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 […]

$100 Billion in Weed Revenue in 2022

Despite the questions regarding whether the tax rate is too high or too low in some states, the numbers are not divided on one front: it’s a huge money-maker for the country’s economy. MJBizDaily has released new numbers on not just tax revenue collected, but total projected revenue from the marijuana industry this year, and […]

Labatt to Stop Production of CBD Beverages in Canada

One of the largest beer producers in Canada is halting the production of their non-alcoholic CBD beverage. Labatt Breweries announced a few weeks ago that their drink company, Fluent Beverages, is being shut down in Canada. Fluent Beverages was created out of a partnership between Budweiser, Tilray, and Labatt, aimed at creating a large line […]

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana, Expunging Past Convictions, and Allowing Banks to Work with Cannabis Businesses

Most Americans favor the enactment of a broad array of legal reforms specific to marijuana policy, according to nationwide polling data provided by YouGov.com. Specifically, six-in-ten Americans say that “marijuana should be made legal in the United States.” Majorities of Democrats (72 percent) and Independents (60 percent) back legalization, while most Republicans (46 percent) do […]

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