News

January 16, 2020

Report: Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Declining

The 2019 end-of-year report finds that the number of federal defendants charged with cannabis-associated crimes declined 28 percent.
January 15, 2020

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

"At a time when nearly 70 percent of all Americans want to end our failed federal policy of blanket cannabis criminalization, it is unfortunate to see so many participants at this hearing advocating largely for business as usual," NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said.
January 14, 2020

New Jersey: Court Affirms Employer Must Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana Expenses

Justices opined, “Because we conclude the order does not require [employers] to possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana, but only to reimburse petitioner for his purchase of medical marijuana, we discern no conflict between the CSA (federal Controlled Substances Act) and MMA (the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act).”
January 13, 2020

Congressional Committee to Hold Marijuana Legislative Hearing This Wednesday

This Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am EST, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear and debate issues specific to marijuana policy reform.