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April 12, 2020

Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

Gov Northam has approved legislation to decriminalize marijuana possession offenses and provide explicit legal protection to the state’s medical cannabis program participants. The new laws will take effect July 1, 2020.
April 9, 2020

What You Need to Know About Cannabis and Coronavirus

Here at NORML, we take our work seriously. With so many unsubstantiated claims being made regarding cannabis and staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve compiled a list of resources for consumers and ways your activism can thrive during social distancing.
April 8, 2020

NORML Formally Responds to DEA’s Proposed Changes to Marijuana Cultivation Rules

"We believe that the adoption of these rules may further stonewall efforts to advance our scientific understanding of cannabis by unduly expanding the DEA’s authority and control over decisions that ought to be left up to health experts and scientists."
April 7, 2020

Study: Far Fewer Incidences of Vaping Illness Reported in States with Legal Cannabis Markets

“Just like alcohol prohibition gave rise to the illicit production of dangerous ‘bathtub gin,’ marijuana prohibition provides bad actors, not licensed businesses, the opportunity to fulfill consumers’ demand – sometimes with tragic results.”