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May 12, 2020

NORML Activist Spotlight: Tamara Netzel

An unlikely activist fighting for reform in the Commonwealth of Virginia and on Capitol Hill
May 11, 2020

NORML Resource Guide: Engaging Effective Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this guide, NORML highlights various online tools to assist reformers in their advocacy endeavors. As America awaits a return to normal, here are numerous steps that you can take today to keep successfully engaged with pundits, politicians, and other influencers during this pandemic.
May 8, 2020

A Founder Looks at 50: Keith Stroup on the Shafer Commission

As one reviews the modern history of marijuana policy in this country, beginning with the adoption of federal marijuana prohibition in 1937 (i.e., the Marijuana Tax Act) and continuing to where we are today with 33 states having legalized the medical use of marijuana and 11 states and the District of Columbia having legalized adult recreational use, perhaps the single most important step along the way was the report issued in 1972 by the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse.
May 7, 2020

Maryland: Governor Vetoes Bill Shielding Marijuana-Related Convictions from Public View

The legislation, if enacted, would have shielded an estimated 200,000 low-level marijuana convictions from public view.