It’s Time to Smoke the Vote!

These are exciting times for those of us working to end cannabis prohibition in America. Today, we launch the initial rollout of NORML’s Smoke the Vote for the 2022 midterm elections! Every election cycle, we provide a suite of tools to make it easier for legalization supporters like you to learn about the candidates and […]

Gallup: Those with First-Hand Experience with Cannabis Likely to Perceive It Positively

The overwhelming majority of Americans who acknowledge having ever used cannabis view it positively, according to nationwide polling data provided by Gallup. Among the nearly one-half of American adults who have tried marijuana, 70 percent say that it impacts most consumers in a manner that is either “very positive” or “somewhat positive.” Similarly, 66 percent […]

Nevada: Cannabis Revenues Funding Efforts to Seal the Records of Those with Marijuana Convictions

Local officials in Clark County (population: 2.2 million) have awarded $1.2 million in grants to a trio of non-profit groups for the purposes of reviewing and sealing the records of those with low-level cannabis convictions. The grant funding was made available through the collection of marijuana-related sales tax revenues. A 2019 state law permits those […]

Majority of Texans Support Recreational Marijuana

Texas continues its purple transformation. A new poll shows that 55% of Texans either support or strongly support the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. This is more evidence that marijuana is transcending its place in politics and becoming a no-brainer for either party. In terms of medical use, the number of Texans in […]

North Dakota: Marijuana Legalization Measure Approved for the Ballot

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced today that a measure to legalize the private possession and retail sale of marijuana has met the requirements to appear on the November ballot. New Approach ND, the campaign organizers behind the effort, announced in July that they had turned in 25,762 signatures to the Secretary of […]

Rhode Island: 30+ Towns to Decide on Marijuana Sales Measures This November

Voters in 31 municipalities will decide at the ballot box this November whether or not to license marijuana-related retailers in their communities. The towns voting on measures are: Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Charlestown, Coventry, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Gloucester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, Newport, New Shoreham (Block Island), North Kingstown, North […]

Massachusetts: Governor Signs Bill Creating “Social Equity Trust Fund” For Aspiring Marijuana Businesses

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation (S. 3096) into law that seeks to promote greater diversity among those participating in the state’s licensed cannabis industry and that lays the groundwork for the establishment of on-site cannabis consumption facilities. Specifically, the measure creates a “Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund to encourage the full participation … […]

Colorado: Licensed Marijuana Retailers Compliant with Minimum Age Restrictions

Licensed cannabis retailers in Colorado do not engage in sales to underage operatives, according to data provided by the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division and reported by Marijuana Moment. An agency memo, dated August 9, states: “To date this year, the MED has conducted over 190 underage compliance checks utilizing underage operatives. Among underage compliance checks […]

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