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Congressman O’Rourke Introduces Amendment To End Arbitrary License Suspensions

August 28, 2017
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Congressman O’Rourke Introduces Amendment To End Arbitrary License Suspensions

This amendment is similar to the Better Drive Act, which Congressman O’Rourke introduced in April. The Better Drive Act removes the federal mandate that demands states to suspend the driver’s license of individuals with a marijuana possession conviction. Currently, any drug conviction, regardless of whether or not the motor vehicle was involved, results in...

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Oakland’s Marijuana Equity Permit Program

August 24, 2017
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Oakland’s Marijuana Equity Permit Program

In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for marijuana businesses. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers of entry into the industry.

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Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017

August 16, 2017
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Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017

The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017 amends the federal law to facilitate clinical investigations involving the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products.

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Setting the Record Straight

August 15, 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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Bill To Exclude Hemp From The Controlled Substances Act

August 8, 2017
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Bill To Exclude Hemp From The Controlled Substances Act

Congressman James Comer (R-KY-1) and 15 co-sponsors have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp.

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The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Senate

August 1, 2017
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The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Senate

Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) has introduced comprehensive marijuana reform legislation, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017.

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Marijuana is NORML: 45% of Americans Have Tried Cannabis

July 21, 2017
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Marijuana is NORML: 45% of Americans Have Tried Cannabis

According to recently released polling data from Gallup, nearly half of all Americans have tried marijuana at one point in their lives.

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Tell AAA To Stop Lying About Legalization

July 18, 2017
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Tell AAA To Stop Lying About Legalization

Over the first six months of 2017, the American Automobile Association (aka AAA) has been spreading misinformation and propaganda in a lobbying effort to defeat marijuana legalization legislative efforts in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and other states.

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Tell the Senate to Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis

July 11, 2017
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Tell the Senate to Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis

This Wednesday, July 12th, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee will convene to discuss the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This legislative debate provides lawmakers with the opportunity to expand much needed medical marijuana access to our nation’s veterans.

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Register for the 2017 NORML Conference

July 10, 2017
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Register for the 2017 NORML Conference

NORML’s 2017 Conference at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC and Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for September 10th-12th. Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on The Hill Tuesday to personally lobby...

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