Tell the Senate: Support Keeping SAFE Banking in America COMPETES

It’s 4/20 week, and you are probably being flooded with marijuana-related promotions, ads, and invitations, but please take a moment to read this message and take action to help us change federal marijuana law. Back in February, the House of Representatives approved a massive economic package called the America COMPETES Act, which contained an amendment from […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Jersey: Adult Use Marijuana Sales to Begin Next Week

Select retailers will begin selling marijuana and cannabis-infused products to those ages 21 and older on Thursday, April 21, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy announced late yesterday. Earlier this week, state regulators gave approval for several existing medical cannabis retailers to begin also providing cannabis to the adult use market. “I want our legal adult-use cannabis […]

Virginia: Gov. Youngkin Moves to Re-criminalize Personal Possession of Marijuana

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is seeking to re-criminalize certain activities specific to the possession of marijuana in Virginia.  The Governor has proposed an amendment in the nature of a substitute to SB 591 which would create two new misdemeanors for personal marijuana possession.  Currently, the personal possession of more than one ounce of marijuana by […]

Illinois: Bill Eliminates Marijuana Drug Testing Requirement for Those Seeking to Have Their Criminal Records Expunged

Lawmakers have advanced legislation (HB 4392) to the Governor’s desk amending state law so that the courts can no longer deny petitioners’ requests to have their criminal records expunged solely because of a marijuana drug test failure. Under existing law, petitioners seeking to have a qualifying criminal conviction expunged must provide evidence that they have […]

Virginia: Governor Youngkin Signs Legislation to Improve Medical Cannabis Program

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed HB 933 and SB 671, to provide numerous operational improvements to the state’s medical cannabis program, including eliminating the requirement that patients register with the Board of Pharmacy after receiving their written certification from a registered practitioner.  “These legislative improvements will bring great relief to the thousands of Virginians […]

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