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January 15, 2019

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

"It is encouraging that William Barr pledged not to enforce federal marijuana prohibition against the majority of US states that have reformed their laws. With this commitment, Congress has a clear mandate to take action and end the underlying policy of federal criminalization,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “In an era when 47 states have laws on the books that defy the Schedule 1 status of cannabis, it makes no sense from a political, fiscal, or cultural perspective to try to put this genie back in the bottle.”
January 14, 2019

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced HR 493: The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo.
January 11, 2019

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/11/19

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
January 10, 2019

HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

This week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer reserved HR 420 for his legislation, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. The legislation would deschedule cannabis, thus permitting state governments to regulate these activities as they see fit.