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Tagged With: Policy

College Medical Marijuana Policy Leaves Many Students Unable to Legally Consume

What’s a medical marijuana card-holding college student to do when they are required to live in on-campus housing but their medicine is banned from the premises? Apparently, choose between suffering from their illness or face disciplinary action, at least according to the majority of University policy. In Washington DC, marijuana is legal to for those … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to “support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other culturally … Continue reading »

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Two New Virginia Laws Foreshadow Larger Cannabis Policy Changes

A common cliché for overcoming a difficult obstacle asks, “how do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “one bite at a time.” In Virginia politics, the tough question facing cannabis policy reform advocates is, “how do you change the minds of political Elephants?” The answer is, “one law at a time.” Although progress in cannabis reform has been slow in … Continue reading »

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Chris Christie Has Zero Credibility on Drug Policy

From Forbes: According to Erik Altieri, Executive Director of the decades-old drug reform nonprofit NORML, Christie has spent much of time as governor (and, as it happens, much of the opioid epidemic) fighting the rising tide of calls for cannabis reform in his state. Last week, as part of opioid-themed comments, Christie even called the … Continue reading »

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Washington: Support For Marijuana Policy Reform Surges Post-Legalization

Public support for marijuana legalization has surged in Washington state in the years following the enactment of legislation permitting the commercial production and retail sale of the plant, according to survey data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Fifty-five percent of voters approved the voter-initiated measure in 2012. Investigators with the Public Health … Continue reading »

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NORML Releases Open Letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence on Marijuana Policy

National NORML, Michigan NORML and dozens of other state and local chapters have released an open letter to Vice President-Elect Pence seeking clarity and common sense from the incoming administration regarding marijuana policy. During the campaign, President-Elect Trump, on multiple occasions, has voiced support for allowing states to move forward with medical and recreational marijuana … Continue reading »

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VP-Elect Pence: Where will the new administration take cannabis policy?

After the 2016 Presidential campaign dust has settled, Michigan NORML had a distrubing thought: with their states electoral votes as well as the White House going to Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence, what will happen to the good people in Michigan who are being helped by the state’s medical marijuana program? Futhermore, how will … Continue reading »

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NORML Releases Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands On Marijuana Policy

With the 2016 election only days away, NORML is pleased today to release of our first ever Gubernatorial Scorecard. Inspired by NORML’s Congressional Scorecard, this extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to every state governor based upon his or her comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. Public opinion … Continue reading »

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America Can Learn A Lot From Portugal’s Drug Policy

Since 1996, when California voters approved the medical use of marijuana, most of the high-profile political progress that has been made towards legalizing marijuana has been made in the United States. And starting with Colorado and Washington, all of the full legalization experiments have been homegrown. But that does not mean we should not be … Continue reading »

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Ohio: Governor Signs Bill Amending Driver’s License Suspension Policy For Drug Offenders

On June 13th Governor John Kasich signed legislation, Senate Bill 204, into law so that certain drug offenses are no longer punishable by a mandatory loss of one’s driver’s license. House lawmakers previously approved the legislation in a 95 to 2 vote while Senate lawmakers unanimously approved the legislation. Under previous law, any drug conviction carried a mandatory driver’s … Continue reading »

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