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.
The NORML Board of Directors voted to endorse the Arizona Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona. That initiative has now officially qualified for the ballot in November.
Members of the University of Missouri chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (MU NORML?), recently rejected a letter from campus administrators concerning the use of the school’s logo and a marijuana leaf.
With over 150 affiliates around the country, NORML offers plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with marijuana law reform efforts in your community! Sign up today!
Florida-based prohibitionist have vowed to spend $10 million dollars in the next five months to defeat a medical marijuana initiative that will be on the November 8th ballot. In response, Central Florida NORML has launched a summer crowdfunding campaign to to combat the prohibitionists who continue to advocate for the failed War on Drugs.
If passed, the Responsible Use Denver initiative will create a licensing and permitting process that will allow responsible marijuana consumers to gather and socially consumer marijuana.
Volunteers with NORML KC are working hard to decriminalize marijuana in Kansas City, Missouri! Sign their petition today!