Strategies for Reform

Ending Federal Prohibition Update: Sign Our Petition to Representatives Smith and Upton

Ending Federal Prohibition Update: Sign Our Petition to Representatives Smith and Upton

It has been a few weeks since a bipartisan coalition of legislators introduced HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, into the House of Representatives. This legislation would prohibit the federal government from prosecuting adults who use or possess personal use amounts of marijuana by removing the plant and its primary...

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Confronted and Owned: Anti-Marijuana Zealot Bill Bennett

Confronted and Owned: Anti-Marijuana Zealot Bill Bennett

Let states enact their own marijuana policies By Paul Armentano, Special to CNN July 6, 2011 (CNN) — It is hardly surprising that former drug czar William Bennett would, in his CNN.com...

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Reefer Madness: Alive And Well In The Federal Government!

If almost on cue from a movie director, the head of the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives, ‘conservative’ Republican from Texas Lamar Smith, has provided both cannabis law reformers and the general public a nearly perfect insight into why the US Congress—the creator of Cannabis Prohibition laws in 1937 and later the...

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NORML PSA: Willie Nelson Urges You to Support the End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Today, a bi-partisan group of representatives introduced the first federal bill since 1937 aimed at ending marijuana prohibition. To coincide with the bill’s introduction NORML is launching a new public service announcement featuring NORML Advisory Board member, country music icon, and cannabis enthusiast Willie Nelson. In the video below, Willie calls on you to...

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Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launched In Washington State

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launched In Washington State

A mainstream coalition in Washington State has emerged in an attempt to pass a binding voter initiative to legalize the responsible adult use of cannabis, raise needed taxes and create alternative legal controls to the clearly failed policies of 74 years of Cannabis Prohibition. It would set limits on how much cannabis people can have:...

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Ask NORML: Right to Marijuana Privacy?

A new installment of ‘Ask NORML’ is now streaming on NORMLtv. In this episode, listen to founder and legal counsel, Keith Stroup, as he talks about the concept of “Right to Privacy” and how it has been utilized as a marijuana legal defense. Subscribe to NORMLtv and visit NORML’s Facebook page for announcements regarding future...

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Inventor of “synthetic pot” / “K2″ / “Spice” says legalize the natural marijuana

Inventor of “synthetic pot” / “K2″ / “Spice” says legalize the natural marijuana

We get many comments on our stories about K2/Spice, the chemical “JWH-018″ and others like it that the media have dubbed “fake pot” or “synthetic marijuana.” The reason there is even such a chemical is that the scientist who invented it, John W. Huffman, could not get access to natural cannabis to study...

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Supreme Court eviscerates 4th Amendment over marijuana smell

Supreme Court eviscerates 4th Amendment over marijuana smell

In a case decided yesterday, Kentucky v. King, the US Supreme Court has ruled that cops who smell marijuana coming from your home can break down your door and arrest you, just as long as they knock first and claim to have heard you destroying evidence. They don’t need a warrant or probable cause, either....

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NORML National Conference 2011 – On Demand Video

NORML National Conference 2011 – On Demand Video

We’ve concluded the 40th Annual NORML Conference in Denver.  There are so many amazing moments, informative presentations, and great photographs to share.  We’ll be posting more throughout this week. You can view most of the plenary sessions from all three days of the conference at our On Demand Video archive for NORML SHOW LIVE.  Click...

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National Marijuana Law Reform Conference To Be Held In Denver Announces Line-Up: Montel Williams and Ziggy Marley To Be Featured

National Marijuana Law Reform Conference To Be Held In Denver Announces Line-Up: Montel Williams and Ziggy Marley To Be Featured

Just Announced – Next week’s National NORML Conference in Denver will feature: TV personality and medical cannabis patient Montel Williams (hosting a Denver mayoral debate sponsored by NORML) Musical performance from reggae music legend Ziggy Marley Opening remarks reflecting on NORML’s forty years of law reform advocacy from public interest lawyer and founder Keith Stroup; Closing...

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