marijuana legalization

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Calls Out Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates and Reminds Voters that Cannabis Vote Could Decide Winner

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Calls Out Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates and Reminds Voters that Cannabis Vote Could Decide Winner

Cannabis can’t win with the current governor, nor his challenger Republican Bob Beauprez. Seeming out of touch with Colorado voters, Beauprez said last night during a 9News debate that Coloradans should be asked if they wanted to repeal Amendment 64. Yet, voters supported Amendment 64 by 54%, and since then, 58% of Americans support marijuana […]

Oregon Prohibitionists Want You To Hide Your Kids: The Medibles Are Coming!

Oregon Prohibitionists Want You To Hide Your Kids: The Medibles Are Coming!

 With election day looming in November, opponents of the marijuana legalization ballot initiative, Measure 91, are amping up the reefer madness rhetoric a few notches for good measure. The No on 91 Campaign held a press conference  yesterday displaying a wide assortment of candies and sweet treats, warning ominously that children will be targeted by […]

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is proposing new rules for the state’s medical marijuana program that would force patients who shop at Medical Marijuana Centers (MMCs) to provide confidential medical information to the Department of Revenue to be stored in a new non-confidential database that is open to all law enforcement. […]

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of felony murder laws, you might be shocked by what you’re about to read. Police in Oklahoma readily admit that they shot and killed an innocent 19-year-old girl. However, it’s her boyfriend who is facing criminal charges, not the officer who fatally shot her. Last week, on September […]

National  CBD-Only Law Proposed: Is Charlotte’s Web Choking out Legalization?

National CBD-Only Law Proposed: Is Charlotte’s Web Choking out Legalization?

Republican Scott Perry from Pennsylvania introduced a bill into the United States House of Representatives at the end of July that could, if passed, legalize certain low-THC strains of cannabis. That’s right folks, in case you hadn’t heard yet, there’s now a federal CBD-only law in the works. It’s called the  Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp […]

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

In response to the flood of cannabis, hemp, and medical marijuana bills proposed this year, NORML has compiled a massive Take Action list to help cannabis enthusiasts and activists ensure they are being heard on measures in their area! Current Action Alerts Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: […]

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

My name is Colt Smith, and I’m an activist for cannabis legalization. However, I never really wanted to be. I was born in Arlington, TX to two educated, loving, and supportive parents. My childhood was very normal, or as normal as one can be. My dad, a family practice physician and Sunday school teacher, is […]

Legalization Keeps Cannabis Away from Teens

Legalization Keeps Cannabis Away from Teens

In the six months since recreational cannabis was legalized in Colorado, the naysayers have been shouting “what about the children?” Convinced that more young people and teenagers were going to be giving the wacky weed a whirl, prohibitionists have had their panties in a bunch. It probably won’t help them relax, but the rest of […]

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

PHOTO: Rachael Friedmann Richard Tamaccio aka Nikki Allen Poe is a cannabis reform activist and founder of The Panic Hour, a Philadelphia comedy-slash-activism group that led monthly Smokedown Prohibition events at the Liberty Bell with PhillyNORML beginning in late 2012. His arrest at a Smokedown event in May 2013, subsequent incarceration, and continuing probation has […]

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

It isn’t always that a news story eclipses Superbowl playoff reports on Sundays in January – but yesterday’s New Yorker interview with President Obama drew widespread attention that certainly took some focus off the big game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. For the first time ever, the president made an unequivocal […]