Municipal governments across Michigan move to ban the sale of adult-use marijuana, but advocates remain hopeful education and guidance from state lawmakers will provide a new perspective.
Due to major opposition from a broad coalition of marijuana law reform advocates, Senate Majority Leader Meekhof’s effort to undermine Michigan’s Proposition 1, which was approved by voters last November, failed short in the Senate.
Texas NORML will be kicking off the Lone Star State’s 2019 legislative session with several events. From planning a meet and greet with state lawmakers and organizing an advocacy workshop, to hosting a lobby day that’s expected to draw hundreds of Texans from all corners of the state, it’s going to be a very busy and exciting year for marijuana law reform advocates!
While Indiana did not have the opportunity to vote directly on cannabis propositions as in other states, there were numerous candidates on the ballot supportive of reforming our cannabis laws. Here’s a quick rundown of some notable outcomes from election night!
Members of the newly established NORML at the University of Utah hosted a panel discussion to explore the current state of marijuana law reform efforts in Utah, which included Proposition 2, as well as the negative impacts marijuana prohibition has had on Utahns.
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?
Voting supportive candidates into office and increasing the number of our allies in Raleigh is the first step towards cannabis law reforms in North Carolina. While its not an easy path, there is only one way we can do it. Get out and vote for candidates who are supportive of cannabis law reforms this November!
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!
After establishing the Governor’s Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force and requesting federal assistance to address Nevada’s opioid crisis, Governor Sandoval is exploring all options to combat the issue. Study after study has concluded that access to marijuana can reduce or eliminate the use of opioids in patients struggling with chronic pain.