NORML is incredibly saddened to receive the news that longtime drug policy reform advocate and ally William “Bill” Piper has passed away after a long battle with a personal illness. Bill spent much of his life fighting against our draconic Drug War policies and was pivotal in many of our movement’s early successes and helped get us to where we are today.
These laws include revising possession penalties for minors and regulating social consumption sites.
United States Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled draft legislation repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana at a press conference on Wednesday.
The Act repeals the long-standing federal prohibition of marijuana — thereby ending the existing state/federal conflict in cannabis policies and providing state governments with greater authority to regulate marijuana-related activities.
Here’s a breakdown of which Governors and where are calling for the enactment of meaningful marijuana reform in 2021.