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  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    The establishment of medical cannabis dispensaries within close proximity of schools does not make teens more susceptible to using marijuana, according to data published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Authors concluded, “We did not find empirical support of the associations of medical marijuana availability, price, and product variety around schools with adolescents’ marijuana use and susceptibility to use … in the future."

  • Read more by NORML

    The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML-PAC) has announced their endorsements of Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK) in their reelection campaigns. Blumenauer and Young serve as lead co-chairs of the Cannabis Caucus in the House of Representatives.

  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

    Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

  • Read more by Jeff Riedy, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley NORML

    Members of Lehigh Valley NORML, Pittsburgh NORML, Keystone Cannabis Coalition, and ACLU-PA have organized a Rally and Lobby Day in Harrisburg on Monday, September 24, 2018. The Rally is from 10-11 AM, with a full day of lobbying to follow. We hope that many of you can find the time to join us!

  • Read more by Jax Finkel, Texas NORML Executive Director

    The Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT) extends educational program dedicated to rural Texans to cable television. This continues an already successful statewide tour and social media campaign that gives voice to rural Texans. The result of the successful efforts is an expanded rural education effort that combines multiple communications channels, including cable television ads.

  • Read more by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Director

    After establishing the Governor’s Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force and requesting federal assistance to address Nevada's opioid crisis, Governor Sandoval is exploring all options to combat the issue. Study after study has concluded that access to marijuana can reduce or eliminate the use of opioids in patients struggling with chronic pain.

  • Read more by NORML

    Today, the North Dakota Secretary of State's office confirmed that LegalizeND has submitted more than enough signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Medical cannabis access programs are associated with year-over-year declines in fatal workplace accidents, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Authors concluded, "This reduction may be the result of workers substituting marijuana in place of alcohol and other substances that can impair cognitive function and motor skills.”