Browsing archives for January, 2019

Marijuana is a Medicine, Not a Menace

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I am delighted to report that more and more government officials are promoting sanity in pot laws. Cannabis crosses political parties and generational lines. Good weed gets you high whether you think the last attorney general, Jeff Sessions, was a Neanderthal or you think Beto O’Rourke should be the next Democratic presidential candidate, which I […]

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NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri Discusses AG Nominee Barr and Legalization on CBS News

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Earlier today, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri made an appearance on CBS News to discuss Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s recent comments regarding marijuana legalization and how he would handle states that have reformed their cannabis policies if he were confirmed as the next Attorney General. “It really falls to Congress at this point to […]

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Legislation To Produce And Research Cannabis Introduced

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A bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers has introduced The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019 (HR 601), to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. Click here to send a message to your Representative and urge them to support the measure.  The act ends the University of Mississippi’s existing monopoly on the growth of cannabis for […]

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Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands on Marijuana Policy

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To kick off the 2019 state legislative season, NORML is pleased to release our 2019 Gubernatorial Scorecard. This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. “Following the publication of our 2018 Scorecard, there has been a dramatic shift […]

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Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

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In Senate testimony today, nominee for Attorney General William Barr committed to not use the limited resources of the Department of Justice to prosecute state-regulated and compliant marijuana businesses. His statements came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) — each of whom represent states where marijuana is legally regulated […]

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