Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!
The US Congress funds the drug war each year despite knowing for decades about the war’s ineffectiveness and disastrous consequences. How and why such a war continues has long been a matter of debate:
To say that the war on drugs has failed is not understanding something. It is true that for 40 years, the […]
The 2019 end-of-year report finds that the number of federal defendants charged with cannabis-associated crimes declined 28 percent.
“At a time when nearly 70 percent of all Americans want to end our failed federal policy of blanket cannabis criminalization, it is unfortunate to see so many participants at this hearing advocating largely for business as usual,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said.
Justices opined, “Because we conclude the order does not require [employers] to possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana, but only to reimburse petitioner for his purchase of medical marijuana, we discern no conflict between the CSA (federal Controlled Substances Act) and MMA (the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act).”
This Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am EST, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear and debate issues specific to marijuana policy reform.
Welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2020!
With the 2020 legislative session underway, NORML chapters across the country are organizing lobby days to advocate for sensible reform policies in their state.
The proposed constitutional amendment establishes a state-licensed system of dispensaries to provide cannabis products to qualifying patients.
Petitioners seek a declaratory judgment from the state Supreme Court against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services determining petitioners “rights and privileges under Public Health Law 3369(2).”