NORML reviews the top news stories of 2014.
Obama Welcomes End Of The Longest War In American History
Finally, we’re ending the drug war!
President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.
Obama is welcoming the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. The war came to a formal end Sunday with a ceremony in […]
2014 was truly a watershed year for the movement to legalize marijuana in this country.Two states joined the list of jurisdiction to switch from prohibition to regulated sales, and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of cities, adopted complete decriminalization for minor offenses. And scores of additional states saw their first serious legalization proposals introduced in their state legislatures, a fact that holds great promise for more victories to come in the near future. While far too many marijuana arrests continue to occur in this country, and […]
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. My mom decided to celebrate by falling off a chair and breaking her leg, so I got to spend a lot of quality time with her over the past few days visiting with her in the hospital. She’s doing OK, but will have a full-length cast on her leg […]
Poor cannabis – for so many years, despite being extremely prevalent in use, it just couldn’t get any respect.
All that’s about to change:
Westboro Baptist Church hates pot: controversial Church to picket Marijuana shops in Colorado
The controversial church plans to picket Pueblo West Organics located on 609 E. Enterprise Drive and Marisol Therapeutics […]
Dear NORML members and supporters, Thanks for providing this venerable 44-year old non-profit organization the support necessary–both financially and spiritually–in helping achieve its two stated public policy goals: End cannabis prohibition and replace with system of taxation and regulation similar to alcohol and tobacco products Help the victims of cannabis prohibition enforcement (from those busted for possession to workers being denied employment over drug testing to patients who need to access cannabis as a therapeutic) To the former, the math is simple: four states down (AK, WA, OR and CO […]
More on the lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Nebraska and Oklahoma are misreading Raich By Randy Barnett.
are Nebraska and Oklahoma just Fair-weather Federalists? By Jonathan Adler
Quote of the day from Radley Balco:
It’s possible to both be appalled by senseless executions of cops, and angry at unjustified killings by cops. […]
Legislation decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of cannabis in the United States Virgin Islands became law this weekend. Under the new law, cannabis possession for those age 18 and older is classified as a civil offense, punishable by a fine between $100 and $200.
For those of us in the business of changing public policy, sometimes we judge our progress on what we have accomplished; and other times we judge our effectiveness by the desperate acts of our opponents. The federal law suit filed late last week by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma, seeking a declaratory judgment from the U.S. Supreme Court holding Colorado’s legalization provisions to be unconstitutional, clearly falls in the latter category. This suit is more political theater than a serious legal challenge. These two conservative state attorneys general know […]
The states of Nebraska and Oklahoma have asked the United States Supreme Court to issue a declaratory judgment finding that Colorado’s laws regulating the state-licensed production and sale of marijuana to adults violates the US Constitution. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers responded to the suit, stating: “We believe this suit is without merit and we will vigorously defend against it in the U.S. Supreme Court.”