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Have a NORML 4th of July

July 4, 2017
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Have a NORML 4th of July

What are your plans this Fourth of July weekend? If you are like most Americans, you are likely to be having a cookout, watching fireworks with friends and family, or engaging in some other social event that celebrates your freedom. But for the millions of Americans who consume cannabis, freedom can be fleeting.

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Setting The Record Straight

July 2, 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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Nevada: Licensed Adult Use Marijuana Sales Set To Begin Saturday

June 30, 2017
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Nevada: Licensed Adult Use Marijuana Sales Set To Begin Saturday

Starting at midnight tonight, specially licensed medical cannabis dispensaries will have the opportunity to engage in the retail sale of marijuana to adults.

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Deputy AG: Marijuana is federally illegal and has no medical use

June 13, 2017
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Deputy AG: Marijuana is federally illegal and has no medical use

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was questioned about federal marijuana policy during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today and his responses were disconcerting to say the least.

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Take Action This Memorial Day

May 29, 2017
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Take Action This Memorial Day

Veterans have served our nation honorably. So this Memorial Day, why is the federal government denying those veterans suffering from debilitating ailments like chronic pain and PTSD access to the therapeutic effects of marijuana?

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Setting The Record Straight

May 25, 2017
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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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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization

May 24, 2017
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization

Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed S. 22 to all eliminate penalties for the possession and cultivation of personal use amounts of marijuana by July 2018.

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Chris Christie Has Zero Credibility on Drug Policy

May 12, 2017
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Chris Christie Has Zero Credibility on Drug Policy

"Governor Christie has 0% credibility on drug policy, or any other policy, for that matter. When it comes to cannabis' relationship to opioids from real-world experience, not bluster and rhetoric, states that have medicinal and recreational cannabis laws on the books see lower rates of overdose, lower rates of use, and lower rates of...

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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

May 11, 2017
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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

After years of stonewalling by former leadership, we commend lawmakers for finally correcting this injustice. Once law, Granite state residents will be one step closer to being able to truly 'Live Free’ and not just 'live free, but potentially be incarcerated.

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Texas: HB 2107 Stalls at the Deadline – A Letter from Texas NORML Executive Director

May 11, 2017
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Texas: HB 2107 Stalls at the Deadline – A Letter from Texas NORML Executive Director

It is important that we keep our lobbying efforts alive and sustain the work we are doing at the Capitol and across the state. There will be major opportunities in front of us that we must be ready to capitalize on. We learned a lot. We are carbon pressed to diamonds. We must continue...

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