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Studies: Medical Cannabis Enrollees Typically Reduce Their Use of Opioids

Patients diagnosed with chronic pain and other debilitating conditions typically reduce, or in some cases, eliminate their use of opioids following their enrollment in state-sanctioned medical cannabis access programs. Several peer-reviewed studies now document this trend. In contrast to observational, population-based studies — which only seek to identify whether an […]

Oregon: Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords From Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 970, prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions. The measure states that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant’s “status as a medical marijuana patient” or whether they have […]

Federal Employment Protections Demanded In Appropriations Bill

For the first time, the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Appropriations has included language seeking to protect the employment of federal employees who consume cannabis in legal jurisdictions. “Denying responsible adults access to federal employment opportunities for engaging in state legal conduct is counterproductive and it disproportionately impacts the […]

New Jersey Deserves Marijuana Justice

To join Chris and other New Jersey residents in calling for action on marijuana reform, attend NORML’s rally and lobby day in Trenton, NJ on Monday, June 10th. Click here for more information and to RSVP. A burning joint, pleasantly fragrant and wrapped in organic hemp paper, rests between my […]

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/7/19

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states. Governor Steve Sisolak (D) of Nevada signed legislation into law […]

NORML Chapter Newsletter – May 2019

Every day NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Below is a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments. NORML Announces Plans for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day “This September, we invite […]