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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 […]

House Approves Amendment to Allow Bankss to Work With Marijuana Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC — This afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 231 to 192 in favor of the Heck-Perlmutter-Lee-Rohrabacher Amendment, which will restrict Treasury Department and SEC funds from being spent to penalize financial institutions for providing services to marijuana related business that operate according to state law. This proposal amends H.R. 5016, a spending bill […]

The Fear of Pleasure: Why CBD-Only Legislation is Not a Real Solution

Most of us were caught off-guard by the rush of states this year that approved the limited use of CBD-only marijuana extracts because these traditionally conservative states had heretofore rejected the medical use of marijuana. So it seems worth a moment to consider how this occurred, and what it means on a grander scale. But […]

Washington State Parolees Now Allowed to Consume Marijuana

OLYMPIA, WA — Parolees in Washington state may consume cannabis without facing legal repercussions, according to policy changes implemented by the Washington State Department of Corrections. Under the newly announced policy, the state’s estimated 14,000 parolees will no longer be tested for the presence of THC or its byproducts. In 2012, voters decided in favor […]

Poll: Far More Americans Prefer Legalized Marijuana to Online Gambling

TRENTON, NJ — A far greater percentage of Americans support legalizing marijuana than endorse the notion of allowing adults to legally engage in online gambling, according to national polling data compiled by Fairleigh Dickinson University. When asked to choose which of the two activities they “prefer to see legalized everywhere,” 52 percent of respondents chose […]

Illinois House Approves Bill to Allow Universities to Research Hemp

SPRINGFIELD, IL — House lawmakers have voted 70-28 in favor of House Bill 5085, legislation that would allow state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The House approved the measure earlier this month, and the bill has been assigned to the Senate Agriculture and Conservation Committee.  You can read the full text of the […]

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