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Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

As the events of the past few days have unfolded, it is clear that America is in the midst of a long overdue reckoning with itself. Since 1619, when the first ships arrived on the coast of Virginia with enslaved Africans in chains, our country has long had to struggle to address the inequality and structural racism embedded within our public institutions -- particularly within the criminal justice system.

A Founder Looks at 50: Tom Forcade, Michael J. Kennedy and High Times Magazine

High Times founder Tom Forcade and Legal Counsel Michael J. Kennedy assured the magazine remained a major NORML financial supporter, until it was recently sold to corporate greedheads!

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam officially signed legislation today decriminalizing marijuana possession. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record.

NORML Resource Guide: Engaging Effective Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this guide, NORML highlights various online tools to assist reformers in their advocacy endeavors. As America awaits a return to normal, here are numerous steps that you can take today to keep successfully engaged with pundits, politicians, and other influencers during this pandemic.

By | 2020-05-11T15:29:27+00:00 May 11th, 2020|2020, ACTIVISM, Advocacy, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, resource guide|0 Comments

Over 40 Members of Congress Request SBA Access For Small Marijuana Businesses

Ten members of the Senate, led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 34 members of the House, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), have recently issued letters requesting Small Business Administration funding programs be expanded so that they may be accessed by state-licensed cannabis businesses. 

By | 2020-04-22T17:50:25+00:00 April 22nd, 2020|2020, Advocacy, business, Congress, COVID-19, government, Policy|0 Comments