Adults may legally possess cannabis on August 1, 2023. State officials at that time will begin the process of reviewing and expunging tens of thousands of marijuana convictions.
Arizona: Appellate Court Expands Pool of Marijuana-Related Convictions Eligible for Expungement Relief
Justices reversed a lower court decision and concluded that certain “sale-related marijuana offenses are eligible for expungement” under the state’s 2020 voter-initiated legalization law.
Proponents say that the law’s intent is to limit the number of in-person cash transactions taking place at licensed retailers.
Marijuana reform legislation continues to advance in several states. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in CA, LA, MD, ME, MN, NC, & TX.
Summer ’23 Intern Marlie shares her reasons for joining the NORML team.
“In the largest trial to date involving experienced users smoking cannabis, there was no correlation between THC (and related metabolites/cannabinoids) in blood, OF [oral fluid], or breath and driving performance. … The complete lack of a relationship between the concentration of the centrally active component of cannabis in blood, OF, and breath is strong evidence against the use of per se laws for cannabis.”
NORML Op-Ed: Senate Must Act on Legislation Clarifying Cannabis Banking Rules for State-Licensed Businesses
Every day that Congress fails to act needlessly jeopardizes the livelihood of these small businesses and their consumers.
NORML Legal Committee Submits Amicus Brief in Federal Case Challenging Government’s Gun Ban for Medical Cannabis Consumers
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted NORML’s ‘friend of the court’ amicus brief in a case that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of state-authorized medical cannabis patients.