State-registered medical cannabis patients may sue a private employer for discrimination if they are fired for their off-the-job marijuana use, according to a first in the nation ruling issued Monday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. “It is our hope that courts in other jurisdictions begin to apply this same rationale to patients as well as to all adults who are using cannabis responsibly off-the-job in compliance with the laws of their states,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said
The enactment of medical marijuana laws is not associated with increased rates of problematic cannabis use, according to data published online in the journal Addiction.
It is important that we keep our lobbying efforts alive and sustain the work we are doing at the Capitol and across the state. There will be major opportunities in front of us that we must be ready to capitalize on.
We learned a lot. We are carbon pressed to diamonds. We must continue to slice away at prohibition!
Today is the final day that Congress has to pass a short-term budget to fund the federal government and it’s up to us to make sure that lawmakers reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. This critical amendment stops Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice from targeting state-sanctioned medical marijuana patients, growers, caregivers, and providers.
Hundreds of marijuana activists from across Pennsylvania recently met in Harrisburg to express their support for ending the prohibition of marijuana in the Commonwealth.
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.