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  • Read more by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    Late Monday night, the House Rules Committee led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) blocked two amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to cannabis.

  • Read more by Matthew Bratcher, Executive Director, KY NORML

    Older Americans are using cannabis more frequently than ever before, according to a review of demographic data published in the journal Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.

  • Read more by NORML

    A state-commissioned study released today by the New York Department of Health recommends replacing cannabis criminalization with a policy of adult use legalization. It concludes, "A regulated marijuana program enjoys broad support and would have significant health, social justice, and economic benefits."

  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

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

  • Read more by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Director

    In advance of NORML’s 2018 Conference and Lobby day that's taking place July 22nd – 24th in Washington, DC, NORML chapters from around the country are organizing grassroots letter writing campaigns targeting members of the House and Senate requesting their immediate support of pending marijuana-related legislation.

  • Read more by NORML

    Republican Gov. Mary Fallin yesterday signed into law emergency regulations amending SQ 788 -- the state's voter-initiated medical marijuana access law. The Oklahoma State Medical Association, which opposed the passage of SQ 788, lobbied for many of the amendments. Governor Fallin also was a vocal critic of the initiative campaign.

  • Read more by NORML

    The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) questions the excessive use of force used by Pennsylvania law enforcement, whose pursuit of a man suspected of growing a small amount of marijuana outdoors ultimately led to his death.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with significant reductions in prescription opioid use among Medicaid enrollees, according to just-published data in the journal Addiction. Authors reported, “For Schedule III opioid prescriptions, medical cannabis legalization was associated with a 29.6 percent reduction in number of prescriptions, 29.9 percent reduction in dosage, and 28.8 percent reduction in related Medicaid spending.”