Pennsylvania: Governor Launches Effort to Issue Mass Pardons to Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman today announced the launch of a coordinated effort to provide pardons for people with select minor, non-violent marijuana criminal convictions. Under the program, The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons will accept applications from eligible applicants from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept. 30. Applying is free and […]

All $300+ Million in Measure 110 Funding Approved to Expand Critical Addiction Services in Oregon

Portland, OR – Today, Oregon decisionmakers approved the remainder of $302 million for addiction services made available by Measure 110—the voter approved ballot measure that made Oregon the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs and greatly expand addiction services through redirected marijuana tax revenue–for the 2021-23 biennium. The […]

Summer 2022 NORML Interns Answer Questions About the Job

1. Why were you motivated to apply to intern with NORML? a. Sam: About a year ago I started working at a medical cannabis dispensary in D.C., and since then I’ve met countless people whose lives have been vastly improved by marijuana use. Seeing all the benefits of cannabis beyond recreational use showed me the […]

Raising the Alarm: Legalization Efforts Under Attack

Unfortunately, we knew this was coming. Before a single ballot has been cast in the 2022 midterm elections on a single marijuana ballot measure, prohibitionists funded by dark money special interests are doing everything they can in an attempt to crush legalization attempts in several states before voters ever get a say. WE NEED YOU […]

Nebraska: Advocates Fail to Secure Ballot Access for Medical Marijuana Legalization Measures

Advocates who sought to place a pair of medical marijuana access proposals before voters failed to gather the necessary number of signatures required to place them on the November ballot. Election officials on Monday reported that petitioners had collected fewer than 77,000 total signatures from registered voters for each of the ballot measures. State law […]

Gov. Newsom Vetoes SB 57, Blocking Life-Saving Overdose Prevention Programs  

Los Angeles, CA – Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed SB 57, a bill to pilot overdose prevention programs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland. The bill was authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance—along with other co-sponsoring organizations, including the California Society of Additional Medicine (CSAM), […]

NORML Op-ed: Concerns Over High Potency THC Products Warrant Greater Education, Not Criminalization

Those offering dire warnings about the alleged dangers of so-called ‘highly potent THC products’ – and demanding that these products be recriminalized – are taking their cues from an age-old playbook.  From the onset of criminal cannabis prohibition, criminalization advocates have sought to rationalize their position by greatly exaggerating the supposed strength of marijuana. In […]

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