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Working to reform marijuana laws
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    To speed up the process one only has to get involved. It is easy to sit back and watch while progress occurs, but it is rewarding to be a part of such a movement.

  • Read more by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator

    California voters approved the legalization of marijuana this past November, but for some cities, embracing the new law is going to take some time.

  • Read more by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    With a majority of states now full swing into their legislative sessions, over 400 bills nationwide have been submitted that in someway, shape, or form address marijuana policies. Ranging from ending the criminal prohibition of marijuana to tweaks to legalized medical marijuana programs to better serve patients; clearly, inch by inch, we are winning.

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    The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report today acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance” under federal law.

  • Read more by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director

    So, after finally being put on the spot and questioned on the issue, we are no closer to clarity than we were yesterday. Time to keep contacting your Senators. If Sessions wants to be an Attorney General for ALL Americans, he must bring his views in line with the majority of the population and support allowing states to set their own marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention.

  • Read more by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    On January 10th and 11th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to become the next Attorney General. Over the course of these two days, marijuana reformers and citizens alike from around the country will be calling members of the committee to have them ask a simple question: Does Sen. Sessions intend to respect the will of the voters in the majority of US states that have enacted to pursue alternative marijuana policies?

  • Read more by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator

    Local and state laws struggle to establish consistency for California marijuana farmers.

  • Read more by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director

    If confirmed by the US Senate, Sen. Sessions will possess the power to roll back decades of hard-fought gains. He will have the authority to challenge the medical marijuana programs that now operate in 29 states and the adult use legalization laws that have been approved in eight states. Call your Congressional Switchboard and ask to be patched through to your home state Senators at (202) 224-3121 to tell them to have Sessions clarify his intentions or be defeated.