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  1. Ron Strider

    GOP Congressman Wants Trump To Help Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in Congress for less than a year, but the Florida Republican has already become one of the House's foremost leaders working to reform federal marijuana policies. From pushing to protect state laws to advocating marijuana's reclassification to pressuring the Justice...
  2. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: People Are Dying - Cannabis Reform Must Be High Priority

    The Opportunities Party will make cannabis reform a high priority if elected to Parliament, and calls on all other Parties to do the same. With at least twenty deaths linked to synthetic cannabis in the past three months it is past time for the country to deal with what the Dominion Post...
  3. Ron Strider

    KS: Marijuana Petition Hits Roadblock

    A petition to introduce an ordinance that would reduce penalties for having small amounts of pot in Wichita has hit a road block. The Sedgwick County Elections Office declared the marijuana reform initiative petition as insufficient stating that 2,851 signatures were disqualified for various...
  4. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Reform Is Still A Long Way Off For Texas

    Marijuana reform is headed for Texas, but it probably won't get here anytime soon. During the 85th Texas legislative session, which ended in May, two cannabis reform bills made it further than pretty much any similar efforts have before. Although both laws had an apparent majority in the...
  5. Ron Strider

    Is Cannabis Reform New Zealand's Next Same-Sex Marriage

    The tide looks to be turning on cannabis legalization, particularly in western democracies. Is cannabis reform New Zealand's next same-sex marriage? New Zealand is inching closer and closer to cannabis decriminalization without even changing a single law. Known for our ability to adopt an...
  6. Ron Strider

    How Swiss Marijuana Reform Will Lead To Full Legalization In Europe

    To those who think the U.S. or even Canada leads the way, cannabis legalization is a hot topic in Europe this spring. Here the stakes are also very different if not in some ways higher. "Reform" here always means of the federal variety. And with it, are coming some intriguing proposals...
  7. Ron Strider

    NH: The Heart Of Nashua: No Easy Answers In The Pot Debate

    Maybe the ninth time really is the charm. Bills to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana have passed through the New Hampshire House of Representatives eight times over the past 10 years or so. Those measures were defeated in the state Senate, again and again. Whether you're for it or...
  8. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Pressure Increases For Cannabis Law Reform

    Organisers of this year's protest for cannabis law reform are citing a wide range of supporters. Events are planned around New Zealand for J Day on Saturday. J Day is a worldwide protest against prohibition of cannabis and attendees often light up. "For the first time there are multiple...
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    A Chance To Reform Iowa Marijuana Laws

    Iowa has fallen behind the rest of the nation. The vast majority of Americans now live in places with safe access to medical marijuana. Eight states have legalized small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, and 17 other state legislatures are considering bills to do so right now...
  10. K

    Fired For Using Marijuana After Work? NORML Pushes For Drug Testing Reform

    One in five Americans now live in states where recreational marijuana use is legal, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. However, that doesn't mean that using pot is without consequences. White House Press Sec. Sean Spicer recently announced that the...
  11. K

    AZ: Campaign Team Vows To "Continue To Fight For Sensible Policy Reform" For Cannabis

    Phoenix - The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol released a statement Tuesday acknowledging the defeat of Prop 205, but vowed the election result would not "close the book" on marijuana prohibition in Arizona. Though ballots are still being counted, CRMLA said at last check the...
  12. K

    Time For Federal Government To Follow States On Marijuana Reform

    In an election night of seismic shocks, one electoral trend held true to form Election Night: Marijuana law reform continued to win with voters. With California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts legalizing marijuana last week, eight states, including the entire West Coast, have now joined the...
  13. K

    Where Your Representatives Stand On Marijuana

    Election Day is less than 50 days away. Do you know where your federal representatives stand on marijuana? A lot of attention has been paid to the nine states voting on legalization initiatives this year, but November 8 is a time for every eligible adult to represent their interests at the...
  14. K

    NZ: Cannabis Law Reform Unlikely With Current Crop

    The problem with Parliament and social reform is that is that it's wrested in the hands of too few people. And there's a lot of reform itching to get out of the political starting blocks. Cannabis law reform's one area that's unlikely to see the light of day with the current crop...
  15. K

    NZ: Cannabis Law Reform Unlikely With Current Crop

    The problem with Parliament and social reform is that is that it's wrested in the hands of too few people. And there's a lot of reform itching to get out of the political starting blocks. Cannabis law reform's one area that's unlikely to see the light of day with the current crop...
  16. K

    Discussion Concerning How Marijuana Reform Is Not A Panacea For Mass Incarceration

    Marc Mauer has this timely and effective new commentary in The Hill headlined "Can Marijuana reform end mass incarceration?". Any regular reader of this blog knows that the only simple and accurate answer to this question is "no," but the commentary provides a fuller accounting of some reasons...
  17. K

    Philadelphia: Activists March 51-Foot 'Joints' Toward DNC

    Two large "joints" passed through downtown Philadelphia Monday as marijuana advocates marched toward the Democratic National Convention's headquarters to call for the full legalization of the leafy drug. Members of DCMJ and the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform...
  18. K

    PA: Marijuana Advocates At DNC See Big Moment For Legalization

    Philadelphia - The Democratic Party is poised to put marijuana on its party platform for the first time in history and pro-legalization groups and some members of Congress are overjoyed. "This is the year that this issue crests. I've been working on it a long time," said Oregon Rep. Earl...
  19. K

    One Out Of Four US Senators Is A Pot Prohibitionist - Is Yours One Of Them?

    Marijuana legalization now consistently scores majorities in national public opinion polls, marijuana is already legal in four states and the District of Columbia and likely to be legal in a handful more, including California, before year's end, and the Obama administration has effectively...
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    Local Marijuana Reform Group To Advocate In D.C.

    Albemarle County, Va - Hundreds of activists from all over Virginia are on their way to the U.S. Capitol to advocate for cannabis liberation. The Jefferson Area National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is taking part in the reform of marijuana law's 2016 Congressional Lobby day...