2017 Year In Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events In Marijuana Policy

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#1: Public Support In Favor Of Adult Use Legalization Reaches All-Time High Sixty-four percent of US adults – including for the first time a majority of self-identified Republicans – believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwide polling data published in October by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support Read the full article…

NORML Responds To Steve Cook Addressing Marijuana Policy At The Department Of Justice

“Given that Sessions has recently reiterated that the Cole Memo is valid, Steve Cook would be wise to maintain the current interpretation and not interfere with the right of states to set and enforce their own marijuana policies," concluded Justin Strekal, Political Director of NORML.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: In response to the Department of Justice detailing Steve Cook to address marijuana policy, Justin Strekal, Political Director for NORML stated: “Steve Cook and Jeff Sessions are advocating for the failed policies of the “Just Say No” era — policies that resulted in the arrests of millions of otherwise law abiding citizens who possessed personal use Read the full article…

Marijuana Policy In 2015: Eight Big Things To Watch

As 2015 begins, it will be crucial to identify state legislative proposals involving marijuana policy and monitor their progress during the legislative sessions.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  One certainty about 2015 is that it marks the start of the 2016 presidential campaign. As Democrats wait to hear about Hillary Clinton’s decision, a slew of Republicans are lining up (quietly or otherwise) to succeed Barack Obama. The next president can have a substantial impact on marijuana policy in the United Read the full article…

Marijuana Growers Prepare For Next Legislative Session And Rule-Making For Recreational Market

New businesses trying to get into Canada's medical marijuana production are having a tough time financing their ventures.

OREGON:  A month after Oregon voters said yes to regulating the production and sale of marijuana, one thing is clear: the state’s marijuana growers are getting organized. They’ve got a political action committee and hired lawyers and a lobbyist. They’re meeting regularly to talk about the upcoming session of the Oregon Legislature and how to make Read the full article…

Where Marijuana Is Legalized, Decriminalized Or On The November Ballot

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DISTRICT IF COLUMBIA:  Marijuana policy is nothing if not complicated. A patchwork of laws governs its use, possession and sale. Federally, it’s illegal. But some states have decriminalized the drug, removing criminal penalties for possession of small amounts. Some have allowed its distribution and sale for medical use. And, in Washington or Colorado, you can walk Read the full article…

Legalization: The Way To Stop Pot Problems?

many Marijuana advocates in Michigan are not satisfied and their approaches to forwarding their initiatives vary.

By Laura Chapman The arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana in the USA continue to rumble on. For every argument countered against it, more evidence seems to stack up that backs its approval. However, according to Professor Mark Kleiman, the majority of US citizens support the decriminalization of the drug. He states that Read the full article…

Legalized Marijuana In Washington Could Hurt B.C.’s Multibillion-Dollar Pot Economy

When A Green Alternatives does open, it will be the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego and the second in the county.

CANADA:  B.C’s massive pot industry is in for some tough times because of changes in U.S. marijuana policy and a shrinking market south of the border. The changes have raised questions about whether B.C.’s economy will take a hit. Washington state’s liquor board is expected to issue the first wave of retail marijuana store licences Read the full article…