Day: March 16, 2015

2015 NORML Legislative Fly-In

Please join NORML on May 20/21 in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress for passage of cannabis law reform legislation pending before it. You’ve probably seen by now the historically important bill to reform medical cannabis laws introduced in the U.S. Senate. There has never been a more exciting and receptive time to be a cannabis law reform activist in America with this political backdrop: 35 states have passed medical cannabis-related legislation (in 23 of these states patients have functional access to the medicine and legal protections) 17 states have decriminalized […]

The Loss of Innocence: Follow the Money

I wrote about the effect of big money on the legalization movement a few weeks ago, but feel the topic deserves additional discussion. The basic problem we are dealing with is the need to raise significant amounts of money to gather the required number of signatures to qualify a legalization proposal for the ballot, and then to run a professional campaign. At one time, those states that provide voters the opportunity to bypass the state legislature and enact new laws by a vote of the people, intended this to be […]