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NORML’s Legislative Round Up January 29th, 2016

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Exciting news from across the country with NEW legislation being introduced and promising legislation moving forward! This week we highlight Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, New Orleans, and Vermont. Plus our lawmakers in Congress and lawmakers in Puerto Rico took action this week too! Keep reading below to get the latest in marijuana [...]

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Celebrating the Life of a Legend; May He Rest in Peace

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Michael J. Kennedy I just returned from attending the wake and memorial service held in New York for the legendary civil rights and criminal defense attorney, Michael J. Kennedy. It was truly an inspiring experience, and underscored the crucial role of criminal defense lawyers in society Kennedy was a giant in the legal profession, a [...]

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Florida: Medical Marijuana Measure Qualifies For 2016 Ballot

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Floridians will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment this November that seeks to permit the physician-authorized use and distribution of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Proponents of the measure, United for Care, collected more than the 683,000 signatures required to place the measure on the November ballot, the Florida Division of Elections has confirmed. The ballot [...]

Poll: Over 60 Percent Of New Mexicans Support Regulating Marijuana Sales

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More than three out of five New Mexicans believe that state law ought to be amended to permit retails sales of marijuana to adults, according to statewide polling data provided by Research & Polling Inc. and commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance. Sixty-one percent of respondents said that they supported legislation to regulate and tax [...]

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Life As a Marijuana Activist

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Following the decision by Colorado voters to legalize recreational marijuana in November of 2012, we’ve seen similar victories in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and even in our nation’s capitol. To many outside observers, these recent successes appear to have come over night. But this is not the case. These changes have been decades in the making [...]

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