Author: NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

Three localities in Michigan (Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing) all voted in support of marijuana legalization today by huge margins. The three areas had similar proposals to remove criminal and civil penalties for personal possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Ferndale won by the largest margin with 72% of voters approving the measure. Jackson approved their ordinance with 61% support and only 39% opposed and Lansing passed theirs with 63% support. (Note: Official final vote tallies will be updated when they come in.) “These votes in Michigan, along with […]

Intuit Does Not Advance NORML to Round 3 in Super Bowl Ad Contest

Today, Intuit announced the 20 finalists who moved on to Round 3 of their “Small Business, Big Game” contest. Despite finishing first in the initial round of public voting (Intuit removed the ability to sort by vote popularity during the second round) and generating hundreds of media hits through Round 2, Intuit, for reasons not communicated to NORML, decided not to advance our entry to the latest round in the contest. (NOTE: Intuit had opened the contest up to non-profit organizations, which NORML is. We also met their requirements in […]

NORML Joins the #StartARyot Challenge

We’re part of an amazing campaign called the #STARTARYOT Challenge sponsored by RYOT.org, a revolutionary news site that gives every story a related action. RYOT is putting up a grand prize of $75,000 to the charity that raises the most money during a 5-week charity competition and we’re going to be fundraising like mad to win. Plus, any charity that raises at least $1000 this week, will be entered to win an extra $10,000. Amazing, right? We gotta do this. And, as if that weren’t enough, this week, RYOT is […]