Browsing archives for January, 2017

Maine Becomes Eighth State to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

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Maine has become the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. Language in Question 1: the Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults took effect today. It permits adults who are not participating in the state’s existing medical cannabis [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup, 1/28/2017

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the legislative roundup. With prohibitionists fighting nationwide, from Massachusetts to deny the will of the voters with the implementation of legalization to Hawaii where the state is seeking to impose increased monitoring of drivers who may be under the influence of marijuana, NORML is constantly working to fight the rising [...]

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Where Is The Future For Marijuana Banking Reform?

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The election of Donald Trump coincided with a whirlwind of activity surrounding marijuana policy, as voters in eight states decided in favor of initiatives regulating the distribution of cannabis for either medical or non-medical purposes. Yet despite this statewide progress, the specter of marijuana prohibitionists such as Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions being appointed to federal [...]

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Delaying marijuana smoking to age 17 cuts risks to teens’ brains, new study suggests

Did you know that? 27 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Adolescents who smoke marijuana as early as 14 do worse by 20 points on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers. But if they hold off until age 17, they’re less at risk.

NORML Chapters Organize State Lobby Days for Marijuana Law Reforms

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On the heels of the 2016 election – where four states voted to approve adult-use marijuana initiatives, and four more voted to approve medical marijuana initiatives – NORML Chapters across the country are lobbying their state legislators for additional reforms. In the coming weeks, NORML Chapters around the country, such as California NORML, Connecticut NORML, [...]

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