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…

Allen St. Pierre Joins Freedom Leaf As New VP Communications & Advocacy

There is simply no one else in the world who knows the issues... and the burgeoning marijuana industries, as well as Allen."

NEVADA: Allen St. Pierre, long time NORML Executive Director, has joined Freedom Leaf as Vice President of Communications and Advocacy following his resignation from The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws after 25 years with the world’s leading and oldest marijuana reform organization. Mr. St. Pierre will be formally joining Freedom Leaf on July 18th. Freedom Leaf Read the full article…

Thousands Expected At Global Marijuana March In Fort Worth

One of the largest marijuana rallies in the Southwest United States tomorrow will be in downtown Fort Worth.

TEXAS:  A global march for marijuana rights takes place tomorrow – and one of the largest rallies in the Southwest United States will be in downtown Fort Worth. Organizers are expecting about 5,000 people to converge in downtown Fort Worth at noon Saturday to call for changes in marijuana laws. Shaun McAlister, the Executive Director of Read the full article…

Q&A With WA NORML Executive Director Kevin Oliver

it seems rather elitist for dispensary owners and their suppliers, who either didn’t win a sweepstakes for a retail storefront or opted out of the license application process altogether, to suggest that the estimated103,000 patients with a valid doctors recommendation in this state, (only a percentage of whom actually use dispensaries), will not be adequately serviced without them –especially when another few hundred legally licensed retail stores are going to be opened up this year with tons of high quality marijuana stocking their shelves.

WASHINGTON: As the so-called long session begins in Olympia, all eyes in Washington’s cannabis turn toward possible tweaks to I-502 licensed businesses and the future of medical marijuana.  MJ News Network asked Washington NORML’s Executive Director Kevin Oliver to give his predictions on what the coming year portends for Washington’s cannabis community. Q: Many I-502 licensees complain Read the full article…

WANORML Gets Slightly Stoopid

Marymoor Park Concerts presented by Swedish Medical Center Redmond
Slightly Stoopid
with Stephen "RAGGA" Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 - 5:30PM

WASHINGTON: For years, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has been working hard to establish pot smokers as, well, normal. So what’s the Washington chapter of the venerable organization doing sponsoring the ‘Slightly Stoopid’ tour?  Is this a smarter sponsorship than the appellation might suggest?  MJ Headline News asked Executive Director Kevin Read the full article…

Legalize PA Brings Pittsburgh Musicians Into The War Over Marijuana

Hanger Jam: Legalize PA, which features the diverse lineup of Good Brother Earl, BEAM, Truth and Rites, Josh Verbanets and Jasiri X, was initially conceived as a benefit for the gubernatorial campaign of John Hanger.

PENNSYLVANIA:  Pittsburgh musicians enter the discussion on the legalization of marijuana Saturday at Mr. Smalls and — guess what — they’re all for it. Even if they don’t use it themselves. Hanger Jam: Legalize PA, which features the diverse lineup of Good Brother Earl, BEAM, Truth and Rites, Josh Verbanets and Jasiri X, was initially Read the full article…

New York Will Be The 22nd State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

CANADA: If an employee presents their employer with a prescription that says they need to be able to use medicinal marijuana at work, “there is now an onus to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in the workplace to the point of undue hardship.

NEW YORK:  Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to make New York the 22nd state to legalize the use of cannabis for qualified patients.  The Gov. is expected to use his State of the State address on Wednesday as a platform to announce the legalization of medical marijuana at 20 hospitals in New York and for limited Read the full article…

John Hanger Endorsed For PA Governor By NORML

Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

PENNSYLVANIA: Is it possible that pot will play a role in the Democratic race for governor? Hershey’s John Hanger sure hopes so. Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Hanger wants to legalize medical marijuana immediately and within a few years decriminalize its recreational use, and tax it.

John Hanger Endorsed For PA Governor By NORML

Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

PENNSYLVANIA: Is it possible that pot will play a role in the Democratic race for governor? Hershey’s John Hanger sure hopes so. Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Hanger wants to legalize medical marijuana immediately and within a few years decriminalize its recreational use, and tax it.