Monthly Archives: February 2017


Federal: Bill Introduced To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

National NORML ACTION ALERT- Follow the link below to contact your lawmakers and urge them to support this pending legislation. Let the States Decide Their Own Marijuana Policies Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to exclude marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus leaving states […]


CA NORML News-2017 Bills Submitted in California Legislature 

Cal NORML has posted a list of the 44 bills that are pending in the legislature in Sacramento. • Six pending bills concern DUID laws. One is AB 6 (Lackey). We just got word that this bill, which would have permitted the collection of oral swab tests for drivers, has been gutted after Cal NORML […]


Humboldt NORML Monthly Meeting Notes

  Meeting Agenda 2/23/2017 LAST MEETING RECAP -PROP 64 Passes, Good or Bad? -Cal NORML’s Post-64 Reform Agenda (1) Expand areas where marijuana can be used for medical and adult use, particularly when vaporized. (2) Protect cannabis users from discrimination in employment, housing, parental and medical rights. (3) Forbid local bans […]


Washington Post-Sean Spicer Correlates Marijuana use to Opioids. Evidence isn’t on his side.

  By Derek Hawkins February 24,2017 The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has been well documented. A staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par with the number killed by firearms and in car accidents. The epidemic is growing, but […]


Opioid Studies and Cannabis/ Marijuana

On Feb. 23, 2017 the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated the following: “I’ve said before that the President understands the pain and suffering that many people go through who are facing, especially, terminal diseases and the comfort that some of these drugs, including medical marijuana, can bring to them.” […]


White House Press Secretary Hints Federal Marijuana Crackdown

by Paul Armentano (NORML Deputy Director) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today said that the Trump administration may engage in “greater” efforts to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in jurisdictions that have legalized and regulated its adult use. In response to a question regarding how the administration intends to address […]