If you are heading to Burning Man this year, you may be thinking about bringing cannabis to the playa, since Nevada has legalized marijuana. Not so fast! Before you head out, there are some important things you need to know: Burning man is held on FEDERAL land, and the Bureau of Land Management will enforce federal law, which unfortunately […]
Just a few weeks after Delaware NORML made the trek down to Washington DC, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) cosponsored The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act (S. 3174), far-reaching legislation that would end the federal prohibition of marijuana and provide resources to expunge the criminal records of those who suffer the collateral consequences of a possession charge. […]
Students in Illinois who require access to medical cannabis during school hours were granted relief earlier in August, when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Ashley’s Law into law. This marked a major step forward for patients, including the new law’s namesake, Ashley Surin, who sought access to help manage her seizure condition. Another bill, which would […]
Marijuana use by adolescents continues to decline in California, according to statewide data provided by the California Healthy Kids Survey, a biennial survey funded by the Departments of Health and Education. Among 7th graders, 4.2 percent reported ever having used cannabis during the years 2015 to 2017, as compared to 7.9 percent during the years 2013 to 2015 (-47 […]
Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey voters support legalizing the adult use of marijuana and expunging past criminal convictions associated with the substance, according to statewide polling data released today by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-two percent of voters say that they support allowing adults “to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.” Support is strongest among voters […]
The Trump Administration has included vaping devices and their components among the Chinese products subject to punitive tariffs, and that’s going to have an impact on the marijuana industry. But it’s not just vaping devices: Many other products made in China, from fixtures to packaging materials and more that are used in the pot industry, […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is endorsing North Dakota’s voter-initiated, adult use marijuana legalization effort, Measure 3. “NORML is pleased to support the grassroots Measure 3 campaign. With state legislators continuing to drag their feet with regard to reforming North Dakota’s outdated and failed marijuana prohibition laws, we […]
An Iowa man filed an appeal August 15 challenging the state pharmacy board’s refusal to consider a religious exemption to its schedules of controlled substances for the sacramental use of cannabis by members of the Rastafari faith. Carl Olsen seeks an exception similar to that provided in federal law for Peyote usage.
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) has signed legislation into law permitting qualified caregivers to administer medical marijuana products to students on school grounds. The legislation – HB 4870 (aka Ashley’s Law) – authorizes the administration of a “medical marijuana infused product” by a designated caregiver to a qualified student patients, as long as doing so […]
The final hearing of the 45-day public comment period for the California Bureau of Cannabis Control's proposed non-emergency cannabis regulations will be held in Sacramento on Monday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The BCC will also webcast its hearing live online at the hearing’s scheduled start time.
Workplace testing for marijuana has long been considered a form of legalized job discrimination that screens out many capable employees and advances less capable ones who do not partake of cannabis. New data suggests that cannabis drug screens actually make the workplace a more dangerous environment and increases job-related fatalities. NORML Deputy Director Paul […]
A 58-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon when sheriff's deputies found an illegal marijuana grow, and evidence of a butane hash oil operation, at her Pueblo West home.
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