Browsing archives for September, 2011

A Pot Pardon Plea: Prisoner Seeks Presidential Pardon For Thirty Year Sentence For First Offense

Generic 29 September 2011 | 0 Comments

Below is a request from a NORML member and recently retired prison employee from Illinois seeking a presidential pardon for a man sentenced ten years ago as a teenager to thirty years for a first time marijuana offense. One of the reasons the walls of Cannabis Prohibition are coming down faster and faster these days [...]

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Feds To Legal Medical Marijuana Patients: You Don’t Have Second Amendment Rights. Period.

Generic 29 September 2011 | 0 Comments

The federal government, notably under the current administration, continues to paint itself into a corner politically speaking regarding Mr. Obama’s pre-election promises to ‘fix the problem with medical marijuana’. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) issued a memorandum on September 21 to all gun dealers in the United States for the expressed purpose [...]

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New York City: Police Commissioner Calls On Officers To Curb Marijuana Arrests

Generic 28 September 2011 | 0 Comments

[Editor's note: This post is excerpted from this week's forthcoming NORML weekly media advisory. To have NORML's media alerts and legislative advisories delivered straight to your in-box, sign up here. To watch NORML's weekly video summary of the week's top stories, click here.] New York City police officers are to cease making misdemeanor marijuana arrests [...]

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Weed the People: Over 35,000 Strong for Marijuana Legalization

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It was just last Thursday that the White House launched their petition website, “We the People.” That morning, NORML submitted a petition calling for the legalization of marijuana. In just four short days the petition has received over 35,000 signatures, making it the most signed petition on the website by nearly 15,000 names. Thousands of [...]

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Next Sunday Nationwide: Pot Prohibition Parlor Parties

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Have you made plans yet to host or attend a ‘Pot Prohibition Parlor Party’ next Sunday night? Have you been in touch with one of the nearly 200 NORML chapters in America about your desire to get involved with these much needed law reforms? Why convene such controversial parties? Because on Sunday, October 2nd, the [...]

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