Jax James NORML State Policy Manager

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Missouri: Legalization Takes Effect on 12/8

Beginning Thursday, December 8th, adults in Missouri may legally able possess cannabis. Retail adult-use sales are anticipated to begin in February.   “December 8th is a historic date for Missourians,” said Dan Viets,...

Kentucky: Governor Issues Executive Order Providing Pardon Protections to Qualifying Medical Cannabis Patients

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order providing legal protections for qualifying patients who obtain medical cannabis products from out-of-state.   The order provides those eligible patients a “full, complete, and conditional pardon”...

How to Prepare for the Upcoming Elections and State/Local Ballot Efforts

With multiple states and cities across the nation deciding upon adult-use legalization this fall , NORML is redoubling our efforts to inform, educate, and get voters to the ballot box. In many...

California: Multiple Reform Bills Advance to Governor’s Desk

State lawmakers have advanced several  priority bills to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk and a few more remain pending but are up against a  tight timeline. The legislative session in California ends on...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: 8/19/22 Update

Voters in several states and in dozens of cities and towns will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand. (You can tune...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 29th, 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referendums: July 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House...

Jax James NORML State Policy Manager