Joe Biden cleared the air today about cannabis. In a stunning proclamation, the President granted pardons to people convicted federally of simple marijuana possession charges, called on states to follow his lead and asked for a review of the drug's scheduling.
Cannabis-industry events came back en masse in the latter part of 2021 and 2022. Here's a list of upcoming expos, conferences and festivals through the rest of the year.
Someone in country music other than Willie Nelson has been arrested for marijuana. On September 12, Alabama bassist and co-founder Teddy Gentry was busted for possession of pot and paraphernalia in Cherokee County on the Alabama-Georgia line.
Author, essayist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich was also a marijuana legalization advocate who remained on NORML's Advisory Board until she died at 81 on September 1 in Virginia after suffering a stroke.
Allison Margolin’s tell-all "Just Dope: A Leading Attorney's Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs" follows in the considerable footsteps of Dr. Carl Hart’s memoir-style drug policy books. It's a terrific read.
Cypress Hill frontman B-Real turns 52 today. He co-founded the popular hip-hop group in 1991 and now owns several Dr. Greenthumb's dispensaries in California.
America's two smallest states are in the middle of the fight to legalize marijuana. Rhode Island and Delaware's legislatures recently passed bills to legalize it, but only one of the two governors signed them into law. That would be Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on My 25. In Delaware, Gov. John Carney vetoed a similar bill on May 24.
One of America's most beloved entertainers, Willie Nelson, turns 89 today. He's been writing songs and performing for eight decades and is renowned for his unbridled marijuana advocacy.
Starting at NORML in 1987, Rick Pfrommer launched a career in cannabis as an activist and then as a connoisseur at Harborside Health Center. Pfrommer passed on April 3. He was 53.