Working to reform marijuana laws
  1. New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections

    As part of the newly proposed appropriations package, known as an omnibus bill, a spending restriction upon the Department of Justice from prosecuting state-legal medical marijuana programs will remain in place through the end of September.
  2. Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased As A Consequence Of Legalization

    The enactment of adult use marijuana regulation in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  3. Don’t Let Congress Roll Back Marijuana Protections

    Tell your federal officials to maintain this common sense protection for the 30 state medical marijuana programs and the 2,000,000 plus registered patients nationwide.
  4. Colorado Lawmakers Form Nation’s First Statewide Cannabis Caucus

    Colorado lawmakers recently met for the introductory meeting of the newly formed Cannabis Caucus. The first of it's kind, Colorado's Cannabis Caucus aims to facilitate nonpartisan policy discussions around the many issues associated with the state's adult-use and medical marijuana programs.
  5. Oklahoma: Lawmakers Move Forward To Preemptively Quash Medical Marijuana Vote

    Senate lawmakers this week passed legislation, Senate Bill 1120, that seeks to preemptively quash many of the provisions of State Question 788 -- an expansive voter initiative that provides physicians the discretion to recommend medical marijuana to those patients for whom they believe it will therapeutically benefit.
  6. Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/16/18

    Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
  7. Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use

    State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and are not linked to any uptick in youth cannabis use, according to data published by researchers at Washington University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  8. A First Timer’s Account of Testifying at the Maryland State Capitol

    I recently testified (for my first time ever!) before the Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee in favor of House Bill 1264 - a constitutional amendment that would put a question on this November’s ballot to let the voters decide on the issue of marijuana legalization and retail sales.