As we reflect back on our many hard-earned victories of 2021, it is apparent that we have much to be thankful for.
Voters yesterday decided on a number of state and local ballot initiatives specific to marijuana policies.
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.
There has never been a more important time to be part of our cannabis justice…
Join NORML Appalachia of Ohio at the State House atrium in Columbus beginning at 9am!
Members of the House Judiciary Committee just advanced the HR 3617: The Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021. The Act repeals the long-standing federal prohibition of marijuana by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act — thereby ending the existing state/federal conflict in cannabis policies and providing state governments with greater authority to regulate marijuana-related activities, including retail sales.
In response to the public outrage regarding the suspension of American athlete Sha’Carri Richardson for testing positive for cannabis, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it will be reevaluating its policies.
NORML maintains that the NDAA is an appropriate vehicle for the SAFE banking provisions. According to the American Legion, nearly 1 in 4 veterans report consuming cannabis. Most do so because of its therapeutic effects to mitigate symptoms of a physical or mental ailment.