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Did you see John Oliver last night?

April 3, 2017
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Did you catch it? On Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver skewered our nation’s failed policy of marijuana prohibition addressing topics ranging from a potential crackdown from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the newly formed Cannabis Caucus, and the desperate need for federal marijuana law reform.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/01/17

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/01/17

Here are the bills from around the country that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your state.

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Opioids aren’t the problem

April 1, 2017
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Opioids aren’t the problem

Opioids Aren’t the Problem and Chris Christie Isn’t the Solution – good piece by Sal Rodriguez.

The drug war is the problem, not opioids

Making clear the dangers of drug mixing, removing politicians from doctor-patient relationships, emphasizing harm reduction, supporting the expansion of medication-assisted treatment and permitting legal access to heroin and other drugs...

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Las Vegas NORML Hits the Ground Running with Lobby Day

Las Vegas NORML Hits the Ground Running with Lobby Day

Less than a month after forming Las Vegas NORML, the organization's founding members recently traveled to the Nevada State House to lobby lawmakers in support of protections for marijuana patients and advocates.

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Marijuana Treated Like Alcohol? Legislation Filed In Senate and House

March 30, 2017
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Marijuana Treated Like Alcohol? Legislation Filed In Senate and House

Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate -- The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act -- to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference.

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Kansas City Voters to Weigh in on Decriminalization Measure – Yes on 5

Kansas City Voters to Weigh in on Decriminalization Measure – Yes on 5

Voters in Kansas City, Missouri will finally have a chance to weigh in on Kansas City NORML's marijuana decriminalization measure next Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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Wisconsin City Removes Fines for Marijuana Possession and Consumption

Wisconsin City Removes Fines for Marijuana Possession and Consumption

Members of Madison NORML worked for months to earn the support of council members and the community to pass what is considered by many to be the most progressive marijuana laws in the Badger state.

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Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeking Marijuana Legalization By July 2018

Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeking Marijuana Legalization By July 2018

The Trudeau administration is anticipated to introduce legislation in early April to regulate the use, production, and sale of marijuana. Proponents of the measure are seeking to achieve its implementation by July 1, 2018.

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Here’s a stupid idea

March 27, 2017
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Here’s a stupid idea

Let’s put Chris Christie in charge of a drug commission devoted to opioid abuse.

Washington Post (via Tom Angell):

The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly...

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/25/17

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/25/17

Here are the bills from around the country that NORML has tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your state.

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Lazy Journalism

March 24, 2017
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Lazy Journalism

Haven’t done one of these in a while. Here’s a puff piece by Frank Lewis in the Portsmouth (Ohio) Daily Times: Forfeiture – an important tool. It’s essentially a promo for the U.S. Attorney’s office.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman has announced the creation of a District forfeiture unit tasked with ensuring the District...

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Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission.

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