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Florida: Court Strikes Down Legislative Ban On Medical Cannabis Smoking

A Florida Circuit Court judge ruled today that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis in private by qualified patients is unconstitutional. Lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A — which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical … Continue reading »

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New Jersey Governor Doubles Down on Marijuana Legalization

During a budget address on Tuesday, March 13th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy doubled down on his commitment to legalize marijuana in the Garden State this year. A budget overview document released in tandem with his address states that “this Administration plans to legalize adult-use marijuana by January 1, 2019. The State will also move … Continue reading »

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New House Legislation To Stop AG Jeff Sessions From Cracking Down

Representative Barbara Lee Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK today filed a resolution, HR 4779, known as The RE.F.E.R. Act, prohibiting the federal government from taking punitive action against those operating in states where the use and distribution of marijuana is legal. NORML is pleased to have worked with Rep. Lee’s office in … Continue reading »

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AAA Is Doubling Down On Their Marijuana Distortions

First, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of you who responded to NORML’s request to contact the American Automobile Association and urged them to “stop lying about marijuana legalization.” But even as public and media pressure grows, AAA affiliates are doubling down on their reefer madness rhetoric. At a recent … Continue reading »

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Will the House of Representatives Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana?

This week, the House Appropriations Committee released its 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which determines the funding levels for numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice. Predictably, the bill does not include language — known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment — limiting the Justice Department from taking action against state-sanctioned medical cannabis producers, … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Appellate Court Strikes Down Law Banning Medical Marijuana On Campus

An Arizona appellate court has ruled that a 2012 state law prohibiting the use of medical cannabis on college campuses is unconstitutional. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono. Arizona voters in 2010 narrowly approved a statewide initiative, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), permitting qualified patients … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Senators Vote Down Cannabis Regulation

Members of the Senate voted down Senate Joint Resolution 5 which sought to put legalization before a public vote this November. Although 17 Senators stood in favor of the measure, 24 voted against it.  However, the vote marks the first time that such a measure has ever been debated on the floor of either chamber of … Continue reading »

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Marijuana Smoking Up, Marijuana Arrests Down

It’s a great time to be alive if you are a marijuana smoker. We are finally working our way out of the shadows of prohibition and into the mainstream. Following the reign of terror that resulted in more than 25 million Americans being arrested on marijuana charges since 1937, the country is at last looking … Continue reading »

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South Dakota: House Votes Down Senate-Backed Medical Marijuana Measure

Members of the House have voted down Senate Bill 171 by a vote of 43 to 25, killing the measure for this session. Members of the Senate had previously approved the measure, but significantly amended it so that it only only sought to permit patients with intractable epilepsy to possess cannabidiol with a ‘prescription.’ The amended measure … Continue reading »

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