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Decades-Old Rape Kits Being Tested, Assailants Being Prosecuted

Decades-Old Rape Kits Being Tested, Assailants Being Prosecuted

Content Note: This article discusses rape and rape culture. In 2009, a Detroit prosecutor discovered something horrifying: there was a backlog of untested rape kits in a warehouse, some dating all the way back to the 1980s. After records were checked, it turned out that there were more than 11,000 (11,303, to be exact) untested […]

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

Election 2014 is finally over, and it looks like marijuana won pretty big at the polls! Although the medical marijuana proposal, Amendment 2, was defeated in Florida, almost every other ballot initiative related to cannabis passed. After a long night of tallying, the results from Alaska are mostly in, and the experts are calling it: […]

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 […]

Justice for Milton Hall: Mentally Unwell Man Executed by Police

Justice for Milton Hall: Mentally Unwell Man Executed by Police

Trigger Warning: This article discusses police murder of a man who called them for help and includes a link to graphic video of the murder. For much of his life, my son Milton stood up for those who did not have the strength to stand up for themselves. But now he’s gone, gunned down by […]

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: Measure Introduced to Form National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Federal: Senate: Vote Remains Pending On House Approved Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids Federal: Measure Introduced to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Federal: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Respect State Marijuana […]

Justice for Aiyana: Cop Who Killed 7 Year-Old Girl Sleeping in Bed Begins Trial

Justice for Aiyana: Cop Who Killed 7 Year-Old Girl Sleeping in Bed Begins Trial

The jury has been seated in the trial of Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley, who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl sleeping on a sofa during a SWAT raid that was being filmed as part of a reality television show, “The First 48.” The murder happened on May 16th, 2010. Aiyana Stanley-Jones was sleeping when law […]

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]

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: […]

Michigan Dispensary, Medible and Concentrate Bills Move to Senate Vote

Michigan Dispensary, Medible and Concentrate Bills Move to Senate Vote

Lawmakers in the state of Michigan have taken a substantial step forward. A pair of bills that would clarify the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has finally moved out of Senate committee and will be put to a general vote. One bill, HB 4271, would expand the law to explicitly allow for dispensaries (or provisioning centers) […]