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On The Passing of Hugh Hefner

On The Passing of Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner, or "Hef" as he preferred to be called, played a crucial role in the early days of NORML. At a time when most Americans were accepting the government's "reefer madness" propaganda, Hef, through the Playboy Foundation, provided NORML with our initial funding in early 1971, and became our primary funder all during...

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Bianca Jagger To Receive Second Annual Michael J. Kennedy Social Justice Award

Bianca Jagger To Receive Second Annual Michael J. Kennedy Social Justice Award

Ms. Jagger has committed her life to defending human rights, civil liberties, social justice and environmental protection throughout the world.

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A Victory Over Some Illegal “Drug Courier Profile” Traffic Stops in Illinois

A Victory Over Some Illegal “Drug Courier Profile” Traffic Stops in Illinois

The high court found that the prosecutor did not have the legal authority to hire his own people to drive up and down the highways, making traffic stops and searching vehicles for drugs.

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!

As long as there are new legal arguments to be made, and fresh and hopefully more convincing facts to be argued, we must continue to engage the courts in this struggle for personal freedom.

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Safe Streets Alliance et al. v. John Hickenlooper, et al. – Good News, Bad News

Safe Streets Alliance et al. v. John Hickenlooper, et al. – Good News, Bad News

Most importantly for the legalization movement nationwide, the appeals court rejected the argument raised by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma that Amendment 64 in Colorado, the voter initiative that legalized and regulated the adult use of marijuana, was preempted by the federal Controlled Substances Act.

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Hunter S. Thompson Scholarships for 2017 Aspen Legal Seminar

Hunter S. Thompson Scholarships for 2017 Aspen Legal Seminar

Colorado NORML is pleased to announce the 2017 Hunter S. Thompson Scholarship to the Aspen Legal Seminar June 1-3, 2017!

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Who Is This Anti-Marijuana Zealot Sheldon Adelson?

Who Is This Anti-Marijuana Zealot Sheldon Adelson?

One can surely sympathize with the sense of loss for any parent who experiences the death of a child, regardless of the cause. But that does not justify treating millions of other Americans as criminals. Instead of using his vast wealth in a positive manner to provide help to those dealing with drug abuse issues,...

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NORML Sues Over Missing Ballot Item in Florida

NORML Sues Over Missing Ballot Item in Florida

The Florida’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has filed a civil lawsuit against the Broward County Commissioner of Elections, after media and news reports revealed that mail in ballots have been sent to voters omitting the state’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment. The claim was just filed by...

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A Personal Message from NORML’s Founder

A Personal Message from NORML’s Founder

November 8th will be one of the most important days for us as a movement and that's why I wanted to take a minute to send you a personal message asking you to stand with NORML during these crucial weeks leading up to the big votes.

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How Donald Trump Threatens Marijuana Legalization

How Donald Trump Threatens Marijuana Legalization

So let’s exercise our sacred right to cast our votes for people and policies that will help bring our nation together. And let’s keep marijuana legalization moving forward all across this great country.

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