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Massachusetts: Marijuana Legalization Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

July 27, 2016, 8:26 pm Johnny Green

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Massachusetts voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of cannabis. The Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents, The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, submitted a sufficient number […]

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Republican VP Pick Mike Pence Is Bad News On Marijuana Policy

July 26, 2016, 7:12 pm Johnny Green

By Phillip Smith The Republican nominee’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate means Trump has selected a man who is the very embodiment of last century’s “tough on drugs” prohibitionist attitudes. Pence’s anti-drug reform stances are part and parcel of his overall social conservative, Tea Party […]

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Marijuana Activism – Looking Past The Party Conventions

July 25, 2016, 8:32 pm Johnny Green

by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel With the country so divided right now along party lines, as well as within each of the two major parties, it would be easy for voters to say “The hell with them all,” and sit this election out. Both of the major party candidates […]

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Survey: Military Veterans Strongly Support Medical Marijuana Access

July 25, 2016, 8:28 pm Johnny Green

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director More than two in three military veterans say that medical cannabis should be legal, and 75 percent believe that VA physicians should be able to recommend marijuana therapy to eligible patients, according to the results of the 7th annual membership survey of Iraq and […]

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NORML Seeks New Executive Director

July 20, 2016, 8:38 pm Johnny Green

by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR THE REFORM OF MARIJUANA LAWS (NORML) NORML has advocated on behalf of cannabis consumers since 1970.  The past 20 years have seen the adoption of medicinal marijuana programs in more than two dozen states, and the adoption of full marijuana […]

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What Are The 2016 Marijuana-Related Statewide Ballot Proposals?

July 19, 2016, 8:40 pm Johnny Green

by Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: 2016 is set to be a monumental year for marijuana law reform. There are currently nine pending ballot initiatives to either legalize adult marijuana use or to legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualifying medical […]

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NORML Endorses Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative

July 18, 2016, 8:47 pm Johnny Green

by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel At a board meeting held on Saturday, February 20th in Washington, DC, the NORML Board of Directors voted to endorse the Arizona Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona. That initiative is currently awaiting official approval for the ballot in […]