May 17, 2018

Historic House Appropriations Committee Vote On Marijuana

Today, the House appropriations committee for the first time heard and passed language, known as the Joyce amendment, to restrict funding for the Department of Justice to prosecute state-legal medical marijuana programs.
May 17, 2018

Progressive Policy Change In New York City

In a surprise joint press conference, Cyrus Vance Jr. and Eric Gonzalez, the respective District Attorneys of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, both announced that with limited exception low-level marijuana-related offenses would no longer be prosecuted.
May 15, 2018

When It Comes To The Issue Of Cannabis And Opioids, The DEA Admits It Knows Nothing

In testimony before Congress last week, by DEA acting administrator Robert Patterson opined that the medicalization of cannabis is exacerbating opioid abuse. But when prompted to provide evidence in support of the agency’s position, he acknowledged that he could not.
May 14, 2018

New Leadership Energizes NORML Chapters in North Carolina

NORML chapters and other pro-cannabis organizations in North Carolina recently joined forces to host one of the state's largest pro-cannabis rallies in recent memory. Those in attendance expressed their support for cannabis law reform efforts and called on state representatives to take action.