Category: Medical Marijuana

Send A Message About Marijuana Policy Before The President Speaks Tonight

Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated the President’s position that cannabis should be rescheduled under federal law to Schedule II rather than descheduled from the Controlled Substances Act.  What does...

Montana Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law

Members of the Montana House and Senate approved legislation to amend the state’s voter-approved adult use marijuana legalization law, sending the measure to Republican Governor Greg Gianforte’s desk. The House approved House Bill...

Hemp In The U.S. Botanic Garden, If These Members Of Congress Have Their Say

Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton, Barbara Lee, and Earl Blumenauer recently sent a letter to the Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden, Dr. Saharah Moon Chapotin requesting that male and female...

South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Litigation Challenging State’s Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Justices on the South Dakota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a legal challenge to the state’s voter-initiated marijuana legalization measure: Constitutional Amendment A. Fifty-four percent of voters decided in...

Indigenous Tribes in New York are getting into the Cannabis industry

Now that things are legal in the state of New York, two Indigenous tribes are beginning to plant the seeds of a new business plan. Syracuse.com broke the story, that starts with the...

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/23/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The Ohio Board of Pharmacy approved a significant increase to the number of medical cannabis dispensaries allowed to operate in the state. Applications...

Philadelphia: City Council Votes to Prohibit Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Cannabis

Members of the Philadelphia City Council have voted overwhelmingly in favor of municipal legislation prohibiting certain employers from requiring prospective hires to pass a pre-employment drug screen. Council members decided 15 to 1...

White House Marijuana Comments Are Out of Step with Public Opinion

NORML criticized statements made today by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who reiterated the President’s position that cannabis should be rescheduled under federal law (to Schedule II) rather than descheduled (removed)...