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  • South Dakota: Supreme Court Strikes Down Adult-Use Marijuana Vote
    by NORML on November 24, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    “Legalization opponents cannot succeed in the court of public opinion or at the ballot box," NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. "Thus, they are now petitioning the courts to overturn the will of the people. Whether or not one supports marijuana legalization, Americans should be deeply concerned by this trend and by the outcome of this case." The post South Dakota: Supreme Court Strikes Down Adult-Use Marijuana Vote appeared first on NORML.

  • Grateful for Major Marijuana Victories in 2021
    by NORML on November 24, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    As we reflect back on our many hard-earned victories of 2021, it is apparent that we have much to be thankful for. The post Grateful for Major Marijuana Victories in 2021 appeared first on NORML.

  • Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Associated with Improved Clearance Rates for Violent Crimes
    by NORML on November 23, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “These conclusions reaffirm the notion that states can sensibly regulate the adult use and sale of cannabis in a manner that doesn’t adversely impact public safety. Moreover, in some cases, legalization may contribute to an environment that positively affects police officers’ performance in solving serious crimes.” The post Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Associated with Improved Clearance Rates for Violent Crimes appeared first on NORML.

  • California: NORML State Affiliate Criticizes “Onerous” Cultivation Tax Hike
    by NORML on November 22, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    NORML Board Member and California NORML Director Dale Gieringer said that the legal cannabis market in California is already "burdened by excessive taxes and regulation. ... California needs to be reducing, not increasing cannabis taxes to make the legal market more competitive.” The post California: NORML State Affiliate Criticizes “Onerous” Cultivation Tax Hike appeared first on NORML.

  • Montana: Officials Create New Drug Court to Focus Solely on Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions
    by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director on November 22, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Under the state's new adult-use legalization law, those with past marijuana convictions may petition for either the expungement of their records or for a re-sentencing of their conviction. The post Montana: Officials Create New Drug Court to Focus Solely on Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.