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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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Impactful and Heartfelt Hearing Creates Historic Support for Texas Medical Cannabis Bill

May 4, 2017
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Impactful and Heartfelt Hearing Creates Historic Support for Texas Medical Cannabis Bill

Late in the evening on Tuesday, May 2nd, the House Public Health Committee held a hearing for HB 2107 which would make the Compassionate Use Program more inclusive for patients with debilitating medical conditions. Many patients stayed late into the evening to provide powerful and emotional testimony. After a powerful hearing with targeted testimony,...

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420: Take Action to End Prohibition!

April 20, 2017
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This 4/20, tell your elected officials it is time for the Congress to respect the will of the majority of American citizens and end federal marijuana prohibition.

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Q&A with Houston NORML

April 8, 2017
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Q&A with Houston NORML

Cara Bonin, executive director of Houston NORML, shares her thoughts on the recent decision by District Attorney Ogg to decriminalize marijuana in Harris County and the importance of grassroots activism on the local level.

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Texas: HB 81 advances with a committee vote of 4-2!

April 4, 2017
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Texas: HB 81 advances with a committee vote of 4-2!

By Jax Finkel Texas NORML Executive Director Great news! Chairman Joe Moody’s House Bill 81, which would replace criminal penalties for marijuana possession with a simple ticket, has passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a bipartisan vote of 4-2, with one member absent. There was a committee substitute and you can read the verbiage...

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