Amendment 2

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

The results are in from the eastern seaboard, and cannabis reform is doing pretty well. Although Amendment 2, the proposed medical marijuana law, did not receive the necessary 60% of the vote in Florida, cannabis has had two other significant wins. The proposed medical marijuana law in Guam passed with nearly 57% of votes in […]

MARIJUANA MIDTERM: NORML Says Smoke the Vote TODAY, November 4

MARIJUANA MIDTERM: NORML Says Smoke the Vote TODAY, November 4

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director TODAY is Election Day and voters across the country will be faced with measures regarding marijuana law reform and some difficult legislative races. To help keep you on top of all the upcoming votes, we are issuing this helpful primer on what races to watch as the results begin […]

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

In Alaska,citizens will vote on Ballot Measure 2, which will create a retail industry for marijuana sales and give the state government the authority to tax recreational cannabis as well. In Oregon, voters will be weighing in on Measure 91, which would also create a legal framework for the production and sale of recreational marijuana […]

FLORIDA: Medical Marijuana Conference in Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

FLORIDA: Medical Marijuana Conference in Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

As the campaign for medical marijuana in Florida is heating up in these final weeks before election day, state activists are pulling out all the stops in hopes that they will have enough voter turnout to pass Amendment 2, which would make medical marijuana available to patients and create a legal, regulated state medical marijuana […]

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Prohibitionists in Florida are getting really desperate.  The Vote No on 2 campaign clearly knows that it’s fighting an uphill battle: 88% of people in Florida reportedly support medical marijuana legalization in the state, according to a poll released last month. They’ve tried all the standard fear tactics already. “Think of the children” has clearly […]

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

Americans have witnessed substantial changes in marijuana legislation over the last 18 years, since California’s decision to legalize medicinal usage in 1996. But the forward-movement actually began over 40 years ago with Oregon’s decision to decriminalize marijuana in 1973. By 1978, a bevy of states including Alaska, California, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, […]