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Take Action This Memorial Day

Veterans have served our nation honorably. So this Memorial Day, why is the federal government denying those veterans suffering from debilitating ailments like chronic pain and PTSD access to the therapeutic effects of marijuana? Presently, V.A. doctors residing in states where medical cannabis is legal remain forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a … Continue reading »

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420: Take Action to End Prohibition!

Happy 420 to all! Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition and replacing it with regulation. The historic votes on Election Day 2016 — when a majority of voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada decided at the ballot box to regulate … Continue reading »

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Take Action: Oppose Jeff Sessions For US Attorney General

Senate lawmakers are only days away from taking a vote that may have a drastic impact on the future of marijuana policy. Beginning Tuesday, January 10, members of the US Senate will begin confirmation hearings on the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the position of US Attorney General — the top law enforcement … 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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Missouri: Lawmakers Take No Action On Bill Seeking To Allow For Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions

Lawmakers took no action on House legislation that was prefiled —HB 1524 — to allow marijuana convictions to be expunged contingent upon the passage of a constitutional amendment or other statutory enactment legalizing marijuana. According to 2012 arrest data, Missouri police arrested some 18,500 people for minor marijuana possession offenses. These offenders, many of them … Continue reading »

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Hawaii: Lawmakers Take No Action On Marijuana Decriminalization Measures

Lawmakers have failed to act on legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults.  Senate Bill 596 SD 1 sought to reclassify possession of less than one ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $ 1,000 fine to a civil violation, … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Lawmakers Take No Action On House Bill That Seeks to Amend Minor Marijuana Possession Penalties

House lawmakers did not take action on House Bill 1046, legislation to amend state law so that minor marijuana offenders no longer face jail time, prior to a legislative deadline and therefore the legislation has been tabled for the remainder of this session.  If approved, the legislation would have made the first time possession of … Continue reading »

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Wyoming: House Lawmakers Take No Action On Legislation to Criminalize Marijuana Edibles

House lawmakers have failed to act on Senate File 96, which sought to enhance certain marijuana possession penalties, prior to a legislative deadline — thus tabling the bill for this session. NORML thanks those of you who took time to contact your elected officials and urged them to reject this measure. However, although the bill … Continue reading »

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