Every year since 1998 NORML has recognized activists from around the country who are working to advance marijuana law reforms at the local, state and federal level for their outstanding activism, academic study or political and cultural leadership in the field of marijuana policy reform. This year’s awards were presented during NORML’s 2018 Conference and Lobby Day that took place in Washington DC.
Just a few weeks after Delaware NORML made the trek down to Washington DC, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) cosponsored The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act (S. 3174), far-reaching legislation that would end the federal prohibition of marijuana and provide resources to expunge the criminal records of those who suffer the collateral consequences of a possession charge.
Members of Lehigh Valley NORML, Pittsburgh NORML, Keystone Cannabis Coalition, and ACLU-PA have organized a Rally and Lobby Day in Harrisburg on Monday, September 24, 2018. The Rally is from 10-11 AM, with a full day of lobbying to follow. We hope that many of you can find the time to join us!
After establishing the Governor’s Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force and requesting federal assistance to address Nevada’s opioid crisis, Governor Sandoval is exploring all options to combat the issue. Study after study has concluded that access to marijuana can reduce or eliminate the use of opioids in patients struggling with chronic pain.
The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office has approved the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative for the November 6, 2018 ballot! New Approach Missouri is closely allied with Missouri NORML and other active NORML Chapters across Missouri whose members were instrumental in gathering the signatures to place this measure before the voters.
Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Here’s a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments. Get involved today!
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock recently unveiled his plan to address the Mile High City’s opioid epidemic, but failed to acknowledge the role marijuana can play in combating prescription drug abuse. Several observational studies have established a correlation between the enactment of medical marijuana laws and a reduction in opioid-related use, drug spending, abuse, hospitalization, and mortality.
Cannabis law reform groups organize educational forum to highlight the benefits of medical cannabis. A wide-range of experts are expected to provide information and speak on the topic. RSVP today!
Older Americans are using cannabis more frequently than ever before, according to a review of demographic data published in the journal Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
In advance of NORML’s 2018 Conference and Lobby day that’s taking place July 22nd – 24th in Washington, DC, NORML chapters from around the country are organizing grassroots letter writing campaigns targeting members of the House and Senate requesting their immediate support of pending marijuana-related legislation.