Tag: NORML

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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Dear NORML members and supporters, It is nearly impossible to detect the precise moment when support for a change in social policy reaches the “tipping point”, but...
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July 3, 2014
07/03/2014
Iowa State Students Suing Over Marijuana T-shirts

Iowa State Students Suing Over Marijuana T-shirts

Two Iowa State University students, juniors Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh, are suing school officials after the university’s trademark licensing office forbade the campus’ chapter of NORML...
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June 6, 2014
06/06/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Troy Jackson in Maine 2nd CD Primary

NORML PAC Endorses Troy Jackson in Maine 2nd CD Primary

NORML PAC is endorsing state Senator Troy Jackson in his campaign to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. “Troy Jackson is a man of the people...
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May 19, 2014
05/19/2014
House to Vote on Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids

House to Vote on Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids

In the coming days, members of the House of Representatives are expected to debate and vote on budget appropriation legislation for the Department of Justice. Representatives Rohrabacher...
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May 15, 2014
05/15/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Wes Neuman for Congress in Florida’s 7th District

NORML PAC Endorses Wes Neuman for Congress in Florida’s 7th District

NORML PAC is endorsing Wes Neuman in his campaign against incumbent John Mica to become the next Congressman for Florida’s 7th Congressional District. “NORML PAC is pleased...
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May 12, 2014
05/12/2014
New York City’s New Boss, Same as the Old?

New York City’s New Boss, Same as the Old?

A new report released this week by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project reveals that marijuana arrests have actually increased in New York City under the new leadership...
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May 8, 2014
05/08/2014
Autistic Boy Thrives With Custom Strain of Marijuana

Autistic Boy Thrives With Custom Strain of Marijuana

Marijuana is contributing to a better quality of life for many patients suffering from serious, debilitating medical conditions. Mieko Hester-Perez’s nine-year-old son, Joey, was diagnosed at an early age...
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May 7, 2014
05/07/2014
Over 2,000 Texans Protest Unjust Marijuana Laws With DFW NORML

Over 2,000 Texans Protest Unjust Marijuana Laws With DFW NORML

On Saturday, over two thousand Texans joined DFW NORML in Ft. Worth to rally against the prohibition of marijuana. The rally was part of an all day event hosted...
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May 5, 2014
05/05/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Neda Bolourian for Montgomery County Council

NORML PAC Endorses Neda Bolourian for Montgomery County Council

NORML PAC has endorsed Neda Bolourian in her campaign to represent District 2 on the Montgomery County Council in Maryland. “NORML PAC believes that Neda will bring a fresh...
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April 30, 2014
04/30/2014
NORML Interviews: PA State Senator and US Congressional Candidate Daylin Leach

NORML Interviews: PA State Senator and US Congressional Candidate Daylin Leach

NORML recently interviewed Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach regarding marijuana law reform and the role it has played in state politics and his campaign. While serving in...
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April 29, 2014
04/29/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Adam Ebbin for US Congress

NORML PAC Endorses Adam Ebbin for US Congress

Today, NORML PAC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin in his campaign for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District....
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April 25, 2014
04/25/2014
Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens: Feds Should Legalize Marijuana

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens: Feds Should Legalize Marijuana

In an interview with NPR released today, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens came out in support for marijuana legalization. When asked if he believed the...
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April 24, 2014
04/24/2014
Marijuana Advocates Take the Spotlight at Minnesota Capitol

Marijuana Advocates Take the Spotlight at Minnesota Capitol

Recreational marijuana advocates say that medical marijuana proponents have had a shot at legalization. Backers of recreational legalization say they support medical marijuana and tried to let its...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Alaska: Election Officials Postpone Marijuana Legalization Vote to November

Alaska: Election Officials Postpone Marijuana Legalization Vote to November

Alaska voters will decide this November on a proposed initiative to regulate the production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Although the measure was initially scheduled...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Increased Use By Adolescents

Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Increased Use By Adolescents

The enactment of state laws legalizing the physician-recommended use of cannabis therapy is not associated with increased levels of marijuana use by young people, according to data published online...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Minnesota: African Americans Six Times More Likely Than Whites to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Minnesota: African Americans Six Times More Likely Than Whites to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession

African Americans are arrested for marijuana possession offenses in Minnesota at a rate that is more than six-times higher than that of Caucasians, according to an analysis of 2011...
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April 21, 2014
04/21/2014
NORML Responds to Latest Media Frenzy Over Pot and ‘Brain Damage’ Fears

NORML Responds to Latest Media Frenzy Over Pot and ‘Brain Damage’ Fears

The mainstream media launched into a reefer mad frenzy this week after researchers from Harvard University in Boston and Northwestern University in Chicago published the results of...
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Those who report consuming cannabis two or three times per week are less likely to engage in at risk drinking behavior, according to data published online in The American Journal...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Tennessee: Lawmakers Approve Measures Reclassifying Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Tennessee: Lawmakers Approve Measures Reclassifying Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

State lawmakers have signed off on legislation, Senate Bill 2495/House Bill 2445, to reclassify and regulate industrial hemp. The legislation now goes to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature....
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

The enactment of medicinal cannabis laws is not associated with any rise in statewide criminal activity and may even be related to reductions in incidences of violent crime, according...
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