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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Farm Bill Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban Become Law

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President Donald Trump today signed legislation into law that includes language lifting the United States’ decades-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. The provisions were included within The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which takes effect on January 1, 2019. “The significance of this law change should not be underemphasized,” NORML Deputy […]

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Demand Protection For Consumers At The Canadian Border

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Legal Marijuana Sales Being in Canada Following Canada’s decision to become the first country in North America to legalize the use and retail sale of cannabis, the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection Agency published a memorandum affirming that those Canadians either involved or invested in the legal cannabis industry may be […]

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Congress Lifts Longstanding Ban on Hemp Production

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Washington, DC: House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which for the first time includes provisions lifting the United States’ centuries-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. The President is anticipated to sign the bill into law in the coming days. “The significance of this […]

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