September 20, 2017

The Loss of an Activist, the Passing of a Friend, James Bell

Georgia lost a key player in the reform of marijuana laws last Friday. James Bell was a part of the NORML movement in Georgia back in the 70s, and went on to form Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform, and Education (Georgia C.A.R.E.). James was dedicated, driven advocates/activist and will be sorely missed.
September 19, 2017

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to "support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other culturally accepted commodities."
September 18, 2017

2017 NORML Conference and Lobby Day In Brief

By the numbers: - 140+ attendees - 21 speakers - 5 members of Congress - 150+ congressional meetings - 1 goal: End marijuana prohibition.
September 18, 2017

Study: Medical Cannabis Registrants Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use

Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical marijuana program are more likely to reduce their use of prescription drugs than are those patients who don’t use cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.