• READ MORE  by Jenn Michelle Pedini, NORML Development Director

    Virginia Senator David Marsden's SB1719 has passed unanimously through both the House of Delegates and the Senate, and is headed to the governor’s desk for signature.

  • READ MORE  by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    The House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing Wednesday to address the lack of access to basic banking services by state-legal marijuana businesses.


    Today, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions.

  • READ MORE  by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    Currently, state-licensed marijuana businesses face a web of conflicting regulations. Specifically, federal prohibitions largely prohibit these businesses from partnering with financial institutions, processing credit cards, and taking standard business deductions.

  • READ MORE  by Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator

    Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

  • READ MORE  by Jax Finkel, Texas NORML Executive Director

    More than 400 Texans from across the Lone Star State rallied in Austin to lobby state lawmakers in support of marijuana law reforms. Attendees received a free advocacy training and additional resources to support their lobbying efforts.


    Senator Ron Wyden has introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference.

  • READ MORE  by Justin See, Board Member, Indiana NORML

    The current state of cannabis reform in Indiana and the potential progress that could be made this session rests largely on the shoulders of a few committee chairs.