind since the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday indicated that the Trump administration may engage in “greater” efforts to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in jurisdictions that have legalized and regulated its adult use.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/24/2017

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/24/2017

To date, there have been 1,322 pieces of legislation introduced nationwide - this week’s action ranges from the elected officials in North Dakota seeking to overturn the will of their voters to officials in California seeking to turn themselves into a “Sanctuary State” when it comes to marijuana.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/18/2017

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/18/2017

Nationwide, the number of bills relating to marijuana now tops 1,200, ranging from technical tweaks to codes to a Rep in Washington actually trying to reinstate prohibition! All that and more in this weeks legislative update.

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A Congressional Cannabis Caucus Is Born

A Congressional Cannabis Caucus Is Born

The official establishment of a Congressional Cannabis Caucus represents yet another step forward toward ultimately reforming cannabis policy at the federal level. The creation of this caucus is yet another manifestation that our political power is growing -- even inside the beltway.

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So We Have Attorney General Sessions – Whats Next For Marijuana?

So We Have Attorney General Sessions – Whats Next For Marijuana?

Despite historic opposition, members of the United States Senate voted 52 to 47 last week to approve the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General. NORML thanks the tens of thousands of you who responded to our action alerts opposing this nomination and the thousands more who took time to make phone...

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Weekly Legislative Roundup, 2/10/2017

Weekly Legislative Roundup, 2/10/2017

One thing is clear so far this year, elected officials see the writing on the wall when it comes to marijuana in America. This week, the number of bills filed throughout the country pertaining to various marijuana related policies broke 1,000.

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BREAKING: Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General

BREAKING: Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General

Despite historic opposition to a nominee for Attorney General, today Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) has been confirmed to assume the role of our nation’s top law enforcement official.

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Florida Department Of Health Seeks Changes To Amendment Two and NORML Responds

Florida Department Of Health Seeks Changes To Amendment Two and NORML Responds

More than 70 percent of Floridians voted on Election Day in favor of Amendment 2 to regulate patients’ access to medical marijuana. However, newly proposed rules by the Department of Health seek to significantly amend this measure in a manner that undermines the law’s intent and is contrary to patients’ needs.

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