Cara Bonin, executive director of Houston NORML, shares her thoughts on the recent decision by District Attorney Ogg to decriminalize marijuana in Harris County and the importance of grassroots activism on the local level.
Frustrated with the lack of information regarding the home cultivation of marijuana in Colorado, members of Denver NORML have organized the Grow Safety Symposium; a one day event aimed at educating marijuana growers about safe and sustainable cultivation practices.
Members of West Virginia NORML make a final push to pass medical marijuana legislation that’s currently pending in the House of Delegates. Join the fight by contacting your representative today and urge them to support SB 386.
In several states across the country, NORML chapters are organizing citizen lobby days to engage state lawmakers on the issue of marijuana law reforms. Sign up today to get involved with the NORML chapter nearest you!
Members of Congress have re-authorized a federal provision prohibiting the Justice Department from interfering in state-authorized medical cannabis programs. The provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, was included in short-term spending legislation, House Resolution 2028, and will expire on April 28, 2017. NORML is encouraging you to tell the incoming Congress that these pivotal patient protections must remain included in any future federal spending bills.
Members of Congress have approved a short-term spending bill that keeps in place existing provisions protecting those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice. Click here to read more about this week’s latest marijuana news!
“With no fines, no jail time, no drivers license suspension, and no court costs, we are making the police just walk away from misdemeanor marijuana offenses as if it were a legal substance.”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: 2016 is set to be a monumental year for marijuana law reform. There are currently nine pending ballot initiatives to either legalize adult marijuana use or to legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualifying medical conditions.
Members of Congress this week heard testimony on the state of marijuana research, and leading members of the US Senate introduced legislation to potentially reclassify CBD. A medical marijuana initiative in Montana qualified for the November ballot and Governors in three states signed marijuana related bills into law. Click here to get this week’s latest marijuana news and to find out how you can #TakeAction.