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NORML
yesterday at 20:15. Facebook
From the vault:

What's wrong in politics?

In the words of Bart Simpson's historic campaign for Class President, the problem is identified when he states "My opponent says there are no easy answers, I say he is not looking hard enough."

Watch the Institute for Policy Studies' Sanho Tree talk describe what he calls "depolarizing the third rail" when it comes to marijuana policy in the US.

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NORML
yesterday at 17:58. Facebook
"Scientific evidence with regard to marijuana’s health and safety has been mounting for decades. Yet nonetheless marijuana policy in this country has largely been driven by rhetoric and emotion, not science and evidence." - Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML published in The Hill

Scientific review of marijuana supports regulation, not criminalization

thehill.com
NORML
01/15/2017 at 21:28. Facebook
NORML
01/15/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
“Smith-Caggiano — who is the executive director of the Humboldt County chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws — said the Ferndale Police Department never cited any legal codes to back up their concerns despite requests for them to do so.”

[ Norml.org Link ]

Humboldt County Cup Forced to Move by Police

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NORML
01/14/2017 at 22:51. Facebook
"With more states choosing to legalize marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes, the U.S. Air Force is adapting its own rules so that previous marijuana use will not disqualify potential recruits" via The Cannabist

Air Force reportedly changes rules around marijuana use for recruits

thecannabist.co
NORML
01/14/2017 at 02:34. Facebook
"Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislative activity that supporters hope reflects a newfound willingness by public officials to embrace a trend toward legalization."

Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures

thehill.com
NORML
01/14/2017 at 00:32. Facebook
"Even though recreational cannabis has been legal for adults to consume since 2012 in Colorado, there isn't a single company known to have changed its policies on having it in your system. So NORML, a marijuana advocacy group, is developing a citizen-led lobbying effort to convince employers that they're missing out on good talent by testing for a substance that's less harmful than alcohol."

Drug testing policies might get a much needed upgrade soon

therooster.com
NORML
01/13/2017 at 23:39. Facebook
Below are the priority bills that we are tracking so far, with more being posted on our [ Norml.org Link ] page every day.

If you have not yet, make sure to sign up for our email list and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and at the federal level.

Weekly Legislative Roundup, 1/13/2017

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NORML
01/13/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
NORML's op-ed in The Hill RE the NAS' marijuana and health report. Please comment and share:

"Taken in their totality, the Academies’ conclusions that cannabis possesses established therapeutic utility for certain patients and that it possesses an acceptable safety profile when compared to those of other medications or recreational intoxicants are not surprising.

Scientific evidence with...
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Scientific review of marijuana supports regulation, not criminalization

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NORML
01/13/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
"The bill would amend Washington's recreational marijuana law, which currently does not permit home growth. According to the marijuana advocacy group NORML, Washington is the only state which allows for recreational usage that doesn't give users the option of growing their own plants." via Q13 FOX

Proposed bill would allow Washington residents to grow own pot

q13fox.com
NORML
01/13/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
WARNING: the story contained within in no way lives up to the headline. #DabsWithPaul

Happy Friday NORML nation!

Paul Ryan dabs during CNN town hall

hill.cm
NORML
01/13/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Erik Altieri, who directs the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, says he thinks the legalization of marijuana by many states may actually reduce the problematic use of the drug by teens.

"That's because we are taking marijuana off of the street corner," he says, "and out of the hands of drug dealers, who have nothing but incentive to sell to everyone and anyone."...
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Marijuana's Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In

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NORML
01/13/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
"Counties across Pennsylvania are arresting people for marijuana possession at record levels even as police departments in the Commonwealth’s largest cities are adopting decriminalization procedures.

So why are arrests increasing?" - Chris Goldstein of PhillyNORML crunches the data and explains in philly.com

Philly420: Marijuana arrests spike in many Pennsylvania counties - but why?

philly.com
NORML
01/13/2017 at 02:30. Facebook
Paul Armentano, deputy director for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said the report was not surprising.

“This evidence has been available for some time, yet for decades marijuana policy in this country has largely been driven by rhetoric and emotion, not science and evidence,” he said. “At a minimum, we know enough about cannabis, as well as the failures of cannabis...
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Marijuana can help some patients, landmark report says

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NORML
01/13/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
"Lower class and minorities are the ones that are affected the most by these harsh laws," Kacz (Executive Director of NORML KC) told the committee. "Furthermore non-violent offenses put unnecessary stress on our judicial system, families and communities and those resources can be better spent." via 41 Action News - KSHB-TV

NORML KC is making waves - give their page a "Like" and support their...
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Group wants to dramatically lessen penalties for marijuana possession in KCMO

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NORML
01/13/2017 at 00:11. Facebook
NORML's Executive Director on NPR All Things Considered: Erik Altieri, who directs the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, says he thinks the legalization of marijuana by many states may actually reduce the problematic use of the drug by teens.

"That's because we are taking marijuana off of the street corner," he says, "and out of the hands of drug dealers, who have...
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Marijuana's Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In

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NORML
01/12/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
No opposition in South Carolina?

"Channel 9 reached out to several lawmakers Tuesday, trying to talk to someone who may be opposed to the bill. None were reached."

Act here if you are an SC resident email your reps now: [ Salsalabs.com Link ]

Medical marijuana bill unveiled in South Carolina legislature

wsoctv.com
NORML
01/12/2017 at 19:38. Facebook
The review refutes critics’ claim that there’s not enough research to support pot decriminalization or legalization, said Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. When cannabis was made Schedule 1 in 1970, there were fewer than 400 scientific papers, he said. Today, he counts 24,000 related citations, far more than for opioids like...
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Landmark study: marijuana is effective medicine, but has drawbacks

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NORML
01/12/2017 at 18:25. Facebook
The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report today acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance” under...
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NORML Responds To National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report

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NORML
01/12/2017 at 15:47. Facebook
"In his answer, Sessions suggested that Congress, unlikely to move on marijuana policy, would set the standard." via Washington Post

Read our thoughts here: [ Norml.org Link ]

Sessions hints at tougher policy toward legalized marijuana

washingtonpost.com