Meet Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman: He's one of the leading advocates for marijuana legalization in mainstream American politics.
One of the key moments in drug-law-reform history happened on a day in December 1977 when then drug czar Dr. Peter Bourne snorted cocaine at a NORML party in Washington, DC. NORML founder Keith Stroup still rues that day.
In a historic vote, the House of Representatives passed the MORE Act today. The final pro-marijuana decrim tally was 228-164.
Twenty-five years ago, "Hempilation: Freedom Is NORML" was released by Capricorn Records. A benefit album for NORML, it was followed by "Hempilation 2: Free the Weed" in 1998. For the first time all 37 Hempilation tracks (featuring Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson and many more) are now available at YouTube.
Wisconsin NORML executive director Alan Robinson has been stripped of NORML's Outstanding Cannabis Advocate Award after the national organization received a sexual-harassment complaint about him. An internal investigation is ongoing.
Marijuana arrests nationwide declined 10% in 2019 from 2018, according to the FBI's crime stats. Overall, 6.8 million arrests were made from 2010-2019.
Every few years prior to the November election, TV travel host and author Rick Steves goes on a barnstorming tour of states with marijuana legalization on the ballot. Some may not know Steves is a cannabis advocate and has a seat on the NORML board. He's doing it again.
Sued in Oregon by NORML board chair Randy Quast for $1 million, defendants Leah Maurer and Travis Maurer celebrated the case's dismissal and $100,000 settlement award on September 16.
The House of Representatives floor vote for the MORE Act to legalize marijuana will not take place next week as expected and has been moved to later in the year.
It's been nothing but squabbles in the Boston cannabis community this summer, from contentious MassCann board issues to a right-wing imposter event trying to rip off the annual Freedom Rally.