Kentucky NORML sponsors exhibit at Capitol in support of medical cannabis legalization
Month: December 2022
As a patient and consumer focused advocacy organization, NORML prioritizes efforts in favor of state-level legislation that seeks to achieve the following goals. We are also keeping an eye on the following states for 2023 advancement.
“It is time for politicians and others to stop assessing cannabis through the lens of ‘what we don’t know’ and instead start engaging in evidence-based discussions about marijuana and marijuana reform policies that are indicative of all that we do know.”
District of Columbia: Council Members Advance Legislation to Expunge Tens of Thousands of Marijuana Convictions
Prior to 2015, the District had one of the nation’s highest per capita arrest rates for marijuana-related offenses — averaging one arrest every two hours.
What we do now will determine how successful we are next year.
“Democrats’ failure and the GOP’s continued resistance to any progress is out of step with voters’ opinion, is bad politics, and most importantly, it is bad public policy.”
Monitoring the Future has released their 2022 findings regarding cannabis use rates for 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. The study found that rates for each cohort were largely unchanged from last year.
Provisions in the bill provide pathways so that those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions (and/or those convicted of most misdemeanors and fourth- or fifth-degree felonies) can petition the courts to have their records sealed.