Month: October 2018

North Dakota: Let’s Make History

North Dakotans on November 6th have the unique opportunity to end the state’s failed experiment with marijuana prohibition and to cease arresting adults for marijuana-related offenses. By voting “yes’ on Measure 3, you will be voting to end the needless discrimination of our fellow citizens for their use of a plant that is objectively less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.

The Marijuana Midterms are Heating Up in Nevada

With the help of the newly established “Cannabition Cannabis Museum,” Nevada’s state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, along with its local affiliate Las Vegas NORML, welcomed the National NORML Board of Directors to Las Vegas with a “Smoke the Vote” voter rally.

Survey: Cannabis Use Becoming Common Among Older Adults

The use of cannabis is relatively common among those over the age of 65 who reside in a legal marijuana state, according to data published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Authors concluded, “Respondents reported using recreational marijuana to target a variety of medical symptoms and conditions with few reported adverse effects.”

Can US overdose deaths be stopped?

Guest post by Thinking Clearly

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse overdose deaths are on the rise:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates We have done it to ourselves with our country’s drug policies.

How the US Stopped a Possible Solution to the Heroin Epidemic https://t.co/k9PSxAIv8T

“Before America’s War on Drugs, the “British System” was successful in […]

Vote for Cannabis Friendly Candidates in North Carolina this November

Voting supportive candidates into office and increasing the number of our allies in Raleigh is the first step towards cannabis law reforms in North Carolina. While its not an easy path, there is only one way we can do it. Get out and vote for candidates who are supportive of cannabis law reforms this November!

Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety: A Short-Lived Hysteria

NORML chapters around the country are working to protect honest, hardworking marijuana consumers from discriminatory workplace drug-testing practices, in particular, the use of random suspicionless urine testing. By emphasizing the importance of impairment detection and workplace safety, we can reframe the conversation to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that’s free of impairment while protecting individual rights.