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Working to reform marijuana laws
  • Read more by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel

    First, let me make the obvious point that if no one would have had the courage to risk arrest and jail for smuggling, growing or selling marijuana, we smokers would have had no marijuana to smoke for all these years. But even more importantly, without a thriving underground marijuana market in America, there would have been no serious marijuana legalization movement, and we would not have four states and the District of Columbia with legal marijuana, and more to come in November.

  • Read more by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director

    A legalization initiative has officially qualified the ballot this November and separate legislative measures around the country continue to advance. Click here to learn the latest legislative developments.

  • Read more by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel

    News out of Anchorage and Denver this week was good for marijuana smokers, as both the city of Denver and the state of Alaska moved closer to the legalization of marijuana social clubs.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    The Secretary of State determined today that initiative proponents, The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, gathered a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

  • Read more by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director

    We are excited to have finalized the agenda for our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day! Click here to check out the full itinerary.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Rates of prescription opioid abuse are significantly lower in jurisdictions that permit medical marijuana access, according to data reported by Castlight Health, an employee health benefits platform provider.

  • Read more by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel

    We do not need to blow smoke in the face of those who do not approve of marijuana, but we do need to demonstrate by our conduct that we are good, productive citizens. Our use of marijuana is just one aspect of our lives and nothing that should concern them.

  • Read more by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director

    We’ve got federal news for you and an encouraging announcement out of Canada this week. Plus we’ll update you on pending state legislation across the country. Click here to get the latest in marijuana law reform!

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Fifty-six percent of Americans say "Marijuana use should be legal," according to the results of a nationwide poll commissioned by CBS News. The percentage is the highest ever reported by news agency.

  • Read more by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel

    The latest generation of advocates must come out of the closet in far greater numbers – to stand-up tall and proudly announce that you are a responsible marijuana smoker, as well as a good neighbor and a productive citizen... We need to move the “marijuana middle” to a place where they are emotionally more comfortable with those of us who smoke.