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Double Your Impact on #GreenTuesday

November 28, 2017
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Double Your Impact on #GreenTuesday

We’ve made so much progress over the last year, all thanks to you. But there is still so much to be done. We expect 2018 to be even more successful for the movement, and we need you to help continue our momentum by making a contribution in honor of #GivingTuesday. Now more than ever...

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Setting The Record Straight

November 27, 2017
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Setting The Record Straight

One of NORML’s primary missions is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults. One of the ways we successfully achieve this goal is by debunking marijuana myths and half-truths via the publication of timely op-eds in online and print media. Since the mainstream media seldom casts a...

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Talk About Marijuana At Thanksgiving This Year

November 22, 2017
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We have much to be thankful for this year. Lawmakers in 26 states have passed legislation to advance cannabis reform, including New Hampshire becoming the 22nd state to decriminalize marijuana and West Virginia becoming the 30th state to pass a medical marijuana program.

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Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

November 8, 2017
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Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

The Athens Cannabis Ordinance – better known as “TACO" – to completely remove all penalties for possessing, cultivating, and gifting of up to 200 grams of marijuana was approved by voters on election day by a vote of 77 percent to 23 percent.

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Election: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race

November 8, 2017
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Election: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race

Trenton, NJ: After making the legalization of marijuana a core issue in both his primary and general election campaigns, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy has claimed victory in the New Jersey gubernatorial election over Republican Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

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Maine Governor Vetoes Legalization Implementation

November 3, 2017
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Maine Governor Vetoes Legalization Implementation

Republican Gov. Paul LePage today vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late last month during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority.

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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

October 25, 2017
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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and for the first time ever, Republicans, according to polling data released by Gallup.

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Setting the Record Straight

October 23, 2017
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Setting the Record Straight

One of NORML’s primary missions is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults. One of the ways we successfully achieve this goal is by debunking marijuana myths and half-truths via the publication of timely op-eds in online and print media.

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Testimony Submitted By MassCann/NORML In Massachusetts To Cannabis Control Commission

October 8, 2017
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Testimony Submitted By MassCann/NORML In Massachusetts To Cannabis Control Commission

All of these stakeholders have an interest in treating legal marijuana as a disaster to be delayed and restricted as much as possible. But the voters didn’t vote for a disaster, they voted for an opportunity: new jobs, new revenue, safer communities, better community-police relations. We want you to respect the will of the...

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Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

October 2, 2017
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Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Atlanta City Council voted to pass Ordinance 1700-1152, decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. This measure amends the local law so that the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is punishable by a $75 fine — no arrest, jail time, or criminal arrest record.

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