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Working to reform marijuana laws
  • Read more by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    It is crucial that the United States recognizes the rights of both our citizens and our international allies to be able to travel freely between the United States and Canada, and to reform federal border policies to acknowledge this new reality.

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    Provisions in the Farm Bill pave the way for states to commercially regulate hemp and hemp-derived products.

  • Read more by Jax Finkel, Texas NORML Executive Director

    Texas NORML will be kicking off the Lone Star State's 2019 legislative session with several events. From planning a meet and greet with state lawmakers and organizing an advocacy workshop, to hosting a lobby day that's expected to draw hundreds of Texans from all corners of the state, it's going to be a very busy and exciting year for marijuana law reform advocates!

  • Read more by Mary Kruger, Executive Director, Roc NORML

    New York State plans to legalize cannabis for adult use with the 2019 Budget in April. The State Department of Health, in partnership with NYU, want to know your (anonymous) answers to these suvey questions, and more!

  • 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.

  • Read more by NORML

    “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.