“The option to grow for oneself is a fundamental right which has been part of legalization in the great majority of the 20 other states which have now taken the historic step of repealing the criminal prohibition of responsible adult marijuana use.”
“[T]he mere use of marijuana carries none of the characteristics that the Nation’s history and tradition of firearms regulation supports,” the Court determined. “The mere use of marijuana does not indicate that someone is in fact dangerous” or has a “proclivity for violence.”
I chose to work for NORML this spring because I believe that the destigmatization and legalization of cannabis is crucial to creating a more just, equitable, knowledgeable, and free society.
State Question 820 permits adults to legally possess and home-cultivate personal use qualities of cannabis while also establishing a licensed, retail marketplace.
NORML Development Director JM Pedini, said that Tuesday’s vote represented “another stunning failure of leadership on cannabis policy.”
City lawmakers have provided final approval to a pair of bills that seek to significantly reform marijuana laws in the District of Columbia. But both bills still must undergo a 30-day Congressional review prior to becoming law.
“These findings contribute robust evidence for clinicians regarding the potential benefits of medical cannabis in reducing the opioid burden for patients receiving long-term opioid therapy and possibly reduc[ing] their risk for overdose.”
If public safety is an actual priority for either chamber, then they will approve legislation to begin sales at licensed dispensaries as soon as possible.”.