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Working to reform marijuana laws
  • Read more by Justin Strekal, Political Director

    With 8 states now having legalized the adult use of marijuana and over half the country having medical marijuana programs, the American people deserve to know what President-Elect Trump’s policy towards these states will be.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Petitioners seeking to decriminalize municipal penalties specific to the possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot, a representative from the Kansas City Clerk's office confirmed today. The proposal, spearheaded by Kansas City NORML, amends citywide penalties from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil fine, punishable by a $25 fine.

  • Read more by NORML

    In a just published “exit interview” with Rolling Stone Magazine, President Barack Obama opined that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue, not a criminal matter, and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.”

  • Read more by Raleigh Dierlam, NORML Development Associate

    Will you help NORML pursue policies which aim to remove the Schedule I classification of marijuana, provide safe and effective medicine to suffering patients, and create substantial reforms to our criminal justice system?

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Political leaders in several states are threatening to thwart the implementation of voter-approved initiatives specific to the regulation of marijuana.

  • Read more by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director

    As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, NORML would like to acknowledge and give thanks to you, our faithful members and supporters. Without you, there is no us.

  • Read more by NORML

    Governor Chris Christie is the first and last to admit that there is only one more roadblock preventing the legalization of marijuana in the state of New Jersey - himself.

  • Read more by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director

    Trump’s pick, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, is a militant prohibitionist. We could go into great detail how Senator Sessions has been an outspoken opponent against reform, but in this case his rhetoric is so off the wall...we’ll let his past statements speak for themselves.