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yesterday at 17:37. Facebook
"Yet even a cursory look at the available evidence finds Spicer’s concerns to be misplaced and his allegations to be dead wrong.

In reality, permitting legal access to cannabis is consistently associated with reduced rates of opioid use, abuse, and mortality." - Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director in The Hill

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Trump Administration’s dubious claims about pot and opioids are dead wrong

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yesterday at 00:17. Facebook
Support among Republicans for legalizing medical marijuana is even higher, with 85 percent of GOP voters endorsing its therapeutic use, according to nationwide survey data released this week by Quinnipiac University. But perhaps most strikingly, Quinnipiac pollsters also reported that nearly three-quarters of voters – including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – “oppose...
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Trump’s Proposed Pot Crackdown Is Out Of Step With Voters, Including Many Republicans

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02/24/2017 at 22:26. Facebook
To date, there have been 1,322 pieces of legislation introduced nationwide – this week’s action ranges from the elected officials in North Dakota seeking to overturn the will of their voters to officials in California seeking to turn themselves into a “Sanctuary State” when it comes to marijuana.

Take a look for yourself and #TakeAction in your state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/24/2017

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NORML
02/24/2017 at 20:16. Facebook
“The press secretary’s comments are hardly surprising and they are similar to comments made by … Sessions during his vetting process when he made clear that any use of marijuana remains against federal law, and that ‘it is not the Attorney General’s job to decide what laws to enforce,’” said NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano in a statement. He called on Congress to pass a pending bipartisan...
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Justice Eyes Federal Enforcement of Recreational Pot | RealClearPolitics

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NORML
02/24/2017 at 18:03. Facebook
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declared war on much of the cannabis community yesterday when he announced the the Trump administration intends to engage in the “greater enforcement” of federal anti-marijuana laws in the eight states that have legalized and regulated its adult use.

We at NORML have largely anticipated that this day would come. That is why we fought tooth and nail...
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If It's A Fight They Want... - NORML.org - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

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NORML
02/24/2017 at 14:24. Facebook
"It's just a bad policy (the The White House's recent proposal on marijuana) and it puts everyone at risk, the citizens and law enforcement," says Sharon Ravert, Executive Director of Peachtree NORML

Tell your member of Congress to restrict the DEA's ability to enforce federal prohibition in states that have ended marijuana prohibition by supporting The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act. Email...
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Local reaction to Trump administration plans on marijuana

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NORML
02/24/2017 at 04:15. Facebook
Today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” Spicer said, and added that the exact policy is “a question for the Department of Justice.”

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NORML
02/24/2017 at 03:07. Facebook
Today: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against marijuana. “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” Spicer said, and added that the exact policy is “a question for the Department of Justice.”

The Justice Department is run by Jeff Sessions.

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Spicer on Marijuana

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NORML
02/24/2017 at 01:34. Facebook
Thanks to act.tv for highlighting our #TakeAction page: [ Norml.org Link ]

Read more about how The White House opened the door to a potential shutdown of marijuana markets in the eight legalized states: [ Norml.org Link ]
NORML
02/23/2017 at 22:44. Facebook
"Ultimately, those who reside in jurisdictions that have legalized and regulated cannabis under state law will only truly be safe from the threat of federal prosecution when and if members of Congress elect to amend federal marijuana laws in a manner that comports with majority public opinion and the plant’s rapidly changing legal and cultural status."

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White House Press Secretary Hints Federal Marijuana Crackdown May...

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NORML
02/23/2017 at 21:52. Facebook
We have fought too hard and for too long to let Jeff Sessions and Donald J. Trump roll back marijuana legalization.

Email you member of Congress RIGHT NOW and tell them to support The Respect States' Marijuana Laws Act to prevent The White House and The United States Department of Justice from enforcing federal prohibition: [ Bit.ly Link ]

White House hints at crackdown on recreational marijuana

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NORML
02/23/2017 at 21:26. Facebook
On the same day that The White House says they may crack down on marijuana, Quinnipiac University puts out a poll indicating record support for states to #LegalizeIt

71 percent of respondents say that they “oppose the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana.” This percentage is the highest level of support...
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Polling: Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers

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NORML
02/23/2017 at 20:43. Facebook
Uhh... What?

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday cautioned that a nuclear weapon could enter the U.S. under the cover of marijuana.

“We sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle a dangerous weapon into America, even a nuclear weapon, how would they do it?” he said on CNN. "The suggestion is, maybe we’ll hide it in a bale of marijuana."

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GOP rep: Nuke could enter US hidden in marijuana bales

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NORML
02/23/2017 at 15:59. Facebook
Using cannabis topicals for massage could be game-changing for people with pain, skin problems, inflammation, and joint and muscle problems. But how does it work? What products should you use? And is there any science to back it up?

Learn how cannabis topicals help with pain, skin conditions, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, neuropathy, and much more!

This valuable live-class (FREE)...
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Cannabis And Massage: Everything You Need To Know

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02/23/2017 at 15:55. Facebook
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02/23/2017 at 14:54. Facebook
Kandice Hawes, executive director of the Orange County chapter of the marijuana rights group NORML (Orange County NORML), said the bill is important given the “new and unpredictable” presidential administration.

“With the new medical marijuana regulations going into effect in the next couple years, cannabis business owners need a state law protecting their interests after going through a...
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California vs. Trump: Bill would create sanctuary state for marijuana

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NORML
02/23/2017 at 01:44. Facebook
"This is certainly a watershed year for marijuana policy reform in Virginia," said Jenn Michelle Pedini, the executive director of the group Virginia NORML. "What we will see is the birth of the regulated marijuana industry in the Commonwealth."

2017 a watershed year say supporters of marijuana reform in Virginia

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NORML
02/22/2017 at 22:57. Facebook
The California Cannabis Business Expo presents a workshop on March 6th for California Business Licensing and Compliance.

The highlight of the day will be a keynote by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher with an introduction by Keith Stroup, founder of NORML.

Marijuana Is Legal In California - What's Next? - NORML.org - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

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NORML
02/22/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Under the current policy, first-time offenders caught with up to two ounces of pot are able to avoid jail time through a diversion program.

The new policy will start on March 1, allowing offenders to take a class and not receive jail time or have the misdemeanor go on their record.

However, members of the National Organization for Reformed Marijuana Laws, also called NORML, are already...
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New pot punishment policy in Harris Co. starts March 1

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02/22/2017 at 18:42. Facebook
"My goal is a grassroots political revolution for marijuana policy in this country. NORML is at its best when we’re supporting and amplifying the voices of average Americans who are sick and tired of the devastating impact prohibition has had on their communities, and encouraging them to stand up, fight back and do something about it...With 42 states yet to legalize the adult use of marijuana,...
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Freedom Leaf Exclusive Interview: Erik Altieri of NORML

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