May 2, 2019

NORML Chapter Newsletter – April 2019

Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Here is a brief rundown of some of their most recent media accomplishments.
May 1, 2019

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions

House and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The legislation now awaits action by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who has previously called for pardoning those with criminal records for marijuana violations.
May 1, 2019

Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses

House and Senate lawmakers have finalized and passed legislation, House Bill 1383, decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses and vacating past convictions. The legislation now awaits action from Democratic Gov. David Ige.
April 30, 2019

My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

The reefer madness days are done and it’s time for Congress and the VA to face the facts surrounding marijuana -- most pointedly, its medicinal benefits for veterans. More and more veterans are reportedly using cannabis to help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and several other ailments.