Of the 15 states that have now enacted adult-use legalization, 13 have done so by voter initiative. Many states, however, do not offer a citizens’ initiative option — meaning that the only way to enact substantive marijuana reform is through the legislative process.
Only when marijuana is finally legalized in New York state, hopefully very soon, will we see the end results of our efforts to convince New Yorkers that “It’s NORML to Smoke Pot.”
Members of the New York state senate approved legislation by a 58 to 2 vote…
Petitioners seek a declaratory judgment from the state Supreme Court against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services determining petitioners “rights and privileges under Public Health Law 3369(2).”
Legislation reducing marijuana possession penalties and facilitating the expungement of past cannabis convictions took effect today.
Doug was a passionate advocate for ending America’s failed war on cannabis consumers, and his work with NORML and for the cause spans decades not years. This is a sad loss for his friends and family, the New York cannabis community, and the legalization movement.
Members of the New York City Council approved a pair of municipal bills this week…
Legalization is still possible this year, but only if we continue to put the pressure on our elected officials to get it done.