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Hemp History

Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans

Lawmakers have removed language from pending federal legislation that sought to facilitate veterans’ access to medical cannabis in jurisdictions that regulate it. The decision to strip out the Veterans Equal Access Amendment flies in the face of the horrific medical realities that our nation’s heroes who are desperate to mitigate. This move thwarts the will … Continue reading »

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Marijuana Censorship: A Byproduct of Prohibition

As more and more states decide to legalize and regulate marijuana, businesses outside of America’s new billion dollar marijuana industry around the country are doing their best to navigate the murky waters of entering into partnerships with state-sanctioned marijuana businesses. Some are responding by adopting new company policies more considerate of state laws that grant … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/7/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation this week, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. The measure would allow the Department of … Continue reading »

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New York: Brooklyn DA Intends To Vacate Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a press conference today announced his intent to vacate over ten thousand low-level marijuana convictions. Though state lawmakers decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis “in public view” remains a criminal misdemeanor. City police have made several hundred thousand arrests since the late 1990s … Continue reading »

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Register to Vote to Support Marijuana Law Reforms this November

  Yesterday morning Jeff Mizanskey registered to vote! For the first time in 24 years, after his release from parole late last week, Jeff Mizanskey, an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force, is eligible to vote again. Click Here to Register to Vote Today! Jeff was arrested in 1993 and sent to prison … Continue reading »

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First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced In Senate

Washington, DC: Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) today introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork necessary to … Continue reading »

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NORML Endorses Missouri’s Amendment 2

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is pleased to endorse Missouri’s Amendment 2, which permits patients, at the discretion of a physician, to cultivate limited quantities of marijuana or to obtain cannabis and cannabis-infused products from licensed facilities. The amendment is one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use … Continue reading »

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I’m stepping up, will you?

Dear fellow freedom enthusiasts, Many of our political leaders continue to take regressive actions when it comes to addressing drug policy reform, fighting mass incarceration, and upholding the civil liberty of adults who enjoy smoking pot responsibly. Rather than being frustrated and angry, I want action. That’s why I’m inspired to challenge like-minded citizens (like … Continue reading »

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NORML Chapter Newsletter

Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Below is a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments. 2018 NORML Award Recipients Every year since 1998 NORML has recognized activists from around the country who are working … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/31/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester introduced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for marijuana charges one year after the sentence is completed. At the state level, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed an industrial hemp … Continue reading »

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