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2014: The Year In Review — NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

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NORML reviews the top news stories of 2014. #1 Marijuana Legalization Measures Win Big On Election Day Voters in Oregon and Alaska decided on Election Day in favor of statewide initiatives legalizing the commercial production and sale of marijuana for adults, while voters in the nation’s capitol and in numerous other cities nationwide similarly decided [...]

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2014: A Wonderful Year for Marijuana Smokers

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2014 was truly a watershed year for the movement to legalize marijuana in this country.Two states joined the list of jurisdiction to switch from prohibition to regulated sales, and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of cities, adopted complete decriminalization for minor offenses. And scores of additional states saw their first serious [...]

2015: NORML at Legalization Crossroads

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Dear NORML members and supporters, Thanks for providing this venerable 44-year old non-profit organization the support necessary–both financially and spiritually–in helping achieve its two stated public policy goals: End cannabis prohibition and replace with system of taxation and regulation similar to alcohol and tobacco products Help the victims of cannabis prohibition enforcement (from those busted [...]

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Pot Possession Decriminalized In US Virgin Islands

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Legislation decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of cannabis in the United States Virgin Islands became law this weekend. On Friday, Senate lawmakers voted to override Gov. John P. DeJongh’s line-item veto of the decriminalization provision, which had been included in territory’s 2015 fiscal year budget. The depenalization measure eliminates jail time for [...]

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A “Hail Mary” Pass by our Political Opponents

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For those of us in the business of changing public policy, sometimes we judge our progress on what we have accomplished; and other times we judge our effectiveness by the desperate acts of our opponents. The federal law suit filed late last week by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma, seeking a declaratory judgment from [...]

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