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NORML Welcomes David Crosby to Advisory Board

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is pleased to welcome world famous musician David Crosby (founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Byrds) to its Advisory Board. Commenting on joining the organization, David Crosby stated: “I’d like cannabis to be legal everywhere. I knew people who were in … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 10/19/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Some news from across the border to start off, this week Canada became the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law will also include pardons of all criminal possession charges of less … Continue reading »

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Review: Thousands Of Peer-Reviewed Studies Specific To Medical Cannabis Have Been Published Over Past Decade

The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according to data published the journal Population Health Management. Israeli researchers assessed trends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years … Continue reading »

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Music Legend David Crosby: Join Me and NORML and Let’s Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Hello. My name is David Crosby. You might know me as a founding member of rock legends The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. But today I’m wearing a very different hat. Today, I am writing to you to personally introduce myself as the newest member of NORML’s Advisory Board. Why have I decided … Continue reading »

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FDA Seeks Public Comments Regarding International Classification Of Cannabis

The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comments specific to whether changes ought to be recommended regarding the international classification of cannabis as a controlled substance. Members of the public have until October 31, 2018 to submit their comments to the FDA for consideration. The FDA says that the comments “will be considered in preparing a response … Continue reading »

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Canadian Legalization Day Is Here

Today, Canada becomes the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised in 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. Further, the new law … Continue reading »

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New Endorsements Made By NORML PAC For November Elections

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has announced their most recent slate of bi-partisan endorsements of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and a Governorship, including both incumbents and challengers. “In 2018, more and more politicians are realizing that ending our nation’s failed … Continue reading »

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A Coalition Of Groups Bills October 20th-27th as National Expungement Week

New York,  A coalition of over 20 organizations working at the intersection of the cannabis industry, racial equity, and reparative justice, will join local and community groups across the country for the inaugural National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) October 20-27, 2018. Conceived to aid those disenfranchised by the war on drugs, N.E.W. will offer free clinics to … Continue reading »

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DECRIM, an Inference from a Year of Data in Atlanta – Most Cops Don’t Care

One Year Anniversary October 2nd, 2018 marked the one year anniversary of 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.  While this ordinance isn’t a true “decrim” bill, because those arrested … Continue reading »

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Canada: Licensed Provincial Operators to Begin Retail Marijuana Sales This Week

Legislation permitting the possession, use, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis takes effect this Wednesday, October 17. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri is hailing the policy change. “We applaud Canada for showing legislators in the United States what can be accomplished with true leadership and dedication to sound public policy,” he said. “America’s leaders would be … Continue reading »

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