It has been a few weeks since a bipartisan coalition of legislators introduced HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, into the House of Representatives. This legislation would prohibit the federal government from prosecuting adults who use or possess personal use amounts of marijuana by removing the plant and its primary psychoactive […]
[Editor’s note: Bill Bennett is an insufferable and overweight hypocrite who smoked or still smokes tobacco, drank or still drinks alcohol and has a gambling addiction!]
Let states enact their own marijuana policies
By Paul Armentano, Special to CNN
July 6, 2011
(CNN) — It is hardly surprising that former drug czar William Bennett would, in his CNN.com op-ed, […]
A mainstream coalition in Washington State has emerged in an attempt to pass a binding voter initiative to legalize the responsible adult use of cannabis, raise needed taxes and create alternative legal controls to the clearly failed policies of 74 years of Cannabis Prohibition.
It would set limits on how much cannabis people can have: an […]
We get many comments on our stories about K2/Spice, the chemical “JWH-018″ and others like it that the media have dubbed “fake pot” or “synthetic marijuana.” The reason there is even such a chemical is that the scientist who invented it, John W. Huffman, could not get access to natural cannabis to study cannabinoids. […]
In a case decided yesterday, Kentucky v. King, the US Supreme Court has ruled that cops who smell marijuana coming from your home can break down your door and arrest you, just as long as they knock first and claim to have heard you destroying evidence.
They don’t need a warrant or probable cause, either. Today […]
We’ve concluded the 40th Annual NORML Conference in Denver. There are so many amazing moments, informative presentations, and great photographs to share. We’ll be posting more throughout this week.
You can view most of the plenary sessions from all three days of the conference at our On Demand Video archive for NORML SHOW LIVE. Click here […]
Just Announced – Next weekâ€™s National NORML Conference in Denver will feature: TV personality and medical cannabis patient Montel Williams (hosting a Denver mayoral debate sponsored by NORML)
Musical performance from reggae music legend Ziggy Marley
Opening remarks reflecting on NORMLâ€™s forty years of law reform advocacy from public interest lawyer and founder Keith Stroup; Closing remarks […]
An hour-long conversation with the founder of NORML on his recollection of four decades in marijuana law reform and what the future holds for NORML. Ã‚Â You’ll hear Keith’s look back at the whirlwind of reform in the 1970s, how the culture wars of the 1980s almost did us in, his opinions on the wisdom of […]
The Cause: Cannabis
In early November of 1970, a young public interest lawyer named R. Keith Stroup, along with a few of his friends who also believed that state and federal laws that criminalized the responsible use of marijuana by adults was counter-productive and unenforceable, met in a Georgetown row house in the nation’s capital of […]
NORMLÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s youtube channel, NORMLtv, recently launched a new video series entitled Ã¢â‚¬ËœNORML Update,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ which highlights reform efforts by NORML chapters and affiliates.
In the latest installment, the NORML WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Alliance Steering Committee convenes in Washington, DC to talk strategy for the coming year. The women met in the shadow of the White House to discuss new […]