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Study: No Uptick in Violent Crime Following Adult Use Cannabis Legalization

The enactment of statewide legislation permitting adult cannabis possession and sales is not associated with any significant or long-term uptick in criminal activity, according to data published in the journal Justice Quarterly. Investigators affiliated with the Department of Justice and Criminology at Washington State University assessed trends in monthly average […]

Nevada NORML Takes Washington, DC

Once again, Nevada NORML has remained hard at work, advocating for both patient access and rights as well as the criminal justice reform that this country desperately requires. However, this time, they’ve taken their advocacy to our nation’s capital for NORML’s National Conference to lobby for reform on the federal […]

Pennsylvania: Expedited Pardon Process Now Available for Those with Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

Those with low-level marijuana convictions are being encouraged to seek pardons from state officials. The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons has created an expedited process to review and grant pardon applications for those with marijuana-related records. There is no fee associated with filing an application. Those who receive pardons are then […]

Majority of Virginians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

A University of Mary Washington survey shows 61 percent of Virginians favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana. Virginia attitudes, like American attitudes, are increasingly supportive of ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a legal marketplace in which products can be safely regulated for responsible […]