Nearly a Quarter of Senate Members Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Congressional Leadership to Keep SAFE Banking in Pending Legislative Package

A bipartisan group of 24 Senators stood up for public safety and for greater economic opportunities for legal cannabis businesses by sending a letter to leadership in both chambers of Congress asking them to include cannabis banking reform language in broad legislation currently being debated in conference committee. In February, the House of Representatives approved […]

Man Sells Weed Out of a Vending Machine, Makes $2k a day

Here’s some ingenuity in the weed industry. Despite, or perhaps due to, working on the illicit side of things. A local Detroit news station reports that a man’s house was raided after getting a tip that he was selling weed out of a vending machine outside the home. The vending machine itself looks very sophisticated […]

Cannabis Becomes America’s Fifth Most Profitable Crop Behind Wheat

According to High Times, cannabis has become America’s fifth most profitable crop. Last November, Leafly Holdings, Inc. released their first ever “Cannabis Harvest Report” which took an in depth look at cannabis production and sales in many legalized states. According to the report, “Cannabis is medically legal in 37 states, but for purposes of this […]

Maine: Various Marijuana Bills Become Law Absent Gov. Mills’ Signature

Several marijuana-related bills became law this week absent the signature of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. The first bill, LD 1827, authorizes licensed marijuana retailers to provide for home deliveries to those age 21 or older. Under the law, retailers may deliver a variety of products to customers, including immature marijuana plants and seedlings. The measure […]

State Policy Weekly Update 4/22/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancement in Alaska, California, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, and in several other states.  Alaska HB 246 seals the records of those with low-level convictions from nine certain types of criminal history background checks. People with otherwise clean records do not deserve to have the rest of their lives derailed because of […]

Elevate Your 4/20 with NORML

While April 20th is synonymous with celebrating marijuana’s cultural status, NORML is calling on all legalization supporters to turn this high holiday into a week of action. Whether online or in-person, NORML resources empower you to take your advocacy to the next level. Together, we have made incredible progress in recent years. Despite all our […]

Massive Hemp Farm Busted in Spain

The largest cannabis farm in Europe just got raided. According to Sky News, officers destroyed and collected over 415,000 hemp plants that were set to be shipped and turned into CBD oil. The plants on the farm were estimated to be worth at minimum 100 million Euros. This massive farm was busted just a few […]

State Policy Weekly Update 4/15/2022

This week’s update highlights important advancements of legislation in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Delaware, and additional important movements in Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois and other states.  Pennsylvania NORML opposes SB749​, which will make it easier for employees in “safety sensitive” occupations to be terminated and denied unemployment compensation if an employer makes a “good faith” determination […]

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