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Working to reform marijuana laws
  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Sixty-five percent of Americans ages 18 and older believe that “government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth” and 55 percent of respondents say that the plant’s use ought to be legal, according to national polling data compiled by YouGov.com.

  • Read more by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director

    The DEA announced that they will amend their quotas for 2017 regarding the cultivation of research-grade marijuana and hemp legalization bills in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have been signed into law! We also have updates from Illinois, Florida, and Ohio. Click here to learn the latest in marijuana law reform news from around the country and to find out how you can #TakeAction!

  • Read more by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel

    The Board of Directors seeks a dynamic and innovative Executive Director to lead our national organization based in DC, with more than 100 active, volunteer state, local, and student chapters in the U.S., as well as chapters in nine other nations.

  • Read more by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director

    We've said it before and we'll say it again: 2016 is set to be a monumental year for marijuana law reform. There are currently nine pending ballot initiatives to either legalize adult marijuana use or to legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualifying medical conditions.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Montana voters will decide this November on a statewide initiative to restore and expand elements of the state’s medical cannabis program.

  • Read more by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel

    The NORML Board of Directors voted to endorse the Arizona Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona. That initiative now awaits certification from the Secretary of State's office after proponents turned in over 258,000 signatures from registered voters, far more than the 100,000 necessary.

  • Read more by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director

    Members of Congress this week heard testimony on the state of marijuana research, and leading members of the US Senate introduced legislation to potentially reclassify CBD. A medical marijuana initiative in Montana qualified for the November ballot and Governors in three states signed marijuana related bills into law. Click here to get this week’s latest marijuana news and to find out how you can #TakeAction.

  • Read more by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director

    Over the weekend the Democratic National Committee voted to endorse a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called on the federal government to downgrade marijuana from it’s current Schedule 1 of the United States Controlled Substances Act.