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October 5, 2020

Arizona: State’s Largest Newspaper Opines in Favor of Prop. 207: The Smart & Safe Arizona Act

Calling the criminalization of cannabis in Arizona “a historic wrong,” editors opined: "We need to ... decriminalize marijuana use and put the responsibility back on individuals to choose wisely when it comes to low-grade substances such as marijuana and alcohol."

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October 5, 2020

NORML 2020 Conference: Celebrating 50 Years of Activism

Register now for the NORML 2020 Conference, streaming October 22-23 from 12-5PM EDT

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October 5, 2020

Virginia: Legislation Bars Police from Using Marijuana Odor as a Pretext for a Search

The bills' language states, “no law-enforcement officer may lawfully search or seize any person, place, or thing solely on the basis of the odor of marijuana."

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October 2, 2020

A Founder Looks at 50: Spotlighting Some of the NORML Freedom Fighters Who Have Challenged Prohibition for Decades

This long slow trudge to overcome the misinformation and exaggerated fears about marijuana smoking, and to convert citizens from prohibitionists to legalizers, did not happen on its own. It was the result of the effective public advocacy and lobbying efforts of hundreds of dedicated individuals who made this issue a priority in their lives and refused to accept the status quo, even in a difficult political environment.

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