Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted For Doctor Recommended Therapy

By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML. -

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught [...]

Fentanyl Maker Donates Big To Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization

By Steven Nelson, Usnews.com -

AN EMBATTLED pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under [...]

The Growth of Corporate Cannabis

By Doug McVay, iBudtender -

Legalization of adult social use marijuana only began in 2012, yet it’s already a multi-billion dollar industry. As 2018 came to a close, a handful of large business deals point to the industry’s [...]

Nominee For US Attorney General Will Not Take Action Against State-Sanctioned Marijuana Industry

By Staff, Norml.org -

Washington, DC: The Trump administration's nominee for US Attorney General, William Barr, during Senate testimony on Tuesday affirmed that he would not use the power of the Justice Department to [...]

The Return Of Reefer Madness

By Ari Paul, Fair.org -

Nationwide, marijuana legalization is becoming more normal. Colorado’s dispensaries are hailed as an economic success story, and other states are following suit—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has [...]

Legal Weed Is Great, But Black And Brown Communities Can’t Be Left Behind

By Katelyn Johnson, Inthesetimes.com -

In March 2017, Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Heather Steans began co-drafting the Tax & Regulate Cannabis like Alcohol bill. In the nearly two years since, Chicago NORML, a local [...]

Here Are 5 Key Facts About How Legal Weed Is Transforming Colorado

By Phillip Smith, Drug Reporter -

It’s been five years since the era of legal marijuana sales began in Colorado, and that’s been enough time to begin to be able see what sorts of impact the freeing of the weed has had on the [...]

Marijuana Law Reform Continues To Make Progress

By Staff, NORML -

A lot of progress continues to be made on marijuana and other drug policy. Of course, there continues to be opposition, but even when an anti-marijuana zealot, Jeff Sessions, was attorney [...]

Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Win Three Of Four In Midterms

By Phil Smith Drug Reporter -

The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. Voters in [...]

Two New Polls Suggest Pot Prohibition’s Days Are Numbered

By Phillip Smith, Drug Reporter IndependentMediaInstitute.org -

Two of the country's top polling organizations have released surveys this month showing support for marijuana legalization continues to increase and is now at record highs. A Gallup poll released [...]

Oh, Canada! Marijuana Is Now Legal In Great White North

By Phillip Smith, The Drug Reporter at Independent Media Institute - Independentmediainstitute.org -

As of Wednesday, October 17, marijuana is legal in Canada. Our northern neighbor becomes the second country to fully legalize weed (after Uruguay led the way in 2013), and the first major [...]

Pew Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

By Staff, Norml.org -

Washington, DC: Sixty-two percent of US adults believe that "the use of marijuana should be made legal," according to national survey data compiled by the Pew Research Center and released on [...]

U.S. Border Patrol Official Says Canadian Pot Users Face Lifetime Ban

By Naomi LaChance, Truthdig.com -

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17, a U.S. official has warned that Canadians involved in the cannabis industry could face a lifetime ban from entering the country. While some [...]

Russia Says Canadian Cannabis Legalization Breaks International Law

By Rob Hoffman, Herb.co -

Russia is calling on other G-7 nations to voice concern for Canada’s “high-handedness” following its decision to legalize recreational cannabis. Russia has issued an official statement accusing [...]

Marijuana Legalization Making Major Progress

By Jenn Michelle, NORML -

At a time when news comes fast and furious, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all. So we’d like to take a moment to remind you of some of the amazing events that have transpired over just [...]