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  • Read more by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Director

    As a result of the ongoing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws, tens of thousands of low-income medical marijuana patients around the country are at risk of losing their homes. If approved by Congress, the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act would protect medical marijuana patients who are in compliance with state laws from being denied access to federally assisted housing.

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    “With every move by the Department of Justice facing intense public scrutiny, maintaining Jeff Sessions’ policy of reefer madness would be self-defeating,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “The movement to end the failed and cruel policy of marijuana criminalization is larger and stronger than ever, supported by a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and non-partisans.”

  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

    Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

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    Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure, Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is the tenth US state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and it is the ninth to do so via voter initiative.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session today to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. The former law, Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act – was approved by 53 percent of voters on November 6.

  • Read more by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Director

    Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Here's a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments. Get involved today!

  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML Political Associate

    Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

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    House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to a reconciled version of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill), which includes provisions lifting the federal prohibition of industrial hemp.