Engaging elected officials is a primary function of NORML and all its affiliates. As the Michigan Affiliate of NORML, we are pleased to participate in this and other NORML nationally-coordinated campaigns that reach out to federal representatives in a collaborative way that reinforces the strength of support for cannabis reforms.
A growing coalition of NORML Chapters in California, Oregon, Colorado and Washington have come together to advocate for necessary legislative and workplace reforms to protect responsible marijuana consumers from discriminatory practices such as workplace drug testing.
“NORML ISU’s use of the cannabis leaf does not violate ISU’s trademark policies because the organization advocates for reform to marijuana laws, not the illegal use of marijuana,”
Despite historic opposition, members of the United States Senate voted 52 to 47 last week to approve the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General. NORML thanks the tens of thousands of you who responded to our action alerts opposing this nomination and the thousands more who took time to make phone calls. While we are disappointed with this outcome, we are pleased that several members of Congress cited the senator’s opposition to marijuana policy reform as an impetus for rejecting his appointment. We’ve previously told you why Jeff Sessions is the wrong man for the job, but today it is time to move forward, not backward. So now what? Well, during his testimony before members of the…
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!
Local and state lawmakers are considering unduly restrictive rules and regulations for marijuana home grows.
Petitioners seeking to decriminalize municipal penalties specific to the possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot, a representative from the Kansas City Clerk’s office confirmed today. The proposal, spearheaded by Kansas City NORML, amends citywide penalties from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil fine, punishable by a $25 fine.
With five states voting to legalize the adult use of marijuana, and four states voting to legalize medical marijuana, it’s imperative that we focus our attention on utilizing our strength in numbers to mobilize support.
Either we offer a legal option for marijuana-friendly lounges, or “smoke-easies” will continue to proliferate in most major cities.
The fight to normalize the social consumption of marijuana continues in the Mile High City.