Colorado Lawmakers Explore Solutions for Opioid Epidemic

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With six meetings scheduled before next year’s legislative session, members of Colorado’s Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee are working diligently to address an issue many local and state governments are currently struggling with across America. As the total number of opioid-related deaths continues to grow beyond the more than 40,000 deaths that [...]

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Vermont: Governor Announces He Will Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

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Republican Gov. Phil Scott publicly announced at a news conference that he intends to sign legislation into law legalizing the use and cultivation of personal use quantities of marijuana by adults. The Governor vetoed similar legislation last year. House Bill 511 eliminates existing civil penalties specific to the possession of up to one ounce of [...]

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Supporters of Marijuana Legalization Rally in Easton’s Centre Square

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For more than three decades, supporters of marijuana legalization have gathered in cities across the country on 4/20 to celebrate all things marijuana, and to protest the federal government’s failed War on Drugs. From what started as a loosely organized group of people protesting federal marijuana laws, has now grown into a nationally recognized movement, [...]

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Pennsylvania Marijuana Activists Continue to Push the Issue

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Hundreds of marijuana law reform advocates from across Pennsylvania gathered last week at the state capitol to express their support for marijuana legalization and also to express concerns regarding the future of the state’s limited medical cannabis program. The event was coordinated by local reform groups Pittsburgh NORML, Philly NORML, and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/17/2017

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the NORML legislative roundup! First and foremost, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Fun fact, marijuana is still safer than alcohol. You can read more about it in Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? co-authored by NORML’s own Paul Armentano. This week we saw “legislative crossover” [...]

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