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Tell Congress Not To Allow Trump To Roll Back Medical Marijuana Protections

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It’s been three years and counting but President Trump is once again threatening to derail the progress we’ve made in reforming marijuana laws across this country. The latest offense is his recently released 2021 federal budget proposes slashing all legal protection for state medical marijuana programs and potentially jeopardizing the patients that rely on them. […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/20

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The legalization effort in New Mexico was killed as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 to table the bill this week. New Approach Montana, the campaign committee behind a marijuana legalization ballot initiative in the state, submitted a revised proposal to the Secretary of State’s […]

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Preclinical study links human gene variant to THC reward in adolescent females

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A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research. As adolescence represents a highly sensitive period of brain development with the highest risk for initiating cannabis use, […]

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Virginia: Both Chambers Pass Decriminalization Legislation

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House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses. House Bill 972, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 64 to 34, reduces penalties for offenses involving the possession of up to a half ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no […]

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Ready to Lobby?

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2019 was a record year for marijuana reform, with more NORML chapters holding lobby days than ever before. With the 2020 legislative session already in full swing in many states, NORML chapters across the country are organizing lobby days to advocate for sensible reform policies in their state. Here’s what’s been scheduled so far, past […]

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