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NORML PAC Candidates Sweep US House Races

WASHINGTON, DC — All seven of NORML PAC’s publicly endorsed candidates for the US House of Representatives won decisively in Tuesday’s midterm election. These include: Representative Alan Grayson for Congress (FL-9) Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman for Congress (NJ-12) Rep. Earl Blumenauer for Congress (OR-03) Rep. Steve Cohen for Congress (TN-9) Rep. Beto O’Rourke for Congress […]

NORML PAC Endorses Bonnie Watson Coleman for US Congress

TRENTON, NJ — The NORML PAC, the political action committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, is endorsing Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in her campaign to be elected to the United States Congress representing the 12th Congressional District in New Jersey. “Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman has been a proponent of reforming […]

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Cory Booker for US Senate

NORML PAC has endorsed Senator Cory Booker (NJ) for re-election the the United States Senate representing New Jersey. “We endorsed Cory Booker during his election campaign in 2013 and we are honored to do so again,” stated NORML PAC manager Erik Altieri, “Senator Booker kept the promises he made to champion crucial criminal justice and […]

NORML PAC Endorses Representative Beto O’Rourke for US Congress

EL PASO, TX — NORML PAC is endorsing Representative Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) for re-election the the US House of Representatives. “Rep. O’Rourke is an ardent supporter of reforming our nation’s marijuana policies,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri, “In just his first term, he has proven to be an intelligent and pragmatic politician with a […]

NORML PAC Endorses Representative Steve Cohen for Congress

NORML PAC is endorsing Representative Steve Cohen for re-election to the US Congress representing Tennessee’s 9th congressional district. “Rep. Cohen is one of the most outspoken and effective supporters of marijuana legalization we currently have in Washington,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri, “From introducing legislation such as the National Commission on Marijuana Policy Act, […]

In Era of Marijuana Legalization, States Still Enforcing ‘Smoke a Joint, Lose Your Driver’s License’ Law

GRANVILLE, OH — According to a new analysis by the Clemency Report, some states are still suspending the driver’s licenses of convicted cannabis offenders unrelated to any actual driving offense (as part of a federal law called the 1992 Solomon-Lautenberg Act). The report finds that a vast majority of states have abandoned enforcing this unfunded […]

NORML PAC Endorses Paul Zuckerberg for DC Attorney General

WASHINGTON, DC — The NORML PAC has endorsed long-time marijuana law reform supporter Paul Zuckerberg in his campaign to become the first elected Attorney General for the District of Columbia. “DC’s unfair drug policies ruined lives, burdening thousands of young people with criminal records, and kept law enforcement from focusing their time and resources on […]

Poll: 64% of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana Amendment 2

WINTER SPRINGS, FL — More than 60 percent of Florida voters say that they support Amendment 2, a proposed constitutional amendment to permit cannabis therapy to qualified patients, according to a recently released Gravis Marketing poll. Sixty-four percent of respondents said that they would vote in favor of the amendment, up from 50 percent in […]

Study: Marijuana Use By Couples Reduces Domestic Violence
Couples' Marijuana Use Is Inversely Related to Their Intimate Partner Violence Over the First 9 Years of Marriage

Marijuana use by married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to a study released last week, published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Investigators at Yale University, Rutgers, and the University of Buffalo assessed over 600 couples to determine whether husbands’ and wives’ […]

NORML PAC Endorses State Senator Connie Johnson for US Senate in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, DC — NORML PAC has announced its endorsement of Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson in her campaign to be the next United States Senator representing Oklahoma. “Sen. Johnson has been an outspoken supporter of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use during her tenure in the Oklahoma legislature,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri. “Few […]

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