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Posted Date: 01/13/2018

WASHINGTON, DC — A growing number of banks and credit unions are providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses, according to data released by FinCEN (the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) and first publicized by MarijuanaMoment.net. The report found that the number of financial institutions actively banking with marijuana-related businesses rose in 2017 from 340 in January to […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center. The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by the firm, which has polled Americans’ views regarding legalization since 1969. Support is strongest among African Americans (71 percent), Democrats (69 […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) this week announced 12 total awards to communities to support behavioral health and law enforcement partnerships in collaboration with CDHS’ Office of Behavioral Health. The awards will fund two distinct initiatives—Co-Responder Programs and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). Eight communities will implement Co-Responder Programs designed to divert […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

MONTPELIER, VT —  Members of the House and Senate have given final approval to legislation removing criminal and civil penalties for the possession and cultivation of marijuana by those age 21 and over in Vermont. House Bill 511 legalizes the possession of one ounce of cannabis by adults, and also permits home cultivation of up to six marijuana […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma voters will decide this June on State Question 788 – a statewide ballot measure legalizing the use, cultivation, and distribution of medical cannabis to qualified patients. NORML has endorsed the initiative and is working with the Vote Yes on 788 campaign to build a broad coalition of support in favor of the measure. Oklahomans will vote on the […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

DES MOINES, IA — Members of the Iowa State University chapter of NORML and their legal counsel were awarded a $343,000 judgment by the State Appeals Board after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that their free speech rights had been violated by campus administrators. The Court had ruled 2 to 1 in June that the […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

NEW YORK, NY — On January 11, 2018, the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Health, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse will convene a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) this week announced their endorsement of Oklahoma’s State Question 788, a statewide ballot measure that provides patients regulated access to medical cannabis. Oklahomans will go to vote on the measure on June 26. State Qestion 788 is a patient-centric plan that empowers […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate approved a bill Wednesday allowing adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, and to cultivate up to two mature and four immature cannabis plants. Vermont’s Republican Governor, Phil Scott, has indicated he will approve the bill. Vermont is set to join eight other U.S. states […]


Posted Date: 01/12/2018

MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate Wednesday took a final vote on a bill that would legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana, but not taxed and regulated sales. Gov. Phil Scott has said he will sign the bill into law. If and when he does, Vermont will become the first state […]