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  • Read more by Jamie Kacz, Executive Director of NORML KC

    NORML KC to continue series of educational seminars to discuss the final rules for Amendment 2. Patients and caregivers will receive all the resources they need to be compliant with Missouri's medical marijuana program. Each seminar is free and open to the public!

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Federal agents seized fewer total marijuana plants in 2018, but made more arrests for cannabis-related offenses, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law establishing procedures permitting those with prior, low-level marijuana convictions to petition the court to have their convictions annulled. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

  • Read more by Tyler McFadden, NORML NE Political Associate

    As New Jersey continues to fail its constituents each day they do not pass cannabis legalization for adult-use, the name of one state senator at the forefront of the fight against legalization remains permanently inked in shame: State Senator Ron Rice of the 28th District.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    The State Health Department Secretary publicly announced on Thursday that patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and/or Tourette’s syndrome will be eligible to receive recommendations to legally access medical cannabis products. The new rules take effect on July 20.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Democratic Gov. David Ige failed to take action on legislation decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses, thereby allowing the measure to become law without his signature. The new law takes effect on January 11, 2020.

  • Read more by NORML

    Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony on Wednesday challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” debated the merits of various alternative policy options – including abolishing cannabis’ longstanding Schedule I criminal status under federal law.

  • Read more by Rick Steves, NORML Board Member

    "Today, Congress will hold its first hearing on the federal criminalization of marijuana. This is a big day: after patient years of steady gains one state at a time, we’re finally ready for serious marijuana policy reform at the federal level." - Rick Steves