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  1. Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Endorses Medical Marijuana Initiative

    Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice and former Dean of the St. Louis University Law School, Michael A. Wolff, announces support of the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative.
  2. Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/15/18

    Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
  3. The RESPECT Resolution Seeks Restorative Justice

    Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced The “RESPECT Resolution: Realizing Equitable & Sustainable Participation in Emerging Cannabis Trades” to elevate the importance of equity within the legal cannabis marketplace. The RESPECT Resolution seeks both economic and reparative justice, ensuring that disenfranchised communities will be able to benefit equally in the emerging legal and regulated industry.
  4. House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment

    The House Appropriations Committee took up and defeated language known as the Safe Banking Amendment offered by Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH) on Wednesday, June 13th.
  5. Congressional Black Caucus Announces Support for Marijuana Law Reforms

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently announced their support for marijuana law reforms to keep the federal government out of the business of prohibition and related law enforcement of marijuana.
  6. Oklahomans To Decide In Two Weeks On Providing Medical Marijuana Access

    Oklahoma voters will decide on Tuesday, June 26, on State Question 788 -- a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients. If passed, Oklahoma will become the 31st state to legalize the possession and use of cannabis by authorized patients.
  7. President Trump Expresses Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Fix

    President Donald Trump on Friday expressed verbal support for recently introduced, bi-partisan legislation that seeks to codify legal protections for state-sanctioned marijuana-related activities.
  8. Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress On Hemp Reform Legislation

    United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged today that provisions in S. 2667: The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 have now been incorporated into the Senate's version of The Farm Bill (aka The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) -- must-pass legislation that is approved by Congress every five years.