The marijuana midterms are fast approaching. If you live in any of these 16 counties and/or two cities, be sure to vote YES on the following marijuana ballot questions.
Since the unanimous passage of Atlanta City Ordinance 17-O-1152, which reduced the penalty for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana within the city limits of Atlanta to $75.00 and no jail time, what effect is the ordinance having on “simple possession” arrests in Atlanta?
As state lawmakers in Georgia continue to drag their feet on marijuana law reforms, municipalities across the Peach State are taking matters into their own hands. Kingsland is the seventh municipality to ease penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
Members of Lehigh Valley NORML, Pittsburgh NORML, Keystone Cannabis Coalition, and ACLU-PA have organized a Rally and Lobby Day in Harrisburg on Monday, September 24, 2018. The Rally is from 10-11 AM, with a full day of lobbying to follow. We hope that many of you can find the time to join us!
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock recently unveiled his plan to address the Mile High City’s opioid epidemic, but failed to acknowledge the role marijuana can play in combating prescription drug abuse. Several observational studies have established a correlation between the enactment of medical marijuana laws and a reduction in opioid-related use, drug spending, abuse, hospitalization, and mortality.
Cannabis law reform groups organize educational forum to highlight the benefits of medical cannabis. A wide-range of experts are expected to provide information and speak on the topic. RSVP today!
Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Here’s a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments. Get involved today!
Police in the Pennsylvania cities of Allentown and Bethlehem continue to arrest hundreds of residents for less than 30 grams of cannabis while opiate and cocaine arrests seem to be going down.
Minor marijuana possession arrests have plunged in the city of New Orleans following the adoption of a municipal ordinance one year ago that called for fining rather than arresting low-level offenders.
Philadelphia officials announced today that they will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offenses.