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March 21, 2020

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/21/20

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the NORML team is working remotely in compliance with CDC guidelines. However, the work of reforming our nation’s failed marijuana laws is not suspended therefore we’re still updating you policy efforts across the country. We encourage you to read our post about our efforts and best practices for the cannabis community during these trying times. Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup. Things are a little different this week as the world responds to the global COVID-19 pandemic and lawmakers must shift priorities to address relief efforts. Many state capitols around the country have suspended legislative sessions, continued to vote on key bills remotely, or have at the very least closed to the public and...

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March 20, 2020

Cannabis Workers, Unemployment Insurance, and the Small Business Administration: What You Need to Know

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting businesses around the world, and smaller businesses especially. That is why this week, NORML reached out to our numerous allies on Capitol Hill to ensure that any Unemployment Insurance aid packages considered by Congress provide relief to cannabis-industry personnel who have been or will be either furloughed from their jobs.
March 18, 2020

NORML’s Statement Regarding the Designation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries as “Essential Services”

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is issuing the following statements regarding the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID crisis.
March 16, 2020

Regarding COVID-19, A Message to the NORML Family from the Executive Director

I wanted to reach out personally to you to address the current public health situation that is directly impacting all of our lives, and to discuss what this means for our shared goal of ending federal marijuana prohibition going forward.