2017: A NORML Year in America

2017: A NORML Year in America

In the wake of landmark cannabis victories in 2016, there was much momentum to build upon when state legislatures opened up at the beginning of 2017. With NORML chapters in nearly all 50 states, activists took the fight to the halls of state capitals and city councils from Florida to Washington State and everywhere...

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Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California

Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California

Select retailers will begin engaging in adult use marijuana sales on the morning of Monday, January 1. California joins Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in permitting cannabis sales to those over the age of 21.

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Talk About Marijuana At Christmas This Year

December 23, 2017
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Talk About Marijuana At Christmas This Year

From all of us at NORML to all of you, we hope you have a very, very green Christmas.

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Congressional leadership voted to enact a three-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date.

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A tale of two approaches to legalization

December 21, 2017
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A tale of two approaches to legalization

First, in Canada…

Marc Emery was right; Julian Fantino was wrong

In September 2011, Conservative MP and former OPP commissioner Julian Fantino stood in the House of Commons to urge MPs to vote for the Conservatives’ Safe Streets and Communities Act, which, among other things, increased mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana offences, including six...

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ACLU of Georgia Takes A Case For Peachtree NORML

ACLU of Georgia Takes A Case For Peachtree NORML

In June of 2016 members of Peachtree NORML began a practice of visiting official law enforcement Facebook pages when marijuana bust “brag” posts were put up. We began expressing our opinions on those posts. Those opinions were often deleted from these official pages and the citizens making them were blocked from commenting. These actions...

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Congressman Jerry Nadler Wins Ranking Member On Judiciary Committee

Congressman Jerry Nadler Wins Ranking Member On Judiciary Committee

During a House Democrats meeting on Wednesday morning, the caucus elected marijuana reform supporter Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to be the party leader on the powerful Judiciary Committee.

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Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Psychosis

Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Psychosis

The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry.

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NORML “Rolls Out” New Rolling Papers

December 18, 2017
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NORML “Rolls Out” New Rolling Papers

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, NORML, announces a new partnership with Curved Papers, Inc. to produce branded rolling papers which are now available online and at select stores nationwide.

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WHO Finalizes CBD Recommendations

WHO Finalizes CBD Recommendations

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and therefore should not be subject to new international scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations finalized today by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence.

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Indigent Marijuana Defendants Will Be Covered Under Amended Contract Between Kansas City and Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Indigent Marijuana Defendants Will Be Covered Under Amended Contract Between Kansas City and Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Legal Aid of Western Missouri, an organization that provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to low-income people, can now offer free legal services to indigent defendants charged with marijuana possession.

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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD

WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. The agency is in the process of considering whether...

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