Browsing archives for December, 2011

2011: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

Generic 30 December 2011 | 0 Comments

#1 NORML Sues to Halt Government’s Prosecution of Medical Cannabis Providers In October, the United States Deputy Attorney General, along with the four US Attorneys from California, announced their intentions to escalate federal efforts targeting the state’s medical cannabis dispensaries and providers. In response, members of the NORML Legal Committee filed suit in November against [...]

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NORML Women Fall Wrap-Up

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The Fall of 2011 saw a major increase in reach and support from around the country and the world. The Alliance is now active on three continents and in five countries. The Facebook page has more than 20,000 followers and reaches over 65,000 people a week. Over 15,000 supporters have signed up for our email [...]

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Cannabis, circles, cycles, caring and sharing

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There is something inherently communal about cannabis. When used in groups, unlike with alcohol and tobacco products, cannabis is shared among willing participants (and where hogging something to oneself is frowned about: "Don’t Bogart that joint!"). A smoke circle–not a square, triangle or pentagon, comes to mind. With nearly forty one years of cannabis consumer [...]

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Drug Education Should Reflect Reality Not Deny It

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  [Fact: Drugs are pervasive in our society and, one way or another, adolescents will be exposed to mind-altering substances.] It is an unmistakable reality that a significant number of high school students will try marijuana.  According to the recent 2011 Monitoring the Future Survey, nearly 40 percent of all high school seniors admit to having [...]

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Pot Patriotism Plus Jury Nullification Equals US vs. Heicklen

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George Washington University law professor and longtime jury nullification proponent Paul Butler pens a noteworthy op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times. Notable not only because of the important subject matter vis-à-vis the first example proffered by Professor Butler, but also too because of the defendant in the case at bar cited. Professor Julian Heicklen has [...]

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