We’re Thankful for You in 2022

Before we all gather together to enjoy Thanksgiving, we wanted to send you a note of appreciation. As we approach the conclusion of 2022, it’s apparent that we have so much to be thankful for. Most of all, we at NORML are thankful for you! That’s because all our successes are only possible because of […]

New York Issues First Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

New York has begun issuing the first licenses for legal marijuana dispensaries around the state. According to multiple news sources around the area, 36 different dispensary licenses were issued Monday. This signifies a monumental step in legal marijuana for the state. 175 total licenses will be distributed over the coming months. Many of those licenses […]

Rhode Island: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales to Begin Next Week

Select cannabis retailers will begin selling cannabis products to those age 21 or older next Thursday, December 1. A press release issued today by the Governor’s office states that five operators have received licensure to provide marijuana products to both patients and adults beginning next week. “We are proud to launch adult use sales in […]

Oregon: Governor Announces Mass Pardons for Those with Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown announced her intent to pardon some 47,000 Oregonians with low-level cannabis convictions. According to a news release issued by her office earlier today: “The pardon applies to electronically available Oregon convictions for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana, in pre-2016 cases in which the person was 21 years of […]

New York: Regulators Award Marijuana Licenses to Justice-Involved and Non-Profit Applicants

New York’s Cannabis Control Board has released draft regulations governing the state’s nascent adult-use marijuana marketplace, and it has also approved its first wave business applicants. Of the 36 licenses awarded, 28 went to justice-involved individuals (a person who had been convicted of a marijuana-related offense themselves or a close relative) and eight were awarded […]

Support For Marijuana Legalization At All Time Highs In USA

According to the latest Gallup poll, support for marijuana legalization is at all time highs. According to this new poll, roughly 68% of all Americans support some form of marijuana legalization. Within this poll, there are answers from many different social groups. For those who support marijuana legalization, the numbers are as follows. Those with […]

Congress Advances Legislation to the President Amending Clinical Cannabis Research Rules

Just over a week after a midterm election that saw voters in two states legalize cannabis for adults, Congress has approved The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act. The Act seeks to facilitate the federal approval of cannabis-specific scientific research and drug development. It was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate after initially […]

Gallup: Nationwide Support for Marijuana Legalization Still at Historic High

The percentage of Americans who say that “the use of marijuana should be legal” remains at a record high, according to new nationwide polling data provided by Gallup. Sixty-eight percent of respondents endorse cannabis legalization — the same level of support reported by pollsters in 2021 and 2020. Majorities of nearly every subgroup surveyed expressed […]

Kentucky: Governor Issues Executive Order Providing Pardon Protections to Qualifying Medical Cannabis Patients

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order providing legal protections for qualifying patients who obtain medical cannabis products from out-of-state.   The order provides those eligible patients a “full, complete, and conditional pardon” if they face prosecution for the possession of up to eight ounces of cannabis. “Kentuckians suffering from chronic and terminal conditions are […]

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