WA NORML: 2017 State of the Session Report

WA NORML: 2017 State of the Session Report

Read the full legislative report-back from Washington State NORML's Legislative Associate Bailey Hirschburg

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WA NORML: 2017 State of the Session Report

WA NORML: 2017 State of the Session Report

Read the full legislative report-back from Washington State NORML's Legislative Associate Bailey Hirschburg

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Spreads Marijuana Myths

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Spreads Marijuana Myths

Giving remarks to the Native American Housing Association, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson strayed into the marijuana reform debate. Unfortunately, the doctor did not know his facts.

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Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Now, as NORML KC approaches it's chapter’s two-year anniversary at the end of August, they have a victory in hand and sights set statewide for access.

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Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Now, as NORML KC approaches it's chapter’s two-year anniversary at the end of August, they have a victory in hand and sights set statewide for access.

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Court Case Highlights Need For Continued Federal Protections

Court Case Highlights Need For Continued Federal Protections

Last week, a US District Court blocked federal prosecutors from continuing a case against a medical marijuana cultivation company as a result of the current, albeit limited, congressional protections from the Department of Justice.

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Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017

August 16, 2017
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Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017

The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017 amends the federal law to facilitate clinical investigations involving the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products.

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Washington State Responds To Attorney General Sessions’ Veiled Threats

Washington State Responds To Attorney General Sessions’ Veiled Threats

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson responded to a July 24 letter from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which Sessions' made multiple allegations all based on a single misleading 2016 report.

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Setting the Record Straight

August 15, 2017
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Setting the Record Straight

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.

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Peachtree NORML Challenges the Faith and Freedom Coalition

Peachtree NORML Challenges the Faith and Freedom Coalition

At the Georgia Republican Assembly Convention on 8/12/2017 David Baker, the Executive Director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Georgia, used a portion of a 1993 quote from the then Executive Director of NORML, Richard Cowan.

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress

SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress

This bill prohibits state-sanctioned marijuana consumers and businesses from being prosecuted by the federal government.

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Open Thread

August 14, 2017
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Open Thread

Updates on some recent activities:

The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival. I was a judge for the sixth year for this fantastic film fest, this year at the Music Box Theater in Chicago. Got to see some amazing films, not the least of which was the amazing film Monkey, which took seven awards, including...

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