Marijuana Legalization

NORML Seeks New Executive Director

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?

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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Marijuana Legalization

NORML Endorses Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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 […]

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Montana: Medical Marijuana Restoration Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Montana voters will decide this November on a statewide initiative to restore and expand elements of the state’s medical cannabis program. The Secretary of State’s office has affirmed that initiative proponents, Montana Citizens for I-182, submitted sufficient signatures from registered voters to qualify the […]

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Democratic Party Calls For ‘Pathway For Future Legalization’

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Over the weekend the Democratic National Committee voted to endorse a “reasoned pathway to future legalization” of marijuana and called on the federal government to downgrade marijuana from it’s current Schedule 1 of the United States Controlled Substances Act. In an 81-80 vote, the […]

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) Endorses Maine Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that Question 1 on Maine’s November ballot will be an initiative to legalize marijuana. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit organization of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana legalization, endorses the measure as a means of refocusing the […]