Medical Marijuana News

Indiana NORML: Midterm Elections Shakeup State Legislature

On Tuesday, November 6th, Indiana voters took their final opportunity to vote in the 2018 midterm election. While Indiana did not have the opportunity to vote directly on cannabis propositions as in other states, there were numerous candidates on the

New Legislation Aimed To Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion

Just two days after Veteran’s Day, Congressman Seth Moulton has introduced a series of bills aimed at addressing the therapeutic use of marijuana among veterans. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or

Grateful and Determined this Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, you will likely read and hear many political leaders paying lip service to honor our nation’s veterans. But as they list out their policy prescriptions, one that directly impacts nearly one-in-four veterans will be suspiciously absent: Marijuana.

Election 2018: Voters In Ohio And Wisconsin Approve Municipal Reform Measures

Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin approved a series of binding and non-binding local marijuana reform initiatives on Election Day. In Ohio, voters in five cities — including Dayton (population 140,000) — approved municipal ordinances seeking to either eliminate or significantly

Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/9/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week was a big week for marijuana with Michigan voters approving the legalization and retail sale for adults, and Utah and Missouri voting to allow medical marijuana access. There

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End To Federal Hemp Ban

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins In Midterms

Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories last night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

Jeff Sessions is TERRIFYING! United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding,

Election Night: Gubernatorial Victories Bode Well For 2019 Statewide Reform Prospects

Voters on election day decided in favor of several gubernatorial candidates who campaigned on promises to either address or enact statewide marijuana law reforms as Governor. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “In four states — Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois

Congress’ Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Trails In Latest Poll

Texas Republican and ardent marijuana prohibitionist Pete Sessions trails by four points in his re-election bid, according to polling data released yesterday. According to the survey results, Sessions is behind Democratic challenger Colin Allred by a margin of 46 percent

No Reason To Relent

Marijuana legalization is a prominent and pivotal issue in the 2018 elections, with thousands of local, state, and federal candidates around the country advocating for an end to our decades-long, failed policy of prohibition. Our issue is no longer a

Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/2/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A bit of news from across the border to start; Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down the country’s prohibition of marijuana by issuing two separate rulings, setting binding precedent that the country’s

Here Are the Ohio Cities Voting on Marijuana This Tuesday November 6th

With the marijuana midterms right around the corner, it’s imperative that you know who you’re voting for, what issues are going to be on your ballot, and where your voting location is leading up to Election Day this Tuesday November

Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Ban

Justices for Mexico’s Supreme Court have ruled that laws criminalizing the private use and cultivation of cannabis by adults are unconstitutional. Justices opined, “The effects caused by marijuana do not create an absolute prohibition on its consumption.” In accordance with

NORML Submits 10,000+ Written Comments to the FDA for the Reconsideration of International Marijuana Prohibition

On October 31, NORML hand delivered over 10,000 comments written by YOU, recommending that the World Health Organization (WHO) re-think their current prohibition of marijuana. Along with two of our fantastic interns, I drove to the US Food and Drug

David Crosby Stars in Radio Ads for North Dakota Measure 3

Music legend David Crosby is the star of a new radio advertising campaign in support of Measure 3. The radio ad will be premiering on Thursday, November 1st in markets around the state and will run through Election Day. David

NORML at the University of Utah Hosts Proposition 2 Panel Discussion

Members of the newly established NORML at the University of Utah hosted a panel discussion on the current state of marijuana law reform efforts in Utah, which included Proposition 2, as well as the negative impacts marijuana prohibition has had

Here are the Wisconsin Counties Voting on Marijuana this November 6th

With the marijuana midterms right around the corner, it’s imperative that you know who and what is going to be on your ballot leading up to Election Day on November 6th. To see who the most pro-cannabis reform candidates are

Here are the California Cities and Counties Voting on Marijuana this November 6th

With the marijuana midterms right around the corner, it’s imperative that you know who and what is going to be on your ballot leading up to Election Day on November 6th. To see who the Votemarijuanamost pro-cannabis reform candidates are

Read NORML’s Latest Op-Eds

One of NORML’s primary missions is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults. One of the ways we successfully achieve this goal is by authoring and routinely placing op-eds in high-profile, mainstream newspapers